BROOKS (AP) – A woman was fatally shot Wednesday night at a house on Route 139, police said.

The woman was shot in the chest at about 8 p.m., WGME-TV reported.

Brooks is located in Waldo County about 10 miles from Belfast.

Police said they were questioning a young man in the shooting, but were not yet releasing the identity of the victim.

Woman charged with hit-and-run

SANFORD (AP) – A 24-year-old woman made her initial court appearance Wednesday following her arrest after allegedly leaving the scene of a drunken driving accident in Sanford that took the life of a pedestrian.

Police said Jeannine Nobert of Sanford had been drinking when her vehicle struck Robert Bourque, 35, as he was walking along the side of Route 4 Tuesday afternoon. Police found Nobert about a half mile from the scene of the crash.

Bush, Kerry head to N.H. again

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire has become a revolving door for presidential campaign visits.

President Bush visits the state on Friday. Elizabeth Edwards will stop by on Saturday and John Kerry campaigns on Monday.

Bush plans to visit voters in Manchester on Friday afternoon.

Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards, will talk about the Kerry-Edwards plan.

Kerry’s first stop will be Sunday night with a rally at Port City Air inside the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth.

His schedule on Monday had not been announced as of Wednesday.

Thousands without power

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Powerful winds and rain left thousands of homes and businesses across the state temporarily without power on Wednesday.

The outages began at about 5 a.m., when hundreds of customers in Glocester, Scituate, Narragansett and other communities lost power for about 90 minutes.

The start of school was delayed for about 3,000 students in Foster and Glocester.

Narragansett Electric restored service to about 3,300 customers in Cumberland, Lincoln and Central Falls shortly after noon.

They had been without power for about 40 minutes. due to a tree limb on a wire in the Smithfield Avenue area of Cumberland.

Narragansett Electric spokeswoman Debbie Drew said most of the problems were caused by tree limbs hitting power lines.

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