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

February 1, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Feb. 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



BATH, Maine _ Retired Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan is going to witness a milestone in construction of the warship that’ll bear his name. Levin, who served as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is attending a keel-laying ceremony Friday at Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works for the future USS Carl Levin. Also attending are Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and all four members of Maine’s congressional delegation. By David Sharp. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


BOMB THREAT-STUDENT CHARGED: Police have charged a 10-year-old elementary school student with felony terrorizing in connection to a bomb threat to school buses in Maine.

WETLANDS RESTORATION: Maine’s senior senator is joining a group of colleagues to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act for another five years.

LAWMAKER ETHICS: The public can weigh in on new proposed rules for Maine lawmakers.

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS: Lawmakers are set to consider the nomination of a former Portland police chief for public safety commissioner.

COD FISHING: Recreational cod fishing will remain off limits in one of New England’s most significant bodies of water for at least the first several months of this year.


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