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

May 14, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, May 14, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

FATAL SHOOTING-POLICE

WALES, Maine — A Maine State Trooper responding to a domestic violence call fatally shot a man after an hours-long standoff, state authorities said Monday. Police negotiators and tactical team members responded to a home in the town of Wales on Sunday night regarding a domestic violence incident in which a shot was fired at a woman, state Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland said. Trooper James MacDonald shot and killed 54-year-old William Derick in an armed confrontation, he said. SENT: 200 words.

TOURISM-NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire tourism officials are using digital billboards, wall advertisements, and college fairs to attract potential visitors in other states. In addition to continued focus on Boston and Canada, the state’s Division of Travel and Tourism Development is reaching out more to New York City; Hartford, Connecticut; Portland, Maine; and Providence, Rhode Island, to draw visitors. By Kathy McCormack. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

RETURN OF THE COTTONTAIL: University of New Hampshire scientists have developed a method to estimate New England cottontail populations, whose numbers have been declining over the past 50 years.

FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASH: Police in Maine say a woman has died in a motorcycle crash.

I295 FATAL-MAINE: State police in Maine say a Richmond man died when his pickup truck crashed into trees off Interstate 295.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices are still climbing in northern New England.

GHOST BIKE: A Maine couple is installing a “ghost bike” memorial at the site where their son was killed by a drunken driver 20 years ago.

MOM THREATENED: Police say a Maine man armed with a gun threatened his mother on Mother’s Day.

GREENHOUSE GAS: Groups of Maine citizens want the state to strengthen its law cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

MOOSE HUNT-MAINE: Maine is about to close the door on application submissions to this year’s moose lottery.

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