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

January 9, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

KIDNAPPER MANHUNT

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont State Police say more should have been done after a suspect later charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a New Hampshire woman was reported missing from a residential drug treatment facility. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

COVERED BRIDGE DAMAGED: Police in Vermont say a truck driver crashed into a covered bridge trying to drive through it, then attempted to flee the scene.

WINTER WEATHER: Residents of northern New England are enduring another messy commute with a combination of rain, freezing rain, and snow. Many schools were canceled Wednesday after a night of freezing rain caused icy roads in southern and coastal areas.

FIRE SITE-DEMOLITION PLANNED: The city of Rutland, Vermont, says the site of a fire that killed two people in October will be demolished once issues with asbestos are sorted out.

SCHOOL MERGER: An attempt to overturn a Vermont school district merger that officials say is happening one way or the other has failed.

VERMONT LEGISLATURE: Lawmakers are back in Montpelier for the start of the 2019 session of the Vermont Legislature

BARN FIRE-AMMUNITION: Fire officials say a large stockpile of ammunition exploded in a barn fire in Vermont, posing a threat to firefighters at the scene.

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