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Health Care Professionals Back Quarantined Nurse

| October 31, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A group of Maine health professionals is criticizing the state’s protocols for health care professionals who’ve treated Ebola patients. The group wrote in a letter Thursday that health officials have 40 years of experience with Ebola and should base health care decisions on established science. They say the science backs up […]

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Showdown Imminent Over Nurse’s Quarantine in Maine

| October 30, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – State officials are seeking a judge’s permission to require quarantine for a nurse who’s vowed to defy Maine’s request for self-isolation after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. Officials say state police plan to follow Kaci Hickox and monitor her interactions, but troopers cannot detain her unless a judge signs […]

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Maine Prepared To Enforce ‘Voluntary’ Quarantine

| October 29, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Maine health officials say they’re prepared to legally enforce the state’s “voluntary” quarantine on health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients. Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew declined Tuesday to comment specifically on the case of nurse Kaci Hickox, who was confined against her will at a […]

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Supreme Judicial Court Holds Court at Presque Isle High School

| October 28, 2014

Students from across the County got a lesson in civics today, but not in the traditional classroom setting. They got to witness 3 Court sessions without actually leaving the school- that’s because the Maine Supreme Judicial Court came to them. News Source 8′s Angela Christoforos has the story… (ALL RISE) Court is now in session…. […]

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Maine Mom On Trial For Daughter’s Death

| October 28, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – The trial is continuing for a Maine woman accused of giving sleeping medication to her 2½-year-old daughter before smothering her. Leanna Norris is using an insanity defense in her trial, which got underway on Monday. A judge in Bangor is hearing the case without a jury. State prosecutors told the judge […]

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