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AP-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, VT

August 10, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 10, 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 207-772-4157.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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UPCOMING:

HANDGUNS-BORDER LIBRARY

BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Montreal man who admitted smuggling about 100 handguns into Canada across the Vermont-Quebec border is facing up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced. Alexis Vlachos is scheduled to appear Friday in federal court in Burlington. Last January he pleaded guilty to the smuggling charges. Some of the handguns were left in the bathroom of a library that straddles the border between Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec. He also admitted walking across the border in remote areas with some of the handguns. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

CONSOLIDATED-UNIONS

PORTLAND, Maine — Union officials are tallying contract votes by Consolidated Communications workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Pete McLaughlin, co-chair of the bargaining team, said final votes by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers were cast Thursday in Machias and Presque Isle in Maine. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

MEDICAL CENTER NURSES: The University of Vermont Medical Center nurses’ union says its parent union will withdraw its money from the New England Credit Union because the institution has ties to the hospital.

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