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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

February 7, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

BLACK LEGISLATOR THREATS

BENNINGTON, Vt. — A self-described white nationalist who has harassed Vermont’s only female black legislator who later resigned pleaded not guilty on Thursday to two counts of possessing illegal, large capacity gun magazines. Max Misch, 36, was ordered not to possess, use or buy firearms and to have no contact with former Rep. Kiah Morris, her husband or Misch’s ex-wife. The judge also granted the state’s request to have the Vermont State Police confiscate Misch’s weapons and ammunition to ensure that he abides by the conditions. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 450 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

BRADY-CHARITY SHAVE: After a close shave at the Super Bowl, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got another close shave, this time for charity.

GUILTY PLEA CHANGE: A Massachusetts man has filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea on drug charges, claiming that a police chief in Vermont lied in his affidavit.

PEOPLE-GRONKOWSKI: Gronk got bonked. Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots’ star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday’s Super Bowl victory parade in Boston.

PET REGISTRATION-INCENTIVES: Vermont animal welfare officials say they are looking to encourage pet registration with incentives.

SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION: The Vermont House is expected to approve legislation that would postpone for year a deadline for some school districts to merge.

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