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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

January 7, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Jan. 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

KIDNAPPER MANHUNT

HARTFORD, Vt. _ man who authorities said forced a woman and her child into a car in New Hampshire, drove to Vermont, and sexually assaulted the woman, was arraigned Monday in a hospital in Pennsylvania, where he was apprehended after a manhunt and car chase, police said. SENT: 330 words, photo.

POLICE TRAINING UNIT

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ A lawsuit filed by a Burlington police officer over head injuries allegedly suffered during training exercises two years ago at the Vermont Police Academy has made public details of an investigation that found other officers sustained similar injuries. Trainees were participating in a scenario in which a trainer played the role of a hitchhiker encountered by the officer at the side of the road. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 660 words.

POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING

ARLINGTON, Vt. _ An Arlington man was shot and wounded by police on Monday after he fired multiple times at state troopers, Vermont State Police said. Matt Novick, 40, was undergoing treatment at an Albany, New York, hospital for multiple gunshot wounds. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have dropped a bit more in northern New England.

DAIRY SUMMIT: The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is holding a dairy summit early this spring to try to come up with solutions to help the state’s struggling dairy farmers.

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