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Boy Charged In Lewiston Fire Ruled Not Competent

Updated 8 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The arson case against a 13-year-old Lewiston boy charged with starting a massive apartment fire in the city last year has been suspended by a judge who determined that prosecutors have not met their burden of proving the boy is competent to stand trial.

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Bailey Continues To Press For Law License In Maine

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Celebrity lawyer F. Lee Bailey is continuing his fight to practice law in Maine.

A lawyer for Bailey and the Board of Bar Examiners will make their arguments to the state supreme court on Tuesday.

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Maine Regulators To Vote On Offshore Wind Project

Updated 8 months ago

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A panel of state regulators is poised to vote on a proposal to build a 12-megawatt wind project off the coast of Maine.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to grant initial approval for a state contract to the University of Maine and its partner companies, called Maine Aqua Ventus.

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1,000 Bogus Tax Warnings Mailed To Mainers

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine has mailed erroneous tax warnings to 1,000 Maine residents, demanding immediate payment for income taxes, penalties and interest. The letters threatened to garnish recipients’ wages or seize of their property if payments were not made.

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Maine Wants People To Report Ice Storm Damage

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Emergency Management Agency says it wants to hear from people who’ve suffered ice storm damage.

Maine is collecting information about the damage from the Christmas week storm that knocked out power to more than 160,000 homes and businesses and left many in the dark for a week.

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Maine Police Identify 2 Killed In Hollis Crash

Updated 8 months ago

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) — Maine state police say the father of a teenage driver who lost control of his van on slushy roads Saturday was one of the two people killed in the crash.

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Price Of Gas In Maine Falls Nearly 2 Cents

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The average price of gasoline has fallen nearly 2 cents in Maine in the past week, to $3.52 a gallon.

The gasoline pricing website GasBuddy.com surveys more than 1,200 Maine gasoline outlets.

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Bids Due This Week For Bankrupt Railroad In Maine

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Parties interested in buying the bankrupt railroad responsible for a disaster that killed 47 people in Canada have until the end of the week to submit bids.

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Maine Officials At Summit Takes On Aging Issues

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials, business and education leaders are working to address the challenges the state faces due to its increasingly older population.

The state is holding a Summit on Aging on Friday at the Augusta Civic Center.

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Hebron School Reopens After Oil Spill

Updated 8 months ago

HEBRON, Maine (AP) — Students are returning to a Hebron elementary school more than a week after a heating oil spill forced them to take classes at a different school.

State environmental officials say about 140 students will be allowed to return to Hebron Station school on Monday, with some precautions.

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Mass. Man Appeals Conviction In Maine Slayings

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man convicted of fatally shooting the mother of his four children and one of his best friends in Maine in 2011 is appealing to the state’s highest court.

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Ex-Farmington Town Worker Appeals Dismissal

Updated 8 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Farmington’s former wastewater superintendent who was fired after seven weeks on the job is appealing his dismissal.

In a complaint filed in Franklin County Superior Court, Nicholas Mayhew of Wilton said he was hired in August, but fired Oct. 28 by Town Manager Richard Davis.

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Saco Man Dies In York Sheriff’s Office Custody

Updated 8 months ago

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — An investigation is underway after a man died while in the custody of the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say 49-year-old Jeffrey Andrew Noonan of Saco died shortly after going into medical distress at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday. He had been taken for medical treatment the previous day.

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Skowhegan Fire Chief May Fight Dismissal

Updated 8 months ago

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Longtime Skowhegan Fire Chief Tom Keene says he’s considering a legal fight after he was dismissed last month.

The 58-year-old Keene has been a firefighter for 40 years and chief for 21.

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Portland Slaying Suspect Seeks Dismissal Of Evidence

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man charged with killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in an SUV in a hotel parking lot in Portland is scheduled to face trial in March.

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Big Trucks To Tackle Snow, Ice At Sunday River

Updated 8 months ago

NEWRY, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Sunday River ski resort is hosting a racing event that doesn’t involve skiing or snowboarding.

The Red Bull Frozen Rush on Friday features eight 900-horsepower trucks and professional drivers for a head-to-head race on the resort’s unpredictable snowy terrain.

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Farmington Responds To Shooting Lawsuit

Updated 8 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The town of Farmington has filed its response to a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the fatal police shooting of a U.S. Army veteran.

Authorities say 28-year-old Justin Crowley-Smilek was fatally shot outside Town Hall in November 2011 after threatening an officer with a knife. Crowley-Smilek had served in Afghanistan.

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Auburn Man Gets 18 Months For Baseball Bat Attack

Updated 8 months ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — An Auburn man has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for using a baseball bat to hit a man during an argument over laundry.

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Dog Survives More Than A Week In Maine Elements

Updated 8 months ago

NORTH ANSON, Maine (AP) — A Maryland family’s dog that went missing on a holiday trip to Maine has been found after surviving more than a week of sub-zero temperatures and sever winter storms.

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Windsor Man Pleads Guilty In Pedestrian Death

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Windsor man has pleaded guilty to being under the influence of prescription painkillers and marijuana when his vehicle a pedestrian who died days later.

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