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Man Convicted in Social Media Killing to be Sentenced Friday

Man Convicted in Social Media Killing to be Sentenced Friday

| May 6, 2015

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A Maine man convicted of using a fake Facebook profile to lure a 15-year-old girl to her death is set to be sentenced later this week. A jury convicted 22-year-old Kyle Dube of the March 2013 kidnapping and murder of Nichole Cable. Police say Dube staged Nichole’s kidnapping as part of […]

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Maine House OKs Bill to Restore Energy Efficiency Funds

Maine House OKs Bill to Restore Energy Efficiency Funds

| May 6, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prevent the loss of $38 million for energy efficiency programs. The Democratic-controlled House gave initial approval to Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon’s bill with a 138-1 vote on Wednesday. The bill would fix a clerical error in a 2013 law […]

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UMFK President to Retire

UMFK President to Retire

| May 5, 2015

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – The president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent says he will retire in September after five years of service. Wilson Hess served as the 10th president in the history of northernmost campus in the University of Maine System. University officials said the Fort Kent campus has led Maine […]

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Limiting Smoker Surcharges

Limiting Smoker Surcharges

| May 5, 2015

The Maine House has failed to override a bill to limit smoker surcharges imposed by health insurers. The 83-64 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. The bill sponsored by Rep. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, would have capped tobacco use surcharges at 20 percent for individual […]

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House Rejects Bill to Require Photo IDs to Vote

House Rejects Bill to Require Photo IDs to Vote

| May 5, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would require people to show photo identification before voting. The Democratic-led House voted 82-66 against the bill on Tuesday. The bill, introduced by Republican Sen. Ron Collins, was narrowly approved by the Republican-controlled Senate with an 18-17 vote last week. It […]

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