Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018.

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TOP STORIES:

NON-CITIZEN VOTING

WINOOSKI, Vt. — Two Vermont cities are considering whether to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections to have a say in how city tax money is spent and who represents them on the City Council. The Winooski City Council has approved allowing voters to decide in November whether the city should make a charter change to allow non-residents to vote. And a citizen petition is making the rounds in Montpelier to make a similar change. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 450 words.

EXCESSIVE HEAT

BOSTON — Some school districts in New England either canceled classes or sent children home early Tuesday as excessive heat baked the region and disrupted the start of the new school year. The heat index surpassed 100 degrees in some areas of southern New England as temperatures soared into the 90s and the dew point reached the mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service. SENT: 340 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL PLANE CRASH: Vermont State Police have identified the pilot killed in a plane crash in northern Vermont over the weekend.

DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT: Officials have voted to allow a redevelopment project in Vermont's largest city to move forward with foundation work.

STATE REP-THREATS: The Vermont Attorney General's Office says it is investigating threats made against state Rep. Kiah Morris.

ROAD RAGE SHOOTING-CHARGES: Vermont State Police say a person who allegedly shot at cars on Interstate 89 was trying to kill another driver.

HOT WEATHER: Very hot and humid weather is in store for northern New England. The National Weather Service says temperatures are expected to reach the high 80s and 90s in much of the region.

MEDICAL CENTER NURSES: The head negotiator for the University of Vermont Medical Center nurses union has resigned in the middle of contract talks.

MCCAIN-VERMONT FLAGS: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has ordered the U.S. and Vermont flags to be lowered to half-staff at state buildings in honor of U.S. Sen. John McCain. The flags will be lowered Wednesday until sunset on Sunday, the day of McCain's burial at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

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