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Boater Spots Fire On Portland’s Waterfront

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Firefighters responded quickly to control a fire in an empty warehouse on Portland’s waterfront that was first spotted by a boater.

Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria says the fire department was contacted by a boater around 7:10 p.m. Monday. The boater reported seeing flames inside a commercial building on Maine Wharf, behind the Dry Dock Restaurant and Tavern.

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Sebago Lake Boat Launch Closes For A Month

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CASCO, Maine (AP) — The popular boat launch at Sebago Lake State Park will close for about a month to allow for renovations and maintenance that state officials say will make it easier for boaters to get access to Sebago Lake.

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Maine Gets $600K For Crops, Including Hops

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine will get more than $600,000 from the federal government in support of the state’s specialty crop producers, including producers of hops.

The USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant will give the state $602,679 to invest in ten specialty crop initiatives. The state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the initiatives will help strengthen food products including potatoes, wild blueberries and maple syrup. The department says it will also investigate the health of honey bees and further development of a hops industry that will aid Maine’s craft beer industry.

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Westbrook Man Charged With Shooting At Taxi Driver

Updated 1 week ago

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a Westbrook man they say smashed a taxi cab’s windshield then shot at the driver.

Officers responded to Carlson Street just after 10 p.m. Sunday when the cab driver called to report the shooting.

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FairPoint Freezes Pensions For Workers

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The imposition of FairPoint’s final contract over objections of two unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont is becoming real for workers.

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Man Convicted Of Pushing Wife Off Cliff Appeals

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A man convicted of bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a Maine cliff is appealing his conviction and sentence.

A judge ordered Charles Black to serve 10 years in prison with a sentence imposed last month. A jury found him guilty of attempted murder in July. Attorney Walter McKee says he filed an appeal on behalf of Black.

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Great Northern Paper Filings Show Deficit

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Recent court filings have revealed the depths of Great Northern Paper Co.’s financial hole.

Great Northern, the operator of the paper mill in East Millinocket, Maine, filed for bankruptcy last month.

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Hayride Investigation May Conclude This Week

Updated 2 weeks ago

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) – Authorities say the investigation into a Maine hayride accident that killed a 17-year-old girl and injured more than 20 others could be finished by the end of the week.

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Maine, Most Other States Don’t Regulate Hayrides

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MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — Maine, like most states, doesn’t have strict regulations for hayrides, including the one that lurched down a steep hill and into a tree over the weekend, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring more than 20 others.

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Maine Moose Hunt Resumes On Monday

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The second session of Maine’s annual moose hunting season is underway.

The moose hunt started Monday in 19 of the state’s 29 wildlife management districts. It ends Oct. 18.

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Fort Fairfield Man Charged With Child Sex Abuse

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Presque Isle police say they have arrested a man who pretended to be a minister and sexually abused children.

Police say 67-year-old James Morgan of Fort Fairfield was arrested Wednesday and charged with gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, and unlawful sexual touching. It’s not clear if Morgan has a lawyer.

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Teen Pleads Guilty To Wilton Jewelry Theft

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FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A New Sharon teenager who pleaded guilty to stealing an estimated $50,000 in cash and jewelry from a Wilton home could have his plea to felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor if he stays out of trouble for two years.

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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

Updated 2 weeks ago

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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