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

May 24, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, May 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

BULLETPROOF VEST PROGRAM

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ President Donald Trump has signed legislation that permanently reauthorizes a program that helps buys bulletproof vests for police officers. The program is now known as the “The Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program,” conceived by the Democratic Vermont senator. It’s believed to have saved the lives of more than 3,000 police officers since its launch 20 years ago, after a 1997 killing spree that began in Colebrook, New Hampshire, and ended in Vermont after a man shot and killed two New Hampshire state police troopers, a judge and a newspaper editor. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

COOLING TOWER DEMOLITION: The now-unused cooling towers from the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon are going to be coming down.

NEW CITIZENS: Twenty-two people from 13 countries are waking up as some of the newest citizens of the United States of America.

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