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

January 8, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The head of the Vermont Police Academy said Tuesday the organization is going to stop using a training exercise that caused head and other injuries for some of the recruits who went through the program. Richard Gauthier, the executive director of the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council, which oversees that Pittsford Academy, tells Vermont Public Radio the decision to stop using the “hitchhiker drill” was made Monday, but it had nothing to do with the lawsuit filed by a Burlington police officer. He says that with all the attention focused on the drill, the element of surprise is lost. SENT: 380 words.


MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The newly elected Democratically controlled Vermont Legislature is set to return to Montpelier and leaders say they hope to be able to work on social issues with GOP Gov. Phil Scott, who last year vetoed a series of bills such as a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 450 words.


POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING: Vermont State Police say an Arlington man who was wounded after exchanging gunfire with two troopers is facing attempted murder and aggravated assault charges

BOARDING SCHOOL-TEACHER CHARGED: A teacher at a Vermont boarding school has been accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

BANK ROBBERY ARREST: The suspect in a bank robbery that led to the lock-out at three Hartford schools will be returning to Vermont from Massachusetts, where he was arrested.

TROOPER INVESTIGATION-MISSING EVIDENCE: A Vermont county prosecutor says a state trooper is under investigation in connection with a report of missing evidence.

SCHOOL MERGERS: Vermont is pausing on a number of involuntary school district mergers following an agreement with a group of dissenting school districts.

JAY PEAK RECEIVERSHIP: The receiver appointed for Burke Mountain and Jay Peak in Vermont says he is ready to begin the sales process for Jay Peak.

WINTER WEATHER: The first part of a wintry one-two punch is creating a messy commute across northern New England, but forecasters are more worried about a bigger storm on Wednesday.

HOTEL-STABBING: Police in Vermont are investigating the stabbing and shooting of a man who was found in a hotel room.


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