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Gov. Paul LePage Says Maine Faces Millions in Federal Fines

Gov. Paul LePage Says Maine Faces Millions in Federal Fines

| April 17, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine is now facing more than $7 million in federal fines, that’s according to Gov. Paul LePage.  The fines are because Maine isn’t meeting work participation requirements for welfare recipients.  Thursday, LePage said Maine needed an overall work participation rate of 47.5 percent and 87.5 percent for two-parent families in the Temporary […]

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Heating Fuel Prices Down

Heating Fuel Prices Down

| April 16, 2014

The Governor’s Energy Office conducted its weekly heating fuel price survey on Monday, and found the current statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $3.64 per gallon, down three cents from last week. The average statewide price for kerosene also dropped three cents, to $4.11 per gallon. Propane prices are also lower; […]

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Man Charged with Rape of 4-Year Old Asks to be Released on Bail

Man Charged with Rape of 4-Year Old Asks to be Released on Bail

| April 16, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A Sidney man who has been held in jail or a state psychiatric facility since his arrest in July 2012 on charges of raping a 4-year-old girl he was baby-sitting has asked a judge to be freed on bail. A lawyer for 24-year-old Eric Bard asked a judge during an arraignment […]

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Heavy Flooding Throughout New England

Heavy Flooding Throughout New England

| April 16, 2014

Heavy flooding throughout northern New England has caused at least one fatality and emergency officials have evacuated downtown areas in some Maine towns. Officials in all three states advise residents to avoid flooded roadways and prepare for overflowing rivers. Maine emergency management officials said flooding in Maine is statewide and the state is likely to […]

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Man Arrested for Distributing Crack

Man Arrested for Distributing Crack

| April 16, 2014

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announced the arrest of a Portland man for distributing Crack Cocaine throughout greater Portland.  21 year old Ian Nono is charged with two counts of Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Crack Cocaine) and Refusing to Submit to Arrest. Beginning in early February, agents from the MDEA Cumberland District Task Force […]

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