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

February 8, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

ILLEGAL GUN PURCHASES

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Two men have been indicted on federal charges that they brought crack cocaine to Vermont in exchange for firearms they took to Massachusetts so they could be used as part of “a war going on in Boston” that one of the men vowed to win. SENT: 340 words.

MISSING STUDENT

CONCORD, N.H. _ Fifteen years after 21-year-old Maura Murray disappeared following a car crash in rural New Hampshire, her father believes newly gathered information will lead to her remains. By Kathy McCormack. SENT: 535 words, photo.

WORLDS-SHIFFRIN’S CHOICE

ARE, Sweden — She would have been the overwhelming favorite for the gold medal. Instead, Mikaela Shiffrin skipped town to escape the public’s eye and recharge for her final two events at the world championships. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 485 words.

IN BRIEF:

GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE-CLOSURE: Green Mountain College administrators say they have begun layoffs as the college prepares to close its doors after the end of the spring semester.

OPIOIDS-PROGRESS REPORT: A Vermont panel says in a recent progress report the state has made improvements on the ongoing opioid crisis, but there is still a long way to go.

ROAD CLOSED: A city street in South Burlington has been closed after a chunk of concrete fell from an Interstate 189 overpass and hit a passing car.

POLICE CHIEF FIRED: A Vermont town has fired its police chief, who was on the job for 20 years.

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