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

November 27, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MAINE

PORTLAND, Maine — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says a recount in his failed re-election bid is necessary to make sure every vote is counted by hand under Maine’s new election system. He formally requested a recount on Monday. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

ROAD RAGE-HIT AND RUN: Police say a man has been injured in a hit-and-run that stemmed from a road rage confrontation in Maine.

WINTER WEATHER-NEW ENGLAND: More snow and slush have arrived in parts of New England.

RIGHT WHALE ZONE: The federal government is extending a protective zone off Massachusetts to try to keep a large group of endangered whales safe from collisions with boats.

FATAL CRASH-SNOWSTORM: State police in Maine say a person was killed in a car crash in Liberty during a morning snowstorm.

NEEDLE EXCHANGE: Police in Maine are telling a needle exchange program to halt the distribution of sterile needles.

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