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Man Pleads Guilty In Bleach Attack

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who threw bleach in the face of a 60-year-old woman has pleaded guilty.

Charles Cortright III was sentenced to serve about five months of a three-year jail sentence in Kennebec County Superior Court this week, but was freed because he was given credit for time served.

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Police Continue To Investigate Saco Double Shooting

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SACO, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine continue to investigate a home invasion in Saco in which one of the homeowners as well as a house guest were shot multiple times.

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New Toll Plaza Plan Presented For York

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YORK, Maine (AP) — The Maine Turnpike Authority’s plan to build a high-speed toll plaza in York is back on the table.

Area residents have long opposed the plan, but a proposal presented Thursday to the board of directors would build the new plaza a few hundred feet north of the existing plaza on land the authority already owns.

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Striking FairPoint Workers To Rally In Concord

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — FairPoint Communications workers and their supporters are marking their tenth week of their strike with a rally outside the New Hampshire Statehouse.

Unions that represent more than 1,700 workers across Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say FairPoint has rejected virtually all of their proposals. The company’s chief executive officer says the unions have refused to bargain in good faith.

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Sen. King To Unveil Vets Legal Assistance Program

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is getting ready to announce an initiative to improve civil legal assistance for veterans, with a focus on women.

The Independent senator and representatives from Pine Tree State Legal Assistance will unveil the initiative on Friday at Portland City Hall at 1 p.m. King says the effort will assist in expanding StatesideLegal.org, a legal assistance website for military service people, veterans and their families.

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LL Bean To Give $1.9 Million To Nonprofits

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FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean is giving nearly $2 million to more than 100 community organizations.

The family-owned retailer’s board of directors approved gifts ranging from $5,000 to $225,000 to organizations involved in conservation and recreation, health and human services, education, and culture and the arts.

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2 Shot In Maine Home Invasion

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SACO, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating an early morning home invasion in Saco (SAH’-koh), Maine in which two people were shot and injured.

WGME-TV ( ) reports the home invasion happened at 2:45 a.m. Thursday. Police Chief Brad Paul says a man and woman were shot and are being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Paul says one other person was in the home at the time of the shooting and was not injured.

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LePage The Most Frugal In Maine Governor’s Race

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — In the three-way race for Maine governor, the candidate that spent the least amount of money came out on top.

Final finance reports filed this week show that incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage spent just under $2 million over the course of the heated campaign.

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Maine Democratic Party Executive Director Leaving

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The executive director of the Maine Democratic Party is stepping down.

The party said Thursday that Mary Erin Casale is leaving her post and will be replaced by Finance Director Jeremy Kennedy until a new executive director is announced next month.

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Hiring 715 Workers

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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard says it’s in the process of hiring more than 700 workers.

The shipyard announced Thursday that recruiting is underway with a goal of completing the hiring by the end of September.

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Authorities Seek To Shield Some 911 Info

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety has proposed a change to state law that would bar the public release of certain information from 911 calls involving domestic violence, sexual assault or personal medical information.

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Portland Unveils New Langlais Public Art Project

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland officials are unveiling the acquisition of several works of art by Maine artist Bernard Langlais that are being placed in public buildings around Maine’s largest city.

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Several Hunting Seasons End Soon

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Several Maine hunting seasons for birds and small game animals are entering their final two weeks.

The seasons for ruffed grouse, bobwhite quail and pheasant all end for the year on Dec. 31. That is also the final day for hunting gray squirrels, raccoons, skunks and opossums.

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Lewiston Man Convicted Of Killing Informant

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine jury has found a Lewiston resident guilty of murdering a man prosecutors say informed on him in a burglary case.

The Sun Journal reports 21-year-old William True was convicted in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Wednesday after a nine-day trial featuring nearly two dozen prosecution witnesses. True did not take the state in his defense.

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FairPoint Union Bargainer Says They’ll Negotiate

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The chief negotiator for the unions on strike against FairPoint Communications in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine is rejecting assertions by the company that they’re not willing to negotiate.

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Heating Oil Prices Fall Another 7 Cents

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil dropped 7 cents in the past week.

The Governor’s Energy Office says the average price according to the Nov. 24 survey was $2.86. The average kerosene price of $3.46 was also 7 cents lower than last week. Propane prices declined a penny to $2.77. Heating oil averaged $3.66 per gallon a year ago at this time, while kerosene dropped 60 cents in that time and propane dropped 15 cents.

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Police Arrest Teen In Evacuation Caused By Threat

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WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old Maine resident for sending two threatening emails to a school district that resulted in three days of school closure.

WGME reports police say there was sufficient evidence to indicate the threat to Regional School Unit 14 was credible. One of the emails referenced the use of a weapon.

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Tom’s Of Maine To Award $500K To Nonprofits

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KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Tom’s of Maine is gearing up to award more than $500,000 to nonprofits for this year’s “50 States for Good” initiative.

This is the second year in which the Kennebunk-based natural personal care products company has donated to projects that benefit communities in all states and the District of Columbia.

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Lawyer Gets 2 Years For Laundering Drug Money

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — 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.

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Police: Porter Man Dies A Week After Fryeburg Crash

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FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — 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.

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