Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018.

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EDITORS: The story slugged Ash Tree Pest is not moving this cycle.



MONTPELIER, Vt.— State officials have confirmed a higher than expected turnout for Vermont's summer primary. Vermont Public Radio reports the Secretary of State's office announced Tuesday more than 107,000 people voted in the primary held Aug. 14. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 4 p.m.


FLOOD MITIGATION: An environmental group behind a plan to reduce damage from future flooding in Brattleboro, Vermont, has cleared its first hurdle with local officials.

MEDICAL CENTER NURSES: Nurses employed at the University of Vermont Medical Center say they plan to attend a budget public hearing with the Green Mountain Care board.

MEDICAL CAMPUS THREAT-CHARGE: Police in Vermont have accused a man of making a threatening comment on a cellphone to the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Pownal, which placed the building in lockdown.

APARTMENT KILLING: Prosecutors say a Vermont man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a former University of Vermont student in a dispute over drug money in 2015


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