Weather Alert TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 526 PM EDT TUE JUL 28 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHEASTERN SOMERSET COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL MAINE... * UNTIL 600 PM EDT * AT 525 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR PITTSFIELD...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... PITTSFIELD...CANAAN...HARTLAND...DETROIT...PALMYRA AND SAINT ALBANS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN A MOBILE HOME OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.
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Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 

Governor LePage is hailing Maine’s dropping unemployment rate, now at its lowest since 2008.Maine Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette said Friday that the preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate estimate for Maine was 6.9% in April, down from 7.3% a year ago. The unemployment rate was below 7% for the first time since December 2008.LePage says the lower unemployment rate shows Maine’s economy is improving. But he said he and the Legislature “need to keep working to grow our economy and ensure that we do not slip backwards.”The U.S. unemployment rate was estimated at 7.5%, down from 8.1 percent one year ago. The New England unemployment rate was 6.8%.