Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 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

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DEBLOIS, MAINE— The Maine wild blueberry industry is locked in a downward skid in an era when "superfoods" dominate the conversation about how to eat. The little blueberries are beloved by health food lovers because of their hefty dose of antioxidants and ability to be used in smoothies and juices. But the industry that harvests them is dealing with a long-term price drop, and farmers are looking at a second consecutive year of reduced crop size. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 750 words, photos.


HARTFORD, Conn. — A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement is straining many of the state and local offices tasked with policing workplace discrimination of all kinds. Places such as New York City and Massachusetts have added resources to deal with the surge in complaints, but human rights agencies elsewhere say their small staffs are struggling to keep up with growing caseloads. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 900 words.


DOG KILLED: Police in Maine say the two men who allegedly broke into a Winter Harbor home and killed a dog have turned themselves in to police.

WEED CONTROL-HOUSE TORCHED: Maine fire officials say a homeowner accidentally torched her house while attempting to burn away weeds with a torch.

FATAL CRASH: Police in Maine say two cars collided in Lyman, killing a man and injuring a woman.


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