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

November 29, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Nov. 29, 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 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BERNIE SANDERS

BURLINGTON, Vt. — His White House ambitions unclear, Bernie Sanders faces his closest supporters at a hometown gathering on the eve on the Democrats’ next presidential primary season. By Steve Peoples. UPCOMING: 250 words by 8 p.m.

CONGRESS-SAUDI ARABIA

WASHINGTON — Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Susannah George. SENT: 900 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

BUS-UTILITY POLE: Police say a car crash knocked a utility pole into a bus filled with students in Vermont, trapping them inside.

POWER OUTAGES-SHELTERS: Warming centers and shelters are open in a number of Vermont communities for residents who are still without power following a storm that dumped heavy, wet snow across the state.

FIRE-INTERSTATE: Vermont firefighters say a fire that closed a section of Interstate 89 was caused by natural gas leaking from a vehicle at J&B International Truck Center in Colchester.

PRINCIPAL-VOYEURISM: A former Vermont principal who earlier pleaded not guilty to charges of videotaping underage girls plans to change his plea.

AMBER ALERT DRILL: The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be testing the state’s Amber Alert system.

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