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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

October 13, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, Oct. 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

RURAL RATS

Rats are not just for cities any more: Rural residents across Maine are reporting an increase in the rodents, mirroring a trend nationwide. Chance Strandell from Brewer-based Maine Pest Solutions said no one has concrete proof about what’s causing the rodent population to explode. SENT: 300 words. With AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

ELECTION-2018-GOVERNOR: Maine gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody says the sole complaint against his company with the Maine Human Rights Commission in more than 40 years shouldn’t keep voters away next month.

SCHOOL LAWSUIT: A court has ruled a small district must pay tuition for students who choose to attend a local private school.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE-GENETICS: A Maine laboratory will receive nearly $4 million to study the role of the microbiome and genetics in substance use disorders.

LAKE CLEANUP: Officials involved in the cleanup of a Maine lake say they might have found a long-term solution to algae blooms that have caused the body of water to look like pea soup.

BOGUS CRAIGSLIST AD: A Maine man has returned home to see what is left of his property after a bogus Craigslist ad promised everything was up for grabs.

MAINE HUNTING: A portion of the Maine moose hunt is coming to an end while some of the state’s other fall hunts are getting started.

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