BC-ME--Maine News Digest 6 pm, ME
Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Dec. 14, 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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AUGUSTA, Maine _ A Republican incumbent dropped his request for a recount Friday in the first congressional race in U.S. history held under a system by which voters rank candidates in order of preference. The announcement by Rep. Bruce Poliquin came a day after a federal judge tossed out his challenge of the candidate-ranking system. SENT: 375 words, photo.
CHINESE TOURISTS-SEX TRAFFICKING
PORTLAND, Maine _ A New Hampshire husband and wife used a messaging system popular in China to entice women to come to the U.S. on tourist visas to serve in the sex industry in northern New England, according to court documents. SENT: 250 words.
AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine’s incoming Democratic governor has nominated a former senior White House health policy expert to head the state’s embattled health agency. Gov.-elect Janet Mills said Friday she nominates former Obama administration staffer Jeanne Lambrew as the next commissioner of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services.SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 6 p.m.
PAPER MILL: A Chinese paper firm that bought a Maine mill is slated to receive $12 million in tax credits.
GIRLFRIEND KILLING: Authorities say a Maine man charged in his girlfriend’s death is due in court.
EX-HUSBAND KILLING-DRIVEWAY: A judge has told a Maine woman charged with killing her husband in a driveway that her request to withdraw a guilty plea could result in more prison time.
GOVERNOR’S DAUGHTER-NRA: Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s daughter has been hired by the National Rifle Association as its new state director for Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
ROOFER-FATAL FALL: Police say a man has died after falling off a roof he was working on in Maine.
FARM BILL-HUNGER: A coalition of Maine anti-hunger groups says the Farm Bill passed by Congress this week is a win for the state’s hungry.
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