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

August 23, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Aug. 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNows.

IN BRIEF:

RIP CURRENT RESCUE: Authorities in Maine say lifeguards and good Samaritans helped rescue four people struggling against rip currents at a beach.

BEAR HUNT-MAINE: Wildlife biologists say they expect bear hunters to have more success in the hunting season that begins in a few days because of poor availability of natural foods.

MENTAL HEALTH-MAINE: An advocacy group says Maine must reduce deaths by suicide while improving mental health care.

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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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