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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 6 pm, ME

June 6, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, June 6, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



PORTLAND, Maine — If we eat them, will they go away? That’s the focus of a seafood summit in Portland on Wednesday that is tackling the subject of invasive green crabs. The crabs are a problem for New England shellfish because they are relentless predators of marketable species such as clams. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 410 words.


PORTLAND, Maine — A 911 call transcript indicates a four-day manhunt for an accused cop killer in Maine started with a clerk calling a dispatcher to report an armed robbery — of cigarettes and a bottle of water. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


ASH TREE PEST: An official in a Vermont town wants to cut down numerous ash trees before they can become infested by an invasive pest.

TURNPIKE CHALLENGES: An advisory committee says traffic on a busy highway in the Portland, Maine, area could routinely grind to a standstill in coming years if the road is not expanded.

DOUBLE KILLING-RETRIAL BID: A judge in Maine has denied a request for new DNA testing from a man convicted in the execution-style shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend and the toddler she was baby-sitting.

FOOTBALL PLAYER-CLASSMATE DEATH: A judge has ordered a former football running back held without bail in the killing of a 19-year-old former classmate whose body was found over the weekend in Bar Harbor, Maine.

FATAL CRASH-CASCO: Police in Maine say a crash involving two vehicles killed a driver and his passenger and left the other driver seriously injured.

MISSING WOMAN-MAINE: State investigators have returned to a Skowhegan property to continue the search for a Maine woman who disappeared more than a year ago.


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