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

April 8, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Monday, April 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

IN BRIEF:

GASOLINE PRICES: Gasoline prices have risen slightly in parts of northern New England.

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA-CONNECTICUT: A legislative committee is preparing to vote on a bill that could lead to legal recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

POLICE DETECTIVE KILLED: Maine State Police have identified the driver who was being assisted by a detective before the officer was struck and killed by a wheel that had separated from a logging truck trailer.

CLAM TROUBLE: A proposal that could change the way clam harvesters ply their trade in Maine is up for a hearing in the state capital this week.

XGR-CHARTER SCHOOLS-MAINE: Maine could increase or limit the number of charter schools in the state under new bills.

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