Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Aug. 5, 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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CONSOLIDATED-UNIONS

PORTLAND, Maine — About 1,000 Consolidated Communication workers across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are going to begin voting this week on tentative contract agreements that were reached over the weekend, averting a potential strike. By David Sharp. 450 words.

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SHOELESS ESCAPE: Police in Maine say Tasers didn't stop a habitual offender from evading arrest. They say the man escaped officers' grasp, jumped out a window and ran barefoot into the woods during a thunderstorm. The York Police Department said it's searching for Corey W. Paradise, who's wanted on outstanding warrants.

LEARNER PERMIT-FATAL CRASH: Police say an 18-year-old girl was killed when a car flipped and crashed into trees in Burnham, Maine. Police say she was a passenger in a car with two boys when the crash happened Saturday night.

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