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Stephen King’s Newest Book Is Released

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Stephen King’s latest novel is out.

“Revival” is being released Tuesday, and King will be in New York City to mark the event.

His six-city book tour travels from New York City to Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; Wichita, Kansas; and Austin, Texas, before wrapping up on Nov. 17 in South Portland, Maine.

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Gov. LePage Attending Veterans Day Ceremony

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is visiting with former military service members to honor Veterans Day.

The Republican governor and first lady Ann LePage are attending a ceremony Tuesday at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta. The two have spent the last three Veterans Days at the home.

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Portland Officials Chill On Library Constable Idea

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Some members of the Portland City Council are chilly about a request from the city’s public library to allow security guards to ban unruly patrons without calling police.

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Deputy Police Chief In Sex Harassment Case

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The deputy police chief of a Maine city is being disciplined under the department’s sexual harassment policy.

The Sun Journal reports Auburn Deputy Chief Jason Moen made an inappropriate sexual comment to another member of the police department on Sept. 29. He will serve a one-day unpaid suspension and is required to attend a course about the need for a supervisor to not engage in sexual harassment.

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Feds Add Fishing Restrictions For Atlantic Cod

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With the Atlantic cod population at an all-time low, federal regulators are announcing the closure of commercial and recreational cod fishing in parts of the Gulf of Maine.

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First Of 3 Maine Ballot Recounts Set For This Week

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The first of three ballot recounts in close races for the Maine Senate is scheduled for this week.

The recount for the race for Senate District 11 will take place on Friday. Unofficial results in the Waldo County race show incumbent Republican Michael Thibodeau defeating Democrat Jonathan Fulford by 115 votes.

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Wire Fraud Sentencing Unlikely Before 2015

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town will not likely be sentenced until next year.

A judge convicted Craig Sanborn, of Maidstone in May. U.S. Attorney Gail Malone says Sanborn’s sentencing date is likely to be set in December; it has been delayed a few times.

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Police: Teens Stole $5K Of Medical Marijuana

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Police say two Maine teens stole $5,000 worth of medical marijuana and left it in a car at their high school parking lot.

Ellsworth Police Detective Dotty Small tells WNSX-FM that two boys ages 18 and 17 have been charged with theft and burglary.

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Maine Gas Down A Nickel Per Gallon

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drivers in Maine are getting more good news.

Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is down another nickel to $3.03.

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3 Hurt In Richmond Car Crash

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RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Authorities say three men were taken to a hospital when their car crashed and rolled over in Richmond, ejecting all three.

Police say the car went airborne and rolled into a ditch on Beedle Road at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Maine Democrats To Choose Leaders For New Session

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democratic lawmakers are getting ready to pick their leaders ahead of the new legislative session.

The Democratic caucus in the House will meet on Wednesday to vote for a speaker as well as majority leader and assistant majority leader.

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Police: Man Hurt After Portland Florist Burglary

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say injured himself when he fell from a rope he was using to rappel down a fire escape after breaking into a flower shop.

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Panel May Issue Ocean Acidification Findings

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine committee charged with studying the impacts of ocean acidification on the state’s environment may soon issue a draft of its recommendations.

The Maine Ocean Acidification Study Commission is meeting Monday in Augusta at 9 a.m. The 16-member council will report its findings to the state legislature’s Marine Resources Committee after it finalizes its recommendations.

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Feds: No More Cutting Dogfish Fins At Sea

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishery managers are bringing the spiny dogfish fishery into compliance with a conservation act that prohibits the removal of shark fins at sea.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Spiny Dogfish Management Board announced new rules about the fishery on Oct. 31. A spokeswoman for the board says the rule change ensures consistency with the Shark Conservation Act of 2010, which prohibits processing at sea.

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Officials To Meet With Scallop Fishermen

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are reaching out to scallop fishermen in advance of the season that begins on Dec. 1.

This year’s scallop season will include a 70-day season in zones one and two and a 50-day season in zone three, which includes scallop-rich Cobscook Bay.

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Lewiston Father Denies Causing Infant’s Death

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man has pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge in connection with the bathtub death of his infant son.

The Lewiston Sun Journal reports that 27-year-old Sean St. Amand appeared in court Friday after being indicted by a grand jury earlier in the week in the death of his 11-month-old son.

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Recounts Expected In 3 Senate Races

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials will do recounts in three tight races for spots in the state Senate.

The Maine secretary of state’s office says that a recount has been requested in the race for Senate District 11, where Democrat Jonathan Fulford challenged incumbent Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau. Unofficial results show Thibodeau winning by 115 votes.

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Portland House Where Fire Killed 6 Had Complaints

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A house that was destroyed in Maine’s deadliest fire in 40 years had a history of complaints, including a concern about a possible illegal unit on the third floor.

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Police: Maine Man Knew He Sent Poison For Suicide

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine man knew when he sent poison to a depressed Englishman that the recipient intended to use it to kill himself.

The Portland Press Herald reports that an investigation released by English police says Sidney Kilmartin, of Windham, Maine, and Andrew Denton of Hull, England, exchanged emails in which Kilmartin offered to sell Denton potassium cyanide and gave him advice on how to use it. Police say Denton was found dead in December 2012.

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Maine Fugitive Caught In Vermont After 33 Years

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NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Maine fugitive who had been on the run for 33 years after escaping from the Aroostook County Jail is headed home after being captured in Vermont.

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