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

September 18, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 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.

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Nice Canadians? Hardly. Aggressive crabs invading US waters from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem. UPCOMING: 550 words by 1 a.m. By David Sharp. With photos.


Quaneysha Greeley of New York is due to enter a plea in death of a woman found in a road in Washington County. UPCOMING: 200 words by 4 p.m.


A change of plea hearing is set for a transgender teen who killed his parents. A judge previously ruled that he can be tried as an adult. UPCOMING: 200 words by 5 p.m.



A convicted murderer who escaped for a third time from prison has been captured, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday. A sheriff’s deputy found 65-year-old Arnold Nash walking along a road Tuesday morning in Dover-Foxcroft, in Piscataquis County, state police spokesman Steve McCausland said. SENT: 375 words with photo.


PORTLAND KILLING: A young man charged with killing another man during an argument in Portland has pleaded not guilty.

FOREST PEST: Maine forestry officials are expanding an emergency order to try to stop the spread of a destructive forest pest that has been located in the state.

STUDENT DROWNING: Another school district in Maine is looking to tighten up its standards for water-related field trips as a result of the drowning death of a Lewiston middle schooler.

TROPICAL WEATHER-NEW HAMPSHIRE: A deluge from the remnants of Hurricane Florence has flooded parts of New Hampshire, forcing firefighters to rescue several people.

TEACHER SEX: A former Maine high school teacher who was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a student says she plans to write a book about her experience.

PORTLAND NUNS: The last two nuns in a Portland monastery are moving out of Maine.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK-ATTENDANCE: Park officials say visits to Maine’s only national park are on pace to exceed the total visits from 2017.

DEEP WATER LOBSTERS: A scientist with the University of Maine says the discovery of baby lobsters in the deep waters off of eastern Maine could be good news for the lobster fishery.

BETTY CROCKER-SPOON LAWSUIT: A Maine man is suing Betty Crocker and its parent company, claiming the company’s red measuring spoons made him sick.

ELECTION FUNDING: Maine’s top election official says that ballots are being printed despite the GOP governor’s veto of an election funding bill.

NURSE CONTRACT: The Maine State Nurses Association says nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center have reached a tentative contract agreement.


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