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BC-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory 1:30 pm, VT

September 7, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

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 207-772-4157.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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TOP STORIES:

SOLZHENITSYN CONFERENCE

Scholars from around the world are gathering in Vermont to discuss the writings and legacy of the late dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who chronicled life in Soviet-era prison camps and spent 18 years in exile in the state before living out his days in his native Russia. SENT: 500 words by Wilson Ring, with AP photo.

IN BRIEF:

HIGH SCHOOL ASSAULT: Police say a South Burlington high school student assaulted and attempted to rob a classmate on the school’s campus.

EMAIL THREATS: The FBI says it has arrested a Connecticut man who they suspect made numerous emailed threats against public institutions like schools and government offices in Burlington, Vermont.

BAT DEATHS: Vermont has been awarded $25,000 in federal funding to study a deadly fungal infection that has devastated bat populations.

DRY WELLS: A hot summer is drying up wells across northern Vermont and leaving many without running water.

MAINE PLANE CRASH: Police say a pilot of a small plane said he was flying alongside another plane operated by a friend when he lost visibility and crashed into trees near Bigelow Mountain, north of Carrabasset Valley, Maine.

STREETSIDE STORAGE-RUTLAND: Officials in Rutland have approved a change that puts a limit on parking for roadside storage.

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If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apvermont@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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