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BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

January 11, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

IN BRIEF:

OBIT-VERNA BLOOM: Verna Bloom, the actress who portrayed the wife of the dean in the movie “Animal House,” has died.

CRASH-DRIVER CHARGED: Police have charged a box truck driver for his role in a crash in Maine that left a 10-month old seriously injured.

PRESCHOOL FUNDING: Maine’s U.S. senators say the state is receiving more than $1 million from the federal government to boost preschools and early education programs in the state.

FARM BILL MONEY: Agriculture officials in Maine are looking for farmers, foresters and others to come forward with ideas about how to spend conservation funds from the federal Farm Bill in the state.

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