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AP-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

January 4, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Jan. 4, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WINTER WEATHER

HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents across a huge swath of the U.S. awakened Thursday to the beginnings of a massive winter storm expected to deliver snow, ice and high winds followed by possible record-breaking cold as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard from the Carolinas to Maine. Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in effect, schools and government offices closed for the day and motorists were warned to be careful as conditions began to worsen. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 835 words, photos.

With:

WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST.

WINTER WEATHER-NEW ENGLAND.

WINTER WEATHER-MAINE LEGISLATURE

DEEP FREEZE

BOMB CYCLONE

WASHINGTON — When it comes to weather, it’s hard to sound scarier than “bomb cyclone.” It’s a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. Southeast coast. But as fearsome as the storm is with high winds and some snow, it may not be quite as explosive as the term sounds. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

YOUTH THEATER FOUNDER-CONVICTION: The founder of a youth theater group in Maine has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing eight children.

MAINE GENERAL PROMOTED: The leader of the Maine National Guard has been promoted.

BASS FISHING: Interstate fishing managers are holding hearings in East Coast states about a plan to change the rules about one of the Atlantic Ocean’s most popular recreational fisheries.

SUPERINTENDENT HONORED: The superintendent of Oyster River Cooperative School District is being honored by his peers in New Hampshire.

FREE PARK DAYS: Acadia National Park is among 118 national parks nationwide that will offer fewer free entrance days amid budget challenges.

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