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Newscast: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, 12:04 p.m.

The Vermont House has made a strong vote in favor of legislation to deny parental rights to perpetrators when a sexual assault results in pregnancy. An insurance company has won a legal round in its effort to avoid providing information about health coverage sought by the state of Vermont. The town of Rockingham has reached an agreement with officials to buy remnants of an old covered bridge destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. People with mental illness are often waiting days to get admitted to a hospital. That’s according to a new report. The founder and former president of a Bennington school has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and has paid back $2.6 million on charges of tax and health care fraud.