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

November 26, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Nov. 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MAINE

PORTLAND, Maine — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has requested a recount in Maine’s historic election in which his Democratic opponent won, thanks to ranked balloting. The recount, formally requested by Poliquin on Monday, is expected to take about a month, meaning there will be a race to ensure it’s completed before Democrat Jared Golden is seated on Jan. 3.SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

CHURCH ABUSE

ALFRED, Maine — A 74-year-old former Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to raping an altar boy in Massachusetts went on trial Monday for allegedly assaulting two boys in Maine in the 1980s. Ronald Paquin, who was defrocked in 2004, is charged with assaulting the boys between 1985 and 1988 in Kennebunkport, Maine, when the victims were 14 or younger. Court documents indicate one of them was “substantially impaired” by drugs during the assault. SENT: 310 words.

AVIATOR WARSHIP

A U.S. Navy destroyer that will be named for a Navy pilot from Massachusetts who received the Medal of Honor during the Korean War is coming to Boston. SENT: 290 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

DEATH INVESTIGATION-CRASH: The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that a man died of a suicide when he collapsed at the scene of a traffic crash in July.

TRUMP-SAUDI ARABIA-MAINE SENATORS: Maine’s two senators have criticized President Donald Trump over his response to the CIA’s assessment of the involvement of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince in the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

LOBSTER BOAT SINKING: The U.S. Coast Guard says two people abandoned ship from a sinking lobster boat off the coast of Maine.

FIRE INJURY: Fire officials say a person suffered burns in a fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to a garage in Fryeburg.

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

DEATH INVESTIGATION: Police in Maine are investigating the death of a man in a Fort Kent apartment.

FATAL CRASH: Police in Maine say poor road conditions and speed are being looked at as possible causes for a fatal crash that killed one man and injured two others over the weekend.

DEER HUNTING-MAINE: Maine’s deer season is in its final two weeks, which are limited to people who seek their quarry with bows and arrows or muzzleloaders.

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