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10 hrs ago | WCAX-TV Burlington

This Hour: Here's the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press

Maine's attorney general says a police officer was acting in defense of himself and others when he fatally shot a 66-year-old man in Windham.

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Related Topix: Maine, Augusta, ME

14 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Maine officer-involved shootings double in recent years

The number of officer-involved shootings has nearly doubled over the past two decades.

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18 hrs ago | WMTW-TV Auburn

Attorney general: Deputy justified in fatal Windham shooting

Maine's attorney general says a police officer was acting in defense of himself and others when he fatally shot a 66-year-old man in Windham.

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Related Topix: Windham, ME

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Portland woman found guilty of embezzling $300,000 from Chinese firm that wanted to buy paper mill

The Cumberland County jury on Friday found a Portland woman guilty of embezzling more than $300,000 from a Chinese firm that had sought to invest in a Baileyville paper mill in 2009.

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Related Topix: Portland, ME, Baileyville, ME, Marketing, Economics News, Bankruptcy, University of New Hampshire

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Learn about honeybees at the Maine Wildlife Park

Join the Cumberland County Beekeepers Association, a local chapter of the Maine State Beekeeping Association, to learn about the industrious life of the honeybee, its job as a pollinator of fruits and vegetable, and the role of the beekeeper, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26. Parts of a beehive, beekeeping ... (more)

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Related Topix: Apiculture, Science, Life, Food, Honey

Bangor Daily News

Maine unemployment rate holds steady at 5.5%

The preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 5.5 percent for July was unchanged from June and down from 6.7 percent one year ago.

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Related Topix: Maine, Washington County, ME

Cape Breton Post

Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes

Low 14. High 24. Thursday, a mix of sun and cloud. Low 14. High 23. Friday, a mix of sun and cloud.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Bangor Daily News

3 accused of digging up remains, moving them to another cemetery

The ashes of Richard Lewis and his son, Trent Lewis, were buried in the Steep Falls Cemetery for years until last year, when the Cumberland County Sheriff says they were secretly and illegally dug up by other family members and moved to Maple Hill Cemetery in Limington.

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Related Topix: Steep Falls, ME, Limington, ME

Foster's Daily Democrat

Gentiva holding monthlong food drive

Staff members from the local Gentiva Home Health office are blanketing the community this month, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Southern Maine Agency on Aging as part of the company's 10th Annual Food Drive.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Weather service issues flood alerts in wake of impending heavy rain

Oxford County is currently under a flash flood watch while a coastal flood advisory has been issued for coastal York and Cumberland counties.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Cape Breton Post

Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes

Low 18. High 20. Saturday, a mix of sun and cloud. Low 13. High 19. Sunday, a mix of sun and cloud.

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Related Topix: Weather

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Indiana man survives crash landing plane in Maine

Maine authorities say the pilot of a small plane escaped serious injury after his bi-plane experienced mechanical problems and he crash landed it on a road in Standish, missing traffic.

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Related Topix: Standish, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Pilot describes challenges leading up to crash landing in Standish

Billy Werth is an experienced pilot, but he was forced into an unfamiliar situation Sunday when he made an emergency landing in Standish.

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Related Topix: Standish, ME, Air Accidents, Aroostook County, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Plane crashes on Route 35 in Standish

A pilot walked away from a crash after his plane's engine malfunctioned in the skies over Standish Sunday evening.

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Related Topix: Standish, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Pilot describes challenges leading up to crash landing in Standish

Billy Werth is an experienced pilot, but he was forced into an unfamiliar situation Sunday when he made an emergency landing in Standish.

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Related Topix: Standish, ME, Air Accidents, Aroostook County, ME

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Indiana man survives crash landing plane in Maine

Maine authorities say the pilot of a small plane escaped serious injury after his bi-plane experienced mechanical problems and he crash landed it on a road in Standish, missing traffic.

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Related Topix: Standish, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

Plane crashes on Route 35 in Standish

A pilot walked away from a crash after his plane's engine malfunctioned in the skies over Standish Sunday evening.

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Related Topix: Standish, ME

TheIndyChannel

Hoosier survives crash landing plane in Maine

Maine authorities say the pilot of a small plane escaped serious injury after his bi-plane experienced mechanical problems and he crash landed it on a road in Standish, missing traffic.

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Related Topix: Standish, ME

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Maine judge: Victim restitution 'system is imperfect and we know it'

It was a typical Monday morning for Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge for Maine District Courts: He presided at Waterville District Court, facing 125 people who needed to be arraigned between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. One by one, LaVerdiere informed each defendant of the charges for crimes ranging from simple theft to shoplifting, to OUIs, to domestic ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maine, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Two Sanford men arrested in connection with burglaries, copper thefts

Police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with more than a dozen burglaries in York and Cumberland counties and New Hampshire.

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Related Topix: Sanford, ME, York County, ME, Lebanon, ME

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