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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 1:30 pm, ME

March 29, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, March 29, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


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Both sides have finished presenting evidence in the murder trial of a man accused of setting fire to a delivery truck while two people were sleeping in the back. Developing.


PREGNANT NURSES: The stork will be making even more trips to a Maine hospital.

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION-MAINE: Police in Maine say a man fatally shot his estranged wife before setting fire to her mother’s home and returning to the scene of the shooting to kill himself.

DEATH INVESTIGATION: The Maine man who police say confessed he fatally shot his girlfriend in the back has pleaded not guilty to murder.

POLICE CHASE APPEAL: Maine’s supreme court has overturned an attempted murder conviction because the defendant’s lawyer didn’t let him testify at trial.

MAINE MARINE PATROL: The Maine Marine Patrol has a new leader.

SPEEDWAY FOR SALE: A race track in northern Maine is for sale.


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