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

January 17, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Jan. 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

GOVERNOR-LOOKING TO FUTURE

AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine’s new governor is looking to the future. Democrat Janet Mills plans to provide details Thursday on the creation of an Office of Innovation and the Future that will dive into major policy challenges and propose workable solutions. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

POTATO HARVEST-SCHOOL DISTRICT: A potato harvest is being reinstated for high school students in a Maine school district.

INFANT-SERIOUS INJURIES: Maine State Police say they are investigating how a 6-month-old baby suffered serious injuries inside his home.

FATAL CRASH-BUCKFIELD: Maine State Police say a 24-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision after his vehicle crossed the center line.

UNIVERSITY RENAMING: Officials at the second-largest public university in Maine say a new name would give the school a boost by helping attract more students.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: A Maine judge has ordered that a man charged in the killing of his girlfriend be held without bail pending a hearing.

WINTER WEATHER-NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: Wintry weather is poised to cause some problems as the week draws to a close in the Northeast, but an even bigger storm is looming for the weekend with up to 2 feet of snow expected in parts of northern New England.

GIANT ICE DISK: Maine’s giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end.

NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARIES: Maine’s congressional delegation is making a new attempt to address problems with the boundaries of Acadia National Park that complicate the harvest of clams and worms.

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