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

January 21, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

WINTER WEATHER

Bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern U.S. Monday with falling temperatures replacing the weekend’s falling snow. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30 mph and wind chills approaching minus 40 degrees (-4 degrees Celsius) in northern New York and Vermont. By The Associated Press. SENT: 500 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

PATRIOTS-PASTOR’S PREDICTION: A Maine pastor who publicly predicted the final score of Sunday night’s AFC championship game isn’t claiming divine intervention.

BLACK HAWK-FROSTBITE: Maine’s great black hawk was standing on its own and looking alert Monday, a day after suffering apparent frostbite during Sunday’s snowstorm.

RIVER HERRING: More river herring are swimming up the Presumpscot River.

GAS PRICES: Maine has the lowest gas prices in northern New England, though Vermont saw the biggest drop in prices over the last week.

FOREST GRANTS: The state of Maine is awarding $90,000 to local governments and groups around the state for community forestry programs as part of its Project Canopy effort.

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