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

December 20, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Dec. 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MAINE

PORTLAND, Maine _ Maine’s Republican governor is casting doubts on election results while a GOP congressman continues a federal lawsuit over Maine’s new voting system. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

HIGH-SPEED CAR CHARGERS: An energy efficiency agency in Maine says the first string in a statewide web of high-speed electric vehicle chargers will be installed next year.

TRANSPORTATION CHIEF: Maine’s governor-elect says she is nominating a director with the Maine Turnpike Authority to be the new commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation.

HOUSE FIRE: Officials say a man is unaccounted for following a fire that swept through a home in Millinocket, Maine.

CANCELED CLASSES-OIL SMELL: Classes have been canceled at a Maine middle school after the smell of heating oil left some students and staff with headaches and nausea.

SAILBOAT SKIPPER CHARGED: Federal prosecutors who’ve charged a Maine sailboat captain in the death a crew member who jumped overboard are beginning to lay out their case.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-MAINE: Maine’s Republican governor is casting doubts on election results while a GOP congressman continues a federal lawsuit over Maine’s new voting system.

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