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

May 20, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



AUGUSTA, Maine _ Maine lawmakers say they’re nearing agreement on a budget after years of protracted budget talks. Developing.


MAINE UNEMPLOYMENT: The unemployment rate in Maine continues to hold steady at a little more than 3% amid a record-setting stretch of low joblessness.

AROOSTOOK FATAL CRASH: Maine State Police say a man was ejected and died at the scene of a rollover crash on I-95 in Howland.

CARIBOU MANSLAUGHTER: A Maine man who kicked a man on the face while he was on his knees will remain free pending his sentencing next month for manslaughter.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices continue to drop in northern New England.

SCHOOL GIFT-COLLEGE: A Maine college is giving nearly a half million dollars to a local school district to pay for a new classroom that focuses on hands-on learning.

FOOTBALL PLAYER-CLASSMATE DEATH: Jury selection is starting in the trial of a Maine man accused of raping, beating and strangling a former Mount Desert Island High School classmate.


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