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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

November 15, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Nov. 15, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

Weather coverage.

TOP STORIES:

TEACHER-ASSAULT

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A judge has declared in mistrial in the case of a former police officer who was charged with assaulting a teenage girl at a technical school. UPCOMING: 200 words.

WINTRY WEATHER

NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. SENT: 470 words, photos. Will be updated.

AVENATTI ARREST

LOS ANGELES — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,” Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting $50,000 bail. By Michael Balsamo and andrew Dalton. SENT: 230 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOOL THREAT: A Vermont school district has cancelled classes because of a threat against its high school.

US MARSHAL-VERMONT: A U.S. Senate committee has approved the nomination of the former Essex police chief to be Vermont’s next U.S. marshal.

POLICE SHOOTING-VERMONT: A man who was shot and wounded by a Vermont state trooper when he refused orders to drop a shotgun has been released from an Albany, New York, hospital and is facing charges in Vermont.

DOWNTOWN REDEVELOPMENT: Burlington officials are frustrated with the developer behind a stalled downtown redevelopment project.

VERMONT TURNOUT: Vermont officials say a record number of votes were cast in the state for this year’s midterm election, with turnout way up from 2014.

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