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Maine man shot after threatening officer pleads guilty

Sep. 27, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man who held a knife to a security officer’s neck before being shot in the the federal building in Maine’s capital pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Derik Broox Wight, 41, of Augusta, pinned a private security officer working for the Department of Homeland...

Maine OKs 1st religious school for tuition reimbursement

Sep. 22, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is ready to fund tuition for some religious school students for the first time since a Supreme Court ruling in June ordered the state to treat those schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement. Cheverus High School, a...

Former Uber driver charged with sexual assault of passenger

Sep. 21, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former driver for Uber has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman he picked up in a Maine city. Police in Bangor said they charged the 28-year-old man with gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. They said in June, when he was still working...

Plea deal for Maine National Guard soldier accused of rape

Sep. 14, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine National Guard soldier accused of raping a fellow soldier during a drill weekend reached a plea deal in which he was convicted of aggravated assault. David Cyr is serving 90 days in jail after pleading no contest in exchange for prosecutors dropping two...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 09, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Plenty of blame on CT health insurance increases In the end, the insurance rate increases approved by the state Insurance Department were not as high as had been feared. They will still take a toll on struggling...

Maine 12-year-old charged with terrorizing after wall threat

Sep. 08, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine charged a middle schooler with terrorizing after they found a threat of violence on the wall of a school in Bangor. Under state law, a person can be charged with terrorizing if they make a threat of violence to someone else. The...

Religious schools shun state funding despite Maine victory

Aug. 30, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Parents of children enrolled in Maine religious schools fought for years — all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — for the state to treat tuition reimbursements the same as other private schools. But only one of the religious high schools that stood to...

Clinic's failure to note child abuse leads to $8M settlement

Aug. 22, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government will pay $8 million to settle a claim that a federally funded clinic failed to alert a mother or authorities of signs of abuse of a 6-month-old boy. Alexandria Orduna, of Brewer, contended medical professionals failed to recognize or...

Trucker whose dislodged tire killed trooper fined $15,000

Aug. 21, 2022 09:45 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A truck driver who admitted responsibility in the death of a Maine state police detective who was struck by a dislodged tire has been ordered to pay $15,000 in fines. Scott Willett of Patten, will also have his driver's license suspended for six months, a judge...

Feds: Man defrauded pandemic programs of more than $300K

Aug. 16, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding federal pandemic assistance programs of more than $300,000, which investigators say was spent on trucks, exercise equipment, a big-screen TV and laptop computers. Craig Franck, 40, of Levant, also used some of the...