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AP-ME--Maine News Digest, ME

October 12, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Oct. 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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BANGOR, Maine — Rats aren’t just for cities: Rural residents across Maine are reporting an increase in the rodents, mirroring a trend nationwide. Expecting 350 words.



BANGOR, Maine— A Maine man won’t have to go jail for causing a police standoff that ended with him being shot and his home destroyed by a police explosive. Sent 130 words. Will be expanded


PORTLAND, Maine — The campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody angrily denounced suggestions he mistreated an employee who brought a sexual discrimination complaint after her firing after she gave birth. Sent 212 words.


SHORT TERM RENTALS: Housing officials in a Maine city are pushing for a temporary moratorium on short term rentals.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR: A Piscataquis County educator is Maine’s 2019 Teacher of the Year.

FIRE CHIEF-FIRING: More than 200 residents were removed from a public hearing in which local leaders upheld the firing of a local fire chief.

TRAFFIC STOP-DRUG ARREST: Police say they found more than 1 pound (.45 kilograms) of cocaine and three stolen guns at a Maine man’s apartment

BOWDOIN COLLEGE-ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER: Bowdoin College has opened its new, state-of-the-art environmental studies center.

SWORD STANDOFF: Authorities say a man armed with a sword held off police for several hours at a Maine hotel.

MAINE-SUPERFUND CLEANUP: State and federal environmental officials have completed a cleanup at a former chemical plant in Maine that had been a Superfund site for nearly three decades.

CRASH-MISSING DRIVER: Maine State Police are looking for the driver of a truck after it crashed and sparked a power outage.

CHURCH ABUSE-BUFFALO: The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, criticized for his handling of alleged abuse by clergy, says a high-ranking U.S. cardinal didn’t “check on the facts.”

CAMPING RECORD: The numbers indicate that Maine’s campers are indeed happy.


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