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SOS Signs Off On Bear Baiting Referendum Petitions

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine election officials say supporters of a proposal to end bear baiting have surpassed the threshold necessary to put the initiative on the fall ballot.

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1 Dies In 2-vehicle Crash In Maine

Updated 8 months ago

NORTH MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say one person has died in two-vehicle accident in North Monmouth, Maine.

The accident involving a car and SUV happened on Route 202 in front of Hall’s Collision Center on Thursday morning.

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Maine Prison Guards Request Purchase Of Stab Vests

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The union representing Maine’s prison guards has asked legislators to support the purchase of “stab vests” for its members following a fatal inmate stabbing at the Warren prison.

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Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty To Pill Thefts

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man has pleaded guilty to stealing packages of prescription drugs sent to veterans while he worked for United Parcel Service.

Nathan Brown pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to theft from an interstate shipment and possession of oxycodone.

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Maine State Prison Inmate To Appear In Court On Murder Charge

Updated 8 months ago

WARREN, Maine (AP) — A Maine State Prison inmate charged with stabbing another inmate 87 times is due in court.

Officials say Richard Stahursky is expected to make his first court appearance on Thursday in Knox County Superior Court. He’s charged with murder in the fatal attack on 37-year-old Micah Boland in the Maine State Prison.

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Flood Potential Discussed In Annual Meeting

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The potential for Maine rivers to flood and cause damage this spring will be assessed at the annual meeting of the River Flow Advisory Commission.

The meeting is scheduled to take place Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Maine Emergency Management Agency building in Augusta.

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Panel Eyes Bill To Remove Wind-power Goals

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s bill to remove the wind-power megawatt targets from Maine law is sparking a debate over how the state should move forward with wind-energy development.

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Panel OKs Bill To Cancel Consultant Contract

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative panel has given approval to a bill that would cancel the state’s nearly $1 million contract with a consultant examining its Medicaid program.

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Wind Project Generates Cash For One Maine Town

Updated 8 months ago

OAKFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine town has received the first of payments that will amount to millions of dollars from an agreement with a renewable energy company.

First Wind said Tuesday that it has paid the town of Oakfield $600,000 as part of an agreement to build its wind power project there. The payment is the first of many that will be used to provide tax relief to area residents.

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1 Dead After Standish Traffic Crash

Updated 8 months ago

STANDISH, Maine (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed in an early morning traffic crash in Standish.

Two vehicles were involved in the crash on Route 35 just after 6 a.m. Wednesday.

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Berwick Man Pleads Guilty To Maine, NH Bank Robberies

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Berwick man has pleaded guilty in federal court to participating in a series of bank robberies in New Hampshire and Maine.

Phillip Gage pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to armed robbery and gun charges.

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Lewiston Woman Severely Hurt In Apparent Fall

Updated 8 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police say a Lewiston woman who apparently fell from a window in her third-floor apartment remains in critical condition at a Boston hospital.

Officers responding to reports of a woman with severe head injuries found 27-year-old Samantha Watson on the ground outside the Lisbon Street apartment on Monday night.

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Maine Social Worker Shares Struggles Of Elderly

Updated 8 months ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maine social worker will testify in front of a U.S. Senate panel about the struggles facing the state’s aging population.

Dixie Shaw will travel to the U.S. capital to share her first-hand experience as the director of Hunger and Relief Services for Catholic Charities in Caribou, Maine.

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Wind Project Generates Cash For Oakfield

Updated 8 months ago

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine town has received the first of payments that will amount to millions of dollars from an agreement with a renewable energy company.

First Wind said Tuesday that it has paid the town of Oakfield $600,000 as part of an agreement to build its wind power project there. The payment is the first of many that will be used to provide tax relief to area residents.

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Panel To Hold Hearing On Gov. LePage’s Wind Bill

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are examining a bill that would remove the state’s megawatt wind energy targets and replace them with goals to expand economic opportunities and lower electricity costs through wind power.

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PUC Required To Re-examine Wind Deal In Maine

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has rejected a Public Utilities Commission decision allowing a merger between the Canadian utility Emera and renewable energy company First Wind.

The court ruled Tuesday that the PUC misinterpreted state law aimed at limiting the financial relationships between transmission and distribution companies like Emera, which owns the former Maine Public Service and Bangor Hydro companies, and power generation companies like the Boston-based First Wind.

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Paris Man Loses Appeal Of Attempted Murder Conviction

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine supreme court has rejected the appeal of a man who’s serving a 40-year sentence for attempting to burn down the home where his ex-girlfriend lived.

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Bill Aims To Modernize Court Filing System

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers say it’s time to bring the state’s courts filing system up to date and approve a bill that would improve efficiency and provide better public access to court documents.

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Peru Man Arraigned After Weekend Standoff

Updated 8 months ago

PARIS, Maine (AP) — An Oxford County man involved in a weekend standoff with police has been charged with two misdemeanor offenses.

Corey Taylor of Peru was charged in court Monday with criminal threatening and terrorizing. Both carry a sentence of a year in jail and a $2,000 fine upon conviction. He was granted $5,000 cash bail.

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Westbrook Official Files Intent To Sue Town

Updated 8 months ago

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A member of the Westbrook School Committee has notified the city she intends to file a lawsuit claiming she was wrongfully charged with hindering a criminal case against a school employee.

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