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AP-VT--Vermont News Digest 6 pm, VT

July 13, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, July 13, 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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MINNESOTA ATTORNEY GENERAL-SANDERS

MINNEAPOLIS— Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rallied for Rep. Keith Ellison’s campaign for attorney general in Minneapolis Friday, giving a high-profile jolt to the normally sleepy race for Minnesota’s top lawyer. Ellison, the nation’s first Muslim congressman, is part of a crowded Democratic field vying to replace outgoing Attorney General Lori Swanson. After six terms in Congress representing the Minneapolis area and a recent position as a top party official with the Democratic National Committee, his candidacy has elevated the normally sleepy race for Attorney General. By Kyle Potter. SENT: 615 words.

SAFE INJECTION SITES

NEW YORK — At an unassuming storefront on a busy Brooklyn street, people sign up to use a bathroom outfitted to try to curb an overdose crisis. Waiting his turn, a man named Robert is frank about why he’s there, instead of one of the stairwells, parks, rooftops or porches where he has used heroin in the past. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

CONCERT REFUNDS: The Vermont Attorney General’s office has arranged for people who had purchased tickets for a concert that was canceled on the day of the event.

HEALTH CARE GROUP: Rutland Regional Medical Center is moving towards an accountable care model.

CHEMICAL DRIP-BRIDGE: A Vermont state scientist will be investigating an apparent chemical drip from a Royalton bridge into the White River.

RURAL WATER-CHEMICALS: Officials in the village of North Bennington are considering using soil from a water line project to fill in baseball and soccer fields.

WOOD PELLET MILL: A hoped-for wood pellet mill project will not be moving forward in northern Vermont at the site of a shuttered paper mill.

MARLBORO FATAL: Vermont State Police say an 88-year-old driver crashed into a parked dump truck and died.

OFFICER-DRUG EVIDENCE THEFT: A former Vermont police officer who stole heroin from a police evidence locker for a woman he was dating has been sentenced to six months in prison.

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