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Man Handcuffed After Attending Wedding

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WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A Sidney man who was charged earlier this year with sex trafficking is in trouble again, this time for attending a wedding in Winslow.

The Kennebec Journal reports that 47-year-old Frederick Horne was handcuffed by police in the parking lot of Fort Halifax Park on Sunday. He was summoned to appear in court on two counts of violating conditions of his earlier release.

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Woman Killed In Saco Crash

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A fatal car crash is under investigation in Saco.

Police say a 22-year-old woman from Lewiston was killed early Sunday when the car she was driving went off Buxton Road and crashed into a utility pole.

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DNC Chair To Rally Support For Maine Candidates

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is helping Maine Democrats rally around the candidates at the top of their ticket.

The event with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida is being held at the Portland Public Library on Monday.

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Marine Lab Opens Up To The Public On Aug. 1

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EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will open up to the public on Friday to allow science-minded residents a chance to tour the facility, meet experts and participate in hands-on activities.

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Western Maine Towns Get Firefighter Grants

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STRONG, Maine (AP) — Two Franklin County, Maine fire departments will receive more than $119,000 in federal grants to help buy new gear.

The town of Rangeley is set to receive $99,743 to buy 16 new sets of breathing apparatus for firefighters. Strong’s fire department will get $18,456 for new protective gear.

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Southern Maine Has New Business Account Executive

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Oxford resident who worked for a Lewiston-based marketing group is the newest business account executive for Maine.

Gov. Paul LePage said that Diane Jackson has joined the four other executives within the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development who work with businesses hoping to start up, expand or move to Maine.

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Wire Fraud Case Delayed Until Late August

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sentencing of a Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town won’t be scheduled until sometime after Aug. 22.

Craig Sanborn, formerly of Maidstone, was convicted in May and faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office says prosecutors are awaiting a pre-sentencing report about the case. The spokeswoman says Sanborn’s sentencing date will be scheduled at a court appearance that won’t happen sooner than Aug. 22.

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Cornish PTA President Charged With Stealing

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CORNISH, Maine (AP) — The president of the Cornish Elementary School Parent Teacher Club has been charged with stealing about $3,000 from the group.

Authorities say 40-year-old Deanna Lovell of Parsonsfield was indicted by a grand jury on the Class C felony theft charge earlier this month.

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Jury Deliberates In Greene Slaying Case

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The case of a Maine man charged with strangling a Lewiston man because he was angry he had informed on a friend is in the hands of the jury.

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Fire Displaces Dozens From Lewiston Building

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — About 40 people were displaced from their homes after a fire tore through a 10-unit Lewiston apartment building.

There were no reported injuries from the fire in the four-story Blake Street building that was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Eighteen of those displaced are children.

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Ceremony For Newest Federal Judge

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 100 guests including current and past state judges are going to attend a ceremony in which former Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Jon Levy takes his seat on the federal bench.

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LePage Designates $10K For Veterans Memorial Park

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CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage has designated $10,000 from his contingency fund for a park in Caribou that honors veterans.

The Republican governor’s office said that the funds will go to the Veterans Memorial Park Association to further build and maintain the park.

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Wardens Find Lost Hikers, Elderly Man

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine game wardens say an 86-year-old man who suffered a medical event while fishing has been located and taken to a hospital.

Wardens said David Crocker of Portland was fishing on Monday when he had a health scare and it wasn’t until Wednesday when a phone call awakened him that he was able to convey that he needed help.

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Churches Sell Property As Attendance Falls

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Catholic churches are selling off properties as the Diocese of Portland grapples with declining church attendance and a surplus of under-utilized buildings.

Parishes in the diocese have more than 20 churches, convents, rectories and schools on the market. Church leaders say a dozen properties in the diocese have sold for a total of more than $2.4 million since the beginning of 2013.

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Westbrook Woman Found Guilty Of Child Sex Assault

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Westbrook woman who’d been accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a teenage female relative has been convicted of four of the six counts she faced.

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Marijuana Advocates Await Vote In South Portland

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates say they’ve collected enough signatures to send the measure to voters in South Portland.

The South Portland City Council will consider whether to enact the measure on Aug. 4. If they reject the measure, then it’ll automatically go to voters on the November ballot.

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Train And Logging Truck Collide

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LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (AP) — A train and a logging truck have collided in Livermore Falls, injuring the truck driver and spilling logs over a busy road.

WGME-TV reports that the accident happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Route 17 when the logging truck was hit by a Pan Am Railways train. The truck driver is being treated at a local hospital. His injuries weren’t immediately known.

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Portland To Consider A Minimum Wage Hike

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland is considering a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $9.50 per hour, two dollars more than the current statewide minimum.

Mayor Michael Brennan said Tuesday the plan he’s developing in conjunction with a city task force could be presented to the City Council for consideration as soon as September, for implementation in January.

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Veterans Housing Project In Lewiston Progresses

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A transitional housing program for homeless veterans in Lewiston is scheduled to open this fall, despite some setbacks including a rash of vandalism.

Vincent Perrone, president of Veterans Inc., the Worcester, Massachusetts-based company renovating the former St. Joseph’s School, says the facility should be ready for occupants Nov. 1.

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Harpswell Man Sentenced For Molesting Girl

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Harpswell man has been sentenced to serve more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually molesting a young girl numerous times over two years starting when she was 11.

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