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

December 5, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Dec. 5, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

PREVENTING SEX ABUSE

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ Ten years after 12-year-old Brooke Bennett of Braintree was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed by her uncle, Vermont is assessing its progress in meeting the goals of a law passed to improve the state’s response to sexual abuse. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

TOP STORIES:

CHILD CARE

Vermont has lost about a quarter of its home-based child care capacity in the past three years, according to a new report from the state’s legislative Joint Fiscal Office. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF:

RURAL KILLING: A third suspect has been identified in the death of a man who was found shot to death on a Vermont road.

DRIVER SHOOTING: Police say a Vermont man who was shot at by one of his uncles was allegedly threatened by another uncle.

SCHOOL MERGERS-WINDHAM: The Windham School Board says it will wait to see the outcome of a lawsuit challenging Vermont’s Act 46 before taking action to close its elementary school.

WINTER STORM-DAMAGE: Vermont is seeking a damage assessment of the recent winter storm and power outages to see if the state qualifies for federal disaster assistance.

AMBASSADOR NOMINATION: A Vermont man has been nominated to serve as the ambassador to Cambodia.

PROPERTY TAX RATES: Vermont’s tax commissioner is predicting that property tax rates will remain stable in 2019.

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