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Spring flooding closes several roads in Western Maine

RUMFORD — Heavy rain Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning has closed several roads across Western Maine due to flooding. But it's nothing unusual for this time of year... (Includes video and photos)

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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 — a fund-raising supper on Saturday [...]


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 [...]


Dogs left at Waterville shelter with porcupine quills in mouths

WATERVILLE (AP) — Two dogs are recovering after they were left at a Maine animal shelter with their mouths full of porcupine quills. T [...]


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 [...]


Maine-Nova Scotia ferry arrives in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — The new ferry that will connect Maine to Nova Scotia is making its first appearance in the state's largest city. The N [...]

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After ‘end of the world’ explosion, Quebec town tries to find hope

LAC-MÉGANTIC, QUEBEC — Eight months ago, the people of Lac-Mégantic thought the world was ending. A runaway, 72-car trai [...]


Bates student charged with assault

LEWISTON — A Bates College student was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly bursting into the wrong home, knocking over and injuring [...] 4


LHS student suspended for squirt gun

LEWISTON — A 10th-grader was suspended from Lewiston High School this week after allegedly bringing a bright yellow squirt gun to scho [...] 3


Maine Senate sustains veto, pulls blinds on solar energy rebate bill

AUGUSTA — The state Senate on Wednesday, by sustaining the governor's veto, pulled the blinds on a bill that would have allowed homeow [...] 4


Auburn school budget cuts include teaching positions

AUBURN — Superintendent Katy Grondin presented the School Committee on Wednesday with $300,000 worth of cuts requested by the City Cou [...]

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Lewiston waiting for bank to take down burned Nichols Street building

LEWISTON — City demolition crews will wait to take down the burned-out 44 Nichols St. property until they see what mortgage holder Ban [...]

Maine Senate amends, approves bill to expand access to anti-heroin drug

AUGUSTA — After unanimous votes Wednesday in both chambers, the Maine Legislature sent Gov. Paul LePage a bill that broadens access to [...] 1

Sabattus man gets another chance in new trial

PORTLAND — A Sabattus man who killed his ex-girlfriend at his home in 2005 cleared the first hurdle in his bid for a new trial. Daniel [...]

UMS vice chancellor gets $40,000 raise as universities struggle with budgets

BANGOR — While confronting a $36 million budget shortfall, the University of Maine System gave its top financial administrator a $40,0 [...] 2

Girls' lacrosse: 'Aggressive' the new buzz word for Blue Devils

LEWISTON — Aggressive. Anyone who has played a sport has inevitably had at least one coach pontificate on the value of gritty, hard-no [...]

Former state police chief pleads not guilty to sexual assault

PORTLAND — Former Maine State Police Chief Andrew Demers pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a Class A charge of gross sexual assault. The [...]

Bloomin' cold in Lewiston

A tulip is covered in snow Wednesday morning in the front yard of a house on College Street in Lewiston. [...]

Somali Bantu group holds open house Friday for new space

LEWISTON — Six years ago, its first office was the inside of a van. Then an office provided by the Trinity Jubilee Center, then space [...]

Lang Township man indicted in Saddleback Mountain car burglaries

FARMINGTON — A Lang Township man was indicted Tuesday on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property related to car burglaries F [...]

Driver escapes burning car on I-95

PITTSFIELD — A Portland man avoided injury after his car caught fire as he was driving south on Interstate 95 Wednesday morning, accor [...]

Towns sign on to change FEMA guidelines to include ice storms

A resolution urging changes in federal disaster assistance regulations is circulating among Maine towns and cities hit hard by severe ice st [...]

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