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Most Maine crimes drop in 2014 even as drug arrests grow

Most Maine crimes drop in 2014 even as drug arrests grow

| July 22, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Public Safety says crime dropped nearly 15 percent last year. This is the largest drop in the four decades that the state has kept detailed records. Commissioner John Morris said Wednesday every crime category tabulated by the state’s Uniform Crime Reporting division went down in 2014, a year […]

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Maine lawmakers returning to Augusta with short to-do list

Maine lawmakers returning to Augusta with short to-do list

| July 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine lawmakers had been bracing for a busy final day in Augusta dedicated to trying to override Gov. Paul LePage’s vetoes. But their to-do list when they return on Thursday will be much shorter than they had expected. Dozens of bills that they had anticipated that LePage would veto are now the […]

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Cost of Maine natural gas plans exceed benefits

Cost of Maine natural gas plans exceed benefits

| July 15, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine – A study commissioned by Maine utility regulators says that the cost of proposals that they’re examining to increase natural gas supply would exceed the benefits to the state. The Maine Public Utilities Commission is examining several contract proposals to boost natural gas supply in an effort to lower energy prices in Maine. […]

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Fort Hood soldier from Maine killed, another hurt during feral hog hunting

Fort Hood soldier from Maine killed, another hurt during feral hog hunting

| July 14, 2015

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) – One Fort Hood soldier has died and another was critically hurt in a vehicle accident while hunting feral hogs near the Central Texas post. Bell County sheriff’s Lt. T.J. Cruz said Tuesday that officials are investigating what caused two soldiers to fall from the bed of a pickup truck. The accident […]

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Sen. King back to work after prostate cancer surgery

Sen. King back to work after prostate cancer surgery

| July 13, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine is back at work in Washington, D.C., after successful prostate surgery. The Maine independent returned Monday from his Brunswick, Maine, home to the Capitol to resume his regular Senate calendar. King, who is 71, survived malignant melanoma decades ago. He disclosed the prostate cancer and plans […]

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