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

November 15, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Nov. 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

AUGUSTA, Maine — Democrat Jared Golden, who finished behind Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the first round of balloting in Maine’s new voting system , came from behind to flip the U.S. House seat representing one of two congressional districts in the state, election officials said Thursday. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 580 words, photos.

WINTRY WEATHER

NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. SENT: 470 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

ELECTION 2018-LEGISLATURE-MAINE: Maine Democratic Gov.-elect Janet Mills has appointed her campaign manager as her chief of staff.

RUNAWAY PIG: Maine State Police say they helped corral a rather “unruly’ pig on the run along Interstate 95.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: Police in Maine say they are seeking a 29-year-old transient in connection with a death of a Bangor man earlier this week.

ELECTRONIC TREE LIGHTING: Christmas is several weeks away, but Maine’s largest city is inviting the public to a tree lighting of a different kind.

SHRIMP SHUTDOWN: Two days of meetings will determine if there’s going to be a shrimp fishing season in New England next year, and it doesn’t look promising.

XGR-MAINE LEGISLATURE-LEADERS: Maine House Republicans and Democrats are picking their new legislative leaders as Democrats gain control over the state Legislature.

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