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

May 20, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, May 20, 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH

BURLINGTON, Vt. _ Closing arguments are expected in the trial of a Vermont man facing murder charges in the deaths of five teenagers after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 89. The closing arguments are expected Monday after a two-week trial. SENT: 130 words, photo. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

EPISCOPAL BISHOP-VERMONT: Vermont’s Episcopal church has for the first time chosen an African-American woman as its bishop.

ESSEX JUNCTION APARTMENTS: About 225 new apartments have been approved for construction in the village of Essex Junction, Vermont.

HOSPITAL EXPANSION: Vermont’s largest health care facility is getting ready to open a new building with 128 single-bed rooms.

STRUCK BY VEHICLE-ARREST: Vermont state police have accused a man of running over a woman with his vehicle, killing her.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices continue to drop in northern New England.

TREE PLANTING: Volunteers in Burlington are hoping to plant 1,500 trees this season throughout Vermont’s largest city as a way to restore natural areas and help protect water quality in Lake Champlain.

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