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

May 9, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, May 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

FIREARM BILLS

AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy for minors passed Maine’s House and Senate this week in initial votes. If the bill becomes law, Maine would join 16 states that have banned the practice that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Developing.

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CONVERSION THERAPY

AUGUSTA, Maine _ A bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy for minors passed Maine’s House and Senate this week in initial votes. If the bill becomes law, Maine would join 16 states that have banned the practice that aims to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 260 words.

IN BRIEF:

FOX ATTACK: Officials say a fox bit a woman outside her home in Bowdoinham, Maine, then chased a neighbor’s dogs before running into the neighbor’s house, where it was killed.

FATAL CRASH-SENTENCE: A Maine man is expected to serve three years in prison for a two-vehicle crash that killed a 54-year-old man last year.

PROSECUTOR HEARING: A Maine district attorney is facing a disciplinary hearing over an allegation she discussed a child sexual assault case with a judge without defense counsel present.

FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES: The Maine Senate is getting behind a push to increase oversight of for-profit colleges in the state.

FOURTH OF JULY-PORTLAND: The Portland Symphony Orchestra is returning after a one-year hiatus to the Eastern Promenade for Maine’s largest Independence Day celebration.

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