Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

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TOP STORIES:

WINTER WEATHER

BOSTON — East Coast residents are bracing for a deep freeze a day after a massive winter storm slammed the region with heavy snow, hurricane-force winds and coastal flooding. Forecasters predict that record-breaking cold air and strong winds will set people's teeth chattering like castanets from the mid-Atlantic to New England on Friday and that the frigid weather will hang around through the weekend. By Philip Marcelo. SENT: 890 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

CAR CRASH-TWO KILLED: A Vermont woman has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a car crash in New Hampshire that killed two people.

SKIERS FOUND: Vermont authorities say missing skiers have been found in two separate incidents.

DINER-DEVELOPMENT: An iconic Vermont diner that closed in 2015 may soon get a second chance at life as the current property owner is nearing a deal to sell the diner.

COTS DONATIONS: Vermont's Committee on Temporary Shelter says it needs volunteers and donations from the community during this time of freezing temperatures across the region.

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