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Pilot, passenger escape plane crash on Maine lake

Aug. 22, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — Law enforcement officials say two men escaped serious injury when a float plane crashed into Rangeley Lake. Video showed the plane attempting to take off and then losing altitude and splashing into the water on Thursday. The plane came to a rest upside down but the pilot and...

Outside money flows into race for Susan Collins' Senate seat

Aug. 21, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrats vowed last year to make Republican Sen. Susan Collins pay for her vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Republicans declared they would have her back. Neither has forgotten its promises. Money is pouring into Maine's high-profile Senate race, threatening to...

Police: Teenager in hospital after 2 crashes within 5 miles

Aug. 19, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

FRANKLIN, Maine (AP) — Police say that a Maine teenager was involved in a pair of crashes within minutes and that the second one nearly killed him. Authorities say 18-year-old Jared Murphy, of Stonington, was seriously injured when the pickup truck he was driving rolled several times Saturday in Franklin,...

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Aug. 18, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists. Dozens of countries, such as New...

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Aug. 18, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists. Dozens of countries, such as New...

ESPN adds worldwide rights to NWSL

Aug. 16, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN and the National Women's Soccer League have reached an agreement for worldwide rights to the league's remaining regular-season and playoff matches. ESPN already had rights to broadcast games in the United States. ESPN's international coverage Saturday features a doubleheader: the...

Maine finds homes for several hundred African asylum seekers

Aug. 15, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Most African asylum seekers who made the perilous journey through Central America to the southern U.S. border and flooded shelters in Maine's largest city have new homes. Thursday marked the closing of an emergency shelter set up in a basketball arena in Portland after several...

Man charged in Alaska cold case killing pleads not guilty

Aug. 15, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A Maine man pleaded not guilty in the rape and killing of a young Alaska Native woman more than 25 years ago at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory. Steven Downs, 44, of Auburn is charged with first-degree murder and felony sexual assault in the 1993 death of 20-year-old...

Docs: Robert Indiana had $13M in bank as house crumbled

Aug. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana had $13 million in the bank even as his house sank into disrepair before his death, with pigeons living in the roof, water damaging books, rotting wood and the stench of cat urine, according to court documents filed Wednesday. Documents filed by Indiana's...

Man, 77, gets life in prison for killing woman in Maine

Aug. 9, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A judge imposed a life sentence Friday on a 77-year-old man who fatally stabbed a woman in front of her children — a crime virtually identical to one he committed four decades ago. Justice MaryGay Kennedy ensured Albert Flick won't get out of prison again after he was convicted...