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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

October 3, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Oct. 3, 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.

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PORTLAND, Maine — American fishermen are losing thousands of pounds of valuable fishing quota under a new catch share agreement with Canada. Fishermen from the U.S. and Canada seek haddock, cod and flounder on Georges Bank, which is a critical fishing ground east of New England. Under the new agreement, the U.S.’s eastern Georges Bank cod quota is falling by more than 25 percent to about 415,000 pounds and the eastern Georges Bank haddock quota is falling by about 4 percent to about 33 million pounds. By Patrick Whittle.


BUS DRIVER-ASSAULT: The Maine mother of an autistic teen who was allegedly hit by a bus driver says more training is needed.

FATAL OUI CRASH-SENTENCING: A Maine man who police say was intoxicated when he caused a crash that killed a passenger has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison.

COLD CASE-APPEAL: A Maine man who was convicted of murder in 2012 for the 1980 killing of a 20-year-old woman has filed a new appeal in which his attorney says DNA tests using new technology could prove her client innocent.

HERRING FISHING: Fishing managers in New England are asking the federal government to take action to try to reduce the possibility of overfishing in the herring fishery.

MISSING TEACHER: Search teams in Maine say they’ve found no signs to the whereabouts of a 47-year-old elementary school teacher who disappeared from her home.

WORKERS COMP PAYMENTS: A workers’ compensation insurer in Maine says more than 17,000 employers in the state will receive a record of $22 million in dividends this November.

BUSH GRANDDAUGHTER: The granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush and his late wife Barbara is going to talk about her book at the University of New England.

BUDGET SHORTFALL: Maine’s next governor could face a half-a-billion dollar spending gap. Maine estimates revenues won’t cover $504 million in potential spending between mid-2019 and mid-2021.


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