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

January 25, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Jan. 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

KELLY CLARK RETIRES

After 20 years in the halfpipe, Kelly Clark is retiring. The five-time Olympian who won gold in 2002, then two bronze medals after that, says she’s excited to start a new chapter that will involve more riding for fun and promoting the sport she helped bring into the mainstream. She’s at peace with the decision because she feels the sport is in a good place with Chloe Kim leading the way and all the riders pushing hard to keep snowboarding moving forward. By Eddie Pells. SENT 760 words.

LEAD TESTING-SCHOOLS

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont state officials now say they will test for lead levels in the drinking water at every school by the end of the year, after originally planning to do it by 2022. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

BAIL REQUEST: A Vermont man accused of threatening a relative with a knife has asked to be held in jail, saying he has nowhere else to go.

FIGHTER JETS: Officials say the last of the Vermont Air Guards F-16s will leave the base in April.

HOUSE FIRE: There’s no immediate word on what caused a swiftly moving fire that destroyed a Dummerston, Vermont, home where 12 people were living.

SOLAR POWER REJECTED: Utilities regulators in Vermont have denied an application to build a small solar project in Derby

POLICING POLICY-LAWMAKERS: Advocates say Vermont’s fair and impartial policing policy has not gone far enough.

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