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

May 28, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

TOP STORIES:

PAID LEAVE

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine will guarantee paid leave for thousands of newly eligible workers under a new law the governor’s set to sign. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

CUSTODY DISPUTE: Maine’s supreme court has affirmed that pets are property in declining to award ownership of a dog to the owner’s ex-girlfriend.

HEAD-ON FATAL: Police in central Maine say a person died as a result of a head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer and a car.

Maine’s supreme court has affirmed that pets are property in declining to award ownership of a dog to the owner’s ex-girlfriend.

INCOME TAX CREDIT: Maine residents are a step closer to seeing the expansion of a tax credit designed to help workers.

MUSIC VENUE COMPLAINTS: Developers of Maine’s newest large outdoor concert venue have held their inaugural event.

WASTE HANDLING FACILITY: A commercial waste-processing facility is due to begin operations more than a year after it was originally expected to go into service.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have fallen a bit more in northern New England.

HUNGER LAW: Maine is set to draw up a plan to eliminate hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in the state by 2030.

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