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Ear Biter Cleared of Assault Charges

| July 3, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Maine man who bit off a portion of another man’s ear during a fight has been acquitted of assault charges. A Kennebec County Superior Court jury on Wednesday cleared Dylan Nathaniel Hendsbee of charges connected to the fight in April 2013 in which a third man suffered a fractured jaw. […]

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Man Accused of Killing Three Mounties to Undergo Psychiatric Assessment

| July 3, 2014

MONCTON, N.B. – A young man charged with fatally shooting three RCMP officers and wounding two others in Moncton, N.B., last month will return to court July 31 after undergoing a psychiatric assessment. Justin Bourque is facing three first-degree murder charges and two counts of attempted murder. The 24-year-old has not entered pleas on the […]

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Mainers Not As Fired Up About Fireworks

| July 2, 2014

WINDHAM, Maine (AP) – Fireworks sales are down in Maine as retailers say exploding gadgets are losing some of their sparkle with customers. State officials say sales tax from fireworks generated $278,083 from June 2013 to May of this year. The figure represents a loss of more than $100,000 from the prior 12-month period. The […]

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Lifeguard Shortage

| July 2, 2014

SACO, Maine (AP) – Some coastal Maine communities as well as the state are dealing with a shortage of lifeguards for their beaches, a situation some say puts public safety at risk. Old Orchard Beach is seven lifeguards short. Veteran lifeguard Ryan Chicoine ┬átells WMTW-TV many of his colleagues have taken jobs in towns that […]

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Missing 82-Year-Old Waterville Man Found

| July 2, 2014

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) – An 82-year-old man who disappeared from a car while his brother was in the grocery store has been found. Waterville Police Sgt. Daniel Goss tells WZON-AM that Wesley Johnston was found sitting under a tree in the woods Tuesday night. He suffered from severe dehydration after spending eight hours in the […]

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