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Vigil Held Outside Slain Family’s Apartment

Updated 3 weeks ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — A candlelight vigil has been held for a Maine family killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

People gathered Tuesday night outside a Saco apartment building, where the family lived.

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Lewiston Man Who Streamed Sex Act Gets 25 Years

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 30-year-old Lewiston man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child.

Court documents indicate Ethan Hinkley streamed video online as he forced a teenager to masturbate at knifepoint

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Judge Keeps Bail Provisions For Former Chief

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative has been denied permission to have supervised contact with four of his grandchildren.

A judge ruled Tuesday against 74-year-old Andrew Demers Jr. of New Gloucester. He pleaded not guilty in April.

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Peace Camp In Otisfield Unites Israeli, Palestinian Teens

Updated 3 weeks ago

A raging conflict in the Gaza Strip isn’t dimming the hopes for peace among those who’ve taken part in a unique American camp.

Seeds of Peace is preparing to welcome teens from Israel, the Palestinian territories and other conflict-plagued countries at its camp in Otisfield, Maine.

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Rumford Officer Justified In Shooting

Updated 3 weeks ago

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general has ruled that a Rumford police officer was legally justified in using deadly force against a suicidal woman who was advancing on him with a knife.

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Car Crashes Into Tractor In Maine, Injuring Driver

Updated 3 weeks ago

LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Limington, Maine, car crash between a tractor and car shut down traffic in the area for hours and hospitalized one of the drivers.

Police say the crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. Tuesday when Limerick resident Richard Chaput crashed his car into an agricultural tractor operated by Gaetan Paulin of Limington. Police say Caput apparently did not see the tractor as he followed a turn in the road.

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York Officials Reject Marijuana Plan

Updated 3 weeks ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — Selectmen in York have said no to placing a proposed ordinance to legalize marijuana in the town on the November ballot.

The 3-2 vote on Monday does not end the issue, however. Supporters of the proposal must now collect 613 signatures to force the question on to the ballot.

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LePage: State Should Fund Psychiatric Center

Updated 3 weeks ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage says Maine should no longer seek federal money for a state run psychiatric hospital because the federal certification requirements are doing more harm than good.

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Democratic Lawmaker From York Dies Unexpectedly

Updated 3 weeks ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who represented parts of southern Maine in the Legislature has died.

Democratic legislative leaders say Rep. Paul McGowan of York died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday. He was 67.

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Head Of California Science Museum Speaks In Maine

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The executive director of the California Academy of Sciences will give a presentation about global environment, climate change and land use at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland.

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Man Handcuffed After Attending Wedding

Updated 3 weeks ago

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) — A Sidney man who was charged earlier this year with sex trafficking is in trouble again, this time for attending a wedding in Winslow.

The Kennebec Journal reports that 47-year-old Frederick Horne was handcuffed by police in the parking lot of Fort Halifax Park on Sunday. He was summoned to appear in court on two counts of violating conditions of his earlier release.

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Woman Killed In Saco Crash

Updated 3 weeks ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A fatal car crash is under investigation in Saco.

Police say a 22-year-old woman from Lewiston was killed early Sunday when the car she was driving went off Buxton Road and crashed into a utility pole.

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DNC Chair To Rally Support For Maine Candidates

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is helping Maine Democrats rally around the candidates at the top of their ticket.

The event with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida is being held at the Portland Public Library on Monday.

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Marine Lab Opens Up To The Public On Aug. 1

Updated 3 weeks ago

EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will open up to the public on Friday to allow science-minded residents a chance to tour the facility, meet experts and participate in hands-on activities.

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Western Maine Towns Get Firefighter Grants

Updated 3 weeks ago

STRONG, Maine (AP) — Two Franklin County, Maine fire departments will receive more than $119,000 in federal grants to help buy new gear.

The town of Rangeley is set to receive $99,743 to buy 16 new sets of breathing apparatus for firefighters. Strong’s fire department will get $18,456 for new protective gear.

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Southern Maine Has New Business Account Executive

Updated 3 weeks ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Oxford resident who worked for a Lewiston-based marketing group is the newest business account executive for Maine.

Gov. Paul LePage said that Diane Jackson has joined the four other executives within the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development who work with businesses hoping to start up, expand or move to Maine.

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Wire Fraud Case Delayed Until Late August

Updated 3 weeks ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sentencing of a Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town won’t be scheduled until sometime after Aug. 22.

Craig Sanborn, formerly of Maidstone, was convicted in May and faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office says prosecutors are awaiting a pre-sentencing report about the case. The spokeswoman says Sanborn’s sentencing date will be scheduled at a court appearance that won’t happen sooner than Aug. 22.

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Cornish PTA President Charged With Stealing

Updated 4 weeks ago

CORNISH, Maine (AP) — The president of the Cornish Elementary School Parent Teacher Club has been charged with stealing about $3,000 from the group.

Authorities say 40-year-old Deanna Lovell of Parsonsfield was indicted by a grand jury on the Class C felony theft charge earlier this month.

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Jury Deliberates In Greene Slaying Case

Updated 4 weeks ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — The case of a Maine man charged with strangling a Lewiston man because he was angry he had informed on a friend is in the hands of the jury.

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Fire Displaces Dozens From Lewiston Building

Updated 4 weeks ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — About 40 people were displaced from their homes after a fire tore through a 10-unit Lewiston apartment building.

There were no reported injuries from the fire in the four-story Blake Street building that was reported at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Eighteen of those displaced are children.

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