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Bath Man Charged With Abusing Infant Son

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BATH, Maine (AP) — A Bath man has been charged with abusing his infant son.

Police on Thursday arrested 24-year-old Brandon Ross and charged him with six counts of aggravated assault, three counts of assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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Elizabeth Arden’s Estate On The Market

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ROME, Maine (AP) — The former summer home in Maine of beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden is on the market for $765,000.

Arden built the main house in the town of Rome as her summer estate in the 1920s then later established the Maine Chance Spa at the site. Mamie Eisenhower, Edna Ferber, Judy Garland, Lillian Gish and Ava Gardner were among the guests.

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Livermore Falls Man Dies Days After Being Struck

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LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (AP) — Police say an 82-year-old Livermore Falls man struck by a car as he walked across a street in town earlier this month has died.

Police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. says Richard McCrillis died Wednesday, 10 days after he was struck while in a crosswalk on Depot Street on June 1.

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3-day Bike Across Maine Fundraiser Begins

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NEWRY, Maine (AP) — More than 2,000 cyclists are setting out on a three-day ride across Maine to raise money.

The 30th annual fundraiser for the American Lung Association kicks off Friday at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry.

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Republicans To Rally Behind Candidates

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — After a bruising primary, Maine Republicans are looking to unite behind Bruce Poliquin and reclaim the 2nd Congressional District for the first time in two decades.

Republicans are holding a rally on Friday to kick off the campaigns for the general election in November.

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Trade Mission Continues In London

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials and businesses have arrived in the United Kingdom to continue their North Atlantic trade mission.

The group is shifting its focus to London on Thursday after spending several days in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Maine Receives $127 Million Through Bond Sale

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will receive $127 million through selling bonds that will support several transportation and infrastructure projects.

State Treasurer Neria Douglass said that the state’s general obligation bonds were sold on Thursday and the proceeds will be available later this month.

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Man Jailed For Molestation Arrested For Child Porn

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NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say a 60-year-old Poland, Maine man who was convicted of molesting children 10 years ago has been arrested for possessing child pornography.

Deland E. Small was arrested on Wednesday on charges of possessing sexually explicit material. Police say Deland was arrested in North Yarmouth and taken to Cumberland County Jail after detectives seized computers at his home last month. Police say the computers contained “dozens of images” of child pornography.

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Officials Continue Cleanup Of Spilled Fuel

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GORHAM, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are working to clean up thousands of gallons of fuel that were spilled after a truck crashed in Gorham.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is helping the Maine Department of Transportation and Gorham Public Works in the cleanup effort on Thursday.

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Lawyer For Convicted Chelsea Woman Seeks Leniency

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for a former Chelsea selectwoman convicted of extortion and fraud says his client deserves a lenient sentence because she grew up in a dysfunctional family, is an abuse victim, has several medical issues and because of her years of good service to the town.

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Augusta School Board OKs Reproductive Services

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Augusta’s school board has voted 7-1 to provide reproductive health services, including pregnancy tests and birth control, to students at Augusta’s Cony High School starting next year.

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Man Charged With Leaving Creepy Notes

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KENNENBUNK, Maine (AP) — An Old Orchard Beach man is facing charges for allegedly leaving creepy notes in the mailboxes of two Kennebunk homes that appeared to threaten children and were signed “pervert.”

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Skowhegan Man Charged In Fatal Crash

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FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Skowhegan man has been charged in connection with an accident in Fairfield in November that took the life of a dairy farmer from Starks.

Prosecutors say 38-year-old Mark Bussell was arrested this week on charges of manslaughter and aggravated criminal operating under the influence in connection with the Nov. 27 head-on crash that took the life of 67-year-old James Murphy.

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Maine Halts Aid For Immigrants In US Illegally

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s attorney general says a move by the state Department of Health and Human Services to eliminate its support of general assistance welfare benefits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally is unconstitutional.

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Maine To Open State Parks For Free On Father’s Day

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — All of Maine’s state parks and historic sites will be open for free admission on Sunday in honor of Father’s Day.

State officials say all vehicles with a Maine license plate will receive free admission to 48 state-owned and operated locations. Gov. Paul R. LePage calls the free admission “a way of thanking Maine residents and showing appreciation for their support of Maine parks.”

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Bush Bash: Elder Ex-president Marks 90th Birthday

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday in Maine.

A family spokesman says a private dinner Thursday evening features a guest list of more than 200 friends and relatives.

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Moderate New England Republicans Continue To Fade

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Conservative firebrand Bruce Poliquin’s victory in the GOP primary in Maine’s 2nd District comes as the traditional moderate Republicans who once controlled the party in New England struggle for viability.

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Man Suffers Minor Injuries In Moose Crash

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TA R2 WELS, Maine (AP) — A man is in stable condition after suffering minor injuries during a car collision with a moose in an unorganized territory in northern Maine.

Jonathan Malone struck a female moose at midnight Wednesday in TA R2 WELS, a territory south of Linneus. Police say he suffered minor injuries to his forehead and refused medical treatment at the scene. Family then transported him to the hospital.

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Maine’s Highest Court Affirms Cat Abuse Judgment

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court has affirmed a Franklin County court’s ruling that a Maine woman must pay $18,000 to the state after it seized 26 cats from her home.

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High Court Rejects Hospital’s Appeal

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was awarded $200,000 by a jury in his malpractice suit filed after a doctor mistakenly told him he had an aggressive and fatal form of cancer won’t have to face another trial.

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