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Sanford Man Gets 2 Years In Fatal Crash

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ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Sanford resident who was drunk and driving 40 miles per hour over the speed limit when his car crashed, killing his wife, will spend two years in prison.

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Suspect In Fatal Saco Hit-and-run Faces New Charge

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SACO, Maine (AP) — A grand jury has added a felony motor vehicle charge to six other charges a Saco man faces for allegedly leaving the scene after striking an elderly woman out walking her dog.

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Poland Man Indicted On Assault Charges

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Poland man charged with stabbing his uncle has been indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on two counts of elevated aggravated assault and other charges.

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LePage Celebrating Mill’s New Tissue Machines

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BAILEYVILLE, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is heading to northern Maine to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for two new tissue machines at a pulp mill.

The Republican governor is applauding the $120 million investment by Grand Investment Corporation at St. Croix Tissue Inc. in Baileyville. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held there Friday.

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Man Charged In Pregnant Woman’s Death Due In Court

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors say a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend will be arraigned on Oct. 15.

Evaristo De Deus is being held without bail and is charged with murder. His girlfriend Laudrinha Kubeloso was four months pregnant when she was struck and killed by an SUV. He later tried to flee to Haiti.

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Jury Convicts NYC Man In Maine Murder Case

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York City man accused of shooting his married girlfriend and leaving her body in a SUV in a motel parking lot where it was found in January 2013 has been convicted of murder in Maine.

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Wiscasset Approves Changing Contentious Road Name

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WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Wiscasset road has been renamed less than two months after town officials approved calling it Redskin’s Drive, a move that drew condemnation from Native American groups.

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Bear-baiting Ban Supporters Seek Injunction

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to ban bear baiting in Maine is seeking an emergency injunction to halt the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife from using its resources to campaign against the statewide referendum.

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Police: Contractor Scammed Maine Residents

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FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A man barred from working as a home repair contractor in Massachusetts for not completing work for which he had been paid now faces similar charges in Maine.

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Horse Struck, Killed By Vehicle In New Sharon

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NEW SHARON, Maine (AP) — An older, partially blind horse has been killed by a car after escaping from its pasture in New Sharon.

State police say the horse was struck by a car driven by a 21-year-old Gardiner woman at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Fish Auction Improvements Underway

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest fish auction is getting a million-dollar face-lift.

Work on the Portland Fish Exchange began earlier this week. The $1 million in improvements to the building is part of a $100 million state bond approved by voters last year. Portland Fish Exchange General Manager Bert Jongerden says the work will replace the building’s roof, which is about 25 years old. He says the work will likely be finished by the end of next week. More work on the building is expected in the winter and spring.

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Coast Guard Investigating Why Acadia Boat Sank

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BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard says the National Park Service is overseeing final salvage operations and debris removal in the wake of the sinking of a boat off of Acadia National Park.

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Foundation Gives $750K For Low-income Mainers

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland-based foundation is giving $750,000 to the Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community to help low-income residents become financially stable.

The John T. Gorman Foundation announced the grants Wednesday at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College. The foundation says the money will be used to help 1,000 low-income residents and families learn ways to save money, financial literacy and ways to take advantage of tax refunds.

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Sex Offender Dies While Serving 20-year Sentence

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WARREN, Maine (AP) — Officials say a Maine State Prison inmate serving a 20-year sentence for sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl has died.

Officials say 65-year-old Ronald Leslie Farrar died Tuesday at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. State Police and the state medical examiner’s office are reviewing the death.

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Governor Candidates Spar Over Health Care, Jobs

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In their first debate, the three candidates for Maine governor traded jabs over health care, minimum wage and the state’s struggling paper industry.

Independent Eliot Cutler and Democrat Mike Michaud on Wednesday criticized Gov. Paul LePage over his refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law, which the Republican governor has said will be too costly.

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Flood Of Donations Helps Sanford Food Bank Stay Open

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SANFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine food bank in danger of shutting its doors because it had run out of cash has been saved by a flood of donations.

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2 Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Cab Driver

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SACO, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested two men they allege assaulted and robbed a Saco cab driver.

Police were called by a Twin City Taxi dispatcher who told them that one of the company’s drivers had been attacked at about 2 a.m. Tuesday by two men he had driven to a hotel in Saco from Old Orchard Beach.

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Clinton Man Sentenced For Chopping Down Trees

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former Clinton man who cut down hundreds of cedar trees on his neighbors’ property and sold them as fence posts has avoided serious jail time.

Gregory Hanson pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a charge of theft by unauthorized taking for cutting down about 300 cedars on the private property of three neighbors between October 2013 and March 15. Prosecutors say the 23-year-old Hanson turned the trees into finished fence posts that were put up for sale.

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Boston Man Gets 15 Years On Drug Charges

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Boston man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring that distributed cocaine in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

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Vermont Wire Fraud Sentencing Postponed Again

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The sentencing date for a Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town will not likely be set until November.

A judge convicted Craig Sanborn, of Maidstone, Vermont, in May. U.S. Attorney Gail Malone says several issues related to his sentencing remain in dispute. She says prosecutors and defense have until early November to return to court with agreements. There was a chance Sanborn could have been sentenced Monday.

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