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

May 17, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, May 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

COVERED BRIDGES-DAMAGED

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ Two covered bridges in Vermont have been damaged by vehicles within days of each other, prompting officials to close two historic structures for repairs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

CHILD DEATH-VODKA: A Vermont woman convicted of manslaughter in the death of her disabled son, who had vodka poured into his feeding tube, has lost an appeal over her manslaughter conviction.

VERMONT UNEMPLOYMENT-APRIL: Vermont’s unemployment rate has continued to decline, reaching a new low in more than 40 years.

LEGISLATIVE SESSION: The Vermont Legislature will be working into overtime this session

POLICE-USE OF FORCE: Some community members, including city councilors and activists in Burlington, are calling for the police department to change its policy on use of force as it faces two federal lawsuits accusing officers of excessive force and brutality.

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