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Police Charge Man After Accident Injures Elderly Woman

Updated 4 months ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — Saco police say they have charged a 45-year-old man with leaving the scene of a crash that sent an 87-year-old woman to the hospital.

The Portland Press Herald reports police say they have charged Leo Paul Bedard of Saco with leaving the scene of an accident. The accident sent Jewell Friedman to the hospital in critical condition.

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Southern Maine Hospitals In Hot Water For Infection Rates

Updated 4 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston and Maine Medical Center in Portland may face federal penalties for high rates of complications and infections.

The Sun Journal reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has placed the two hospitals on a preliminary list of 761 hospitals that could be penalized. Some of the hospitals on the list could avoid penalties after the agency does more analysis.

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NTSB: Fog A Possible Cause In Rockefeller Crash

Updated 4 months ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says fog may have played a role in the suburban New York plane crash that killed doctor and philanthropist Richard Rockefeller.

The Portland Press Herald reports witnesses told the NTSB that the weather was “dark, rainy and foggy” the morning of the crash. The 65-year-old Falmouth, Maine, resident died June 13 when his single-engine plane crashed in Purchase, New York. Rockefeller was the only person on board.

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Gas Prices Heading Up

Updated 4 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have risen 3.5 cents in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.74 a gallon — up 6.7 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Helicopter Aids Fallen Man At Baxter State Park

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BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — A 60-year-old-man has been rescued after suffering possible head and spine injuries while hiking at Baxter State Park.

The Maine Army National Guard said their soldiers evacuated the man from the park via helicopter on Sunday.

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Maine Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine prosecutors say one of three people arrested on a charge of operating a sex-trafficking business from a Gorham home has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Norway Man Indicted On Charge That He Stole Dog

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PARIS, Maine (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Norway man on charges that he broke into a Hebron home and stole the family dog as well as several electronic items.

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Missing Lewiston Girl Found Safe In Mississippi

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old Lewiston girl reported missing by her mother last week has been found safe.

Police said Sunday that Brianna Robinson was located in Mississippi over the weekend.

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Skowhegan Drive-In To Hold Fundraiser

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SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — The Skowhegan Drive-in Theater is hoping movies by a native of son of Maine will help it raise money to make the critical conversion from film to digital.

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Mainers Urged To Prepare For Severe Summer Weather

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are encouraging residents to protect their homes against severe summer weather.

Gov. Paul LePage and Bureau of Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa say that the beginning of the Atlantic hurricane season means that residents should be ready for possible high winds, flooding and other things that can damage homes. Hurricane season runs June 1 through Nov. 30.

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Red Sox Employee, Girlfriend Dead In Car Accident

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BOSTON (AP) — A 28-year-old man who produced the video and scoreboard entertainment at Fenway Park was killed along with his girlfriend when they were struck by a car in the Back Bay.

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Free Screening Of Cancer Documentary In Freeport

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FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — The L.L. Bean Casco Conference Center will host a free screening of The Peloton Project, a documentary about living with cancer.

The screening is set for June 26 at 7 p.m. The film follows 39 cyclists who travel 2,500 miles from Calgary, Alberta to Lewiston, Maine over the course of ten days to raise money for cancer. Each cyclist is paired with someone who is fighting cancer. The film also tells the story of three of the people fighting cancer.

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Portland Latino Festival Scheduled For July 12

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland will host a Portland Latino Festival at Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish in Portland.

The July 12 festival will take place in the church hall and parking lot and will include food native to Central and South America, games, handmade crafts and live music. It is intended to raise money for repairs to the church. The parish is home to the Diocesan Hispanic Ministry for the Greater Portland area and serves people from 12 Spanish-speaking countries.

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Kittery Church Celebrates 80th Anniversary Sunday

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KITTERY, Maine (AP) — St. Raphael Church in Kittery, Maine is set to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

The Catholic church will hold a special 1 p.m. Mass and reception on Sunday. Bishop Joseph E. McCarthy dedicated the church in June 1934. It sits on the foundation of a former stable and was built with hand-cut hard pine from Maine.

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NTSB: Poor Visibility At Time Of Rockefeller Crash

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NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators say bad weather and poor visibility may have been factors in a New York plane crash that killed a great grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller.

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After Year Apart, Pair Joined For 71st Anniversary

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — A couple in Maine will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary next week, one year after they marked a big but bittersweet milestone.

Ninety-one-year old Delbert McCrum and 92-year-old Wilda Chase had their first date 75 years ago at a picnic on Mars Hill Mountain. They became sweethearts and were married on June 24, 1943.

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Maine Seeking Applications For Scholarship Program

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is accepting applications for a scholarship program that will help pay for education and training to help people get jobs in high-demand fields.

The Maine Department of Labor says it’s seeking applications for the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program starting Monday until July 3.

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LePage Travels To China To Meet With Businesses

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is heading to China to try to bring a manufacturing project to northern Maine.

The Republican governor departs for Beijing Saturday. He’s scheduled to return Thursday.

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Navy SEALs To Swim Lake To Support Camp

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CASCO, Maine (AP) — Four Navy SEALs will swim the 13-mile length of Sebago Lake this summer to help military families go to camp next year.

The SEALs hope to raise $80,000, or enough money for 40 military families to attend Camp Sunshine, a Casco camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. Two of the SEALs planning to swim on August 21 are from Maine.

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Cross-dressing Bank Robber Sentenced

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man who robbed a Maine bank dressed as a woman and later exploited a jail security lapse to have a tryst with a female inmate has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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