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

June 5, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, June 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


AUGUSTA, Maine — Several Maine jails tell The Associated Press that corrections officers have used naloxone a handful of times to reverse drug overdoses. A 2017 state law allows Maine corrections officers to administer naloxone. Previously, only police officers could use the drug-overdosing medication. Advocates praised the law for addressing the reality of a lack of 24-hour medical staffing in county jails. By Marina Villeneuve. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.


MAN SENTENCED-HEROIN: A Maine man who served time in prison for vehicular manslaughter is heading back to prison for using heroin.

TRUMP PARDON-MAINE: Maine’s U.S. senators are cautioning President Trump against using his executive power to pardon himself.

ROOMMATE FIGHT-ARSON: Maine authorities say a South Portland man set his kitchen on fire in an attempt to force his roommate to move out.

BOYFRIEND’S BELONGINGS BURNT: Police in Maine say a woman faces charges for allegedly burning her boyfriend’s clothes and belongings in the street due to a fight.

GOP PRIMARY: A disqualified GOP U.S. Senate hopeful wants courts to force Maine to record votes he receives in this month’s primary.

INMATE DEATH: A Maine sheriff’s office says a woman was found unconscious in her jail cell and then died.


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