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Police: Baby Found Dead in Bathtub of Lewiston Apartment

Updated 14 hours ago

The death of a baby in Lewiston is being investigated after police say it was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

State Police say 27-year-old Sean St. Amand placed his infant son in the tub with the boy’s two year old sister.

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Three Injured In Thomaston Crash

Updated 12 hours ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash this morning on Route 1 in Thomaston.

Police say a van carrying four people crossed the center line and struck a pole.

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Firefighter Faces Arson Charge

Updated 16 hours ago

WILTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine firefighter is facing an arson charge for allegedly setting a small blaze at an outdoor music theater in the village of East Dixfield.

An investigator with the state Fire Marshal’s office says Jason Baldwin set a fire at the Countryfolk Music Theatre on U.S. Route 2 on Oct. 15 and then helped extinguish it with only minor damage.

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Colorado Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge

Updated 16 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded guilty to sending a picture of himself engaged in sexually explicit behavior with a minor to an undercover federal agent in Maine.

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Police Identity Victims Of Bridgton Crash

Updated 17 hours ago

BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old Gorham High School student was one of the two people who died in a weekend car crash in Bridgton.

Police on Monday identified Branden Denis, a starting lineman on Gorham’s football team, and 35-year-old Eric Morey, or Portland, as the victims of the crash on Route 302 south just before 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Ocean Acidification Group To Issue Report

Updated 17 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine committee charged with studying the impacts of ocean acidification on the state’s environment is expected to issue a draft of its recommendations.

The Maine Ocean Acidification Study Commission is meeting on Tuesday in Augusta to finish the draft. A spokeswoman says the commission will likely make a final vote on the recommendations Nov. 12. The 16-member council will report findings to the state legislature’s Marine Resources Committee.

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Recommendations For Elver Season Due Soon

Updated 17 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A key federal panel will provide recommendations to fishery regulators soon about Maine’s elver quota for next year.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s American Eel Management Board is considering options for elver fishermen that range from closing the fishery to maintaining this year’s quota of 11,749 pounds. A spokeswoman for the commission says the American Eel Working Group’s recommendations to the board will be released on Wednesday.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Tangle Over Taxes, The Economy

Updated 17 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in a tight race for Maine governor have engaged in a fiery TV debate, quarreling over tax cuts, energy and Maine’s economic health.

Democrat Mike Michaud blasted Republican Gov. Paul LePage for tax cuts that benefited wealthy individuals and accused him of ignoring education in the budget. LePage countered that his tax overhaul removed more than 70,000 low-income residents from the tax rolls altogether.

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Senate Candidates Discuss Access to Health Care

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 17 hours ago

Our Candidate Profiles series continues.

Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic candidate Shenna Bellows share their thoughts on health care.

We asked: Should there be any changes to the Affordable Care Act or is the current healthcare system working?

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Restaurateurs Sentenced For Illegal Workers

Updated 12 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two restaurateurs who pleaded guilty to hiring 10 or more people who were living in the U.S. illegally are going to prison.

A federal judge on Monday imposed sentences of 37 months in prison for Guillermo Fuentes and 30 months for his brother, Hector. They pleaded guilty to activities at the Fajita Grill in Westbrook and at the Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Waterville. The brothers also owned a third restaurant in Biddeford.

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Maine’s First Footgolf Course Opening In Portland

Updated 17 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in the city of Portland say they are opening the first footgolf course in Maine.

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan is unveiling the course at Riverside Golf Course on Monday morning. Footgolf is a sport that combines soccer and golf. The sport will be playable at the golf course’s South Course from Friday until Nov. 30. City officials say the golf course is the first to offer the sport in the state.

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Bangor Nurses Hold Press Conference in Support of Ebola Safety Standards

Updated 17 hours ago

Registered nurses in the Bangor area have scheduled a press conference for Tuesday morning.

They’re demanding President Obama and Congress take immediate steps to guarantee the safety of healthcare employees when it comes to the Ebola virus.

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Orono Residents Weigh-In on Student Housing Moratorium

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 24 hours ago

Orono’s Town Council Chambers were filled for a public hearing Monday on a possible moratorium that could limit off campus student housing.

Some homeowners say residential neighborhoods are becoming overrun with student rental units.

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Update: Machine Malfunction Sparks Fire at Hartland Tannery

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 hours ago

Crews from several communities fought flames at the tannery in Hartland Monday afternoon.

Responders say smoke was billowing from the eves of the building when they got there.

Tasman Leather Group workers had to evacuate.

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Council Meeting Addresses Robocalls from Hampden Mayor’s PAC

John Krinjak

Updated 1 day ago

Monday night a meeting of the Hampden Town Council addressed a possible ethics violation by that town’s mayor regarding robocalls that targeted members of the council.

“This is a friendly reminder that your Hampden property taxes are due by 7 PM tomorrow. Hampden property taxes have increased over 10 percent in the last two years, and you can thank your current Hampden town councilor Ivan McPike for voting to raise your taxes,” said one of the calls, in part.

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Food Insecurity Brought People Together in Portland Over the Weekend

Updated 1 day ago

The southern Maine chapter of “The National Council of Jewish Women” kicked off a year-long campaign to battle hunger.

They discussed programs available for Mainers in need of food and what state leaders are doing about it.

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Saturday is Make a Difference Day

Updated 1 day ago

McDonald’s of Maine and Ronald McDonald House Charities are looking for volunteers to help them out and to donate their time to help non-profits around the state.

Events are planned for Portland, Rome, Belfast and Bangor-Brewer.

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Nine Agencies Respond to Hartland Fire

Updated 1 day ago

Dispatchers in Somerset County tell us that at least nine agencies are assisting at the scene of a blaze at the Tasman Leather Group on Main Street in Hartland.

Few details are available at this time, but we have been told that no injuries have been reported.

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Gas Prices Drop 7 Cents In Maine

Updated 1 day ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices have fallen 7 cents a gallon in Maine in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.21 a gallon, down 25.5 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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“Pumpkins in the Park” to Benefit UCP of Maine Programs

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

12 years of “Pumpkins in the Park.”

The Community Halloween Party is happening again this weekend in Bangor.

It benefits UCP of Maine.

TV5 stopped by their offices Monday.

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