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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

May 7, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ABORTION-VERMONT

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill to ensure women continue to have access to abortion services. The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a House-passed bill that would write into state law that a woman can access abortion services. By Wilson Ring. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

GUNS FOR DRUGS ARRESTS: Police have arrested men from Vermont and New Hampshire they say came to Massachusetts to trade guns for drugs and cash.

COLLEGE BUILDING FIRE: A Vermont fire chief who helped extinguish a fast-moving blaze in a Bennington College building says the response led to a “major save” of the building known on campus as “The Barn.”

DOUBLE KILLING SUSPECT: The office of the Vermont Medical Examiner says the only suspect in a double murder in New Hampshire last month died of acute drug intoxication.

ROBBERY ASSAULT: Police in Burlington, Vermont, are seeking a suspect who assaulted two employees while robbing a convenience store.

DEPUTY SHERIFF HIT: A sheriff’s deputy in Vermont is recovering from injuries suffered while directing traffic near an Interstate 91 on ramp in Brattleboro.

TROOPER-SHOOTING: A 19-year-man injured in a shooting involving a Vermont state trooper has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

CANINE DISTEMPER: University of New Hampshire researchers say they’ve discovered a new strain of canine distemper virus in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont.

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