Maine – Lewiston Sun Journal https://www.sunjournal.com Central and Western Maine News Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:51:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/11/2018/05/cropped-sj-default-32x32.png Maine – Lewiston Sun Journal https://www.sunjournal.com 32 32 Mother of Ayla Reynolds to file wrongful death lawsuit 7 years after child’s disappearance https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/16/mother-of-ayla-reynolds-to-file-wrongful-death-lawsuit-7-years-after-childs-disappearance/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/16/mother-of-ayla-reynolds-to-file-wrongful-death-lawsuit-7-years-after-childs-disappearance/#respond Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:00:00 +0000 https://www.centralmaine.com/?p=1161466 Seven years after the toddler was reported missing from a Waterville home, Trista Reynolds plans to file a civil suit against Ayla's father, Justin DiPietro, alleging he caused the child's death.

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Chebeague shocked by killing of woman from longtime island family https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/chebeague-island-native-killed-in-connecticut/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:29:36 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/13/chebeague-island-native-killed-in-connecticut/ Emily Todd, 25, was found shot to death in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Sunday morning. Her slaying is reverberating throughout the small island community.

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Chinese nationals charged with sex trafficking in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/chinese-nationals-charged-with-sex-trafficking-in-maine-new-hampshire-and-vermont/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/chinese-nationals-charged-with-sex-trafficking-in-maine-new-hampshire-and-vermont/#respond Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:47:26 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/13/chinese-nationals-charged-with-sex-trafficking-in-maine-new-hampshire-and-vermont/ An indictment says the husband-and-wife team recruited women in China and coerced them into prostitution after they arrived in the U.S.

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Car crashes into Mister Bagel in South Portland https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/car-crashes-into-mister-bagel-in-south-portland/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/car-crashes-into-mister-bagel-in-south-portland/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:54:54 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/13/car-crashes-into-mister-bagel-in-south-portland/ No one was injured but the Mill Creek business was damaged.

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Caribou man gets 5 years for New Hampshire credit union robbery https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/caribou-man-gets-5-years-for-new-hampshire-credit-union-robbery/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/caribou-man-gets-5-years-for-new-hampshire-credit-union-robbery/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:14:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/caribou-man-gets-5-years-for-new-hampshire-credit-union-robbery/ CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Maine man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for robbing a credit union in New Hampshire. Court documents say 31-year-old Marc Beaulieu, of Caribou, Maine, entered the Service Credit Union in Somersworth in November 2016 and gave the teller a note demanding money. The teller gave him […]

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Federal court rules against Bruce Poliquin's challenge of ranked-choice voting https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/federal-court-rules-against-bruce-poliquins-challenge-of-ranked-choice-voting/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/federal-court-rules-against-bruce-poliquins-challenge-of-ranked-choice-voting/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:02:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/federal-court-rules-against-bruce-poliquins-challenge-of-ranked-choice-voting/ BANGOR — In a decision that left little hope for Republicans, a federal judge Thursday shot down U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s legal challenge to the ranked-choice voting method that led to his defeat in last month’s 2nd Congressional District race. U.S. District Court Judge Lance Walker ruled against Poliquin on every point in his bid […]

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Fuel up on gas and grass at Maine’s first medical marijuana convenience store https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/fuel-up-on-gas-and-grass-at-maines-first-medical-marijuana-convenience-store-2/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/fuel-up-on-gas-and-grass-at-maines-first-medical-marijuana-convenience-store-2/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 13:11:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/fuel-up-on-gas-and-grass-at-maines-first-medical-marijuana-convenience-store-2/ What is believed to be Maine’s first marijuana convenience store, one of only a handful in operation in the country, will open Thursday in Portland. At 10 a.m., Atlantic Farms Gas N’ Grass will start selling cannabis-infused gummies, tinctures and smokable marijuana to those fueling up at the former Getty Mart at 460 Warren Ave. […]

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Former Bath bus driver indicted on 2 counts of taking explicit photos of students https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/former-bath-bus-driver-indicted-on-2-counts-of-taking-explicit-photos-of-students/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/13/former-bath-bus-driver-indicted-on-2-counts-of-taking-explicit-photos-of-students/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:28:01 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/?p=8880190 WEST BATH — A former Bath Bus Services driver who Bath police say posted inappropriate photos of students online was indicted Tuesday by a Sagadahoc County grand jury on two counts. 51-year-old Timothy McGowan was charged in May with violation of privacy, a Class D crime, for allegedly taking “upskirt” photos of Regional School Unit 1 and […]

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Jared Golden would benefit from a helping hand from Bruce Poliquin, former congressman says https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/jared-golden-would-benefit-from-a-helping-hand-from-bruce-poliquin-former-congressman-says/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/jared-golden-would-benefit-from-a-helping-hand-from-bruce-poliquin-former-congressman-says/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:22:00 +0000 https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/jared-golden-would-benefit-from-a-helping-hand-from-bruce-poliquin-former-congressman-says/ When U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won his first congressional election in 2014, the Democrat he replaced said he met several times with his successor to ease his way and answer his questions. Former U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, who served from 2002 to 2014, said Wednesday that he talked about staffing, budgets and more with Poliquin […]

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AMHI court master opposes funding plan for Bangor psychiatric facility https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/amhi-court-master-opposes-contract-offer-for-bangor-psychiatric-facility/ https://www.sunjournal.com/2018/12/12/amhi-court-master-opposes-contract-offer-for-bangor-psychiatric-facility/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:36:13 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/12/amhi-court-master-opposes-contract-offer-for-bangor-psychiatric-facility/ Daniel Wathen says that spending about $5 million per year in consent decree funds is in violation of the decree.

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