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

March 12, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, March 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

NORTHERN BORDER-ILLEGAL CROSSINGS

New statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that the number of people apprehended along the U.S. border with Canada is continuing to climb. By Wilson Ring. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

MARIJUANA-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational sales and consumption. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-VERMONT: A man who was shot by a state trooper during a manhunt in Vermont has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of aggravated assault, unlawful trespass, and burglary.

SCHOOL MERGERS: The Vermont Secretary of Education is warning school districts to act soon on forced mergers under Act 46.

PEDESTRIAN HIT: Police in Vermont say a pedestrian was hit by a car and taken to the hospital over the weekend.

WATERFOWL HUNTING: Waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend one of two public hearings this week in New York and Vermont on the status of waterfowl populations on Lake Champlain and proposed hunting seasons for them.

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