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

August 8, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Aug. 8, 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.

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PORTLAND, Maine — A regulatory board decided Wednesday that Maine’s baby eel fishery, the only one of its kind in the U.S. and one of the most lucrative fisheries in the country, will not be allowed to expand next year. Fishermen in Maine are allowed to harvest a total of 9,688 pounds of the elvers per year, and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission shot down a proposal to increase that by about 20 percent. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 455 words, photos.


NEAR DROWNING: Three women who are trained in CPR say they helped revive the 4-year-old boy who was pulled unresponsive from a Maine lake.

MUSKIE DERBY: Anglers are trying to land one of the biggest trophy fish in Maine at a fishing derby in one of the most remote parts of the state.

TRADE SECRETS LAWSUIT: Idexx Laboratories in Maine say in a lawsuit that two former employees stole secret business plans and took them to a rival firm in Portland.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: A Maine county sheriff’s office says the death of a man in his home is under investigation and considered suspicious.

SEVERE WEATHER-MAINE: Utility crews are restoring power to hundreds of homes and businesses that lost power during severe thunderstorms in Maine.

TEEN CYCLIST DIES: A 15-year-old girl who was struck by a car while riding her bike over the weekend has died.

SHIPYARD-SHEA-PORTER: New Hampshire Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is joining leaders and union members at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to discuss critical issues regarding hiring and investments to expand its capacity.

ROCKPORT STABBING: A Maine woman is due to be sentenced for a fatal stabbing in the town of Waldo.

COBBOSSEECONTEE LAKE-MILFOIL: The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed the presence of an aggressive type of milfoil in part of Cobbosseecontee Lake.

OPIOID ROUNDTABLE: U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts are going to hear from people who’ve struggled with drug use.


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