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Shrine Circus sets up in Lewiston

Marcus Petersen, right, and Dennie Pinson set up sections for a two-ring circus at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Thursday. The 61st annual Kora Shrine Circus will kick off Friday with shows at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday shows are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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Police and school officials worry about 'Assassin' game

LEWISTON — A 15-year-old high school student suspended for taking a squirt gun to schoo... [...]


Bates disciplines student after arrest

LEWISTON — A Bates College student was removed from the school lacrosse and football teams two days after he allegedly burst into a Wh [...] 1


Six Nepalese guides dead, nine missing after avalanche on Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, [...]


Maine Legislature approves late, last-ditch push for Medicaid expansion

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Legislature on Thursday night approved a Medicaid expansion plan for the third time since March, though the [...]


LePage signs Interstate sign bill into law

AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill that relocates or removes dozens of signs advertising schools, beaches, ski slop [...] 3

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State budget panel approves $50 million package of jobs, water bonds

AUGUSTA — Maine voters could be asked to approve $50 million worth of bonds at the ballot box this November, if all the proposals by s [...]


Rumford lawyer quits Maine bar after terrorizing arrest

RUMFORD — The state's high court Thursday accepted the resignation of a Rumford lawyer charged with terrorizing in February. Ronald Ho [...]


Boys' Lacrosse: Oak Hill survives St. Dom's

LEWISTON — The preseason calendar was covered with one giant question mark for Oak Hill boys' lacrosse. When would the Raiders be able [...]


Religious hermit says prayer 'holds world together'

LEWISTON — Rex Anthony Norris once spoke to a group of sixth-graders at Mount Merici Academy in Waterville and asked them, "What do yo [...]


Cutler stumps at Baxter Brewing in Lewiston

LEWISTON — Before a group of about 70 supporters, many of them Twin Cities business leaders, gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler on T [...]

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Bliss Thru Shopping: Boutique unique

Shopping Siren has a thing about boutiques. The best of them are unique. Classy. And almost always super expensive and in posh towns with Ha [...]

Collecting from nature

GREENE — Nests of all kinds, rocks of all shapes and sizes, buttons, bottles and other collections surround Gloria and Glyde McAlliste [...]

Lewiston High School hosts student job fair

LEWISTON — With his resume in hand, looking sharp in a shirt and tie, Abdi Hamsa, 16, approached Michelle Cyr at a job fair at Lewisto [...]

Floodwaters recede; most roads in region reopened

RUMFORD — Most flooded roads closed Tuesday and Wednesday in Oxford County were reopened Thursday, according t... [...]

Feds fine Maine $7 million for not meeting work-to-welfare goals

AUGUSTA — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Maine faces more than $7 million in federal fines because it's not meeting work participati [...] 7

Parts of Dexter evacuated; flood warnings remain up in northern Maine

DEXTER — People are being evacuated from homes and buildings in parts of Dexter Thursday after the east branch of the Sebasticook Rive [...]

Maine Democrats prepare to present another Medicaid expansion plan

AUGUSTA — The debate over Medicaid expansion has dominated the 126th Legislature, and will continue to do so as the session winds down [...] 2

Diplomats reach deal to defuse Ukrainian tensions

GENEVA — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to eas [...] 1

New Vineyard man accused of being fugitive from justice

NEW VINEYARD — A local man was arrested Wednesday night on a fugitive from justice charge after being stopped because of a loud exhaus [...]

Chimney fire spreads walls of Farmington home

FARMINGTON — A chimney fire at 106 Philbrick St. on Thursday morning spread to the walls, causing fire and smoke damage, Deputy Chief [...]

Oxford Hills senior's turkey casseroles to help family of hit-and-run victim

NORWAY — An Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School student has dedicated his senior project to raising money to help the family of a t [...]

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