BC-ME--Maine News Digest, 1:30 PM, ME, ME
Maine news from The Associated Press for Sunday, Jan. 27, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine _ Thanks to congressional intervention, military recruits are going be outfitted in Made-in-the-USA goods right down to their sneakers used for physical fitness training. The New Balance contract reflects only a sliver of the 3 million sneakers produced each year in the U.S. _ and even more worldwide. But it’s a big victory for workers in this plant in this quiet town of 3,500 people bisected by the Kennebec River, who say they are proud to be helping the military. By David Sharp. AP Photos.
FLU VACCINE RESEARCH: Maine’s independent U.S. senator says he’s joining a group of Senate colleagues to call on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to provide an update on research into a universal flu vaccine.
ME-FATAL FIRE-MAINE: Authorities in Maine have released the name of a 52-year-old man who died in a fire at a mobile home.
ME-TEEN PARENTS-MAINE: A Maine school for teenage mothers reports a graduation rate nearly double the average for such teens.
MAINE-HOT HOUSING: Maine broke records for the number of homes sold and the median price in 2018.
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