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BC-ME--Maine News Digest 6 pm, ME

April 11, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, April 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



HALLOWELL, Maine _ A proposed 145-mile (233-kilometer) transmission line that would serve as a conduit for Canadian hydropower to reach the New England power grid cleared a major hurdle Thursday with approval of the Maine Public Utilities Commission. By David Sharp. SENT: 550 words.


ACADIA-BODY FOUND: Law enforcement officials say the body of a man who went missing this week has been found in Acadia National Park.

ROOFER DEATH-MANSLAUGHTER: A home improvement company has been charged with manslaughter following the death of a worker who fell off a roof in December in Portland, Maine.

TROOPER DEATH-CRASH: The Maine Legislature is honoring a Maine State Police detective who was killed assisting a driver.

DRUG COUNSELOR-MARIJUANA CHARGES: A Maine woman who worked as a certified drug counselor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture more than 50 marijuana plants.

PARK BRAWL: Police in Maine have arrested three people, two of them teenagers, in connection with a park brawl that led to a man’s death last year.

BABY EEL POACHING: Authorities in Maine say two people have been arrested and charged with illegally possessing baby eels after officials found them taking the fish from a stream.

MOTH OUTBREAKS: A scientist with the University of Maine says the Pine Tree State’s trouble with a moth that defoliates trees and irritates people is likely to be bad this year.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government is going to continue using a protected zone to try to help endangered whales travel safely until at least late April.


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