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South China Woman Charged With Stealing From Store

Updated 9 months ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police say they have issued a court summons to a South China woman who allegedly ignored employees trying to stop her and walked out of a Waterville supermarket with about $200 worth of food.

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Chesterville Teen Girl Chases Off Burglar

Updated 9 months ago

CHESTERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police say a teenage girl hid in her bedroom when a man forced his way into her Chesterville home, then had the presence of mind to get a detailed description that helped investigators identify a suspect.

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1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Sanford Traffic Crash

Updated 9 months ago

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say one person is dead and two people had to be flown to a Portland hospital after a crash on Route 202 in Sanford.

Cpl. Matthew Gagne says a man driving a pickup truck died in the crash at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Maine Groups Get $320,000 For Home Care Programs

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine organizations are getting $320,000 in grants to support programs aimed at helping the elderly and the sick stay in their homes and receive health care.

The Maine Health Access Foundation grants are going to eight Maine organizations including the Aroostook Area Agency on Aging and the Penobscot Community Health Center.

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U.S. Sen. King Points To Alternative Health Care Website

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King is directing Mainers and other residents to an alternative website for viewing insurance plans under the federal health care overhaul.

The independent senator is recommending consumers use TheHealthSherpa.com while the federal website, Healthcare.gov, continues experiencing glitches.

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1,728 Pounds Donated In Maine Gov. Food Drive

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says that Maine residents have donated nearly 2,000 pounds of food in the annual food drive held at the governor’s home.

The 1,728 pounds of food will go toward helping needy families put food on the table during the holidays.

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Portland Woman Injured In I-295 Crash In Maine

Updated 9 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Authorities say an 80-year-old woman has been critically injured in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 295 in Portland.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the vehicles smashed into one another on I-295 south shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, causing the lanes to be closed for more than an hour.

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Woman Leaves Waterville Store Without Paying

Updated 9 months ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Police in Waterville are looking for a woman they say ignored employees trying to stop her and walked out of a supermarket with about $200 worth of food.

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Boothbay Harbor Man Arrested In Missouri Pleads Guilty

Updated 9 months ago

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

Updated 9 months ago

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

Updated 9 months ago

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

Updated 9 months ago

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

Updated 9 months ago

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

Updated 9 months ago

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

Updated 10 months ago

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

Updated 10 months ago

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

Updated 10 months ago

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

Updated 10 months ago

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

Updated 10 months ago

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

Updated 10 months ago

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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