JEFFERSON, N.H. (AP) – Two bicyclists from Maine are hospitalized after being struck by a New Hampshire state trooper in Jefferson.

Police say the father and son from Orono, Maine, were hit from behind when the cruiser drifted into the breakdown lane on Route 115 Thursday morning.

Fifty-seven-year-old David Clement and 25-year-old Timothy Clement were taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

The hospital says David Clement is in serious condition. Timothy Clement was listed in satisfactory condition.

Police say State Police Sgt. Todd Cohen was escorting modular prison cells headed for the Berlin prison. He was not hurt.

Teen ATV operator dies in Maine

WALDOBORO (AP) – Police are investigating the death of a Maine teenager whose all-terrain vehicle collided with a truck in the town of Waldoboro.

Police say 16-year-old Kenneth Carter died Friday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. They say the truck driver wasn’t hurt.

Investigators are looking for the operator of another ATV that fled the scene.

Equine encephalitis kills Maine horse

AUGUSTA (AP) – State health officials say a horse in Maine has died of Eastern equine encephalitis.

Dr. Dora Anne Mills, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control, says the horse died this week on a farm in Lebanon.

Mills said there are no reports of people getting the infection, but she urged residents in southern Maine to take simple precautions against mosquito bites such as wearing insect repellent and wearing long sleeves.

Horse owners should also make sure their animals are vaccinated yearly.

Eastern equine encephalitis is an infection that can be transmitted by mosquitoes and can be fatal or cause neurological problems.

Triple E found in N.H. mosquitoes

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire health officials say they have found eastern equine encephalitis in mosquitoes in Brentwood and Danville in the southeastern part of the state.

They were the first two mosquito pools to test positive for the potentially deadly virus this season. An emu from Barnstead tested positive earlier this month.

N.Y. men plead not guilty to killing

ALFRED (AP) – Two New York men charged in the killing of an Old Orchard Beach man have entered pleas in York County Superior Court of not guilty.

Rennie Cassimy and Jeffery Williams are accused of killing 45-year-old Winston George. The U.S. Marshal’s Service said this summer that George was bound with a bag over his head and had a bottle of rum forced down his throat when he was found in his home on June 20.

The motive remains unclear. Williams is George’s brother-in-law, while Cassimy rented an apartment from George’s family in New York.

The men were indicted earlier this month by a York County grand jury. Murder carries a maximum penalty of life in prison in Maine.

Portland ranks as retirement haven

PORTLAND (AP) – Maine’s largest city has made a national publication’s Top 10 list for the best places to retire in America.

In its second annual “Best Places to Retire” list, U.S. News & World Report uses criteria that factored in the cost of living, climate, crime rate, educational opportunities, health care access and recreational amenities.

Besides Portland, other communities in the top 10 are Bella Vista, Ark.; Boulder, Colo.; Eden Prairie, Minn.; Green Valley, Ariz.; Issaquah, Wash.; Long Meaddow, Mass.; Punta Gorda, Fla.; Reston, Va.; and Walnut Creek, Calif.

The list was released on the magazine’s Web site Friday. The magazine goes on sale Monday on newstands.

Work to close N.H. drawbridge

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire Transportation Department says one of the three bridges between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine, will be closed for nearly three weeks.

Major work is scheduled on the Sarah Long Bridge carrying the Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River.

The bridge will be closed to vehicles from Monday, October 27 until Friday, November 14. The channel beneath the draw bridge will be closed to boats from November 10 until the 14.

Spokesman Bill Boynton says land traffic will be detoured to the Interstate 95 Bridge.

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