AP-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME
Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Nov. 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The counting continues in the first U.S. House race to be determined by a ranked balloting system, while a decision looms on a lawsuit designed to stop it. A federal judge said he aims to weigh in Thursday on a lawsuit joined by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin seeking to overturn Maine’s new voting system. Poliquin’s in a tight race with Democratic state Rep. Jared Golden, who has a chance to win the seat based on second-choice ballots. By Marina Villeneuve. SENT: 130 words. Developing.
BYHALIA, Miss. — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. The wintry weather was barreling eastward Thursday, with snow and ice expected from Ohio and the Appalachian Mountains through Washington, D.C., New York and New England. By Adrian Sainz and Jeff Amy. SENT: 470 words, photos.
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: Police in Maine say they are seeking a 29-year-old transient in connection with a death of a Bangor man earlier this week.
ELECTRONIC TREE LIGHTING: Christmas is several weeks away, but Maine’s largest city is inviting the public to a tree lighting of a different kind.
SHRIMP SHUTDOWN: Two days of meetings will determine if there’s going to be a shrimp fishing season in New England next year, and it doesn’t look promising.
XGR-MAINE LEGISLATURE-LEADERS: Maine House Republicans and Democrats are picking their new legislative leaders as Democrats gain control over the state Legislature.
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