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Maine Moose Hunt Resumes On Monday

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The second session of Maine’s annual moose hunting season is underway.

The moose hunt started Monday in 19 of the state’s 29 wildlife management districts. It ends Oct. 18.

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New Jobs & Investment for Baileyville Mill

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

Washington County better get used to the hum of tissue machines.

“When this place decided to extend into this tissue business why everybody was really happy it gives them a future,” says mill worker Dan Wood.

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Fort Fairfield Man Charged With Child Sex Abuse

Updated 2 weeks ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — Presque Isle police say they have arrested a man who pretended to be a minister and sexually abused children.

Police say 67-year-old James Morgan of Fort Fairfield was arrested Wednesday and charged with gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, and unlawful sexual touching. It’s not clear if Morgan has a lawyer.

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Sanford Man Gets 2 Years In Fatal Crash

Updated 2 weeks ago

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Sanford resident who was drunk and driving 40 miles per hour over the speed limit when his car crashed, killing his wife, will spend two years in prison.

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Suspect In Fatal Saco Hit-and-run Faces New Charge

Updated 2 weeks ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — A grand jury has added a felony motor vehicle charge to six other charges a Saco man faces for allegedly leaving the scene after striking an elderly woman out walking her dog.

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Poland Man Indicted On Assault Charges

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Poland man charged with stabbing his uncle has been indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on two counts of elevated aggravated assault and other charges.

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LePage Celebrating Mill’s New Tissue Machines

Updated 2 weeks ago

BAILEYVILLE, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is heading to northern Maine to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for two new tissue machines at a pulp mill.

The Republican governor is applauding the $120 million investment by Grand Investment Corporation at St. Croix Tissue Inc. in Baileyville. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held there Friday.

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Man Charged In Pregnant Woman’s Death Due In Court

Updated 2 weeks ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors say a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend will be arraigned on Oct. 15.

Evaristo De Deus is being held without bail and is charged with murder. His girlfriend Laudrinha Kubeloso was four months pregnant when she was struck and killed by an SUV. He later tried to flee to Haiti.

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Portland Gets a $50,000 Grant to Study “Health Informatics”

Updated 2 weeks ago

In Portland, a 50-thousand dollar grant will help in a study of the health care data field.

Several health care organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and Maine Institute of Technology contributed the money.

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Jury Convicts NYC Man In Maine Murder Case

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York City man accused of shooting his married girlfriend and leaving her body in a SUV in a motel parking lot where it was found in January 2013 has been convicted of murder in Maine.

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Wiscasset Approves Changing Contentious Road Name

Updated 2 weeks ago

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Wiscasset road has been renamed less than two months after town officials approved calling it Redskin’s Drive, a move that drew condemnation from Native American groups.

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Bear-baiting Ban Supporters Seek Injunction

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to ban bear baiting in Maine is seeking an emergency injunction to halt the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife from using its resources to campaign against the statewide referendum.

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Police: Contractor Scammed Maine Residents

Updated 2 weeks ago

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A man barred from working as a home repair contractor in Massachusetts for not completing work for which he had been paid now faces similar charges in Maine.

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Fish Auction Improvements Underway

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s largest fish auction is getting a million-dollar face-lift.

Work on the Portland Fish Exchange began earlier this week. The $1 million in improvements to the building is part of a $100 million state bond approved by voters last year. Portland Fish Exchange General Manager Bert Jongerden says the work will replace the building’s roof, which is about 25 years old. He says the work will likely be finished by the end of next week. More work on the building is expected in the winter and spring.

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Foundation Gives $750K For Low-income Mainers

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland-based foundation is giving $750,000 to the Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community to help low-income residents become financially stable.

The John T. Gorman Foundation announced the grants Wednesday at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College. The foundation says the money will be used to help 1,000 low-income residents and families learn ways to save money, financial literacy and ways to take advantage of tax refunds.

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Flood Of Donations Helps Sanford Food Bank Stay Open

Updated 2 weeks ago

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine food bank in danger of shutting its doors because it had run out of cash has been saved by a flood of donations.

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2 Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Cab Driver

Updated 3 weeks ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested two men they allege assaulted and robbed a Saco cab driver.

Police were called by a Twin City Taxi dispatcher who told them that one of the company’s drivers had been attacked at about 2 a.m. Tuesday by two men he had driven to a hotel in Saco from Old Orchard Beach.

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Boston Man Gets 15 Years On Drug Charges

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Boston man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring that distributed cocaine in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

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Murder Trial Nears Conclusion For NYC Man In Portland

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Testimony is drawing to a close in the trial of a New York City man accused killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in an SUV in a motel parking lot in Maine.

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Governor Hopefuls To Face Off In 1st Debate

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in a tight race for Maine governor are ready to face off in their first debate.

The debate will be held Wednesday morning at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland. Christopher Hall, CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, is serving as moderator.

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