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Maine Asks Medicaid Consultant To Resubmit Report

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services is asking a consultant to resubmit a report after a newspaper found that portions were taken from another organization’s work.

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LePage Warns Against Possible National Guard Cuts

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is criticizing the media and Democrats for mischaracterizing and politicizing the possible move of the Maine Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion.

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Jury Convicts Maine Woman In Manslaughter Case

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PARIS, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman accused of being drunk and reading a text message at the time of a double-fatal car crash has been convicted of vehicular manslaughter.

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Winthrop Woman Faces Charges In Fatal Crash

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Winthrop woman charged with causing a fatal traffic crash in Monmouth in March has pleaded not guilty.

Alyssa Danielle Marcellino was ordered held on $20,000 bail at her arraignment on Wednesday.

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Portland’s Proposed Shopping Bag Fee Cut In Half

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A proposal by the city of Portland to charge shoppers for disposable plastic or paper shopping bags has moved forward after a city council committee voted to lower the proposed fee and send it to the full council.

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Jury To Get West Paris Woman’s Manslaughter Case

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PARIS, Maine (AP) — The trial of a West Paris woman charged with being drunk and reading a text message when her car crashed, killing two teenage passengers, is winding down.

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Sanford Man Pleads Guilty In Child Porn Case

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Sanford man charged with emailing sexually explicit videos of children to an undercover federal agent has pleaded guilty.

Richard Moulton Jr. entered his plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to a charge of transportation of child pornography.

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3 States Discussing Holiday Weekend Traffic

Updated 2 months ago

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine State Police are going to discuss traffic patrols going on in the three states over Memorial Day weekend.

A news conference is scheduled at 11 a.m. Thursday in Salem, New Hampshire, at the northbound rest area on Interstate 93.

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Deadline Nearing For ‘Best Places To Work’ Program

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The deadline is quickly approaching for companies interested in competing for the title of “Best Places to work in Maine.”

Any company with at least 15 employees in Maine can register by Friday.

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Attorney General Warns Of Phone Scam

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s attorney general says businesses should be aware that callers claiming to be from the state’s Office of Tourism are likely part of a phone scam.

Attorney General Janet Mills says callers are claiming to sell advertisements in a publication for the office and are seeking a cash payment over the phone. She says the calls are not legitimate.

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Man Fatally Crushed In Maine

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MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say a Monmouth man was fatally crushed by a load of steel reinforcing bar at Mid-Maine Foundations.

Chief Kevin Mulherin told the Kennebec Journal ( ) that a truck was dropping off the load of rebar when the load slipped and landed on the victim, identified as 30-year-old Philip Coward.

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Jury To Deliberate In Bangor Triple Murder

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Jury deliberations are expected to begin Wednesday in the triple murder and arson trial in Bangor.

Tuesday, lawyers made their closing arguments,

Randal Daluz and Nicholas Sexton have been tried for the 2012 deaths for the last three full weeks.

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Police: Whitefield Man Facing Arrest Flees

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WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Whitefield man charged with stealing several batteries from a car dealership made police work overtime to capture him.

Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies went to 36-year-old Jeffrey Luce’s home on Tuesday to question him after the batteries were located at a Jefferson redemption center. The owner said he purchased the batteries from Luce.

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Poland Man Sentenced For Stealing VA Benefits

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Poland man has been sentenced to three years of probation, six months of which must be served in home confinement, for stealing about $10,000 in mileage reimbursements from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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3 Families Allege Child Abuse At Lyman Day Care

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LYMAN, Maine (AP) — Three families whose children were allegedly abused at a now-closed Lyman day care center have filed lawsuits.

Three separate complaints filed last month in York County Superior Court accuse the owners of the Sunshine Childcare & Preschool of assault and battery, negligence and intentionally causing emotional distress for children. One suit alleges an owner called a child “fat and disgusting” and forced her to run.

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Girl Charged With Killing Infant In Court

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SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine girl who was 10 years old when she was charged with killing an infant in her mother’s care is scheduled to appear in court where a plea deal is expected to be discussed.

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14 Communities Get Grants To Attract Investment

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fourteen Maine communities are receiving grants designed to help cities and towns attract private investment.

Among the municipalities benefiting from the federally-funded Community Grant Block Program is Brunswick. The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is receiving $250,000 to transform a hanger into a tech business accelerator, which is expected to create 25 jobs.

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Maine Lobsterman Charged With ‘egregious’ Harvest

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Marine Patrol is charging a 34-year-old Stonington lobsterman with what it calls the most egregious case of harvesting undersized and protected lobsters in more than 25 years.

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Medical Examiner: Teen Death Accidental Drowning

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NORTH WATERBORO, Maine (AP) — The Maine medical examiner’s office has ruled the death of a teenager whose body was found in Lake Arrowhead to be an accidental drowning.

The examiner says 15-year-old Jaden Dremsa drowned after hitting his head.

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State House Copper May Become Art, Souvenirs

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The century-old green copper sheathing being removed from the State House dome as part of a $1.3 million restoration project may be sold for something other than scrap.

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