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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

September 8, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Sept. 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

COLLINS-SUPREME COURT

PORTLAND, Maine — The end of contentious confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has shifted the focus back to potential swing votes like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. If Collins votes yes, then he is likely confirmed. She and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska probably would have to both vote “no” for Kavanaugh to be blocked. By David Sharp. SENT: 700 words, photos.

CELTICS PLAYER ARRESTED

BOSTON — Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is facing several charges following a domestic incident in which a victim was injured, police said. Bird, a second-round draft choice of the Celtics in 2017, signed a two-year contract with the team this summer after splitting his rookie season between Boston and the Maine Red Claws of the G-League. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

MENINGITIS VACCINE: Maine students entering seventh and twelfth grade must now prove they are vaccinated against meningococcal disease.

CANNABIS CONVENTION: The Maine Cannabis Convention is coming back for a fourth year next month.

DEER HUNT-MAINE: It’s the first day of Maine’s annual fall deer hunt, and the archers are getting the first crack at the ungulates.

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