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

May 2, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, May 2, 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. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

SCHOOL LUNCH

NEW YORK — Is white bread about to make a comeback on school lunch menus? After complaints of gritty macaroni and cardboard pizza crusts, the Trump administration rolled back a rule that required foods like pasta and bread be made with whole grains. The cafeteria directors who lobbied for the change say they just want greater flexibility to serve foods like white bread — which are more processed and have less fiber — when whole grains don’t work. In Vermont, the relaxed rule means white rice will be served with beans again. By Candice Choi. SENT: 945 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

MISSING CAFETERIA MONEY: The former director of food services for a Connecticut school district has been charged in connection with nearly $500,000 in missing cafeteria receipts.

APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE: Vermont State Police say an apartment building fire that displaced 10 Rutland residents is considered to be suspicious.

DEADLY WRONG-WAY CRASH: A jury has been picked for the upcoming trial of a Vermont man accused in a wrong-way crash that killed five teenagers.

VERMONT CRASH-PLEA: A driver has pleaded no contest to leaving the scene of a fatal hit-and-run in Vermont in 2017.

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