Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Feb. 6, 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.

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PORTLAND, Maine — Fishermen from Maine are planning to use an interstate hearing to make the case they should be allowed to catch more baby eels. Baby eels, called elvers, are worth more than $1,000 per pound at the docks in Maine because of the role they play in Asian aquaculture. Maine's the only state in the country with a significant fishery for elvers. SENT: 130 words. Developing from 4 p.m. hearing.


WINTER WEATHER: A storm delivering more than 6 inches of snow is forecast for much of northern New England on Wednesday.

WORKER TIPS-ATTORNEYS GENERAL: Attorneys general in over a dozen states oppose a federal Department of Labor proposal to let employers control the tips of some hourly employees.

ISLAND POWER OUTAGE: A Maine island lost power for about two hours after a speeding teenager crashed into a utility pole over the weekend.

CREDIT UNION MERGER: Two credit union banks in Maine say they intend to merge, citing the interests of their members.

PLOVER CONSERVATION: Maine wildlife biologists say conservation programs and state partnerships helped more than 100 piping plover chicks fledge in the state last year.


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