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

January 11, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Jan. 11, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SEATTLE _ Left-leaning states are moving swiftly to make good on Democrats’ winning issue in last year’s elections _ protect and expand health care coverage. Governors and lawmakers are promising bold action to counter steps taken by the Trump administration to undermine the health care expansion under former President Barack Obama’s health overhaul. They are promising public health insurance options to get more people covered, tax penalties for those who don’t have insurance as a way to stabilize the insurance market and financial subsidies to help more people afford monthly premiums. By Sally Ho and Geoff Mulvihill. 1,000 words. Photos.



NEW YORK _ Allies of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are rallying behind the embattled presidential prospect, even as they reluctantly begin to ponder a painful possibility: a 2020 presidential field without him. The 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist is the most prominent presidential contender to face a serious setback in the nascent 2020 campaign season. He’s been forced to confront a series of reports detailing allegations of sexual harassment of women by male staffers when he ran for president in 2016. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


CONCORD, N.H. — A probate judge has postponed the upcoming trial of a man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather for inheritance money after the family fired some lawyers and the man was told to hire his own. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 6 p.m.


VERMONT YANKEE SALE: The owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says it has completed the sale of the plant to a demolition company.

BARN FIRE-AMMUNITION: Authorities say a fire that destroyed a home and a barn in Vermont and set off a stockpile of ammunition is considered suspicious. Fire officials have yet to determine what caused the fire in Shelburne Tuesday.

LOST SKIER: Vermont State Police say rescue crews found a skier missing for four hours safe deep in the woods.

ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING: A Vermont man who provided a gun used to accidentally kill another man will spend the next 10 to 20 years in prison


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