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

May 24, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, May 24, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

CHURCH ABUSE

ALFRED, Maine _ A defrocked Massachusetts priest who already served a prison sentence for abusing an altar boy is going to prison again — this time in Maine. A judge on Friday ordered Ronald Paquin to serve 16 years in state prison for sexually abusing an altar boy during trips to Maine in the 1980s. Justice Wayne Douglas said he didn’t detect remorse from Paquin. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

VACCINATION BILLS-MAINE: Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions for required vaccinations in Maine.

FOOTBALL PLAYER-CLASSMATE DEATH: A Maine man charged with raping and killing a childhood friend acknowledged a security camera captured him carrying the victim’s lifeless body, but says he doesn’t remember anything depicted on the video.

MAINE CDC DIRECTOR: The former head of the Illinois Department of Public Health has been tapped to lead the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

FATAL CRASH-ATTEMPTED STOP: Police in Maine say a deputy tried to stop a man for speeding before he caused a fatal accident.

OPIOID SUMMIT: Maine Gov. Janet Mills is convening a summit in the capital city to address the opioid crisis this summer.

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