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Knox Guilty Verdict Upheld

Knox Guilty Verdict Upheld

| January 30, 2014

FLORENCE, Italy – An appeals court in Florence has upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the spectre of a long legal battle over her extradition. After nearly 12 hours of deliberations […]

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Murder Trial of Pawnshop Owner George Jaime Gets Underway

Murder Trial of Pawnshop Owner George Jaime Gets Underway

| November 12, 2013

The murder trial of a Presque Isle pawnshop owner is underway – on Tuesday the state prosecutor and the defense presented their opening arguments in the case of 76-year-old George Jaime, and witnesses took the stand.  Accused killer George Jaime Sr. entered Houlton Superior Court in a wheelchair moments before his trial begins. Assistant Attorney […]

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Dechaine DNA Challenge

Dechaine DNA Challenge

| November 7, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The Maine man serving a life sentence for murder in the death of a 12-year-old girl is seeking a new trial based on new analysis of DNA evidence. But a DNA expert testified Thursday that Dennis Dechaine could not be excluded as the donor of DNA found on a T-shirt and […]

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Older Adults Staying in Workforce Longer

Older Adults Staying in Workforce Longer

| October 29, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – According to  an economist who specializes in workforce development, Maine needs to find ways to capitalize on its high percentage of older adults and the growing number who are staying in the workforce longer. John Dorrer of the Boston-based organization Jobs for the Future said Tuesday that with an increase in those […]

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Zumba Scandal Winding Down

Zumba Scandal Winding Down

| October 29, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The prostitution scandal involving a Zumba instructor in a postcard-perfect Maine town is rapidly drawing to a close. The final five cases are awaiting resolution and that could happen in coming weeks, either with pleas or trials. After that, prosecutors anticipate no further charges because judges ruled that the woman, Alexis […]

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