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U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing...

Standoff has Kavanaugh accuser's Senate appearance in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The high-stakes confrontation over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee grinded into Saturday as Republican Chairman...

Westminister's top dog Uno the beagle dies at 13

Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square...

Donald Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid...

Rod Rosenstein denies that he proposed secretly taping Trump and invoking 25th Amendment

WASHINGTON — Memos written by Andrew McCabe, then the acting FBI director, say deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein suggested he secretly record his talks...

Susan Collins is appalled by Trump's criticism of Christine Blasey Ford

Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she was “appalled” by President Trump’s tweets Friday morning that criticized Christine Blasey Ford for not coming forward sooner...

Why size doesn’t matter in the produce aisle

I can't tell you off the top of my head how large a "large" onion is. Or how hefty a "medium" tomato should be....

Maine motorcyclist dies after doing wheelie into Japanese steak house

NEWINGTON, N.H. (AP) - Police say a man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle while doing a "wheelie" and crashed into...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland Rite Aid warehouse shooting

ABDERDEEN, Md. (AP) — An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life,...

Video: Teacher accused of putting girl in game machine to steal prizes

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher has been charged with putting his toddler into a game machine at a New Hampshire shopping mall...

Susan Collins: It's 'not fair' if Christine Blasey Ford doesn't testify

BANGOR — Maine's Republican senator says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford should testify, and added that she's "saddened" by the...

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence...

Ron Wyden says state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. senators and staffers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate's security office has refused...

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Donald Trump visits stricken area

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van...

Donald Trump says alleged assault by Kavanaugh is ‘very hard for me to imagine’

 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it is "very hard for me to imagine anything happened" between Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the...

Florence floods parts of New Hampshire

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — A deluge from the remnants of Hurricane Florence has flooded parts of New Hampshire, forcing firefighters to rescue several people. In...

Susan Collins wants attorneys to be able to question Kavanaugh and his accuser at...

Sen. Susan Collins is asking the chairman and ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee to allow an attorney for Supreme Court justice nominee Brett...

No, the giant marijuana bricks washing up on Florida beaches are not for the...

It sounds like the opening for another stoner movie, maybe "Harold and Kumar Go to Heaven." Giant bundles of marijuana, apparently containing individually wrapped...

Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett...

Susan Collins wants more testimony from Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan called for more testimony after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he was willing to speak to the...
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Franklin County arrest log

Joshua Harley Rinaldi, 37, Livermore Falls, four warrants unpaid fines/fees, Sept. 17, released on payment plan, Jay Police Department. Carol Ann Welch, 49, Phillips, violation...

50 enjoy first day of fall navigating Androscoggin

Ed Viger, left, of Rumford and Leonard Bromberg of Farmington are among 50 people kayaking or canoeing Saturday on the Androscoggin River during the...

Cars versus cancer

David Webster of Wales opens the back door of his 1957 Chevy Nomad Bel Air at a benefit car show Sunday morning in Lewiston....

L-A This Week — Sept. 24

MONDAY, Sept. 24 LEWISTON — School Committee, Dingley Building, executive session at 5:30 p.m. to discuss superintendent search; meeting at 7:30 p.m. Agenda includes first vote...

Outdoor running for outing clubs

Grace Plummer crests the first hill Sunday morning of the Baxter Riverlands 10K race at Androscoggin Riverlands State Park in Turner. The event benefits Teens...

Last two nums in Portland monastery being moved to N.H.

PORTLAND (AP) — The last two nuns are moving from a monastery where they've lived since 1934 in Portland, Maine. The Sisters Adorers of the...

Robert Indiana's Vinalhaven home needs love if it's to be museum

ROCKLAND (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana died in a house with a hole in the roof and pigeons living inside. The front windows...

Maine political strategist finds himself in Mueller’s crosshairs

Four years before working to boost participation in Iraq’s first democratic elections in generations – and nearly two decades before his lobbying for foreign...

Firefighters at scene of structure fire on Church Street in Jay

JAY — Firefighters from several area towns are on the scene of a house fire Sunday morning in Jay. The fire is at a home...

Southern Maine sees building boom as cities bust out permits

BIDDEFORD — In the next few months, city officials in Biddeford and Saco will review plans for large-scale projects that could transform riverfront properties...

Car-moose collisions on decline in Maine

Good news for moose: The overall population is up, but the number of car-moose collisions is trending down. In 2017, there were 287 car crashes...

Alan Caron’s unusual path to the race for governor

FREEPORT — He’d heard his mother crying behind the closed bedroom door one too many times. She had had a child out of wedlock...

How to correctly wear a backpack

Brice Strattard, 9, a patient at Pediatric Associates in Lewiston, shows the incorrect  and correct ways to wear a backpack. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal) In the photo...

Want monarch butterflies? Plant milkweed this fall

If you think there are fewer monarch butterflies fluttering about, you're right. Because of a loss of milkweed, there’s been an 80 percent decline of...

Planting for monarchs

There are three types of milkweed that do well in Maine, according to Eric Topper, director of education for Maine Audubon. They are: Common milkweed: This...

Why lockers go empty

LEWISTON — Like most high school students, Lexie Ouellette and Alicia Lapointe don’t use their lockers. All day, they carry everything they need for the...

Face Time: Steve Grenier, lead guitarist for Fire in the Hole

Chances are, you won't find Fire in the Hole performing at area clubs with a hefty cover charge. The local band doesn't play massive...

Police log

Auburn • Tyler Mancuso, 34, of 82 Hampshire St., probation hold, 12:51 a.m. Saturday at 150 Center St. Lewiston • Seth Ayer, 23, of 124 Ash St.,...

Scouts camp in Rumford

Scouts Gavin Eosco, left, and Dean Carmichael of Bath enjoy the fall day outside the tents Saturday on Hosmer Field in Rumford.Brandon Albanesi, left,...

Volunteers upgrade Lewiston property

Rebuilding Together L/A Maine board member Fred Greenwood mows the lawn at a home on Highland Avenue in Lewiston on Saturday morning with over...

Doctors say school backpacks are too heavy for students

LEWISTON — They show up at Pediatric Associates for appointments, still wearing the overloaded backpacks they lugged through the school day, which doctors worry...

50th anniversary of St. Philip's Church Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

Roger Bouffard, left, greets fellow parishioner Jon Whitmore during the sign of peace exchange at St. Philip's Church Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 50th...

‘POW!’ Comic book characters come alive at Lewiston Armory

LEWISTON — "Batman" villain Harley Quinn swayed, jumped and danced to victory as she faced off against the likes of Batman, Spider-Man, Storm, Star-Lord...

Bruce Poliquin: Ignoring the ‘noise’ to help others

His Waterville roots, energy, rapport with people and a 'calling' to give back infuse Poliquin's political perspective. Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final...

Man injured in collision in Phillips

PHILLIPS — A Florida man complained of chest and knee pain Friday after a commercial dump truck and an SUV collided at the intersection...