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Man Wanted In Maine Found At NH Supermarket

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HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a man wanted on a probation violation in Maine is accused of leading officers on a chase in Hooksett with a woman and her two young children in the car.

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Independent Cutler Hits The Road For Tax Plan

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BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is hitting the road to highlight his proposal to slash property taxes for homeowners.

Cutler’s “property tax roadshow” that begins Monday in Bridgton will take him to several communities this summer. He’s challenging Republican Gov. Paul LePage, along with Democrat Mike Michaud.

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Price Of Gas Down Slightly

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen slightly more than half a cent in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.74 a gallon — up 6.2 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Maine’s Redneck Games Later This Month

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HEBRON, Maine (AP) — The fourth annual Redneck games are scheduled to start in Hebron later this month.

The event featuring the mud run, bobbing for pigs’ feet, toilet seat horseshoes and greased watermelon race, is set to start July 31 and end Aug. 3 at organizer Harold Brooks’ property.

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Uncle Stabbed During Argument, Nephew Arrested

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POLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old man who stabbed his uncle in the uncle’s home in the town of Poland has been arrested.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says 49-year-old Steven Narbonne was arguing with his nephew Phillip Audet early Sunday when he was stabbed twice with a butcher knife.

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Police Identify Men In Biddeford Shooting

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — State police say two men shot inside a Biddeford apartment were victims of a double homicide that is still under investigation.

Police identified the men Monday as 37-year-old Jeffrey Lude of Biddeford and 42-year-old Russell Lavoie of Old Orchard Beach.

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Suit Says Maine Blueberry Industry Exploited Labor

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims a farm labor recruiter, two employers and multiple housing providers committed more than 250 violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act during the 2008 Maine blueberry harvest.

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Hebron’s Redneck Games Later This Month

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HEBRON, Maine (AP) — The fourth annual Redneck games are scheduled to start in Hebron later this month.

The event featuring the mud run, bobbing for pigs’ feet, toilet seat horseshoes and greased watermelon race, is set to start July 31 and end Aug. 3 at organizer Harold Brooks’ property.

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Out-of-staters Give UMaine System Economic Boost

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The number of out-of-state students enrolling at University of Maine System schools is on the rise, good news for a system that is facing significant financial difficulties.

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Winslow Police: Missing Girl Report A Hoax

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WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — Winslow police have charged a man for allegedly making up a story about a 9-year-old girl falling into the Kennebec River during holiday celebrations.

Police say 32-year-old Jon Duffy, a volunteer at the Winslow Family 4th of July Celebration, told police around 2 p.m. Saturday that two young siblings had fallen into the river and he’d helped the boy out, but a 9-year-old girl floated downstream.

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Couple Wants To Turn Church Into Cider House

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GARDINER, Maine (AP) — A Maine couple wants to open a hard cider brewery inside an old church building in Gardiner, but first they need city approval.

David Boucher and his fiancee, Kristina Nugent, of New Harbor, have been looking to open their Lost Orchard Brewing Co. in the former Gardiner Congregational Church for months, but old zoning rules didn’t allow it.

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Makeshift Bomb Explodes In Mexico Church Mailbox

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MEXICO, Maine (AP) — Police in Mexico are investigating after someone set off a homemade bomb inside a church mailbox.

Lt. Dan Carrier says the bomb actually went off Friday night, but because that was July Fourth, neighbors who heard the explosion at the First Baptist Church thought it was fireworks and didn’t report it.

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Boston Drummer Isn’t Quitting Day Job As Teacher

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WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — The drummer for the rock band Boston isn’t quitting his day job as a teacher.

Jeff Neal is a social studies teacher at Windham High School. But on his summer break, he’s playing the drums — a gig he’s enjoyed since 2002.

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Maine’s Cianbro Looking For Business Overseas

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The head of Maine’s largest construction company is traveling to Iceland and Greenland in search of business opportunities.

President and CEO of Cianbro Corp., Peter Vigue, leaves Monday on the week-long trip during which he will visit with political and businesses officials in both countries in the hopes of brokering business deals for construction work.

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Maine State Police: 2 Dead In Shooting

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — State police say two men are dead after an apparent shooting in an apartment in Biddeford.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland says Biddeford police were called to an apartment house on Western Avenue for a shooting around 7 p.m. Sunday. He says one man died at Maine Medical Center and the other died in an ambulance.

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Maine Man Killed In New Hampshire Motorcycle Crash

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RYE, N.H. (AP) — Police say a 25-year-old man from Kittery, Maine, has died in a motorcycle crash.

The accident happened Friday morning in Rye, New Hampshire. Responders arrived at the scene to find Matthew Dodge unconscious.

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Maine May Face Federal Highway Funding Shortfall

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine transportation officials say they are preparing for a shortfall in federal highway dollars that could begin in August.

The Portland Press Herald reports federal highway dollars pay as much as 80 percent of the cost of Maine road and bridge projects. The federal Highway Trust Fund helps states pay for transportation projects and is expected to become insolvent by the end of the month without Congressional intervention.

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Portland Free Summer Concerts Set For July, August

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest city will host a series of outdoor summer concerts on Wednesday and Thursday nights in July and August.

The Portland concerts will take place on Wednesdays at sunset at the Western Promenade, at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the bandstand in Deering Oaks Park, and at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Fort Sumner Park.

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Schools’ Agreement To Ease Credit Transfers

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Husson University and Southern Maine Community College have signed an agreement that will make it easier for students to transfer their credits between the schools.

The schools recently celebrated the agreement, which they say will facilitate the transfer of credits from some associate degree programs at SMCC into bachelor’s degree programs at Husson. Among the SMCC programs included in the agreement are business administration, computer technology and criminal justice.

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Farmers Lukewarm On Possible Deal To Save MOO Milk

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Oakhurst Dairy is making a tentative offer to buy Maine-based organic milk brand MOO Milk, but the farmers behind MOO are cool to the idea.

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