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AP-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

November 16, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

ROBERT INDIANA

VINALHAVEN, Maine — The estate of artist Robert Indiana, creator of the iconic LOVE series, has auctioned off two paintings that belonged to him to raise money to defend against a lawsuit and to stabilize his deteriorating home. Christie’s sold the two works for a combined $5 million on Friday in New York. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be expanded.

WINTRY WEATHER

NEW YORK — The first snowstorm of the season has given way to rain and high winds in the New York City area, as commuters here and across New Jersey and elsewhere were facing slow rides to work. NJ Transit bus passengers should expect substantial delays and cancellations Friday because many drivers worked past their normal schedules and federal law mandates a rest period. Developing, photos.

IN BRIEF:

ELECTION 2018-CITY COUNCIL: A ballot recount shows a Maine Democrat beat his Republican opponent for City Council by only two votes.

SCHOOL CALENDER-RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS: School board members in Maine’s capital city have rejected a proposal to add multiple religious holidays to the school calendar.

POWERBALL WINNER-DONATION: An Iowa woman who won part of a $687.9 million Powerball jackpot says she will donate $500,000 to a Maine organization that operates a retreat for wounded veterans.

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