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Saco School Locked Down After Phone Threat

| December 18, 2014

A private school downstate is on lockdown after all of its students were dismissed in response to a phone threat. Thornton Academy in Saco is being secured by police. The school announced via its Twitter account that students are safe and the threat does not appear credible, but dismissal was necessary as a precautionary measure. […]

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The release of the movie “The Interview” has been cancelled

| December 18, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) – In the showdown over “The Interview,” Sony has blinked. The studio has taken the unprecedented step of pulling the comedy from theaters – a little more than a week before it was supposed to make its debut. The move was made in the wave of a huge data hack at the […]

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Maine Heating Oil Prices Fall Another 7 Cents

| December 18, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A Maine government survey says the average statewide cash price for heating oil dropped 7 cents in the past week. The Governor’s Energy Office says the average price according to the Nov. 24 survey was $2.86. The average kerosene price of $3.46 was also 7 cents lower than last week. Propane […]

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Death toll rises in Pakistan

| December 17, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Authorities in Pakistan have raised the death toll from yesterday’s school massacre to 148.¬†They say some critically wounded members of the school staff died overnight, including the school principal, who had locked herself in a bathroom but couldn’t escape militants, who threw a grenade through the bathroom vent.¬†More than 130 of […]

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Windham Schools to Close for 3rd Day After Threat

| December 17, 2014

WINDHAM, Maine (AP) – Schools in a Maine town will remain closed for a third day in the wake of receiving threatening emails. Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports there will be no school in Regional School Unit 14 on Wednesday. The district serves about 3,300 students in Windham and Raymond. The district released all of […]

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