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

December 4, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



AUGUSTA, Maine — A teenager who fatally stabbed her parents and pet dog faces up to 55 years when she’s sentenced. Andrea Balcer (BAHL’-sur) pleaded guilty under an agreement that caps her sentence. She was 17 at the time of the Oct. 31, 2016, stabbings at their Winthrop home. The teenager told a police dispatcher that she “snapped” on the night of the stabbings. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m., photos.


HEAD START: Heart Start programs in Down East Maine will receive nearly $2 million to improve service.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to apmaine@ap.org. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867.

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