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Members of NH's delegation to visit with shipyard workers

Mar. 22, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation are going to visit with workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to discuss military construction projects that could be cut to fund President Donald Trump's wall at the southern border. Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie...

Maine bill would lower penalty for repeated prostitution

Mar. 22, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine bill would lower the criminal penalty for repeatedly engaging in prostitution. Democratic Rep. Charlotte Warren's bill would impact individuals who are convicted for engaging in prostitution and then face subsequent prostitution convictions within two years. Her bill's set for...

Health group move ahead with merger of rural Maine hospital

Mar. 22, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (AP) — The board of directors of a health group in Maine has voted unanimously to move forward with a merger agreement with a rural hospital in the state. The Northern Light Health Board of Directors says the vote to merge Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft took place on...

NTSB: United Express regional jet missed runway in Maine

Mar. 22, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a United Express regional jet didn't slide off a runway in Maine — it missed the runway altogether. A preliminary report Thursday indicates the 50-seat Embraer 145 approached to the right of the runway on an aborted first...

Proposed law packs bite for owners of dogs that attack

Mar. 22, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine legislative committee has signed off on a proposal that requires dog owners to assist people who are attacked by their animals. The bill requires the owner of a dog that assaults a person to get aid for the injured person, contain the dog and provide a name and contact...

O'Brien, Winters win Alpine combined titles at nationals

Mar. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Nina O'Brien and Luke Winters each used powerful slalom runs to win Alpine combined titles at the U.S. championships. Trailing after the super-G leg, Winters made up ground in the slalom to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 54.32 seconds on Thursday at Sugarloaf...

Could be long hearing for teen charged in grandmother death

Mar. 21, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WEST BATH, Maine (AP) — A hearing to determine whether a Maine teenager will be tried as an adult over the death of his grandmother in a home they shared began Thursday and could last days. The hearing is for Dominic Sylvester, who is 18 now and was 16 when Beulah "Marie" Sylvester died. Court officials...

Teen nearly floats away on river ice in Maine

Mar. 21, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — Firefighters say they rescued a teenager who floated away on ice that broke free in the Androscoggin River in Rumford, Maine. Officials said the teen and a friend were fishing when some ice broke free, trapping one of them while the other made it to shore. The triangle-shaped ice floe...

Maine considers another bump in number of moose hunt permits

Mar. 21, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's moose hunters could see another bump in the number of hunting permits for the big game animals this year. Biologists in Maine are proposing an increase of 11 percent in moose permits, bringing the total to 2,820. The permits are doled out via a lottery that attracts tens of...

Coast Guard moves up start to ice-breaking on Kennebec River

Mar. 21, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced it will start ice-breaking on the Kennebec River in Maine about four days earlier than planned. The Coast Guard said ice-breaking will begin Thursday due to a spring storm predicted to move through the region starting that evening. People are being...