Upcoming Maine news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013:
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 Maine bureau at 207-772-4157 or email@example.com, or to Northern New England Correspondent Rik Stevens at 603-224-3327, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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— AUGUSTA MOSQUE — The Augusta Planning Board has unanimously approved construction of the city’s first mosque. The Islamic Society of Greater Augusta, a nonprofit group founded in 2009, won approval from the board on Tuesday to build a 1,230 square-foot mosque, with seating for 70 people and parking for 21 cars, on a dead-end street on the city’s east side.
— BOLD SHOPLIFTER — Police say they have issued a court summons to a South China woman who allegedly ignored employees trying to stop her and walked out of a Waterville supermarket with about $200 worth of food.
— HOME INVASION-TEEN — Police say a teenage girl hid in her bedroom when a man forced his way into her Chesterville home, then had the presence of mind to get a detailed description that helped investigators identify a suspect.
— BOOSTERS CLUB THEFT — The former treasurer of a Maine high school wrestling team’s booster club has pleaded not guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the organization.
— PICKUP TRUCK FATAL — Police say one person is dead and two people had to be flown to a Portland hospital after a crash on Route 202 in Sanford.
— HEALTH CARE GRANTS — Maine organizations are getting $320,000 in grants to support programs aimed at helping the elderly and the sick stay in their homes and receive health care.
— HEALTH OVERHAUL-MAINE — U.S. Sen. Angus King is directing Mainers and other residents to an alternative website for viewing insurance plans under the federal health care overhaul.
— GOVERNOR-FOOD DRIVE — Gov. Paul LePage says that Maine residents have donated nearly 2,000 pounds of food in the annual food drive held at the governor’s home.
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