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Boothbay Harbor Man Arrested In Missouri Pleads Guilty

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to stealing a classic muscle car in April and driving it to Missouri.

Federal prosecutors say 63-year-old Ronald Fuller of Boothbay Harbor stole the 1971 Chevrolet Malibu convertible in Woolwich, Maine in April and drove to Farmington, Mo., where he was arrested by local authorities.

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Newry Man Dies In Fiery Maine Turnpike Crash

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police have identified the Newry man who died in a fiery crash on the Maine Turnpike in South Portland.

Police say 36-year-old Jacob Bartholomew lost control of his car at about 12:30 a.m. Monday and struck a tree, prompting the vehicle to burst into flames.

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UMaine Holds Meeting On Offshore Wind Project

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FRIENDSHIP, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine is inviting residents to learn more about its planned 12-megawatt offshore wind power project.

The first of three public meetings is being held Tuesday at the Friendship Town Office. Other meetings will be held Nov. 14 in Bristol and Nov. 25 in Port Clyde.

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Presque Isle Man Goes On Trial In 1998 Killing

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HOULTON, Maine (AP) — A 76-year-old northern Maine pawn shop owner is going on trial for murder for allegedly killing a woman in 1998 whose body has never been found.

George Jaime (JAY’-mee) Sr. of Presque Isle goes on trial Tuesday in Houlton in the death of 38-year-old Starlett “Star” Vining, who was in a relationship with Jaime when she was last seen. Jury selection was last week.

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Tom’s Of Maine Names Winners Of $150K In Grants

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KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Fifteen nonprofits from Maine to Washington are sharing $150,000 in grants as winners of Tom’s of Maine’s fifth annual “50 States for Good” program.

The Kennebunk-based natural personal care products company announced the winners Tuesday.

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Maine Proposes New Elver Reporting Rule

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine fisheries officials are seeking comments on a proposed rule that would require elver fishermen to record their sales to dealers on a swipe card to provide regulators more accurate and timely information on the elver catch.

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Peru Man Pleads Guilty To Molesting 2 Girls

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PARIS, Maine (AP) — A Peru man has been sentenced to spend nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually abusing two young sisters.

Robert Skeffington pleaded guilty to gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual touching Thursday in Oxford County Superior Court for abusing the girls in 2009 when they were both under 12.

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Biddeford Man Indicted In Bicyclist’s Death

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Biddeford man authorities say was drunk when his pickup truck struck a family riding their bicycles, killing the dad.

The Portland Press Herald, reports that David Labonte was indicted Thursday on charges including manslaughter and drunken driving.

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Police Warn People Of Phone Scam In NH, VT, Maine

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire State Police are warning people about a phone scam that has already victimized mostly older residents of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Police say people have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Maine Delegation Questions Acadia Contract Change

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s congressional delegation is questioning a recent decision to end a Maine-based company’s concession contract with Acadia National Park.

Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King wrote a letter to the National Park Service on Thursday asking for answers about the decision to end the concessions contract with The Acadia Corp. and select a new, out-of-state company for the park’s concessions.

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Dentists In Maine Offer Free Care For The Poor

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SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — More than 30 dentists across Maine are offering free dental care to the poor.

Dentists who are taking part in a program called Dentists Who Care for ME are providing free teeth cleanings, fillings and extractions on Friday to people who can’t afford dental care and don’t have dental insurance.

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Man Killed In Late-night Crash In Northern Maine

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ASHLAND, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating a late-night crash in northern Maine that killed a 34-year-old man and injured five others.

Officials say a pickup truck was heading north on Route 11 in Ashland shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday when the 22-year-old driver lost control and went off the road into a wooded area.

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Maine Man Charged After Health Center Gets Threat

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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police say that a Bangor man has been charged with terrorizing after a Maine health center received a call that was considered threatening.

Bangor Police Department Sgt. Catherine Rumsey said that the Eastern Maine Healthcare Mall in Bangor reported the call Thursday morning. Police did not say what the call entailed.

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Women’s Rights Advocates Want 2nd Look For Human Trafficking Bill

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Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Conservative women’s groups in Maine are urging lawmakers to consider a bill that would allow victims of human trafficking to have their prostitution convictions vacated.

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Mainers To Be Tested For Phthalates Chemicals

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two dozen Maine residents are going to undergo “bio-monitoring” tests for the presence of certain chemicals in their system.

The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine advocacy group is commissioning the tests over the next two months that will detect phthalates, in someone’s system.

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King: Conference Panel ‘one Of Our Last Chances’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine says the conference committee aimed at coming up with a fiscal plan is “one of our last chances” to show the American people that Congress can govern.

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Portland Bank Robbery Suspect Captured

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a Portland bank robbery earlier this year has been captured in Florida

The FBI announced Tuesday that 25-year-old Matthieu O’Rourke of Portland was arrested on Oct. 30.

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State Won’t Appeal Ruling In Lewiston Arson Case

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors say they will not appeal a judge’s order to dismiss as evidence the videotaped confession of a 13-year-old boy charged with setting an April fire in Lewiston that destroyed three apartment buildings and left 75 people homeless.

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Founder Of Maine’s ITN America To Testify In DC

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The founder of the Maine-based ITNAmerica plans to testify before the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which is examining transportation challenges facing the nation’s seniors.

Wednesday’s hearing will focus on options — both publicly and privately funded — that allow seniors to continue to live independently after they are no longer able to drive.

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Lawmakers Urging Study Of Dredging Proposal

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BELFAST, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers and environmentalists are seeking a comprehensive study of a proposal to dredge part of Penobscot Bay.

Sen. Chris Johnson of Somerville, Rep. Walter Kumiega of Deer Isle and Rep. Mick Devin of Newcastle are joining members of the Sierra Club of Maine and others in Belfast on Wednesday.

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