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Google Barge Leaves Maine, Heads For Scrap

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Google’s four-story barge left Portland for Boston, and will soon be scrapped.

The Portland Press Herald reports the barge itself will remain in Boston for some time before it is put to commercial use somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico. Portland Tugboat LLC Capt. Brian J. Fournier’s company escorted the barge to Boston Harbor. He says the four-story, white-colored structure that sits on the barge will be scrapped.

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Man Who Lived As Hermit Adjusting To Society

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the Maine woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.

Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says Christopher Knight could complete his time in a special court program this fall. Police say Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit, stole food and other things from homes while he lived in the woods for 27 years.

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Rangeley Man Charged With Stealing $6,000 Bike

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RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Rangeley police say they have charged a local man with stealing a $6,000 mountain bike and trying to sell it on Craigslist.

Chief Dennis Leahy says 18-year-old Randall Thompson is charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking.

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NYC Man Pleads Guilty To Maine Counterfeit Scheme

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York City man authorities say used teenage girls to spend counterfeit $100 bills in Maine has pleaded guilty to related charges.

Andrew Cupidore pleaded guilty this week in federal court to passing counterfeit U.S. currency.

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Death Of 3-year-old Lovell Girl Investigated

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LOVELL, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police and the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a 3-year-old Lovell girl.

A spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety says an autopsy on the girl’s body was performed Tuesday and more tests are scheduled for Wednesday.

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Maine House Speaker’s Bills Address Aging Issues

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BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democratic House speaker is outlining a series of policy proposals aimed at helping the state’s rapidly aging population.

House Speaker Mark Eves will unveil the proposals on Wednesday at the Creekside Village adult housing apartments in Brunswick.

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Attorney General Dismayed By No Pay Boost For Assistants

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills and some lawmakers are raising concerns about Gov. Paul LePage’s delay in signing off on a pay boost for assistant attorneys general.

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Autopsy Confirms South Paris Man Shot To Death By Police

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MEXICO, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement officials say a Maine man was shot multiple times by police during an exchange of gunfire with officers.

The attorney general’s office says an autopsy concluded that 52-year-old Steven R. Piirainen of South Paris died from gunshot wounds to the neck and chest. The wounds were not self-inflicted.

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Police Van Driver Didn’t Have Valid License

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ALFRED, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say the driver of a York County Sheriff’s Department van that was hit by a tractor-trailer had a suspended license.

State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says Roger Lanoie of Shapley was cited for operating after suspension on Tuesday. His license was suspended for failing to pay a civil fine for a seat belt violation.

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Cutler Releases First TV Ad In Governor’s Race

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has released his first television advertisement.

The ad launched Tuesday touts Cutler’s business experience. Cutler highlights a company he helped start after the 2010 campaign that he says has sold more than 5 million pounds of Maine lobster to China.

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UMaine Schools See Jump In Out-of-state Enrollment

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An increase in the number of out-of-state students enrolled in University of Maine System schools this fall is providing a financial boost for the cash-strapped system.

The Portland Press Herald reports that as of Aug. 10 commitments from out-of-state students — who pay nearly three times the in-state tuition — are up 12 percent over the same time last year.

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Psychiatric Patient Charged With Attacking Nurse

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A patient at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly using a chair to attack his nurse.

Police say 23-year-old Frank Stewart became angry with staff on Saturday evening in a dispute over an aluminum plate.

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Maine Environmentalists Rally About Climate Change

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine environmentalists will gather at a Portland hiking trail to rally about the impact of climate change on the state’s recreational opportunities.

The Natural Resources Council of Maine is hosting the event Tuesday at Baxter Woods Trail. The council is assembling people from the medical, conservation and outdoor recreation communities to release a National Wildlife Federation report called “Ticked Off.” The report is about the impact of climate change on populations of pests like ticks and mosquitoes and the spread of plants such as poison ivy.

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South Portland Voters To Decide On Legalizing Pot

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — South Portland’s City Council has voted to place a measure on the November ballot that would legalize possession of marijuana.

The council voted unanimously Monday night to put the question on the ballot. The measure would make it legal for people 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

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Candidates In Governor’s Race To Speak In Bangor

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in the race for Maine governor will be speaking at events for the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce this fall.

The group says that independent candidate Eliot Cutler will speak at its chamber breakfast event on Sept. 11.

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Portland Police Looking For Missing Man

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Portland, Maine are seeking help to find a 52-year-old man who is missing.

The Portland Police said Monday that Robert Koch left his residence on Riverside Street on Friday and said he was going to the Trolley Park. He may have been seen on Saturday at the 7Eleven at Forest Ave and Riverside Street.

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City Manager For Portland Resigning

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The city manager for Portland is resigning.

Mark Rees announced on Monday that he’s resigning to pursue other professional and personal opportunities.

Portland officials said that Rees, who has served as manager of the Maine city for three years, will step down on Sept. 3.

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Belfast Man to be Sentenced for Killing Woman

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BELFAST, Maine (AP) – A 44-year-old Maine man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and seriously wounding her son in a late-night attack at the woman’s Belfast home is due to be sentenced this week.

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Maine Gas Prices Dropping

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen 7 cents per gallon in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.49 a gallon — down nearly 20 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Church-owned Park In China Vandalized

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CHINA, Maine (AP) — Members of a 200-year-old church in China have been angered and saddened by vandalism to church property.

Parishioners at the China Baptist Church arriving for services Sunday morning found that the lawn of the church’s park on China Lake had been torn up by a vehicle, leaving muddy ruts, stripped of grass.

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