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Maine man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy

Jun. 18, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A man accused of placing a gun against the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger was convicted of murder Tuesday after a trial that focused on the defendant's drug-addled state of mind. Both sides agreed that defendant John Williams fired the shot that killed Cpl. Eugene...

Portland City Council narrowly approves new homeless shelter

Jun. 18, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine city council has narrowly approved the construction of a new homeless shelter. The Portland City Council voted 5-4 to move forward on the proposed Riverton shelter Monday. The Portland Press Herald reports that councilors plan to form a working group to discuss policies and...

Collins casts 7,000th straight vote as reelection race looms

Jun. 18, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday took her 7,000th consecutive vote as a member of the U.S. Senate, extending a streak she has carefully maintained during more than two decades in the Senate. The 66-year-old Collins is gearing up for a reelection race in 2020 that is expected...

The Latest: Man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy

Jun. 18, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the deputy killing trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A Maine man accused of placing a gun to the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger has been convicted of murder. Both sides agree that defendant John Williams fired the shot that killed Cpl. Eugene Cole...

Police: Maine motorcycle rider dies in collision

Jun. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

PERU, Maine (AP) — Police say a motorcycle rider has been killed in a collision with a pickup truck in Peru, Maine. The Oxford County Sheriff's Department said the collision happened Tuesday morning. WGME-TV reports that the victim is identified as 63-year-old Milton Parlin of Livermore. Police say the...

Prosecutors want to try teen as adult in Maine woman's death

Jun. 18, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A hearing is set to determine whether one of three teens charged in the strangling and stabbing a Maine woman should be tried as an adult. Law enforcement officials say the 15-year-old son of 47-year-old Kimberly Mironovas (mih-RON'-uh-vus) strangled and stabbed the Litchfield woman...

Maine bans single-use plastic grocery bags by Earth Day 2020

Jun. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine will ban single-use plastic bags in grocery stores statewide by 2020, according to legislation signed by the governor Monday. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill with the goal of limiting plastic pollution, House Democrats said. The ban will come into effect by April 22,...

Maine governor signs budget deal

Jun. 17, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor has signed a two-year budget deal with a sticker price slightly below her original $8 billion proposal. Gov. Janet Mills signed the budget on Monday. The House voted 103-48 and the Senate voted 25-9 on the bill last week. The deal effective July funds...

Maine House opposes change to electoral college

Jun. 17, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's House is now opposing a proposal to join states pledging to award Electoral College tallies to the national popular vote winner in presidential elections. The bill received pushback in a 68-79 vote Monday in the House. That vote's not enough to join the National Vote...

Man accused in killing of 1986 girl held on $5 million bail

Jun. 17, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ordered a Maine man detained on $5 million bail in connection with the 1986 rape and killing of an 11-year-old girl. The decision came Monday in Norwalk as 53-year-old Marc Karun made his first court appearance in Connecticut since being arrested last week near...