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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 11 am, ME

May 12, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, May 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NORTHERN BORDER DELAYS

Some people along the U.S. border with Canada are worried the temporary transfer of hundreds of border agents to the Mexican border could cause backups of people seeking to enter the United States from Canada during the busy summer tourist season. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 731 northern border agents from land, sea and airports will help on the southern border. SENT: 750 words, AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

TEACHER SALARY: A bill to increase Maine’s minimum teacher salary from $30,000 to $40,000 starting in 2020 is moving ahead in the Democratic-led Legislature.

MURDER-SUICIDE INVESTIGATION: State police in Maine say they are investigating the deaths of a man and woman in their home as an apparent murder-suicide.

COMMENCEMENT-MACHIAS: Last but not least, the smallest of the University of Maine system campuses is holding its commencement.

WRONG WAY FATALITY: Police in Maine say they are investigating why a woman drove her car in the wrong lane on Interstate 95, leading to a head-on collision that resulted in her own death.

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