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Farmers Lukewarm on Possible Deal to Save MOO Milk

| July 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Oakhurst Dairy is making a tentative offer to buy Maine-based organic milk brand MOO Milk, but the farmers behind MOO are cool to the idea. The Portland Press Herald reports the deal would put MOO Milk back on shelves. The Falmouth-based company discontinued sales to customers in May due to problems […]

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Oil Train Firefighters Reuniting

| July 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Some of the Maine firefighters who helped their Canadian counterparts battle a deadly fire in Quebec are returning for the anniversary. About 30 Maine firefighters responded to the call for help when a runaway oil train derailed and caused explosions in the town of 10,000. The blaze killed 47 people and […]

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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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