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Moose Populations Down As Winter Ticks Cull Herd

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hunters getting ready to hunt moose in northern New England will face a season of less competition and fewer moose, as winter ticks have cut down the states’ moose populations.

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1 Dies In Fire Believed To Be Arson

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, is now being investigated as a homicide after one of the fire victims has died.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael Moore died Friday afternoon at the hospital.

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Judge Rejects Effort To Get Pot On York Ballot

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YORK, Maine (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by pro-marijuana activists that would have forced the town of York to put a legalization question on the November ballot.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Superior Court Judge Paul Fritzsche said in his ruling on Friday that York can’t regulate marijuana use because it’s not governed by local ordinances. It’s governed by state and federal law.

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Court Dismisses Do-not-resuscitate Appeal

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has dismissed a mother’s appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate order for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother’s wishes.

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Federal Judge: Whistle-blower Lawsuit Can Proceed

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a whistle-blower lawsuit against the state of Maine can move forward.

The Portland Press Herald reports that a U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday that Sharon Leahy-Lind and Katie Woodbury can proceed with their lawsuit against the Maine Center for Disease Control.

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Gov. LePage Presents Awards To 8 Companies

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is awarding eight Maine companies for their commitment to their employees and communities.

The Republican governor handed out the 24th annual Governor’s Award for Business Excellence to each of the winners on Friday at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.

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Maine-built Clipper Found On Ocean Floor

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine-built clipper ship that sank while transporting cargo from Boston has been discovered off the coast of California.

Researchers found the Noonday with the help of a remote-controlled submarine equipped with sonar and video that allowed them to see underwater video footage in real time. The Portland Press Herald reported that the researchers were participating in a five-day underwater survey that ended Monday.

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An Auction, This Time At East Millinocket Mill

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EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — An auction was held in June for equipment from the Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket. Now it appears that there’s going to be another auction for contents of the East Millinocket mill, the newer of the two.

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Maine’s August Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly in August to 5.6 percent.

The Maine Department of Labor said Friday that the jobless rate was up from 5.5 from July, but remains one percentage point lower than it was a year ago.

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Norridgewock Eviction Case Over Dog Dropped

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NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A Norridgewock landlord is dropping efforts to evict a tenant he said violated her lease by allowing her disabled daughter to stay in the home for five days with a service dog.

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Gardiner Lawyer Announces Run For DA

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GARDINER, Maine (AP) — A Gardiner lawyer has announced that he plans to run for district attorney for Kennebec and Somerset counties as an independent.

Kevin Sullivan made his announcement to challenge Democratic incumbent Maeghan Maloney on Wednesday. No Republicans are running.

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Rhode Island Woman Dies In Turnpike Crash

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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Police say a woman from Rhode Island on the way to her summer home in Maine died in a collision on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery when a tractor-trailer crashed through guardrails, crossed a median and hit her SUV head on.

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LePage To Present Governor’s Businesses Awards

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is applauding eight Maine companies for their commitment to their employees and communities.

The Republican governor will present the 24th annual Governor’s Award for Business Excellence to each of the winners on Friday at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.

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Scientists Study Pacific Phytoplankton

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EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — Five Maine scientists will spend the next three weeks traversing the Pacific Ocean studying how phytoplankton affect the nutrient cycles of the ocean.

The scientists are from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. A spokeswoman for the lab says they will travel from Honolulu toward the Equator studying the relationship between phytoplankton biology and the ocean’s chemistry. Phytoplankton are microscopic plants that live near the ocean’s surface and play a critical role in the ocean’s food web.

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Multi-state Fishing Group Wants Tougher Laws

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Regional fishing associations are uniting in an attempt to strengthen the laws that govern fisheries in federal waters.

The groups describe themselves as “small boat commercial fishing groups” from around the country. They sent a letter to Congress this month calling for laws that strengthen requirements to reduce bycatch, require more comprehensive catch information and maintain rebuilding timelines for fish stocks.

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Man Who Pushed Wife Off Cliff Nears Sentence

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine resident convicted of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff in Camden Hills State Park is set to be sentenced in one week.

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Biddeford Fire Sends 8 To Hospital

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine fire marshal’s office says an apartment building fire in Biddeford that injured two people was intentionally set.

Two young men were rescued from a third floor apartment early Thursday morning.

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Norridgewock Woman Faces Eviction Over Service Dog

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NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A Norridgewock woman faces eviction from her home for allowing her daughter’s service dog to visit the house for five days in August in what her landlord says was a violation of the lease.

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NYC Man Faces Drug Charges

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine drug agents have arrested a New York City man they say dropped a bag containing hundreds of oxycodone pills when police approached him.

Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency were conducting an investigation about 8 p.m. Tuesday when they approached 31-year-old Pierre Dupera, of Brooklyn, New York, behind a supermarket.

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Christopher Buckley To Deliver Address In Biddeford

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Political novelist and satirist Christopher Buckley is delivering a lecture in Maine.

Buckley is set to deliver the 5th annual George and Barbara Bush Distinguished Lecture Thursday evening at the University of New England in Biddeford.

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