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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 contact, Lewis reached out on Facebook that she was looking for the family of a boy, just over 7 years old, given life-saving organs from Lewis'...

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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

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 [...] 1:20pm

Diocese selling Catholic churches in Maine as attendance falls

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine's Catholic churches are selling off properties as the Diocese of Portland grapples with declining church attenda [...] 1:03pm

Repairs begin to get tenants back into Farmington apartments damaged by fire

FARMINGTON — The property manager for Blueberry Hill Apartments  met early Thursday morning with an electrician and insurance adj [...] 12:28pm

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 [...] 9:02am

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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

Lightning strike causes up to $100,000 damage to Farmington apartment

FARMINGTON — A lightning strike on Wednesday afternoon at the Blueberry Hill Apartments at 145 North St. caused an estimated $75,000 to $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. [...]

Westbrook woman found guilty of child sex assault

PORTLAND (AP) — A Westbrook woman who'd been accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a teenage female relative has been [...]

Residents report bear sightings in Waterville

WATERVILLE (AP) — Multiple people are calling Waterville police to report that they have seen a bear wandering through the city of nea [...]

SAD 17 considers need to keep former Paris school building

PARIS — The SAD 17 Operations Committee is looking at the district's need to retain ownership of the former Mildred Fox Elementary Sch [...]

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