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

November 24, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Nov. 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

MAINE SPACEPORT

A group of science and space enthusiasts want Maine to become America’s leader in sending tiny satellites into space. The tentative plan is to use a pair of former air bases as the project’s home. The former Loring Air Force Base in far northern Maine would serve as the launch site, while the former Brunswick Naval Air Station would house mission control. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m. Photos.

TOP STORIES:

MAINE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Republicans don’t plan to offer up a candidate for Maine’s top law enforcement official in the nation’s only attorney general race decided by lawmakers. Democrats Sen. Mike Carpenter, Sen. Mark Dion, Rep. Aaron Frey, lawyer Tim Shannon and Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney are in the running for attorney general. Republicans don’t plan to nominate a candidate. Lawmakers will select Maine’s next attorney general Dec. 5. SENT: 760 words.

IN BRIEF:

SINKING FISHING BOAT: Emergency responders escorted a commercial fishing boat to safety in Maine after it started taking on water.

INSPECTION SITE BANNERS: Activists who support safe injection sites hung banners in a Maine city to advocate for the creation of safe places for people to inject drugs under medical supervision.

PAKISTANI MAN-DEPORTATION: A Pakistani man who has been ordered to leave the U.S. has been sentenced to eight months in prison.

BASKETMAKERS MARKET: Maine Indian artists will gather to showcase basket making, storytelling and traditional music and dance.

MAINE HUNTING: Maine’s big hunting seasons are wrapping up for the fall.

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