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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, Teresa Glick, deputy director of the Oxford County Emergency...

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Emerge Film Festival tickets now on sale

LEWISTON — Tickets for the two-day Emerge Film Festival are now available. Festival organizers announced Wednesday that tickets can be [...]


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

AUGUSTA — The Legislature on Wednesday reached agreement on a bill that broadens access to a medication meant to counter deadly o [...]


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

AUGUSTA — The state Senate Wednesday pulled the blinds on a bill that would have allowed homeowners to receive a rebate for installing [...] 1


Androscoggin River floods Livermore road

LIVERMORE — The lower end of River Road, near Route 108, was shut down Wednesday afternoon because of extreme flooding, interim Admini [...]


95 River Valley fifth-graders graduate from Rumford DARE program

MEXICO —  Ninety-five fifth-grade students from Meroby and Rumford elementary schools and Holy Savior School graduated Tuesday ni [...]

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Farmington man indicted on charge of furnishing Ritalin to teen

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man was indicted on a charge of aggravated furnishing of a scheduled drug Tuesday by a Franklin County Grand [...]


Voters to be asked to restore Livermore Falls park's name back to Union Park

LIVERMORE FALLS — Voters will be asked June 10 if they want the town to restore the original name of the Geneva Hodgkins Memorial Park [...] 1


Wilton man indicted on sex charges

FARMINGTON — A Franklin County grand jury indicted a Wilton man accused of sexually abusing two girls under age 16 between Feb. 1, 201 [...]


Lang Township man indicted in Saddleback Mountain car burglaries

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


Livermore Falls man indicted in inappropriate texting case

FARMINGTON — A Livermore Falls man accused of inappropriate texting to a child under age 15 in Franklin County was indicted Tuesday by [...]

Rhode Island man indicted on sex charges

FARMINGTON  — A Franklin County grand jury indicted a Rhode Island man Tuesday who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in F [...]

Grand jury indicts Avon man in Madrid Township break-in

FARMINGTON — An Avon man was indicted Tuesday in connection to a burglary at a garage in Madrid Township. A Franklin County grand jury [...]

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 [...]

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 [...] 1

Farmington Police seek woman's identity

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Police Department seeks the public's help to identify a woman involved in a theft from Reny's Department S [...]

Few resources, plans available for catastrophic derailments in Maine

A investigation reveals the burden for planning and responding to a Lac-M├ęgantic level catastrophe will fall on state and local emergency s [...]

Lawyer disputes police account in Windham shooting

WINDHAM (AP) — A lawyer for the widow of a Windham man fatally shot by police last weekend says the man never pointed or waved a gun a [...]

Sidney man charged with assaulting child seeks lower bail

AUGUSTA (AP) — A Sidney man who has been held in jail or a state psychiatric facility since his arrest in July 2012 on charges of rapi [...]

Maine Democrats continue Medicaid expansion push

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Democrats are advancing a new bill to expand Medicaid coverage to roughly 70,000 low-income residents under the f [...]

Maine warns of motor vehicles phone scam

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills is warning Mainers of a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Bureau of [...] 1

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