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Another firefighter leaves hospital after deadly blast

Sep. 19, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Another firefighter injured in a propane explosion in Farmington, Maine, has been released from the hospital. Officials announced Thursday that Capt. Timothy Hardy was released from Maine Medical Center in Portland. That leaves four people hospitalized in Portland and Boston, with...

Portland settles age discrimination lawsuit

Sep. 19, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two former airport maintenance workers who sued the city of Portland, Maine, over alleged age discrimination have reached a settlement agreement. The Portland Press Herald reports Robert Lang and Stephen Congdon said they were forced out of their jobs at the Portland International...

Largest cannabis conference in Northeast coming to Maine

Sep. 19, 2019 12:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The largest cannabis conference in the Northeast is coming to Maine's largest city next month. The New England Cannabis Network says the 5th Annual Maine Cannabis Convention will take place in Portland on October 5 and 6. The event is expected to bring more than 150 exhibitors and...

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting near homeless shelter

Sep. 18, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection to a fatal shooting in June 2018. The Portland Press Herald reports 20-year-old Tyrese Collins appeared in Cumberland County Courthouse on Tuesday after initially pleading not guilty to murder in the death of 45-year-old...

Portland man pleads guilty to killing partner

Sep. 18, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland, Maine, man charged with killing a woman with whom he shared three children has pleaded guilty to murder. Anthony Leng avoided a trial later this month by pleading guilty Wednesday under an agreement that caps his sentence at 40 years. He's due to be sentenced in December....

Interactive, virtual project under way to explore shipwrecks

Sep. 17, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new project to explore the wreck of the ship dubbed as New England's Titanic is underway. The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has partnered with NOAA's Office of Marine Sanctuaries and Marine Imaging Technologies as a part of a three-year project to explore shipwrecks. The...

Man hurt in Maine assault weeks ago dies from injuries

Sep. 17, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police in Portland, Maine, say a 63-year-old man has died from injuries he suffered in an August assault, and a man has been charged with murder stemming from his death. Police say Rodney Cleveland suffered the injuries on Aug. 3 and died on Sunday at Maine Medical Center. He had...

Propane blast kills firefighter, injures his brother, others

Sep. 16, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A fierce propane explosion leveled a newly constructed building after fire crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday, killing one firefighter and injuring at least eight other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The blast was so powerful it blew a...

The Latest: Injured chief is brother of fallen firefighter

Sep. 16, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a deadly propane explosion in Maine (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Maine public safety officials say a firefighter killed in a propane explosion that injured eight other people was a 30-year member of the Farmington Fire Department. Gov. Janet Mills on Monday ordered...

Recycling plant head fired; police investigate $300k theft

Sep. 16, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A manager of a Maine recycling facility has been fired and named in a search warrant in connection with the theft of more than $300,000. The Portland Press Herald reports that John Morin was fired from ecomaine March 8 for "unexplained irregularities" at the Portland facility and...