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8 Sets Of Human Remains Found In Cornish

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CORNISH, Maine (AP) — Eight sets of human remains have been dug up near Cornish Town Hall, and authorities say even more may be discovered.

The first skeletal remains were dug up Monday by a construction crew installing a drainage pipe at the building. The medical examiner determined that the remains were of two people, even though just one skull was found.

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UMS Trustees Reject Closing Southern Maine Campus

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System’s trustees have rejected a proposal to close one the University of Southern Maine’s three campuses as an alternative to cutting faculty positions and eliminating academic programs.

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Suspect In Greene Slaying Denied Bail

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A judge has denied bail to a Lewiston man facing a murder charge in connection with the 2013 stabbing and strangulation death of another man.

A judge concluded after a hearing Wednesday the state had shown William True should not be allowed bail pending trial.

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Portland Honors Doctor From Haitian Sister City

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is honoring a Haitian pediatrician from its sister city in the Caribbean nation.

The city recognized the arrival to Portland of Dr. Rony Saint Fleur on Wednesday. Saint Fleur is a pediatrician who has worked as director of pediatric training at the Justinian University Hospital in Cap-Haitien. Cap-Haitien and Portland became sister cities in 2003.

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Maine Gets $35M In Heating Assistance Funds

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is getting a $35.3 million payment from the federal government to help residents heat their homes this coming winter.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the grants through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program on Wednesday. About $1.3 million of the award is being set aside for Maine’s American Indian Tribes.

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Governor Candidates Spar In Televised Debate

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in the tight race for Maine governor are meeting in their first televised debate.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud launched into each other from the start Wednesday night, and independent Eliot Cutler drew laughs when he asked, “Do you really want four or eight more years of this?”

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State Moves Virtual Charter School Forward

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Charter School Commission is advancing a plan for a second virtual charter school in the state.

The commission voted Wednesday to move the application from Maine Virtual Academy to the next step. It also voted not to advance applications from the Lewiston-Auburn-based Acadia Academy and Sanford-area Inspire ME Academy.

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Not Guilty Plea In Death Of Pregnant Girlfriend

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend in Maine is pleading not guilty.

Evaristo De Deus appeared in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Wednesday. He is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Laudrinha Kubeloso, who was four months pregnant when she was struck and killed by an SUV. De Deus later tried to flee to Haiti.

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Second Man Dies From Biddeford Arson Fire

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say a second man has died due to an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, last month.

Twenty-one-year-old James Ford died Tuesday night at a hospice facility in Scarborough. Firefighters rescued Ford and his roommate from the apartment on Sept. 18. The roommate, 23-year-old James Moore, died a couple of days later from smoke inhalation.

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Sens. King, Kaine Visit Qatar Before Coming Home

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Sens. Angus King and Tim Kaine are back in Washington after wrapping up a nine-day swing through the Middle East and south-central Asia with a visit to Qatar.

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Briefs In Appeal Of Cliff Push Trial Next Year

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for a man convicted of pushing his wife off a Maine cliff says briefs in his appeal of the conviction will not likely be filed until next year.

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Police: Harmony Homeowner Stabs Intruder

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HARMONY, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating a reported home invasion in Harmony in which the homeowner stabbed one of three intruders, who then fled the scene.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to a call around 11 p.m. Monday from a homeowner who said that three people had entered his house in an attempt to steal property.

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Bones Found In Cornish Maybe A Century Old

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CORNISH, Maine (AP) — Authorities say the grisly discovery of human bones during construction work at Cornish Town Hall is no need for alarm.

Police responded to town hall on Monday when a crew installing a drainage pipe spotted the bones, including a human skull.

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Ex-Police Chief To Plead Guilty To Sex Assault

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for the former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child says his client plans to plead guilty.

Andrew Demers Jr., of New Gloucester, had been scheduled to appear in the Cumberland County Courthouse on Tuesday for a hearing.

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Man Gets 45 Days For Egg Farm Shooting

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man hired to shoot rodents at a Maine egg farm has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for accidentally fatally shooting a farm worker.

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Man In Court For Death Of Pregnant Girlfriend

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Court officials say a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend is set to be arraigned in an Auburn court.

Evaristo De Deus is scheduled to appear at Androscoggin County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. He is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Laudrinha Kubeloso, who was four months pregnant when she was struck and killed by an SUV. De Deus later tried to flee to Haiti.

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Home Being Dedicated For Soldier Who Lost 4 Limbs

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MANCHESTER, Maine (AP) — A soldier who lost parts of all four limbs when an improvised explosive device detonated under him in Afghanistan is moving into a Maine home that’s adapted to his needs.

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Services Available For Verso Employees

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Verso Paper Company employees are taking advantage of services as they are readying for the closure of the mill on Dec. 1.

WNSX-FM reports the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce held a meeting on Tuesday to help prepare the workers for the closure. The closure of the Bucksport mill is expected to put more than 500 people out of work.

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Man Arrested In Weekend Home Invasion

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HOULTON, Maine (AP) — A man has been charged in connection with an armed home invasion in Maine in which a second suspect was later shot and killed by a trooper.

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Man Charged With Killing Mother-in-law In Court

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PERU, Maine (AP) — A man from the town of Peru charged with killing his mother-in-law is headed to court.

Authorities say 33-year-old Paul Orchard faces a murder charge at a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday in connection with the weekend death of Paula Nuttall.

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