- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Upcoming Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will be discussing legislation he helped craft to improve health care for veterans. Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in White River Junction. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.



DERBY, Vt. - Officials in two Vermont towns are telling residents to take their complaints about the increase of their property tax bills to the state.


KILLINGTON, Vt. - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is investigating the death of a black bear found in a homeowner’s backyard in Killington.


BURLINGTON, Vt. - A Burlington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted second-degree murder in the stabbing of a man outside a restaurant in 2012. Prosecutors said 25-year-old Glen Haskins Jr. reacted in a violent and impulsive manner when he thought Barnah Komeyan had inappropriately touched Haskins’ female friend. Komeyan suffered a stab wound to his abdomen.


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