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Deputy Police Chief In Sex Harassment Case

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The deputy police chief of a Maine city is being disciplined under the department’s sexual harassment policy.

The Sun Journal reports Auburn Deputy Chief Jason Moen made an inappropriate sexual comment to another member of the police department on Sept. 29. He will serve a one-day unpaid suspension and is required to attend a course about the need for a supervisor to not engage in sexual harassment.

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Feds Add Fishing Restrictions For Atlantic Cod

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With the Atlantic cod population at an all-time low, federal regulators are announcing the closure of commercial and recreational cod fishing in parts of the Gulf of Maine.

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First Of 3 Maine Ballot Recounts Set For This Week

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The first of three ballot recounts in close races for the Maine Senate is scheduled for this week.

The recount for the race for Senate District 11 will take place on Friday. Unofficial results in the Waldo County race show incumbent Republican Michael Thibodeau defeating Democrat Jonathan Fulford by 115 votes.

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Fairfield Man Accused of Stabbing His Brother

Updated 2 weeks ago

Police responded to a call early Saturday morning on Log Cabin Road.

They found a man covered in blood in the driveway.

Police say he was stabbed on his head and neck.

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Maine Gas Down A Nickel Per Gallon

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drivers in Maine are getting more good news.

Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is down another nickel to $3.03.

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3 Hurt In Richmond Car Crash

Updated 2 weeks ago

RICHMOND, Maine (AP) — Authorities say three men were taken to a hospital when their car crashed and rolled over in Richmond, ejecting all three.

Police say the car went airborne and rolled into a ditch on Beedle Road at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Police: Man Hurt After Portland Florist Burglary

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say injured himself when he fell from a rope he was using to rappel down a fire escape after breaking into a flower shop.

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Feds: No More Cutting Dogfish Fins At Sea

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishery managers are bringing the spiny dogfish fishery into compliance with a conservation act that prohibits the removal of shark fins at sea.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Spiny Dogfish Management Board announced new rules about the fishery on Oct. 31. A spokeswoman for the board says the rule change ensures consistency with the Shark Conservation Act of 2010, which prohibits processing at sea.

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Lewiston Father Denies Causing Infant’s Death

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man has pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge in connection with the bathtub death of his infant son.

The Lewiston Sun Journal reports that 27-year-old Sean St. Amand appeared in court Friday after being indicted by a grand jury earlier in the week in the death of his 11-month-old son.

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Recounts Expected In 3 Senate Races

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials will do recounts in three tight races for spots in the state Senate.

The Maine secretary of state’s office says that a recount has been requested in the race for Senate District 11, where Democrat Jonathan Fulford challenged incumbent Senate Republican Leader Michael Thibodeau. Unofficial results show Thibodeau winning by 115 votes.

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Portland House Where Fire Killed 6 Had Complaints

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A house that was destroyed in Maine’s deadliest fire in 40 years had a history of complaints, including a concern about a possible illegal unit on the third floor.

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Maine Fugitive Caught In Vermont After 33 Years

Updated 2 weeks ago

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Maine fugitive who had been on the run for 33 years after escaping from the Aroostook County Jail is headed home after being captured in Vermont.

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Brooklyn, NY Men Arrested for Selling Crack in Lewiston

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Updated 2 weeks ago

Two men from Brooklyn, NY were caught selling crack cocaine in Lewiston Friday. State Police say they arrested 23-year-old Joshua Bonnett and 22-year-old Marquis Aiken.

Both are charged with Aggravated Trafficking of Scheduled Drugs.

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Man Arrested In Biddeford Fire That Killed 2

Updated 2 weeks ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, that killed two people.

Police say Dylan Lee Collins of Biddeford was charged early Friday with two counts of murder and one count of arson. He was scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court at 1 p.m. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.

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Cape Elizabeth Bans Roosters From Small Lots

Updated 2 weeks ago

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — Elvis the rooster has left town.

The Cape Elizabeth Town Council on Thursday in a 5-2 vote banned residents from keeping roosters on lots smaller than 40,000-square feet, or just under an acre.

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Jail Guards Given Wrong Shot

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An investigation is underway after 41 employees of the Cumberland County Jail in Portland who were supposed to get a tuberculosis test instead received flu shots.

Sheriff Kevin Joyce says some guards have broken out in hives or have swelling around the injection area.

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Sanford Man Gets 10 Years On Child Porn Charge

Updated 2 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Sanford man who emailed sexually explicit videos of children to an undercover federal agent has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Richard Moulton Jr. was also sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland to 10 years of probation.

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Killer Says She Was Denied A Public Trial

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court has denied the appeal of a convicted killer who contends his right to a public trial was violated.

Daniel Roberts contended the judge in the 2007 trial violated his Sixth Amendment right by questioning potential jurors behind closed doors, keeping people wearing gang colors from the courtroom, limiting entry to the courtroom to breaks between witnesses, and locking the courthouse doors around the time of the verdicts.

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Body Found On Wells Beach

Updated 2 weeks ago

WELLS, Maine (AP) — Police in Wells, Maine say they pulled a body from the surf on Moody Beach on Thursday morning.

The Portland Press Herald reports the Wells Police Department received a call from someone who was walking dogs on the beach and found the body of an elderly woman. Police say the death is not suspicious. They say it appears to be the body of a local resident who was disoriented and ended up in the water.

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Ex-publisher Indicted On Child Porn Charges

Updated 3 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A former Auburn city councilor who also once published a local magazine and organized a community film festival has been indicted on child pornography charges.

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