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Lewiston dog park closed due to parvovirus outbreak

LEWISTON — An outbreak of parvovirus in the community has convinced the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society to shut down their Strawberry Avenue dog park for at least a week. Local veterinarians contacted the society and reported that canine stomach virus has been reported in several...

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Livermore Falls has the first village post office in Maine

LIVERMORE FALLS — U.S. Postal Service officials opened its first village post office in Maine on Wednesday morning at Pike's Corner Oa [...] 7:20pm

My Maine Ride owner agrees to suspension, reimburse consumers up to $30,000

BANGOR — The used car dealer sued by the Maine Attorney General’s Office earlier this year for unfair and deceptive trade practi [...] 2:34pm

Police charge Auburn teen in Jay, Livermore Falls vehicle burglaries

JAY — Police in Livermore Falls and Jay were were dealing with nine reports early Wednesday of vehicles broken into in Chisholm Villag [...] 1:02pm

LePage, utilities commissioner conflict over ethics only partially resolved

A conflict over ethics between Gov. Paul LePage and a member of the state’s Public Utilities Commission has been settled in the short [...] 1:07pm

'Night Out' in Auburn on Aug. 5

AUBURN — The annual Auburn Police Department's National Night Out against crime will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Festiva [...] 12:44pm

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'Fourth annual Redneck 'Blank' this weekend will feature 'unbridled fun'

HEBRON — Thousands of people from all over the country are expected to descend upon an otherwise quiet stretch of Route 124 for the fo [...]

New Franco Center director focuses on fundraising

LEWISTON — When it's for a good cause, asking for money is a pleasure to Mitch Thomas. Every no can be cordial. And every yes is extra [...]

Investigator: Ellsworth bird sanctuary fire was arson

ELLSWORTH (AP) — The district attorney is reviewing the results of a state fire marshal investigation into an arson fire last March at [...]

Wilton man accused of driving to endanger in Farmington

FARMINGTON — A Wilton man was charged Wednesday morning after a Franklin County deputy clocked him driving 98 mph in a 50 mph zone on [...]

LePage says state should go it alone on Riverview

LEWISTON — Gov. Paul LePage's suggestion that the state reject $20 million in federal funds for the state's psychiatric hospital would [...] 2

Avon man accused of assaulting woman in Phillips

PHILLIPS — An Avon man is accused of physically assaulting an ex-girlfriend Tuesday night at a Phillips residence on Pleasant Street. [...]

Ruling expected Thursday on motion to overturn Lowe's manslaughter convictions

PARIS — A daylong hearing in a bid to overturn two manslaughter convictions against 21-year-old Kristina Lowe of Oxford will begin Thu [...]

Judge denies former state police chief's request to visit grandchildren

PORTLAND — Andrew Demers, a former Maine State Police chief accused of molesting a young relative, will not be allowed supervised visi [...]

Street Talk: You gonna eat that, or would you prefer a capsule?

It had been a perfectly ordinary meal with family. The clanking of silverware, the low buzz of conversation, the lame attempts to make the w [...] 2

Exhibit to honor Amelia Earhart's visit to Maine

AUGUSTA (AP) — A group representing women pilots is planning to mark the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's visit to Maine. An infor [...]

Talks to save Lewiston gymnastics program promising, council told

LEWISTON — Defenders of the city's gymnastics program were out in force Tuesday, even as city staff assured councilors that negotiatio [...]

Pesky pig that scared kids on Oakland trail captured

OAKLAND (AP) — An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has [...]

Officer stops man for speeding in Kennebunk, then saves his life

KENNEBUNK (AP) — Getting pulled over for speeding may have been the luckiest thing that happened to an elderly man in Maine. Gavin Fal [...]

Lewiston housing project added to November ballot

LEWISTON — Voters will decide the fate of a subsidized housing project in November, councilors agreed Tuesday. Councilors agreed to pu [...] 7

Rumford police justified in use of deadly force

LEWISTON — The Office of the Attorney General has determined that Rumford police Sgt. Tracey Higley acted appropriately in using deadl [...] 2

Amtrak's Downeaster wrapping up difficult month

PORTLAND (AP) — Amtrak's Downeaster is wrapping up the worst month for train cancellations since the passenger rail service launched m [...]

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