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Mom pleads guilty to manslaughter in drug-related death

Sep. 29, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A woman on Thursday acknowledged causing the death of her 3-year-old daughter, who died from a brain injury consistent with opioid abuse. Hillary Goding, 29, pleaded guilty to manslaughter under a plea agreement in which murder charges were dropped. Her...

Why free swag at bars, hotels is so important to brands

Sep. 28, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

Chances are if you’ve been to a great restaurant, bar or hotel, you’ve snagged a coaster, matchbook, napkin or card key. Mementoes like these are talismans that help us remember what a fun experience we had. You may hesitate before you pocket the swag, wondering if doing so is...

Steamed about lobster: House candidates snippy over donation

Sep. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Congressional candidates in a hotly contested Maine race snipped at each other on Tuesday about a contribution from the leader of a conservation group that has discouraged consumers from buying lobster. Democratic Rep. Jared Golden is defending his seat in...

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 man convicted of 11 charges stemming from Capitol riot

Sep. 27, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maine man who joined rioters at the U.S. Capitol was convicted Tuesday of 11 charges including assaulting, resisting or impeding police officers. Kyle Fitzsimons, 39, of Lebanon, charged to the front line on Jan. 6, 2021, and assaulted officers including three...

Maine man sentenced for 1993 rape, murder of woman in Alaska

Sep. 27, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man convicted in a rape and murder at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory that went unsolved for more than two decades was sentenced to 75 years in prison in Alaska. Steven Downs, of Auburn, Maine, declined to address the courtroom before the just...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 21, 2022. Editorial: A state trooper’s humanity toward a veteran is a lesson to all You really have to see the bodycam video. But if you don’t get that chance, take our word for it: the Connecticut State Police trooper...

Maine opts out of $440M multistate settlement with Juul

Sep. 24, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has opted out of a $440 million multistate settlement with electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs in objection to certain conditions. Maine would have received roughly $11 million over six to 10 years under the agreement announced Sept. 6 that settled a...

Bargain hunter scores 700-year-old medieval times document

Sep. 23, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bargain hunter who went to an estate sale in Maine to find a KitchenAid mixer, a bookshelf or vintage clothing walked away with a 700-year-old treasure. Instead of a kitchen appliance, Will Sideri stumbled upon a framed document hanging on a wall. It had...

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...