Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 31, 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 207-772-4157.

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TOP STORIES:

DAIRY FARMERS LAWSUIT

Thousands of Northeast dairy farmers are receiving their share of a $50 million settlement, nearly nine years after the farmers filed a class-action lawsuit against a national dairy marketing cooperative. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

HOTEL GARAGE PROJECT: Vermont officials have approved giving the capital city Tax Incremental Finance district status, which will likely help fund a planned $17 million hotel and garage development.

HOUSE GIVEAWAY: A New York couple has won Green Mountain Power's home giveaway in Vermont.

FATAL SHOOTING: The lawyer for a Vermont man who said a gun was unloaded before it was used to kill his friend says he has reached a deal with prosecutors.

MAN STRUCK: Authorities in Vermont say an 84-year-old man was seriously injured when he was struck by a truck

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