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

May 27, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, May 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ABORTION-BLUE STATE DIVIDE

PROVIDENCE, R.I. _ Abortion opponents in Republican-led legislatures have had a highly successful year, passing measurers that would ban or significantly limit abortions beginning early in a woman’s pregnancy. So what about the states controlled politically by Democrats? The answer is mixed and reflects how the abortion debate has not played out neatly in the Democratic Party, much to the disappointment of abortion-rights supporters. By Jennifer McDermott and David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,410 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

CAR CHASE-TEEN: Police in Vermont have accused a 16-year-old boy of leading them on a car chase at speeds exceeding 115 miles an hour before crashing at an intersection.

GIANT BRUINS HELMET: Count the late conductor Arthur Fiedler among the Boston Bruins’ fans as they skate into the Stanley Cup finals.

MOTORCYCLIST-FATAL CRASH: Police in Vermont say a motorcyclist was killed in a crash after speeding away from a police officer.

HOMELESSNESS-SURVEY: The annual survey of homelessness in Vermont says the number of people who were homeless on one night in January was down 15.5% over last year.

GRANT PROGRAM-SMALL TOWNS: The state of Vermont is working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a number of charitable organizations to develop a grant program to tackle problems facing small towns.

PARK-GUN FIRED: A Vermont man has been accused of firing a gun at a park following a fight between two women.

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