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Michael McNaughton's murder trial: Jury starts deliberations

AUBURN —  Both the prosecution and the defense asked jurors to "connect the dots" Thursday as they consider who killed 20-year-old Romeo Parent. Assistant Attorney General Deborah Cashman said those dots should lead to the conviction of Michael McNaughton, 26, of Lewiston. ...

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Naples mom, who lost baby 6 years ago, meets child saved by transplant

NAPLES — Tasha Lewis had little time to comprehend the idea that she was about to meet the boy she saved. After nearly seven years without [...] 11:30am

Two Twin Cities vets to be added to Vietnam Veterans Bridge memorial

AUBURN — It's taken at least two years, but two Twin Cities veterans, killed in the Vietnam War, will get their names added to the pla [...] 2:57pm

Neighbor pleads case for couple on Greenwood property cleanup

GREENWOOD — A plea to Greenwood last week from taxpayer Matt Bevin on behalf of Doug and Bertha Grover to give them more time to clean [...] 2:22pm

Sanford police say girls made up kidnap attempt

SANFORD — Sanford police say an abduction attempt reported by two 10-year-old girls was a hoax. Police originally said the failed abdu [...] 2:08pm

Gun violence group endorses Cutler for Maine governor

PORTLAND — Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence is endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, with long-time board [...] 1:52pm

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UMaine football players charged with underage drinking in Acadia

ORONO — Four University of Maine football players including projected starting quarterback Daniel Collins are facing alcohol violation [...]

Diocese selling Catholic churches in Maine as attendance falls

UPDATED 3 p.m. PORTLAND (AP) — Maine's Catholic churches are selling off properties as the Diocese of Portland grapples with declining [...]

Repairs begin on Farmington apartment building damaged by lightning

FARMINGTON — The property manager for Blueberry Hill Apartments  met early Thursday morning with an electrician and insurance adj [...]

LePage avoids partisan politics when it comes to judicial appointments

AUGUSTA — Bangor lawyer Aaron Frey and other Democrats in the legal community were worried when Gov. Paul LePage took office 3½ [...]

Paul Ryan pitches plan to combine anti-poverty plans into one aid package

WASHINGTON  — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for [...]

Man run over by own truck during road rage incident

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup t [...] 1

Truck driver injured when rig collides with train in Livermore Falls

LIVERMORE FALLS — The driver of a pulp truck loaded with wood was injured Wednesday afternoon when the truck crashed into a Pan Am Rai [...]

Official says Algerian plane with 116 aboard 'probably crashed'

UPDATED 1:01 PM ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared f [...]

American Pickers want to bring show to Maine

FARMINGTON — "American Pickers" Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz want to bring the History Channel show to Maine. Where in Maine depends on [...]

Mayhew: Work requirement for food stamps not punitive

AUGUSTA — After a five-year break, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services plans to once again require childless adults to w [...] 18

Litchfield woman faces sex trafficking charge

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Litchfield woman faces a felony charge of aggravated sex trafficking for allegedly coercing a 17-year-old girl into p [...]

Auburn's Route 4 safety project goes out to bid

AUBURN — Work to make Route 4 north of Lake Shore Drive safer should move forward later this summer. Jeffrey Tweedie, a project manage [...]

Defense hints at false confession in Parent murder

AUBURN — An attorney who specializes in the study of false confessions said Wednesday that innocent suspects sometimes admit to crimes [...] 1

Street Talk: Important information that might save your life

Good morning, class. For today's lesson, we will discuss a basic component of automotive engineering that most people don't even know is the [...] 1

Summer swim in Norway

Blake Slicer executes a dive off Split Rock in Norway Lake last week as his friends watch on. [...]

Efforts to save historic Pike Store making progress

NORWAY — The owner of the 130-year-old L.F. Pike Store said some progress is being made in her attempt to save the historic structure. [...]

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