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

July 6, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org



Tens of thousands of Mainers who could qualify for voter-approved Medicaid coverage face lingering questions on expansion’s fate as a funding plan lacks House Republicans votes needed to override the Republican governor’s veto. By Marina Villeneuve. 600 words by 2 p.m.



WASHINGTON — By themselves, Democrats can’t stop the Republican-run Senate from confirming President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. But they’re determined to make it agonizing for a pair of pivotal GOP senators to back the nominee. By Alan Fram. SENT: 900 words.

With BC-ME--Supreme Court-Collins.


KILLING-ARREST: Police in Maine’s largest city say they have charged a 19-year-old man with a murder stemming from the death of a man on a street corner last month.

DRUG FIELD TEST-POLICE: A Maine police chief’s proposal to use drug field tests has drawn criticism from some officers.

CORNFIELD JOYRIDE-CHARGES: Maine State Police say a 19-year-old’s joyride in a cornfield has led to a felony charge.

CAR PASSENGERS SHOT: Police in Maine say the reckless handling of a firearm in a car caused two passengers to be injured by one bullet.

EMERGENCY SHELTER-OPPOSITION: City officials including the mayor of Portland faced a hostile crowd of residents opposing a plan to build a new emergency homeless shelter.

SUPREME COURT-COLLINS: The ACLU is the latest group to put pressure on Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins on the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy.

MAN-APPARENT DROWNING: Authorities say a man apparently drowned in a Maine river.

MAINE GIRLS ACADEMY CLOSING: Maine’s only private, all-girls school says it is closing.

POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS: The police chief in Maine’s largest city is resigning and becoming the city’s assistant manager.

ORGANIC GROUP-LEADER: One of the biggest and oldest state-level organic growing associations in the country has a new executive director who will start next month.


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