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

January 7, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Jan. 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



HARTFORD, Vt. _ A man forced a woman and her child into a car in New Hampshire, drove to Vermont, sexually assaulted the woman, and was apprehended in Pennsylvania after a manhunt and car chase, authorities said. Everett Simpson, 41, forced a woman and her child into their car outside the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester on Saturday and drove to Vermont, police said. He then sexually assaulted the woman, authorities said. When the woman and the child reached safety, they called the police. SENT: 260 words, photo.


MONTPELIER, Vt. _ A Burlington police officer is suing the Vermont Police Academy for head injuries she suffered during an exercise in which she was repeatedly hit in the head by a trainer. In a lawsuit filed last week, Officer Erin Bartle alleges she suffered the injuries during training at the academy two years ago. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.


POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING: Vermont State Police say an Arlington man has been shot and wounded by police after he fired multiple times at state troopers

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have dropped a bit more in northern New England.

DAIRY SUMMIT: The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets is holding a dairy summit early this spring to try to come up with solutions to help the state’s struggling dairy farmers.


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