- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Upcoming Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014:

Good morning. 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 Portland office at 207-772-4157 or [email protected], or to Northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327 or [email protected] Kathy McCormack is on the desk.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates



BANGOR, Maine - A former top drug prosecutor who fled Maine after being convicted on child pornography charges is due to be sentenced. By Alanna Durkin. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m.; sentencing scheduled to start at 10 a.m.


ATTORNEY-MONEY LAUNDERING: A former criminal defense attorney and sports agent from Maine has been sentenced to two years in prison for laundering nearly $200,000 of a business partner’s illicit drug profits.

CRASH VICTIM DEATH: Police say a second person has died of injuries sustained in a traffic crash in Fryeburg earlier this month. Paul Cundiff, the driver of a pickup truck that struck a tree late in the morning of Dec. 9, died Tuesday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

PORTLAND DEADLY FIRE: Scientists with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are using a computer model to re-create the conditions of an apartment fire that killed six people in Portland in November.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: The certification process for Maine medical marijuana patients is moving online. The Maine Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services says providers will be required to use a new online tool to certify patients.


If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to [email protected] If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at [email protected] or 877-836-9477.

MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Maine and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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