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LePage: Maine Manufacturer To Expand, Create Jobs

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says a manufacturing company in the state is planning to expand its operations.

The Republican governor said that the Ntension Corporation of Hermon, a wholesale tension-fabric structures manufacturer, will expand this spring into a new 40,000 square-foot facility.

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Maine Panel To Discuss Medicaid Consultant, Rides

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are discussing a decision by Republican Gov. Paul LePage administration’s to hire an outside consultant to review Maine’s Medicaid program.

The Health and Human Services committee will consider the nearly $1 million contract for the Alexander Group among other issues involving the state’s health department Tuesday.

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Antifraud Requirement Delays Heating Help

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Advocates say a new mandate that requires that applicants show their Social Security cards before they can get federal heating assistance is delaying aid to those who need it.

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Maine Gas Prices Rise Slightly Over Last Week

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The average retail cost of a gallon of gas has gone up a little over a penny over the past week.

Price-monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com reports Monday that the price is averaging $3.47 a gallon.

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Woman Shot In Gardiner; Police Seek Boyfriend

Updated 9 months ago

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Police are looking for a man in connection with the weekend shooting of his girlfriend in Gardiner.

Chief James Toman says police received a call just after 6 p.m. Saturday that someone had been shot. The woman was conscious when Gardiner police and rescue personnel arrived. Toman tells the Kennebec Journal, that it’s still too early to say how the gunshot wound was inflicted.

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Police: Pregnant Woman Dies In Topsham Crash

Updated 9 months ago

TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — Police say a pregnant woman has died in a head-on crash in Topsham that may have been caused by driver fatigue.

The victim was identified by police as 37-year-old Salima Nuh of Auburn.

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Maine Water Utilities Compete In Water Taste Test

Updated 9 months ago

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine water utilities are squaring off this week in a competition for which one has the best tasting water.

The Maine Rural Water Association is holding its 27th annual water taste test Thursday in Freeport.

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Maine Insurance Regulators Talk Health Overhaul In Bangor

Updated 9 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine insurance regulators are continuing their tour of the state to educate residents about changes occurring under the federal health care overhaul.

The Maine Bureau of Insurance will hold a public informational session on the Affordable Care Act in the Lecture Hall at the Bangor Public Library on Tuesday.

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Maine Prison Inmate Files Complaint Against State

Updated 10 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine prison inmate has filed notice of a lawsuit against the state and the state prison in Windham because he was pepper-sprayed while restrained and left to suffer for more than 20 minutes.

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Lewiston Woman Faces Welfare Fraud Charges

Updated 10 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston woman has been charged with fraudulently obtaining about $10,000 worth of welfare benefits.

Amina Ege was indicted this week on multiple counts of theft by deception, aggravated forgery and unsworn falsification.

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Farmington Officer Charged With Killing Cow Moose

Updated 10 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Farmington police sergeant is facing charges for unintentionally killing a cow moose.

The Maine Warden Service has issued a summons for Edward Hastings IV of Chesterville.

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Vassalboro Slaying Suspect To Undergo Evaluation

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A 30-year-old Vassalboro man charged with killing a man he alleges sexually molested him as a boy has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

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Suspect In Biddeford Area Robbery Spree Found Dead

Updated 10 months ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say the suspect in 10 armed robberies in the Biddeford area has been found dead in his apartment.

Deputy Police Chief JoAnne Fisk says it appears the man took his own life. He was found at about 1 a.m. Friday.

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Maine Cancer Task Force To Finalize Report

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine panel that’s been studying the causes for Maine’s high incidence of cancer is finishing its work.

The Cancer Task Force meets Friday to finalize its recommendations and report to the Legislature, which returns next month.

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Maine Statehouse Tree To Honor Military And Vets

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A special tree is being placed in the Statehouse for the holidays to honor the Maine’s military service members and veterans.

The Tree of Honor that will be on display in the Capitol building’s Hall of Flags will be raised and decorated on Friday.

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Colby College Gets $10 Million For Science Center

Updated 10 months ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College has received a $10 million gift to help build a new science center.

College president William Adams says the gift — from the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund — is one of the largest in the school’s 200-year history.

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Winthrop Woman’s Discrimination Claims Backed

Updated 10 months ago

WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — A 17-year employee of the Winthrop schools whose contract was not renewed in June 2012 says she was a victim of discrimination and retaliation in the workplace.

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Smithfield Residents Complain Of Rat Problem

Updated 10 months ago

SMITHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Residents of one Smithfield neighborhood say they’re being overrun by rats from a nearby pig farm, but the farmer tells town officials he’s addressing the problem.

Andrew Landry says he has cellphone videos that show dozens of rats fleeing his mother’s chicken coop. He says rats are chewing through plastic water lines, insulation and walls and threaten his mother’s radiant heating system and entering homes through clothes dryer vents.

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Berwick Sex Offender’s Bail Doubled

Updated 10 months ago

BERWICK, Maine (AP) — A judge has doubled the bail of a registered sex offender from Berwick charged with trying to lure young girls into his vehicle after two more girls came forward.

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77-year-old Auburn Pedestrian Killed By Pickup

Updated 10 months ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Police say a 77-year-old Auburn man has died after getting struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street.

George Cole was struck while crossing Minot Avenue at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and died at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

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