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Companies Selected for MaineCare Rides Program

Companies Selected for MaineCare Rides Program

| April 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine officials have chosen three companies to provide non-emergency rides to patients in the Medicaid program. The Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that Logisticare and Penquis Community Action Program were among the companies selected to provide services in six of the state’s eight regions. Those companies currently provide […]

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Panel Makes Recommendations to Stop Domestic Abuse

Panel Makes Recommendations to Stop Domestic Abuse

| April 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Creating a state database of concealed handgun permits and encouraging health care providers to screen patients regularly for physical abuse are among dozens of recommendations from a panel of Maine officials and law enforcement members who examined recent domestic violence homicides. The Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel released its biennial report […]

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Augusta Woman Gets 9 Months for Selling Cocaine

Augusta Woman Gets 9 Months for Selling Cocaine

| April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – An Augusta woman has received a nine-month jail sentence for trafficking cocaine. Justice Donald Marden sentenced Carol Jean Gordon on Tuesday to three years in jail with all but nine months suspended. She was also sentenced to two years’ probation and ordered to pay $800 in fines. The 43-year-old pleaded guilty […]

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Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

Maine Nursing Homes May Get $14 Million Boost

| April 23, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s nursing homes could see a funding boost under legislation awaiting Gov. Paul LePage’s signature. The Democratic-led Legislature recently approved a $4 million measure that would increase Medicaid reimbursements to nursing homes in the fiscal year that starts in July. Nursing homes currently are reimbursed based on what their expenditures were […]

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RCMP Seeking Public’s Help in Attempted Armed Robbery

RCMP Seeking Public’s Help in Attempted Armed Robbery

| April 23, 2014

The RCMP is continuing to investigate an attempted armed robbery at the Royal Canadian Legion in Hartland, New Brunswick on Friday, April 11. Police were called to the Legion after an armed masked man entered demanding money from a bartender. He fled with nothing and was seen getting into a vehicle driven by a woman. […]

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