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Hackers Return

Hackers Return

| March 25, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A group of online hackers is turning its attention to Maine news, tourism and city websites after two days of attacking the state’s Maine.gov site. A Twitter user claimed on Wednesday to have captured dozens of Internet Protocol addresses from users who visited Maine.gov. The group says it shut down several […]

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LePage Postpones Press Conference on Budget Proposal

LePage Postpones Press Conference on Budget Proposal

| March 24, 2015

Republican Gov. Paul LePage has postponed a meeting with reporters to discuss additional law enforcement positions to address the state’s drug problem. The decision to postpone Tuesday’s press conference came moments before the governor announced that he had fired Brig. General James Campbell of the Maine National Guard. LePage was supposed to speak about his […]

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Minimum Wage Hearing

Minimum Wage Hearing

| March 23, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Proposals to hike Maine’s minimum wage are getting a public hearing at the Statehouse. The Legislature’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee State on Monday will hold a hearing on eight separate proposals related to raising the $7.50 per hour minimum wage. It’s been at that level since 2009. House […]

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NAACP Looking for Willette’s Resignation

NAACP Looking for Willette’s Resignation

| March 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The head of the Portland branch of the NAACP wants an investigation to be launched into whether a state senator violated the Legislature’s code of ethics by sharing offensive Facebook posts. Rachel Ross joined Senate Democrats at the Statehouse Friday to condemn Republican Sen. Michael Willette’s posts, which, among other things, […]

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Child Porn Arrest

Child Porn Arrest

| March 20, 2015

A Calais man was arrested Thursday night and charged with possessing child porn.  Roy Wise, 49, was arrested by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit at his home at 63 Spring St.  Wise is a federal law enforcement officer assigned to the Cutler Naval Facility and is a former Calais police officer. The computer crimes […]

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