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

November 20, 2018

Maine news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



No one dreams of a white Thanksgiving, but back-to-back snowstorms could make that a reality for millions across the Northeast. The latest snowstorm created messy road conditions Tuesday across much of New England, and the wintry outlook continues throughout the week. The forecast calls for snowsqualls Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, and extreme cold and blustery conditions on Thanksgiving Day. By David Sharp. SENT: 315 words.


MISSING HUNTER: The Maine Warden Service says a hunter who got lost on Westport Island was severely hypothermic by the time he was located.

FINANCIAL ADVISER-ORDER: A lawyer representing a financial adviser in Maine accused of spending over $200,000 of an investor’s money on real estate deals and a cannabis business says his client “categorically denies” the allegations.

WATERFRONT PURCHASE: A company in Maine says it has bought 30 acres of waterfront property that was once slated for a hotel and conference center near a popular lighthouse park.

TRIBAL GAMBLING: Maine’s top state court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of tribal gambling.

LIGHTHOUSE LENSES: A judge has ordered a Michigan man to surrender two antique lighthouse lenses worth at least $600,000, months after the collector lost a court battle with the federal government.

FORMER ATHLETE-RAPE CHARGES: A University of Maine coach says he knew of no reports of misconduct against a former university baseball player who is facing charges of raping six women in Delaware.

PORTLAND FATAL FIRE: The mother of a woman who died in one of Maine’s deadliest fires is petitioning the city to build a memorial to the victims.


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