AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME
Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Sept. 14, 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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CHINA LOBSTER TARIFFS
The American lobster industry is starting to feel the effects of China’s tariff on U.S. seafood as exporters and dealers report sagging prices and financial pressure. China is a major buyer of lobsters, and the country imposed a heavy tariff on exports from the U.S. in early July amid trade hostilities between the two superpowers. SENT: 540 words with photo by 3 p.m. By Patrick Whittle.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE THREAT: The lawyer for a Maine man accused of threatening to “shoot up” a community college says his client is not a threat. The Times Record reports attorney Verne Paradie said Wednesday his 23-year-old client Darren Lilly is a “nice young man” and said the people who reported the alleged threat had an “ax to grind.”
DIPLOMAT-RETIREMENT FARM: The United States’ former top diplomat in eastern Asia has achieved her retirement dream of buying a historic farm in Maine.
CONVICTED MURDERER-PRISON ESCAPE: Maine corrections officials say a convicted murderer serving a 45-year sentence has escaped from prison.
OLDEST STATES: The U.S. Census Bureau says Maine is still the nation’s oldest state, with New Hampshire and Vermont right behind.
PORTLAND HOMELESS SHELTER: Portland officials are searching for another location for a proposed 200-bed homeless shelter that has received pushback from many residents
DONALD TRUMP JR-MAINE: Donald Trump Jr. is headed to Maine for a fundraiser for the Maine Republican Party.
AIRPORT IMPROVEMENTS: A small airport near the Maine coast is getting more than $6 million in federal funding to make a battery of improvements.
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