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Injuries Reported in Multi-vehicle Auburn Wreck

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) – Authorities say at least four people were taken to hospitals following a multi-vehicle crash in Auburn.

The Sun Journal reports that witnesses say multiple vehicles were involved in the wreck at 6 p.m. Wednesday on Minot Avenue near the Washington Avenue rotary.

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Man Convicted of Murder Back Behind Bars

Updated 2 weeks ago

PARIS, Maine (AP) – A man who spent a decade in prison after being convicted of murder is back behind bars after pleading no contest to a felony weapons charge.

The Sun Journal reports that Frank Cugliata was sentenced to a year in jail after entering his plea to a possession of firearms by a prohibited person in Oxford County Superior Court.

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AG Says Portland Woman Defrauded Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Fund

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

A Portland woman is accused of stealing from a fund that gives money to people injured by the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Massachusetts Attorney General says 49-year-old Amey Molloy collected $8,000 from The One Fund Boston, claiming she had foot and hip surgery after being injured at the marathon.

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New Hampshire Man Held Without Bail in Saco Shootings

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A former Army marksman charged with shooting two people, including his wife, during a home invasion in Maine has been held without bail.

Gregory Owens, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, was held at his initial appearance Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland, giving him time to hire a lawyer prior to a Jan. 21 bail hearing.

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Auburn City Councilor Denies Assault Charge

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) – An Auburn city councilor was arrested after a disturbance at a club over the weekend, but says he did nothing wrong.

Police say Leroy Walker was arrested late Saturday night after an altercation with another man at the New Auburn Social Club.

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Search Continues for a Wanted Man in Kennebunk

Updated 2 weeks ago

40-year-old William Day is accused of domestic violence and criminal threatening.

Police believe he’s armed with a knife.

He was last seen in the Main Street area of Kennebunk at about 3:30 Saturday morning.

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Police Standoff in Auburn Sunday Morning

Updated 2 weeks ago

An elderly man wound up in a hospital after a standoff at his home in Auburn.

Police went the home of 83-year-old Francis Bruno around 11:25 Sunday morning.

They say he and his wife had argued over their health issues when he called police saying he was suicidal and had a gun.

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Tourism Office To Help Promote Marketing Campaigns

Updated 2 weeks ago

BETHEL, Maine (AP) — The Maine Office of Tourism is announcing more than $70,000 in grants for marketing campaigns that range from a moose hunting lottery festival to a crafts weekend.

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Lawyer At Center Of Maine Media Gag Case Lands In Jail

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine lawyer whose assault case led to a judge apologizing earlier this week for attempting to restrict media coverage has landed in jail.

Attorney Anthony Sineni III was convicted earlier this week of assault and disorderly conduct in connection with a domestic violence complaint.

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Parties Take Step Toward Settlement For Oil Train Victims

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A court filing in Canada is the first step toward implementing a settlement fund for victims of an oil train disaster that killed 47 people.

Officials filed a motion Friday to extend a deadline to implement the settlement in the Canadian case, which could result in a larger settlement. The filing also provided details on how the money could be distributed.

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4 Nabbed In Portland Drug Raid That Grips Neighborhood

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland says police arrested four people in connection with the distribution of crack cocaine in the city following a morning raid that shut down part of a neighborhood.

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Navy Attack Sub USS Norfolk Begins Inactivation Process

Updated 2 weeks ago

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Norfolk has arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to begin the inactivation process.

The Los Angeles-class submarine arrived in Kittery, Maine, on Friday with a crew of 15 officers and 122 enlisted sailors.

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Kennebunk Woman, 61, Found Dead At Wells Harbor

Updated 2 weeks ago

WELLS, Maine (AP) — Police say the body of a Kennebunk, Maine, woman was found in tidal waters near the Drakes Island side of Wells Harbor.

The Portland Press Herald reports 61-year-old Kathryn Ryan had been missing since Sunday. Local police found her body at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with assistance from the Wells harbormaster.

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Rep. Elizabeth Dickerson (D-93) Resigns

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

Maine House Representative for District 93, Democrat, Elizabeth Dickerson resigned today…

Saying she is moving out of state for professional and personal opportunities that have come up since the election.

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Stockholm Minors Facing Illegal Possession of Alcohol Violations

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 weeks ago

Nine minors are facing alcohol charges after an underage drinking party in Stockholm early Sunday morning.

State Police say they located the party around 2:00 a.m.

Eight were summonsed for illegal possession of alcohol and another for providing a place for minors to consume.

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Driver Charged in Warren Head-On Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

A Waldoboro woman faces charges after a head-on collision in Warren, Sunday.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office says around 6:30 a.m. 24-year-old Jillian Richards was going south on Route 1 in Warren when she crossed the center line and hit a truck coming the opposite direction.

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3 Children Escape Apartment Fire In Winthrop

Updated 3 weeks ago

WINTHROP, Maine (AP) — Three children are safe after escaping an apartment fire in the Maine town of Winthrop.

Fire officials say a 12-year-old child woke up to smoke and fire alarms sounding Saturday morning. He woke up his older brother and sister, and all three escaped the building, unharmed.

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LePage Budget Proposal Aims to Slash Income Tax While Expanding Sales Tax

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 weeks ago

Governor LePage proposed major changes to Maine’s tax system Friday afternoon.

He wants to slash state income taxes while expanding sales tax.

The Governor outlined his plan during a presentation of his proposed biennial budget in Augusta Friday afternoon.

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East Coast ‘Felony Lane Gang’ Strikes in Belfast

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 weeks ago

An East Coast gang has struck in the Belfast region.

Belfast Police say the “Felony Lane Gang” is responsible for a a vehicle burglary in December. The gang targets cars in fitness center parking lots, stealing purses, wallets and ID’s.

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Parents Of Victim In Portland Blaze Sue Landlord

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The parents of one of the six people who died in a Portland apartment fire in November have sued the landlord.

The suit filed this week in Cumberland County Superior Court is the second civil action in connection with the blaze, Maine’s deadliest in 40 years.

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