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Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction Upheld

Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction Upheld

| May 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s highest court is upholding the conviction of a northern Maine man convicted of collecting more than $50,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while operating an engine repair business. An Aroostook County jury convicted 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. of Monticello of theft in April 2014. He injured his hand while working as […]

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Burglary at State Trooper’s Home

Burglary at State Trooper’s Home

| May 19, 2015

WEST GARDINER, Maine (AP) – State police say they’ve charged three people following a burglary at a state trooper’s home in West Gardiner, after one of the stolen items, a kayak, showed up for sale online. Police said Tuesday the arrests happened after the kayak was sold. They say they arrested 29-year-old Dustin Woodworth of […]

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Supermarket Robbery

Supermarket Robbery

| May 14, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Police in Portland are looking for two men who victims say robbed them at gunpoint in the parking lot of a Hannaford supermarket. Police say the arrest occurred at 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday outside the supermarket on Riverside Street. Police say two men approached a vehicle and demanded money while one […]

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Dechaine’s Bid for New Trial Goes to Supreme Court

Dechaine’s Bid for New Trial Goes to Supreme Court

| May 14, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The lawyer for a Maine man convicted of killing a girl in 1988 says DNA evidence is sufficient to require a new trial, while the prosecutor is accusing the defendant of “perpetrating a fraud” with his claims of innocence. Lawyers clashed Thursday before the state supreme court over Dennis Dechaine’s latest […]

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LePage Rolls out Bill to Address ‘Welfare Cliff’

LePage Rolls out Bill to Address ‘Welfare Cliff’

| May 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage is promoting a bill that seeks to fix a problem in the welfare system that can discourage recipients from accepting a raise or working more hours. The bill that LePage outlined Tuesday seeks to smooth out the so-called “welfare cliff” by ensuring recipients don’t immediately lose all […]

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