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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

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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

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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

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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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Maine Lawmakers To Discuss MaineCare Rides Bills

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are beginning to consider measures to overhaul the state’s MaineCare transportation rides system.

The Department of Health and Human Services is taking public testimony on two measures Thursday introduced in light of problems in the current program that provides rides to appointments for MaineCare patients.

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Maine Survey: Fewer Students Smoking, Drinking

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state survey shows that fewer Maine students are drinking and smoking but that many are struggling with depression.

The Maine Department of Education says its annual survey of Maine 5-12 grade students in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services shows a decline in the use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, chewing tobacco, illegal prescription pills and inhalants among students in all grades.

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Judge Denies Appeal On Riverview Funding

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state appeal of the federal government’s decision to cut about $20 million in funding from the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center has been denied by a federal judge.

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Waterville Council Approves $6M In Hospital Bonds

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WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The Waterville City Council has approved up to $6 million in tax-exempt bonds for Inland Hospital improvements.

City Manager Michael Roy said Tuesday after the 7-0 vote that the money will come through the Finance Authority of Maine and the city is in no way liable for the debt.

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Defense Wants Charges Dismissed In Biddeford Case

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Attorneys for two Biddeford men charged with stabbing and using a brick to beat another man allege prosecutors deliberately withheld evidence and are asking that charges against their clients be dismissed.

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