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Activist Group Apologizes To Lawmaker

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A liberal activist group in Maine is apologizing for sending out a mailer that appeared to make light of a Republican lawmaker’s medical condition.

The mailers from the Maine People’s Alliance, which accused Republicans of having “no spine” for voting against Medicaid expansion, were sent to the district represented by a state Rep. Dale Crafts, who uses a wheelchair.

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NJ Governor To Raise Money For Maine GOP, LePage

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Trailing in fundraising, Maine Gov. Paul LePage hopes a visit by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie this week will raise campaign cash — and rally his conservative base.

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UPDATE : Two In Orono Accident In Fair Condition In Portland Hospital

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Two of the family members in a car in Orono when a tree limb fell and landed on the roof of their SUV are listed in fair condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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9 Inducted Into Maine Sports Hall Of Fame

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Sports Hall of Fame has nine new members, including former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell.

Mitchell, a Waterville native, was honored at Sunday’s induction ceremony in Augusta both for his basketball achievements in high school and at Bowdoin College, but also for his sports accomplishments off the playing field, including a steroid investigation into major League baseball.

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Bath Iron Works Expects To Go On Hiring Spree

Updated 7 months ago

BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works is expected to hire about 600 people this year as it works on six Navy destroyers at the same time.

The hiring spree will bring the General Dynamics facility workforce to more than 6,000 people for the first time in a decade.

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Maine Virtual Charter School Gets 2nd Chance

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Backers of a virtual charter school rejected by Maine officials are hoping for a second chance.

The Maine Charter School Commission will decide Tuesday whether to consider an appeal from Maine Virtual Academy, which was rejected March 3. The commission voted 4-3 in favor of the school, but five votes are needed for approval.

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Outdoor Film Festival Comes To Augusta

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Outdoor Film Festival will feature 11 outdoor films and shorts with Maine roots when it comes to Augusta.

Organizers say the May 16 event features outdoor films by Mainers, about Mainers.

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Study Reveals Teen Drinking Is On The Rise

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Updated 7 months ago

More parents think their teenagers are drinking alcohol. This according to a study released by the state Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

The study revealed 17% of parents asked believe their teenager has had a drink in the past month. That number has tripled in the past five years.

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Proposed Bowers Wind Project Suffers Setback

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposed $100 million wind farm in the Downeast Lakes region has suffered a serious setback after the Maine Board of Environmental Protection took a preliminary vote to reject the project.

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Fliers Drawing Attention To Missing Toddler

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The grandfather of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds is posting fliers to draw attention to the case.

Ron Reynolds of Portland says he wants to remind people the disappearance remains unresolved and that the family wants her home.

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Maine Investigating Woman’s Death After Childbirth

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office is trying to determine what caused the death of a 23-year-old Maine woman who experienced complications after giving birth.

Family members say Destiny Crockett of Lewiston was a healthy young mother to an 8-year-old girl. They said the delivery of her second child on April 20 included use of an epidural anesthetic, commonly used to ease the mother’s pain. The newborn girl was admitted to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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Boston Man Faces Drug Charges In Maine

Updated 7 months ago

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a Massachusetts man they say was bringing heroin into Maine.

Police said Thursday that a monthlong investigation led to the arrest this week of 25-year-old Alex Santiago of Boston.

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Reward For Information In Teen’s Death Grows

Updated 7 months ago

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — The reward being offered for information that leads to an arrest in the unsolved hit-and-run death of a Turner teen has grown by $1,000.

Sixteen-year-old Xavier Fuentes was found by a passing motorist on an unlit stretch of Route 117 in Paris sometime before 8:30 p.m. on March 15. Police believe he was struck by a large vehicle.

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Teens Deny Torturing Kitten By Microwaving It

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two teenage girls from Maine have denied felony animal cruelty charges alleging they put an 8-week-old kitten in a microwave and turned it on.

The South Portland girls, who were 15 when they were charged in September, told a judge Thursday that they understood the charges and entered the juvenile equivalent of an adult not guilty plea.

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Man Admits To Traveler’s Check Scheme

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to spending about $18,000 worth of counterfeit traveler’s checks at stores and restaurants in Maine and Massachusetts.

Keith Coleman of Windham entered his plea Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland.

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Mother, Son Injured In Rumford Crash

Updated 7 months ago

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — A mother and her 4-year-old son were taken to a hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Rumford.

Sgt. James Bernard says 56-year-old Arthur Chappell, of Rumford, was driving a pickup truck north on Franklin Avenue on Wednesday afternoon and 34-year-old Hylie Sweetser, of Rumford, was driving a car west on Plymouth Street when the vehicles collided at the intersection.

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Lawmakers Back To Consider Dozens Of Vetoed Bills

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers are back in Augusta to consider dozens of bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage since they wrapped up their work for the session earlier this month.

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LePage To Introduce Bill To Aid Nursing Homes

Updated 7 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says he will introduce a measure to boost funding for the state’s nursing homes.

The Republican governor said Wednesday that his proposal would use tobacco settlement funds to increase the Medicaid reimbursements for nursing homes this year. A LePage spokesman said the bill would provide $5 million for the more than 100 facilities in the state.

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Senate Approves Levy Nomination To Federal Bench

Updated 7 months ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Jon Levy’s nomination to serve as a federal judge in Maine.

President Barack Obama nominated Levy in September and the Justice Committee gave its approval in January. On Wednesday, the Senate confirmed his nomination on a 75-20 vote.

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Sugarloaf Nearly At Season’s End

Updated 7 months ago

CARRABASSET VALLEY, Maine (AP) — When it comes to skiing, Sugarloaf is the last one still in business in Maine. But all good things must come to an end, even after a snowy winter and cool spring temperatures.

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