Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Jan. 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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UPCOMING:

VERMONT LEGISLATURE

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Legislature is back in session. Democratic House Speaker Mitzi Johnson gaveled the chamber into session in the Montpelier Statehouse just after 10 a.m. Tuesday. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

DEEP FREEZE

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Brutal winter weather that's brought subzero temperatures to parts of the U.S. is threatening to dump snow and ice across areas of the South that rarely see flurries, much less accumulation. The National Weather Service said a wintry mix of snow and freezing rain was expected Wednesday mainly along the Atlantic seaboard from Florida to North Carolina. It warned that icy roads and low visibility could make driving treacherous across the region. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 940 words, photos.

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BC-NNE--WINTER WEATHER.

BC-DEEP FREEZE-THE LATEST.

IN BRIEF:

MOBILE HOME-CO-OP: Residents of a large Vermont mobile home park have purchased the property and will operate it as a cooperative.

CLEAVER KILLING: A doctor has found a man accused of killing his wife with a cleaver and critically injuring his mother-in-law competent to stand trial.

STOLEN SCULPTURE-RICHMOND: Police in Vermont say a community sculpture that was stolen on New Year's Eve has been found.

DEER SEASON: Vermont's Fish and Wildlife Department says the 2017 deer hunting season was successful.

ICY ROAD CRASH: Vermont police say a pickup truck crashed into a police cruiser due to poor road conditions.

POLICE SHOOTING: Vermont State Police say a St. Albans police officer shot a suspect during an evening shooting.

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