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

February 25, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Feb. 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

WINDY WEATHER

BUFFALO, N.Y. _ High winds howled through much of the nation’s eastern half for a second day Monday, cutting power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, closing schools, and pushing dramatic mountains of ice onto the shores of Lake Erie. Wind gusts of hurricane force — 74 mph (119 kph) — or higher were reported around the region, including West Virginia and New York. A motorist in Sandusky, Ohio, captured video of a tractor-trailer flipping over on a bridge. SENT: 400 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

UNIVERSITY SEX ASSAULT: A man listed on Vermont’s Sex Offender Registry is accused of sexually assaulting someone he knows on the University of Vermont campus.

TOWN-VACANT BUILDINGS: A Vermont town is going after property owners with vacant buildings as part of an effort to reduce residential blight.

UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT PRESIDENT: The incoming president of the University of Vermont will receive a base salary of $480,000 a year according to his finalized employment contract.

EXPUNGEMENT CLINIC: The Vermont Attorney General’s office is participating in a clinic that will enable some Vermonters to expunge certain criminal convictions from their records.

LAKE CLEANUP: U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says more than $20 million in federal funding is coming to Vermont for Lake Champlain.

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