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Falmouth Teen Charged With Naked Break-ins

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FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Falmouth man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire.

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Man Dies In Bethel ATV Rollover

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BETHEL, Maine (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead after an all-terrain vehicle rolled over in Bethel.

The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office says the victim of the accident at about 2 p.m. Sunday was a 42-year-old man from New Hampshire, but authorities did not immediately make his name public.

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UMS Trustees Meet In Portland

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Maine System’s trustees are tackling budget matters at a meeting in Portland.

Trustees are getting an update of the financial picture for fiscal year 2014 on Monday at the University of Southern Maine. Administrators have been working to close the budget gap for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

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Stephen King’s Newest Book Is Released

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Stephen King is wrapping up a six-city book tour in his home state.

The Maine-based horror writer is making his final appearance at Books-A-Million in South Portland, where he’ll be signing copies of his book, “Revival.”

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Collins Sponsors Tree Planting To Honor Black Teen Killed In 1955

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has sponsored the planting of a tree on the U.S. Capitol grounds in honor of an African-American teen whose killing in 1955 was an important moment in the civil rights movement.

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Regulators To Vote On 2015 Cod Fishing Rules

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal fishery regulators might set rules for the badly declined Gulf of Maine cod fishery this week.

The New England Fishery Management Council is meeting Monday through Thursday in Newport, Rhode Island to set rules for the coming fishing season that begins in May. Cod are expected to come up for discussion on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Massachusetts Schooner Work To Be Done In Maine

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GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The schooner Ernestina — the official tall ship of Massachusetts — is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.

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Fishermen Banking On Fish Auction Renovation

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen in Maine are hoping a million-dollar investment in the Portland Fish Exchange can give a boost to one of the nerve centers of the state’s fishing industry.

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2-alarm Fire Destroys Home In Falmouth

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FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A 2-alarm fire has destroyed a Maine family’s home in Falmouth.

Fire officials tell WCSH news that no one was home at the time of the fire, which was reported after 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Police: Dunkin’ Donuts Worker Pocketed Cash

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ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Ellsworth police say a Dunkin’ Donuts employee is charged with stealing more than $13,000 from her employer over a five-month period.

Police Lt. Harold Page tells WNSX-FM that 33-year-old Jessica Woodman allegedly changed deposit slips starting in July 2014 and pocketed the cash.

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Nova Star Still Waiting For A Winter Route

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Nova Star ferry that just finished its inaugural season will stay in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, for the time being.

Operators of the ferry previously said they had intended to send the cruise ferry south to Florida while its owners negotiated a winter route to bring in revenue during the offseason. The company said a winter deal is still in the works.

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Actor Patrick Dempsey Honored For Cancer Care

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine-born actor Patrick Dempsey returned home to accept an award for his work helping cancer patients.

Dempsey — most famous for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd in the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” — and the Jackson Laboratory were awarded the Maine Creative Industries Award on Saturday in Portland.

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Man Accused Of Selling Heroin At Portland YMCA

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say a Portland man is accused of selling heroin from a room he rented at the YMCA.

Forty-three-year-old Frank Gerry is charged with drug trafficking.

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2nd Stealthy Destroyer Starting To Take Shape

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BATH, Maine (AP) — The second of three stealthy destroyers under construction in Maine is starting to take shape.

The Navy says it has completed the hoisting of the 1,000-ton composite deckhouse onto the 610-foot hull of the future USS Michael Monsoor. It took four cranes to complete the job Friday.

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Man Who Shook Baby Gets 7 Years In Prison

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who violently shook and severely injured his baby daughter has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said 22-year-old Kevin Peaslee must report to serve his sentence on Monday.

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Collins, King Want Monthly Bipartisan Meetings

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King are urging the leaders of the U.S. Senate to bring together the Republican and Democratic caucuses for regular meetings.

They signed a letter along with more than two dozen colleagues on Friday asking Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to convene monthly bipartisan lunches.

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Warden Service Probes 3 Illegal Moose Kills

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HOULTON, Maine (AP) — The state Warden Service is investigating three illegal moose kills in far northern Maine during the moose hunting season.

Officials say the three moose were shot and left on the ground in early November.

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Cinema Savvy: C+ for Dumb and Dumber To

Adrienne DiPiazza

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Only one major release hit cinemas this weekend. However moviegoers should keep their eye on director Bennett Miller’s critically acclaimed Foxcatcher which was released in limited venues this weekend. As of now it is a frontrunner as an Oscar contender in multiple categories. That film should expand to a theater near you over the next few weeks.

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UMaine Women’s Basketball Takes First Home Win This Season

Erica Stapleton

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University of Maine women’s basketball had their first home game at home this season.

The team is coming off a season opener loss against Bryant.

Sunday’s game was a close match-up to LIU Brooklyn.

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Former MLB Star, Local Hockey Coach Meets with Fans in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

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A sports legend returned to Bangor Sunday to meet with fans and promote a book he’s featured in.

Matt Stairs, former Major League Baseball Star and Bangor area hockey coach, autographed copies of “A Boy named Matt: The Story of a Hometown Hero.”

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