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

November 16, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Friday, Nov. 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont panel plans to propose a 26 percent tax rate on marijuana sales. The Subcommittee on Taxation and Regulation will present their 90-page report to Gov. Phil Scott’s Marijuana Advisory Commission next month. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

WINTRY WEATHER

TRENTON, N.J. — The first snowfall of the season lingered Friday in the Northeast as thousands of exhausted commuters pointed their fingers at politicians and meteorologists for leaving them creeping along highways or stuck in mass transit hubs because of a storm that left seven dead as it moved through the Midwest and South. By Shawn Marsh. SENT: 600 words, photo.

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Wintry Weather-Vermont.

IN BRIEF:

FORMER LAWMAKER-SEX CHARGE: A former Vermont state senator convicted of setting up his tenant to have sex with one of his acquaintances has won an appeal for a new trial.

STATE’S ATTORNEY-RACE: An independent Vermont state’s attorney candidate has called for a recount.

POLICE SHOOTING-VERMONT: A man who was shot and wounded by a Vermont state trooper has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer.

WWI PURPLE HEART-IRISH SOLDIER: A U.S.-based organization that returns lost Purple Heart medals and other military decorations is presenting a Purple Heart to relatives of an Irish soldier killed in France while fighting for America during World War I.

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