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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

September 28, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Sept. 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MISSING SKYDIVER

LEBANON, Maine — Authorities in Maine are searching for the body of a skydiving instructor who became separated from his student during a tandem jump.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

PORTLAND, Maine —A Maine woman who worked with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said she stands by the judge, a day after he cited her as a character reference during his testimony.

IN BRIEF:

MULRONEY-BUSH AWARD: Former Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney is stressing the importance of a strong bond between his country and the United States even during times of disagreement.

BODY FOUND-RIVER: Police in a Maine town say a man who died when his car crashed into a river was a 38-year-old resident of Portland.

PRISON-OPIOID TREATMENT: The Maine Department of Corrections is going to allow a prisoner to receive medication in prison to treat his opioid addiction in the wake of a lawsuit on his behalf.

MOOSE POOP-ART: Maine woman is making art and other knickknacks with moose droppings she collects near her home.

BANGOR KILLING: A Connecticut man convicted of manslaughter in the death of his girlfriend’s husband has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

FOOTBALL GAME CANCELLED-DISEASE THREAT: Officials have cancelled a Maine high school football game over concerns about hand, foot and mouth disease.

HIKE RESCUED-MOUNT KATAHDIN: Authorities say a hiker who fractured her ankle hiking a trail on Mount Katahdin has been airlifted to safety.

BARBARA BUSH-PLATE: Mainers can soon purchase a new license plate to support the children’s hospital named for late first lady Barbara Bush.

FORECLOSURE BILL: Maine’s Republican governor has signed legislation to protect seniors facing foreclosures but calls it a “horrible, horrible bill.”

SKATE FISHING: The federal government is allowing fishermen of skates to bring thousands more pounds of the fish to the docks this year.

BEAR HUNT RESULTS: Maine bear hunters are having a fairly productive year, but the population of the big animals keeps growing in the state.

WOOD PRODUCTS-EXPANSION: The U.S. Commerce Department is spending $3 million to explore expanding the market for wood products in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York.

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