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

August 3, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 3, 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.

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WATERBURY CENTER, Vt. — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says that $2.6 million from the nation’s Forest Legacy Program is going to be used to help preserve 1,800 acres in what’s called the Hunger Mountain Headwaters, most of which are in Middlesex. Leahy announced the funding Friday during an event in Waterbury Center, within sight of the Hunger Mountain range. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.


HIGHWAY CHASE-ARREST: A 37-year-old Vermont is jailed in New York after authorities say he led police on a 30-mile (48-kilometer) high-speed chase on an upstate highway.

CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL: Vermont officials have reported a decrease in a chemical found to cause cancer that was detected in a Franklin County town’s water supply.

PROSECUTOR-DRESS CODE: The head of the Vermont Bar Association has announced a series of changes in response to comments at a trial academy telling female attorneys how to dress in court.

CAPITAL KILLING: The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has upgraded murder charges in the case of a man who is accused of shooting a man to death in Montpelier last year.

MAN RESCUED-REWARD: A Vermont man is being honored with a medal of valor for helping to rescue a man using a mechanical wheelchair from a burning building.

POLICE OFFICERS INVESTIGATED: A former New Hampshire police officer accused of performing an illegal search and falsifying his report is asking a judge to dismiss two of the six charges he faces.


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