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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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New Sweden Home a Total Loss After Early Morning Fire

| December 16, 2014

A home went up in flames in New Sweden early this morning. The Caribou Fire Department got the call shortly before 1:30 this morning. When firefighters arrived at the home on 380 Station Road the house was fully engulfed in flames. The building was a total loss. Caribou Fire had mutual aid from Stockholm Fire and […]

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Taliban attacks school in Pakistan, dozens killed

| December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Officials in Pakistan say an attack on a military-run school in the city of Peshawar is being carried out by a Pakistani Taliban group trying to overthrow the government. Officials say at least 126 people have been killed, mostly children, and dozens more are wounded. But the attack is ongoing. One parent whose […]

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Maine’s Gas Prices Fall 8 Cents a Gallon

| December 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The average retail price of gas in Maine fell 8 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.73 per gallon. Website GasBuddy’s survey of 1,228 Maine gas outlets found the state’s average dropped a little less than the 8.3-cent decrease in the national average. The average nationwide […]

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