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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

May 22, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, May 22, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

GUN CONTROL

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine could allow police to take guns from certain individuals as part of Democratic-led calls for firearm control. The Legislature’s Judiciary Committee is set to work on the bill Wednesday. Advocates point to domestic violence homicides and Maine’s rising firearm suicides. Critics warn of governmental overreach infringing on constitutional rights and say Maine’s crime rates are low. By Marina Villeneuve. Developing.

TRUMP-NATIONAL MONUMENTS

WASHINGTON — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but says it’s ultimately up to President Donald Trump. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

BOTTLING TAX: A Maine legislative committee has voted against a bill to tax water bottler Poland Spring.

YOUTH PRISON DETENTION: A Maine defense attorney says her 13-year-old client is being unlawfully at the state’s only youth prison.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY ADMONISHED: A Maine district attorney has been admonished for meeting with a judge about a case without the defendant’s attorney present.

RESTAURANT-HEPATITIS: Cary Medical Center and Pines Health Services have provided more than 700 vaccines to people who may have been exposed to the Hepatitis A virus in Caribou, Maine.

AUBURN STANDOFF: Police say a six-hour standoff with an armed man who told police he had a hostage ended with the man’s death in Auburn, Maine.

NATIONAL PARK IMPROVEMENTS: The National Park Service says numerous improvements are taking place at Acadia National Park in Maine over the coming months.

GUN CONTROL: Maine could allow police to take guns from certain individuals as part of Democratic-led calls for firearm control.

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