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AP-ME--Maine News Digest 6 pm, ME

November 9, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday Nov. 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



The lobster industry is getting ready for a major bait shortage next year due to deep cuts in the herring fishery. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 400 words.



BRUNSWICK, Maine — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she wants the Senate to vote on a proposal to put restrictions on the president’s ability to remove special counsel Robert Mueller. Collins said she realizes President Donald Trump would never sign such a bill, but she said it would put pressure on him to let Mueller’s investigation run its course. By David Sharp. SENT: 375 words.


BRUNSWICK, Maine — Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works celebrated construction of a new warship Friday with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in attendance. The ceremony marked the start of construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer named for an Irish-born Marine who was awarded the Navy Cross, and saw another destroyer depart to join the Navy. SENT: 290 words.


LOOSE CHICKEN: Police officers and a pair of brave bystanders worked together to catch a loose chicken in Maine.

BASEBALL FIELD DEATH: A woman charged with driving onto a baseball field and killing a man with her car intends to use an insanity defense.

IMPERSONATING OFFICER-CHARGES: Police in Maine say a New Hampshire man posed as a police officer looking for a missing boy at a playground.

LEGISLATIVE LEADERS: Maine lawmakers have decided on their new legislative leaders as Democrats gain control over the state Legislature.

DA CANDIDATE-PROTECTION ORDER: A judge has issued a permanent protection order against a failed Republican candidate for district attorney in Maine, barring him from having any contact with a woman.

CHRISTMAS DAY KILLINGS: A state judge has sentenced a New York man to life in prison for killing a Maine couple on Christmas Day 2015.

BODY FOUND: Police in Maine say they have identified a body found in Blue Hill as a 37-year-old woman who went missing during the summer.

NEIGHBORS THREATENED: A Maine man has admitted he threatened to shoot his neighbors with a shotgun as they tried to bring him a plate of food.

TICK DISEASE-MAINE: Maine has released a new data tool that tracks the number of cases of tickborne diseases including Lyme disease.

ELECTION 2018-CONGRESS-MAINE: The counting has started in the first congressional race in American history to be decided by a voting method that allows second choices.


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