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

November 9, 2018

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 603-224-3327. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TRUMP-WHITAKER-MAINE

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. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

SHIPYARD CEREMONY

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Sen. Susan Collins addresses a ceremony marking construction of a warship at Bath Iron Works. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

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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