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BC-ME--Maine News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ME

January 8, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING:

OFFSHRORE DRILLING BAN

PORTLAND, Maine _ State legislators from eight states are announcing a united effort to protect their states from offshore drilling. By Patrick Whittle. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE

SWANVILLE, Maine _ A Maine elementary school has canceled classes over a shortage of school bus drivers.

WINTER WEATHER: The first part of a wintry one-two punch is going to create a messy commute across northern New England.

DEER HUNT-MAINE: Maine’s deer hunters would be able to harvest the animals with crossbows if a proposal from a state legislator is approved.

DEATH-METH LAB: The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says a death investigation led to the discovery of a methamphetamine operation at a home on Indian Island.

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