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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest, 12:30 pm, VT, VT

March 9, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, March 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-VERMONT: Vermont state police say a man shot by police during a manhunt has been treated and released into law enforcement custody. Police say a state trooper fired a weapon at 33-year-old John-Victor Wetherby at 12:30 a.m. Saturday at 22 Cota Heights Road in Rockingham.

NET NEUTRALITY: The three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation are joining colleagues who are seeking to restore “net neutrality” protections. Two years ago the Trump administration-led Federal Communications Commission ended the protections that began during the Obama administration.

STORE CLOSURE: The owner of a historic general store in a Vermont town says they will fight to stay open despite owing $20,000 in taxes. Monkton General Store owner Darcee Alderman says they have to pay the taxes by Monday, or they will be forced to close.

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