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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

October 8, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Oct. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

ELECTION 2018-MAINE-HOUSE

LEWISTON, Maine — Democrat Jared Golden, who served in the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, wields a bolt-action rifle in a television ad in his campaign against two-term Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin. Golden accuses Poliquin of taking potshots. Then he hits the bullseye. The 36-year-old Democrat is following a political playbook that Democrats have adopted nationwide in their quest to claim the House majority this fall. By David Sharp. UPCOMING: 800 words.

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VINTAGE PLANE-COCKTAIL LOUNGE

AUBURN, Maine — A vintage commercial airplane is set to undertake a long, slow journey from Maine to New York where it will be turned into a cocktail lounge. The long trip ahead of the Lockheed Constellation, known as the “Connie,” kicked off Monday at a send-off event Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine. The plane will depart Tuesday morning and make its way over the next several days to JFK in New York on a tow truck. SENT: 400 words.

IN BRIEF:

ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING-FALSE REPORT: Police in Maine say a report of an attempted abduction actually involved a 77-year-old woman asking for directions.

HUNTER SHOOTS MAN: Maine authorities say a man who meant to shoot a turkey accidentally hit a passer-by in the chest.

RECOVERY CENTER: A center for women in recovery is set to open in Maine.

BARBARA BUSH-WEDDING— Former first daughter Barbara Bush has gotten married. Her father, former President George W. Bush, escorted his daughter down the aisle while her grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush, watched the ceremony at the family’s Walker Point compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Sunday.

GAS PRICES: Leaf peepers heading home after the holiday weekend are seeing higher prices at the pump in northern New England.

BEARS AT BREAKFAST: A Maine family enjoying their breakfast over the weekend was surprised by another family — a family of bears visiting their backyard.

MOOSE HUNT: Maine’s moose hunters are back in the woods for another week of trying to bag the state’s biggest trophy animal.

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