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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

September 1, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for September, Aug. 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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TOP STORIES:

ROBOT BOMB-HOUSE

DIXMONT, Maine — A Maine standoff that ended in police using a robot to bomb a home is raising questions about whether more public oversight over such decisions is needed. The Bangor Daily News reports that the June standoff was likely the first time Maine police ended a standoff by using a robot to deliver an explosive. It’s rare for police to use explosives against civilians. SENT: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

TRADING POST-ASSAULT-STYLE WEAPON: Several dozen protesters, including some New Hampshire high school students, are planning to protest against a Kittery store selling assault-style rifles.

BUS CRASH-CAMPERS: A Maine town says it failed to check the driving record of a 21-year-old man who crashed a van of children.

TRIBAL-HIKING: Appalachian Trail hikers are asked to avoid summiting Maine’s tallest mountain Labor Day Weekend as the Penobscot Indian Nation’s annual pilgrimage begins.

BODY ON ROAD-FOUND: Police in Maine have identified the body of a woman found on the side of an Augusta road.

BOAT FIRE-RESCUE: Maine Marine Patrol says it has rescued two men whose aquaculture boat had caught fire.

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