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Man Wanted In RI Killing Arrested In Maine

Updated 6 days ago

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A man wanted in connection with a Christmas Eve killing in Rhode Island has been ordered held without bail, a day after he was arrested in Maine.

Pawtucket, R.I., police say they apprehended 20-year-old Daquan Watts in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday and took him back to Rhode Island to face a murder charge. Federal marshals and the Rhode Island State Police helped in the investigation.

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Cape Cod Gear Recovery Takes 10 Tons From Sea

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Mass. Says it has removed approximately ten tons of fishing gear and other debris from the ocean floor during its second “Outer Cape Derelict Gear Assessment and Retrieval Program.”

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Farm To Host 1860-style Baseball Game

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pettengill Farm in Freeport is going to be hosting a vintage baseball game in which teams will play and dress like players out of the 1860s.

Dirigo, a Maine-based team with players from all over the state, will play a team from Ipswich, Mass. on June 22. The Freeport Historical Society will be on hand with beer, hot dogs, and an explanation of the rules. An accordion band will also play.

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Budget Panel Endorses Funding Bill

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers on the state’s budget writing panel have unanimously endorsed a roughly $30 million proposal to help people with disabilities and struggling nursing homes.

The funding measure approved Wednesday after an all-night session closes a MaineCare shortfall for the 2015 fiscal year, while also funding $5 million for services for people with disabilities on Department of Health and Human Services wait lists and $5 million in additional reimbursement for struggling nursing homes.

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Schooner To Begin Restoration In Portland

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 125-foot schooner is coming through Portland — not by sea, but by land.

A trailer will pull the Spirit of Massachusetts schooner down Commercial Street to the Portland Yacht Services shipyard on Wednesday morning to begin a restoration project. The ship’s owners said the schooner will travel about a quarter of a mile between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Owners said the journey is unlikely to significantly impact local traffic.

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Jay Man Says Pot In Stolen Car Not His

Updated 1 week ago

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (AP) — A Maine man pulled over by police insisted that the marijuana officers found in the car he was driving was not his.

His excuse? He’d stolen the car.

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Health Care Access Preserved For Portland Homeless

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Portland expect a smooth transition as a city-run health care clinic for the homeless scales back operations, while another nonprofit clinic picks up the slack.

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Bath Motorcyclist Dies Following Crash

Updated 1 week ago

BATH, Maine (AP) — Police say a 30-year-old Bath man involved in a crash last week while riding his motorcycle has died.

Police announced Monday that Alexander Coffin died over the weekend at the hospital following his involvement in the crash with a passenger vehicle Friday.

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Eco Fuel Presented at Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State officials and experts on alternative heating sources are meeting in the Maine city of Portland.

U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine is scheduled to join tradespeople and energy department officials from at least two other states at the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo from Wednesday to Friday.

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2 House Fires Break Out In Sabattus

Updated 1 week ago

SABATTUS, Maine (AP) — The Sabattus Fire Department spent the weekend battling two fires that broke out within about an hour of each other.

Chief Mark Veilleux says crews were called to a home one Shore Drive at around 3:40 p.m. Sunday.

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Sanford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen

Updated 2 weeks ago

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say two more women have come forward to allege they were assaulted by a Sanford man who’s been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Zachary Garrison was charged with gross sexual assault earlier this week.

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Judge Denies Motion To Move Manslaughter Trial

Updated 2 weeks ago

PARIS, Maine (AP) — A judge has ruled that the trial of a woman charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of two friends in a West Paris car crash will remain in Oxford County.

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FDA Approves New Shellfish Testing At Bigelow Laboratory

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Maine’s Bigelow Laboratory to use a new method of testing shellfish toxicity that lab officials say is the first of its kind in the nation.

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Ex-Brunswick Pastor Sentenced To Probation

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The former pastor of a Brunswick church has been sentenced to two years of probation for receiving nearly $150,000 in federal benefits while also collecting a salary.

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Animals Feared Lost In North Yarmouth Barn Fire

Updated 2 weeks ago

NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a barn housing dozens of sheep and hundreds of chickens has been destroyed in an early morning fire in North Yarmouth.

The exact number of animals that died has yet to be determined.

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Man Arrested In NH, Was To Start Sentence

Updated 3 weeks ago

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A man who was supposed to turn himself in for sentencing for a Maine store robbery has been found in New Hampshire.

A federal warrant was out for the arrest of 25-year-old Robert Pecora. He was supposed to start serving his prison sentence on Sunday in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Kittery, Maine, last year.

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Police Still Pursuing Leads In Paris Hit-and-run

Updated 3 weeks ago

PARIS, Maine (AP) — Two people identified by police as persons of interest in a hit-and-run in Paris that took the life of a Turner teenager have been cleared of involvement in the case.

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2 Charged In Biddeford Stabbing Plead Out

Updated 3 weeks ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Two Biddeford men originally charged with attempted murder for allegedly stabbing and using a brick to beat another man on a bridge have pleaded guilty to lesser charges just before their trial was scheduled to start.

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1 Arrested In Connection With 1 Portland Fire

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with one of a series of fires set in Portland over the weekend.

Police say Robert Johnson was charged Monday with Class A arson in connection with a small trash fire behind the Portland Museum of Art on Sunday night.

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State Seizes Harpswell Woman’s Exotic Fish

Updated 3 weeks ago

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A Harpswell woman who went all the way to Maine’s highest court in an effort to keep her exotic fish has had them seized by the state.

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