- Associated Press - Monday, August 4, 2014

Upcoming Vermont news from The Associated Press for Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.

Good morning! 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 Vermont Correspondent Wilson Ring at 802-229-0577 or wring@ap.org or to Northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at rstevens@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates

UPCOMING:

AIRPORT UPGRADE

MORRISVILLE, Vt. - Small planes are once again flying in and out of a small Vermont airport that has gotten its first big upgrade in 35 years. The Morrisville-Stowe State Airport now has a fully reconstructed runway, new lighting system, reconfigured parking, and other improvements. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

APARTMENT FIRE-DEATH

ST. ALBANS, Vt. - Firefighters say a 72-year-old physically disabled man who was trapped in an apartment during a fire and suffered serious burns has died of his injuries. Authorities got a 911 call early July 30 from Thomas Page of St. Albans and when they arrived, they heard him yelling for help. They went inside and carried Page, a double amputee, out. He later died of his injuries at Fletcher Allen Medical Center after suffering serious burns to his back and arms. Ten other people were evacuated from adjoining apartments.

BURGLARY-ASSAULT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - Police in Brattleboro, Vermont, say a man attempting a break-in was subdued by people inside the building. Police said early Monday that 22-year-old Samuel Lazzaro of Brattleboro was charged with burglary, aggravated assault, unlawful trespass, disorderly conduct and petit larceny.

MOTORCYCLE FATAL

DERBY, Vt. - Vermont state police say poor visibility and high speed appear to be factors in a fatal crash in Derby this weekend. Police say it was raining and the road was wet Saturday night when a car was struck from behind by a motorcycle on Interstate 91. Fifty-year-old Gaetan Delabruere was thrown from the motorcycle and killed.

WATERFOWL MEETINGS

ESSEX, Vt. - The public is getting a chance to weigh in on the status of waterfowl populations and waterfowl hunting seasons for the state of Vermont and the Lake Champlain zone in New York. Vermont and New York waterfowl hunters are encouraged to attend a meeting and share their opinions with other waterfowl hunters and Vermont and New York wildlife personnel.

BOAT EXPLOSION

CHARLOTTE, Vt. - Four people have suffered burns after a vintage wooden boat exploded in flames at Point Bay Marina in Charlotte. The Burlington Free Press reports (bfpne.ws/1o50Qd9) that four adults are being treated at a hospital for burns and possible fractures. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

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