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2nd Man Charged With Murder Of Lewiston Man

Updated 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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

Updated 3 weeks ago

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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South Portland Delays Vote On Crude Oil Ban

Updated 3 weeks ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The South Portland City Council has postponed action on an ordinance that would prohibit loading tar sands crude oil in bulk onto marine tank vessels in the city because of the huge public turnout.

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Police Seek 4 People In Biddeford Slayings

Updated 3 weeks ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say they want to question four people in connection with a weekend shooting inside a Biddeford apartment that left two people dead.

Investigators say two men and two women were inside the Western Avenue apartment at the time of the shootings at about 7 p.m. Sunday, but then fled the area.

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Lawyer: Poland Man Stabbed Uncle In Self-defense

Updated 3 weeks ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Poland man charged with stabbing his uncle has been held on $40,000 bail after his lawyer said in court that the stabbing was self-defense.

Phillip Audet appeared in court Monday following his arrest Sunday on charges including elevated aggravated assault.

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Portland Repeals Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland City Council has repealed a local ordinance that created a buffer zone around the entrances to women’s clinics that provide abortions in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a similar law in Massachusetts.

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CMP Customers Could See Rates Raise $3 Per Month

Updated 3 weeks ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposed agreement by Central Maine Power could raise customers’ home bills roughly $3 a month.

A rate-case settlement that has been endorsed by the businesses and environmental parties will be considered by the Maine Public Utilities Commission later this month.

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Warden Service Looking For Missing Woman

Updated 3 weeks ago

WATERFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine Warden Service is asking for help to find a missing Waterford woman who has dementia.

The Warden Service says that 77-year-old Ruth Frances Brennan was last seen Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. on Kezars Road in Waterford. She was heading toward Melby’s Store.

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Suppliers Disband MOO Milk; Reject Oakhurst Offer

Updated 3 weeks ago

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — The 12 dairy suppliers to MOO Milk have rejected an offer from Oakhurst Dairy and will disband the company permanently.

The Portland Press Herald reports that several farmers didn’t like the offer from Oakhurst that would have returned the Falmouth-based organic milk brand to store shelves.

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Man Wanted In Maine Found At NH Supermarket

Updated 3 weeks ago

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say a man wanted on a probation violation in Maine is accused of leading officers on a chase in Hooksett with a woman and her two young children in the car.

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Maine’s Redneck Games Later This Month

Updated 3 weeks ago

HEBRON, Maine (AP) — The fourth annual Redneck games are scheduled to start in Hebron later this month.

The event featuring the mud run, bobbing for pigs’ feet, toilet seat horseshoes and greased watermelon race, is set to start July 31 and end Aug. 3 at organizer Harold Brooks’ property.

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