Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.

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CONCORD, N.H. — A toss-up congressional district featuring no fewer than 17 candidates, including Sen. Bernie Sanders' son, topped the ballot Tuesday in a New Hampshire primary that provides one of the final measures of the country's mood before November's midterm election. Accustomed to going first in the presidential primary, New Hampshire voters are among the last to nominate candidates for November, with Rhode Island and New York holding the nation's last primaries later this week. By Holly Ramer.

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EAGLE SHOT: A Barnet man has been charged with shooting and killing a bald eagle, an endangered species in Vermont.

FIRE-HOMELESS SHELTER: A fire has displaced 18 people staying at a homeless shelter in Vermont.

PRISON TRANSFERS-ACLU: The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is decrying a state plan to transfer inmates currently being held in Pennsylvania to a prison in Mississippi.

KIDNAPPING CHARGE-SENTENCING: A man who was sentenced to four years in prison for keeping a woman captive in his home has been granted parole following an emotional hearing where his victim confronted him.

WEST NILE-HORSE: The Vermont Department of Health is reminding horse owners to vaccinate their animals for West Nile virus after a horse in Windham County died of the mosquito-borne disease.

VERMONT-HURRICANE RESCUE: Vermont Emergency Management says one of the state's swift-water rescue teams is heading to North Carolina in case they are needed to perform evacuations and rescues if Hurricane Florence causes dangerous flooding.

ARTWORK SALE-SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Bennington College in Vermont will auction off works of art from its collection to help fund a new scholarship program.


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