BC-VT--Vermont News Digest, 1:30 pm, VT
Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
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.
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PREP SCHOOL ABUSE
BOSCAWEN, N.H. _ A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate reported to jail Wednesday to begin serving the remaining 10 months of his jail sentence. Twenty-three-year-old Owen Labrie of Tunbridge, Vermont, turned himself into the Merrimack County jail Wednesday morning, a little over a week after a judge refused to shorten his sentence. Reporters waiting outside the jail did not see him enter. By Michael Casey. SENT: 500 words, photos.
PORTLAND, Maine _ The state with most black bears on the East Coast might change the way it manages its growing population of the animals, and hunters and environmentalists alike are keeping a watchful eye to see if there’s trouble brewing for bruins. Maine is home to more than 35,000 of the bears, up from just 23,000 less than 15 years ago, and the state wants to better manage that population growth to minimize the potential for conflicts between the bears and people. While bear populations are also growing in Vermont and New Hampshire, Maine’s has grown to be among the largest in the United States. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 700 words, photos.
HIGHWAY-SPILLED MILK: There were no reports of injuries — or anyone crying — when 54,000 pounds of milk spilled on a Vermont highway, but the crash did cause traffic problems for several hours.
FLOOD RESCUE-BILLING: A Vermont fire department may bill a woman who drove onto a closed flooded road and had to be rescued.
SPEECH POLICY-STUDENT JOURNALISTS: A Vermont school district is considering a policy that would protect free speech for student journalists.
HUSBAND KILLED: A Vermont woman accused of murdering her husband may face a trial in her pending case next year.
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