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BC-ME--Maine News Digest, 12:30 PM, ME, ME

March 9, 2019

Maine news from The Associated Press for Saturday, March 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

FIREFIGHTER FUNERAL

PORTLAND, Maine _ A memorial service is held Sunday for Berwick Fire Capt. Joel Barnes, who was fatally injured while shielding another firefighter from flames. Thousands including firefighters from around New England are expected to attend. Upcoming, 400 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos.

TOP STORIES:

SCALLOP DECLINE

Maine’s scallop harvest declined by about a third in 2018, marking the first time in several years that the valuable fishery has taken a step back. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 500 words.

IN BRIEF:

GREENS-LIBERTARIAN: Two third-party political groups in Maine say they are working together on several aspects of their agendas about which they find common ground, including a shared opposition to mandatory vaccination and a desire to cut corporate welfare.

FIREFIGHTERS INJURED: Fire officials say two firefighters received injuries battling a fire on Maine’s Midcoast.

HOSPITAL PENALTIES: Four Maine hospitals are receiving federal penalties for past high rates of “hospital-acquired” conditions, which include patients sickened by an infection.

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