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2 Ex-Maine Teachers Indicted On Sex Charges

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Two former Maine teachers have been indicted on sex charges involving children.

The cases involving Patrik Ian Arsenault of Jefferson and David Morissette of Winslow are unrelated.

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Special Olympics Maine Winter Games Are Under Way

Updated 8 months ago

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — The Special Olympics Maine Winter Games are wrapping up at Sugarloaf.

Nearly 500 athletes have participated in the event that concludes Tuesday with a closing ceremony.

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2 Snowmobilers Survive Close Call In Maine Water

Updated 8 months ago

SINCLAIR, Maine (AP) — Maine game wardens say two snowmobile operators had a close call over the weekend in northern Maine.

Wardens say 24-year-old Caleb Fernald and 22-year-old Jake Deschaine were charged with operating under the influence after driving their machines onto open water in the community of Sinclair.

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Gas Prices Dropping Again In Maine

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The average price of gasoline has fallen 1.6 cents in Maine in the past week, to $3.48 a gallon.

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

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Masked Man Robs Sanford Store, Shoots At Clerk

Updated 8 months ago

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Police are looking for the person who robbed a Sanford convenience store over the weekend and fired a gunshot at a pursuing employee.

Police say a masked man entered the High Street store at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday. He showed a gun and made off with some cash.

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TB Testing Scheduled For Auburn Community College

Updated 8 months ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Maine public health officials are headed to Central Maine Community College in Auburn to test students and staff for tuberculosis.

The testing scheduled Monday by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention comes after a student at the school tested positive for the disease earlier this month.

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Maine Man Wins 4 Grammys

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man whose name might not be as recognizable as some of the winning artists has picked up four Grammy awards.

Master engineer Bob Ludwig won Sunday night for Record of the Year for “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk; Album of the Year and Best Engineered Album for “Random Access Memories” by Daft Punk; and Best Historical Album for “Charlie is My Darling — Ireland 1965″ by The Rolling Stones.

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Wilton Bald Eagle Dies Of Lead Poisoning

Updated 8 months ago

WILTON, Maine (AP) — Wildlife officials say a bald eagle that had been seen hunting around Wilson Lake in Wilton for several years has died of lead poisoning.

The sick 18-year-old eagle was spotted by an ice fisherman on Jan. 19.

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Ex-US Senator Mitchell To Address Maine Lawmakers

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell will address Maine lawmakers this week.

The former Democratic senator will give a speech to the joint Legislature on Tuesday on his work with The Mitchell Institute, which provides scholarships for high school students to attend postsecondary degree programs.

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Trustees Consider Move To Former Navy Base

Updated 8 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees are meeting to consider converting one of the seven campuses to natural gas as well as moving some classes to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.

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Maine Central Food Bank Gets $100,000 Grant

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Good Shepherd Food Bank, which distributes food to pantries and soup kitchens across the state, has received a $100,000 grant.

The grant from the John T. Gorman Foundation announced Thursday will allow Good Shepherd to buy nutritious food, including fresh produce, to distribute to its network of food pantries and to build a storage area for root vegetables purchased from farmers in the Mainers Feeding Mainers program.

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Maine Health Chief: $30M Cut In Shortfall Estimate

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Health and Human Services chief says the department’s budget shortfall is about $30 million less than it had originally projected.

Mary Mayhew told the budget-writing committee on Friday that the department re-ran its shortfall forecast based on expenditures from the first six months of this fiscal year, resulting in a much smaller figure that it had anticipated.

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Ex-patient Guilty Of Attack At Maine Hospital

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A judge has ruled that a former patient at Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta was prompted by anger and not mental illness when he attacked a worker last year, leaving a pen embedded in her hand.

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Oil Spilled At Hebron School Leached Into Wetlands

Updated 8 months ago

HEBRON, Maine (AP) — State environmental officials say most of the 1,900 gallons of heating oil that spilled at a Hebron school last month leached into nearby wetlands.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says the oil does not pose a threat to nearby Bog Brook, which flows downstream into Minot and Mechanic Falls.

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USM Student In Standoff Heads To Court

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GORHAM, Maine (AP) — A University of Southern Maine student charged with threatening one of his fraternity brothers with a gun, prompting a three-hour standoff with police, is headed to court.

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LePage Seeks Candidates For Supreme Court Vacancy

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says he’s looking for applications for an anticipated vacancy on Maine’s supreme court.

Supreme Judicial Court Justice Jon Levy is awaiting U.S. Senate confirmation to the federal bench. Last week, his nomination cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Judges OK Sale Of Railroad In Canada Disaster

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Judges in the U.S. and in Canada have approved the sale of a Maine-based railroad that went bankrupt after one of its oil trains derailed, killing 47 people.

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Maine Medical Association Endorses MaineCare Expansion

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Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine clinicians and the Maine Medical Center are calling on lawmakers to come together and support a bill to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law.

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Bath Painting Contractor Gets A Year In Jail

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WEST BATH, Maine (AP) — A painting contractor from Bath has been sentenced to a year in jail for stealing cash, jewelry and other items from homes where he had worked.

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Portland Man Sentenced In Fake Document Scam

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for his role in a scheme to sell fake federal documents to immigrants living illegally in the U.S.

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