Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Sept. 3, 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.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders urged New Hampshire workers to embrace the labor movement's principle of solidarity in response to what he called the "divisive" politics of President Donald Trump. The independent Vermont senator and former presidential hopeful spoke Monday at an AFL-CIO breakfast at a Manchester church. By Rob Wolfe. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.


SOUTH HERO, Vt. — A moose drowned in Lake Champlain after people crowded around the animal to take its picture, Vermont wildlife officials said. Fish and Wildlife Officer Robert Currier told WCAX that the moose swam across the lake from New York to South Hero, Vermont, on Saturday. He said it made it onto land but was forced back into the water, likely feeling threatened by onlookers. The moose succumbed to exhaustion and drowned. SENT: 180 words.


FATAL CRASH: A Hartford man has died in a rollover crash on Interstate 91.

ELECTRIC REPAIRS: The Vermont Electric Co-Operative is getting a federal grant to help repair 54 transformers and nearly 2,900 miles of transmission and line poles damaged by a severe storm and flooding last October.

UNIVERSITY HISTORIC TOUR: The University of Vermont is offering historic tours of the campus through mid-October.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS CEO: The Special Olympics Vermont President and CEO has stepped down after a year.


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