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Saco Hit-and-run Victim Dies

Updated 2 weeks ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — An elderly Maine woman who was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in June has died in the hospital where she was being treated for her injuries.

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Drive-ins Use Creativity To Afford Digital Switch

Updated 2 weeks ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — Drive-in operators are finding creative ways to afford the switch from film to digital.

Operators say more than 200 of the remaining 348 drive-ins in the country have made the expensive conversion. It typically costs $70,000 or more.

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True Pleads Not Guilty In Death

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A second man charged with murder in connection with the slaying of a Lewiston man whose body was dumped in a stream in Monmouth has pleaded not guilty.

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Dog Left In Hot Car During Massachusetts Concert

Updated 2 weeks ago

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Maine man is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly leaving his dog in a hot car while he attended an all-day concert in Massachusetts.

Police say 60-year-old Edwin Harrington Jr. of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, left the Boston terrier-bulldog mix in his car in the parking lot at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on Thursday at the Vans Warped Tour.

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Scarborough Doughnut Shop Rammed By Car

Updated 2 weeks ago

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Police say a car rammed a Scarborough doughnut shop apparently in an effort to rob it.

Employees arriving for work at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Thursday morning found that the studs at the back of the building had been pushed in and the vinyl siding damaged.

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OOB Man Indicted In Connection With Fatal Crash

Updated 2 weeks ago

ARUNDEL, Maine (AP) — An Old Orchard Beach man has been indicted on manslaughter and drunken driving charges in connection with a car crash that killed his friend.

The Portland Press Herald reports that a York County grand jury indicted 32-year-old Brian Roche this week in connection with the crash October 26 in Arundel.

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Maine Flags To Be Lowered To Honor Former Lawmaker

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — State of Maine flags in the town of Cape Elizabeth will be lowered to half-staff to honor a longtime state lawmaker who died this week.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage ordered the flags to be lowered on the day of Richard Hewes’ funeral, which will be held Friday. All U.S. flags will remain at full staff.

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Late Blight Symptoms Found On Maine Potatoes

Updated 2 weeks ago

BUXTON, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say late blight symptoms have been found in a potato field in Buxton.

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension say the blight symptoms were located this week. Late blight is a non-treatable disease that spreads rapidly in warm, wet conditions. It affects potatoes and tomatoes.

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Family Reunited With Relative’s Purple Heart

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A family will be reunited with a deceased relative’s long lost Purple Heart medal in a Maine ceremony.

Boston native Sgt. James Hanlon served in the Army in World War II and died in combat during Operation Torch in Algeria in 1942. He was awarded the Purple Heart, a decoration for those hurt or killed while serving.

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2nd Man Charged With Murder Of Lewiston Man

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A second man is facing a murder charge in connection with the slaying of a Lewiston man whose body was dumped in a stream in Monmouth.

William True, who had been charged with hindering the investigation into the April 2013 beating and strangulation death of Romeo Parent, was indicted on a murder charge Wednesday.

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New Turnpike Ramp To Open In Lewiston

Updated 2 weeks ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A new northbound on-ramp on the Maine Turnpike at exit 80 is set to open.

The ramp opens Thursday. It is located where Interstate 95 intersects with Alfred A. Plourde Parkway in Lewiston.

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Missing Waterford Woman Found Alive

Updated 2 weeks ago

WATERFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service says a missing Waterford woman has been located alive.

The service announced Wednesday that 77-year-old Ruth Frances Brennan has been found. The Warden Service had been searching for her for two days. Authorities say Brennan suffers from dementia.

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Police Contact Men After Biddeford Shootings

Updated 2 weeks ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say they have contacted two other men they sought to question in connection with a weekend shooting in a Biddeford apartment that left two people dead.

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2 Cities To Join Lawsuit Over Immigrant Aid

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland and Westbrook will join a municipal group to challenge Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s administration’s policy banning some immigrants from receiving welfare.

The cities say they will take part in lawsuit the Maine Municipal Association plans to file over the directive that immigrants who can’t prove that they’re in the country legally not be provided general assistance benefits.

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High Court Denies Lewiston Man’s Appeal

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court has denied a new trial to a Lewiston man convicted of stabbing his former girlfriend 21 times.

Cleveland Cruthirds was sentenced to serve 22 years of a 28-year sentence after he was convicted last summer of elevated aggravated assault and other charges in the December 2011 attack.

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South Portland To Try Again On Tar Sands Oil Ban

Updated 2 weeks ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The South Portland City Council is scheduled to vote on an ordinance that would prohibit loading tar sands crude oil in bulk onto marine tank vessels in the city.

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Officials Still Looking For Missing Woman

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WATERFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is still looking for a missing Waterford woman who has dementia.

The Warden Service is searching for 77-year-old Ruth Frances Brennan, who was last seen Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Kezars Road in Waterford. She was heading toward Melby’s Store at the time.

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University Of Southern Maine President Leaves Post

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of the University of Southern Maine will be leaving her post this month.

University of Maine System Chancellor James Page announced Tuesday that Theo Kalikow will leave the office July 18. She will become acting vice chancellor of the University of Maine System through the end of her contract in 2015.

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FairPoint Workers To Take Strike Vote

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Unions representing nearly 2,000 employees of telecommunications firm FairPoint Communications in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are scheduling a strike authorization vote from July 11 to 13.

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Searchers, Dogs, Find Missing Maine Man In NH Forest

Updated 2 weeks ago

JEFFERSON, N.H. (AP) — A combination of teamwork, thermal imaging and search dogs helped rescuers find a 19-year-old autistic man who went missing in the woods for five hours in Jefferson, New Hampshire.

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