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

November 13, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Nov. 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-RANKED VOTING-MAINE

AUGUSTA, Maine — Fighting for political survival, Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin joined a lawsuit Tuesday over Maine’s new voting system, used for the first time in U.S. House and Senate elections. A lawyer for Poliquin’s campaign asked the secretary of state to stop the tabulations taking place in Augusta to allow a judge to rule, but the secretary declined to stop the process. By David Sharp and Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 775 words, photos.

WINTER WEATHER

SHARON, Vt. — More than 6 inches (15 centimeters) of heavy, wet snow fell in parts of northern New England on Tuesday in one of the first significant snowfalls of the season. SENT: 200 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PORTLAND HOMELESS SHELTER: Portland, Maine, officials are moving forward with talks for a proposed homeless shelter.

HUNTERS RESCUED: Rescue workers say they saved three hunters from a Maine bog when the sportsmen were up to their hips and stuck.

MAINE-STANDARDIZED TESTS: Maine education officials say standardized test scores declined slightly in the last school year compared to the 2016-2017 school year.

SKI RESORTS-MAINE: Maine’s two biggest mountains are opening for the ski season.

EX-HUSBAND KILLING-DRIVEWAY: The sentencing of a woman charged with killing her ex-husband in his driveway has been pushed back to December.

FATAL CRASH-MAINE: Police in Maine say a driver has died in a crash in Sanford.

PORTLAND-MAYORAL ELECTION: Portland’s incumbent mayor has filed initial paperwork that allows him to begin raising money for next year’s mayoral race.

MAINE CROPS: The federal government is investing more than a half million dollars in Maine to help boost production of crops including state staples like potatoes and blueberries.

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