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AP-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory, ME

September 20, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Sept. 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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IN BRIEF:

GANG ENFORCER SENTENCED: A man described by federal authorities as an “enforcer” for a Connecticut gang affiliated with the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Prosecutors say 25-year-old Luis Padilla also traveled to Maine several times to watch over the gang’s drug trafficking operation in the Bangor area.

UMAINE-SUSPICIOUS MAN: The University of Maine is warning students about a man who has been spotted following women around campus.

RURAL AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT: An airport in rural Maine is getting more than $11 million in federal funding to extend its runway and make other improvements.

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