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BC-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, VT

December 18, 2018

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING:

PREP SCHOOL-SEXUAL ABUSE

CONCORD, N.H. _ A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2015 is asking a judge to suspend the remainder of his one-year jail sentence. A jury found Owen Labrie guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault charges and endangering the welfare of a child. The St. Paul’s School graduate also was convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex, requiring him to register as a sex offender. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

CHINESE TOURISTS-SEX TRAFFICKING

PORTLAND, Maine _ A New Hampshire husband and wife accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are due in court. Detention hearings are scheduled Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, for 37-year-old Sou Chao Li and his wife, 37-year-old Derong Maio, of Concord, New Hampshire. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

FIGHTER JETS: Aviation officials have delayed the release of a sound map showing how noise from incoming F-35 fighter jets could affect the areas around Burlington International Airport.

MAYOR RESIGNS: The mayor of a Vermont city says he is stepping down after serving one year of a three-year term.

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