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Road Rage “Criminal Matter”

Road Rage “Criminal Matter”

| February 24, 2015

CASCO, Maine (AP) – Police say they are treating a road rage incident that caused a vehicle to crash into a Maine river as a “criminal matter.” The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says the crash occurred off of Route 302 on Monday afternoon near the border of Casco and Naples. Three occupants of the vehicle […]

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State of Judiciary

State of Judiciary

| February 24, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s chief justice says the state must find ways to reduce unnecessary pretrial incarcerations to reduce costs while also protecting the public. In her State of the Judiciary address Tuesday, Chief Justice Leigh Saufley announced the creation of a new task force that will study the issue and make recommendations to […]

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FairPoint Workers Fear Mess

FairPoint Workers Fear Mess

| February 24, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – FairPoint workers say they’re worried that they’re going to have a mess on their hands after four months of replacement workers during a strike. More than 1,700 workers return to their jobs Wednesday in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. During the strike, FairPoint hired replacement workers and there were widely documented […]

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Two Lebanon Residents Face Drug Charges

Two Lebanon Residents Face Drug Charges

| February 12, 2015

LEBANON, Maine (AP) – Maine authorities have arrested two people and dismantled a suspected methamphetamine manufacturing lab in Lebanon. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says 39-year-old Dana Lovely and 52-year-old Caren Polk were both charged with unlawful trafficking in methamphetamine. State troopers and MDEA agents searched the home on Tuesday and found a number of […]

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Riverview Hospital Seeks Additional Staff

Riverview Hospital Seeks Additional Staff

| February 12, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is requesting money to hire more than two dozen new workers at Riverview Psychiatric Center to help deal with what some call dangerous conditions. Agency Commissioner Mary Mayhew appeared Wednesday before the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee to discuss the 92-bed, state-run […]

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