BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine is preparing this week for the first trials since March.

In Penobscot County, a man charged in a 2017 killing in Cherryfield is going on trial on a murder charge.

In Kennebec County, two juries already have been selected for a couple of drunken-driving trials.

Court officials have described these cases as pilots, meant to iron out the wrinkles that will surely arise during a pandemic. Judges, clerks, attorneys and advocates are watching closely.

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