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Two men injured in Turner fire

TURNER — Two men were burned Monday afternoon while attempting to put out a fire that eventually destroyed a garage and mobile home on Route 4. The property, located just north of the intersection of Harlow Hill Road, is owned by Linda Childs. Childs' adult son, Guy Childs Jr....

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Fast-moving storms make an impression

Thunder and lightning rolled across central Maine on Monday night, dropping trees and power lines in its path. As the storm moved through Ox [...] 9:53pm

YMCA may rescue Lewiston gymnastics program

LEWISTON — The city and the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA are quietly working on a deal that may save a popular, city-run gymnastics program sq [...] 7:40pm

McNaughton guilty of murder

AUBURN — It took a jury 13 hours to convict Michael McNaughton of murder and hindering apprehension Monday in the brutal 2013 slaying [...] 3:32pm

'Where's the beef?': Charlie the mascot stolen in Greene

GREENE — Oh, moo. Someone stole Charlie the steer. After standing outside Town & Country Foods for 27 years, Charlie, the shop's l [...] 10:41pm 2

Three injured, including 3-year-old girl, when pickup strikes car in Paris

PARIS — Two adults and a 3-year-old girl were transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway on Sunday after their car was struck [...] 7:30pm 3

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Charles Krauthammer: The vacant presidency

WASHINGTON — The president's demeanor is worrying a lot of people. From the immigration crisis on the Mexican border to the Islamic State rising in Mesopotamia, Barack Obama seems totally detached. When he does interrupt his endless rounds of golf, fundraising and photo ops, it's for some a... 13

H. Kenney: What could he do?

In his letter (July 22), Cornelius Swanton correctly stated that President George W. Bush asked for and received support from Congress for the U.S. involvement in Iraq. Swanton also stated "all available intelligence indicated that Iraq possessed WMDs." But there were no WMDs in Iraq. It w... 12

G. Bennett: Maintain work requirement

I commend officials of the Department of Health and Human Services for not asking for a waiver to eliminate the work requirement for Food Stamps. I am afraid that the Democrats I have seen on the news do not understand that it is a federal requirement (as it should be). It is not wrong for... 7

J. Goodman: Israeli actions justified

In her rebuttal letter (July 24), Kathleen Kienitz complained that syndicated columnists Charles Krauthammer and Cal Thomas were "inane" in writing about Israeli action in Gaza. However, she failed to mention any fallacies in their reasoning. It is true, the Palestinians have suffered seve... 5

Three injured, including 3-year-old girl, when pickup strikes car in Paris

PARIS — Two adults and a 3-year-old girl were transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway on Sunday after their car was struck on the driver's side by a pickup truck.  Christine Dumont, 47, Wesley Miller, 19, and a three-year old girl— addresses unknown — wer... 3

R. Macdonald: A very real message sent

This is in response to Larry Gilbert’s letter “It was all rhetoric” (July 21). Although, on paper, Lewiston’s mayors have very limited power, in reality, they create an environment at City Hall that mirrors their political beliefs. It seems to me that Gilbert... 3

'Where's the beef?': Charlie the mascot stolen in Greene

GREENE — Oh, moo. Someone stole Charlie the steer. After standing outside Town & Country Foods for 27 years, Charlie, the shop's life-sized, fiberglass mascot, is missing. The store ran a "wanted" ad in Monday's newspaper asking "Where's the beef?" and offering a no... 2

Lewiston woman dies in Saco accident

UPDATED 11:50 a.m. SACO — A Lewiston woman was killed early Sunday morning when her car left the roadway and rolled into a utility pole. Internet and social media traffic identified the driver as 22-year-old Sam Sabourin. According to published reports, the crash happen... 2

Park ranger says taking rocks from Acadia an increasing and illegal problem

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — Last week, Acadia National Park was named “ America’s Favorite Place,” by ABC’s Good Morning America. Every year, millions of people come to take in the park’s scenic rockbound coastline. But some of those visitors are taking parts... 1

Long-dormant metal music festival being revived on Aug. 3

MEXICO — Make sure to have a set of earplugs on hand. Mexico is about to get loud again. 1

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