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Maine's first lady balances life and causes, steers clear of politics

AUGUSTA — You would think being married to one of Maine's most colorful and controversial governors wouldn't be easy, but Ann LePage makes it look that way. During a recent one-on-one interview with the Sun Journal, LePage spoke about what it's like to be one of Maine's most prominen...

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Weird, Wicked Weird: Lights in the sky, fictional and not

Cathie Pelletier left Allagash in August 1976, right before four campers claimed to have a close encounter that would become known as the Al [...] 8:00pm

Legion Baseball: Post 51 of Oakland eliminates Pastime Club

BANGOR — Errors, both the variety that are posted on the far, right end of the scoreboard and the less tangible type, plagued Pastime [...] 5:59pm

Happier than Bangor?

Portland is happy, Bangor is less happy and Lewiston is somewhere in between, according to a recent University of British Columbia study tha [...] 3:22pm 1

Investigation underway at Maine State Prison

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine Department of Corrections is investigating a complaint that says a group of employees has created a hostile [...] 1:34pm

New Sharon teen denies stealing cash, jewelry from Wilton home

FARMINGTON — A New Sharon teenager pleaded not guilty Friday to stealing more than $50,000 in cash and jewelry from a Wilton home in A [...] 1:16pm

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No decision on motion to overturn Lowe's manslaughter convictions

PARIS — Defense lawyers argued Thursday that an Oxford woman's manslaughter convictions should be overturned because her father should [...]

Vandalism reported in Wilton neighborhood

WILTON — Police are investigating vandalism in the High Street area, including tires being slashed and crayfish dumped in a swimming p [...]

Second person arrested in Farmington incident against teen girls

FARMINGTON — Police have charged a second male with assaulting a teenage girl on a beach area of Sandy River last week, Police Departm [...] 1

Pine State becomes sole bidder in effort to market Maine liquor

AUGUSTA — After spending years preparing to bid on the state's wholesale liquor contract and successfully appealing this spring when p [...] 3

Sandy River Plantation couple hurt in car crash

SANDY RIVER PLANTATION — Two local residents were injured Thursday afternoon after the driver of a car fell asleep and the car went of [...]

Video preview: Wings Over Wiscasset — In Sunday's Sun Journal

This upcoming two-day event in Wiscasset will give the public a chance to get up close to some of the classic aircraft that fought in and he [...]

Portland's mysterious Google barge to be scrapped

PORTLAND (AP) — Google Inc. is confirming that the so-called "Google barge" it docked in Maine has been sold. The barge carries dozens [...] 1

LePage wants welfare lawsuit moved to federal court

PORTLAND (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage's administration wants to move a lawsuit over municipal welfare benefits to federal court. The Maine [...]

Mass. camper reported missing overnight, found Friday

WATERFORD — A Massachusetts woman who went missing overnight from Papoose Pond Campground was found Friday morning at a rest area two [...]

Gay rights group attacks Michaud over anti-discrimination stance

AUGUSTA — A small but vocal national gay rights group announced Thursday that it is targeting Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who i [...] 2

Power bills to rise for CMP customers after decision in controversial rate case

PORTLAND — Central Maine Power Co. said power bills for residential and small business customers are set to go up an average of $2.07 [...]

LePage designates $10K for New Gloucester veterans monument

NEW GLOUCESTER (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is designating $10,000 in contingency funds to help build a veterans monument in Ne [...]

Peru woman dies in 'tragic, tragic' accident: Mother backs over her

PERU — A local woman was killed Thursday morning when her mother accidentally ran over the woman while backing up a car. Lt. Brian Lan [...] 1

Dogs kill, injure animals in Peru

PERU — Two German shepherds were quarantined Thursday after they killed a guineafowl, injured two other birds and attacked two goats, [...]

Power bills to rise for CMP customers

PORTLAND — Central Maine Power Co. said power bills for residential and small business customers are set to go up an average of $2.07 [...] 2

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