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

March 13, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, March 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

SKI RESORT FRAUD

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The state hopes to release “hundreds of thousands” of pages of documents in the next few weeks relating to the alleged investment fraud at the Jay Peak ski resort, Vermont’s top financial regulator said. SENT: 270 words.

IN BRIEF:

WAREHOUSE FIRE: The Vermont Country Store says it won’t rebuild a warehouse that was destroyed by a fire and will instead expand its existing facility.

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY-VERMONT: The state of Vermont is joining a coalition of 20 states that are challenging President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

FUGITIVE-VETERANS BENEFITS THEFT: A Massachusetts man who disappeared three years ago after he was charged with stealing more than $100,000 in veterans’ benefits from his father has been found

COLLEGE-POTENTIAL CLOSURE: The board of trustees at the College of St. Joseph in Vermont has voted unanimously in favor of the college president’s plan to keep the school open.

HIDING IN HOUSE: Police say they found a man hiding in a house in Vermont that a tenant says was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

RACIAL BIAS BILL: Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would target hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents.

GUIDANCE DIRECTOR-CONDUCT: The Burlington School Board has voted to fire a high school guidance director who lost his teaching license due to charges of unprofessional conduct.

VW SETTLEMENT-VERMONT: Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan is reminding Vermonters eligible for payment as part of the VW diesel emissions case that their claims must be postmarked no later than Thursday.

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