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1 killed in shooting at Maine homeless shelter

Nov. 19, 2019 9:41 AM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Police say two people were shot at a homeless shelter in Brunswick, Maine. Police say one of the two men died from his injuries. Police were called to the shelter Monday night and discovered two shooting victims. Police said the shelter was evacuated — and there was no threat...

Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

Nov. 19, 2019 2:29 AM EST

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston. There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two...

Maine hospital to fill leadership position after 8 months

Nov. 19, 2019 1:46 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The new president of the largest hospital in eastern and northern Maine will be the former chief executive officer of an Oregon hospital system. The Bangor Daily News reports Rand O’Leary will step into his new role at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center on Dec. 9. The...

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets rout Trail Blazers 132-108

Nov. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has been scoring at such a prolific rate this season that his 36-point effort in Houston’s rout of Portland on Monday night actually caused his average to dip. “For him he had a subpar night,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said with a slight laugh. Russell...

Maine town options building community center at racetrack

Nov. 18, 2019 7:40 PM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A Maine town is considering possible locations and details for a new community center. The Portland Press Herald reports Scarborough plans to go over the questions of where the center would go, who would build it and how much it would cost over the coming months. A proposal...

Affidavit: Motorist charged in double-fatal was drunk

Nov. 18, 2019 5:39 PM EST

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine man charged with causing a crash that killed two people in Litchfield had a blood-alcohol content that was twice the limit for driving. Sixty-year-old Shawn Metayer, of Litchfield, made his initial court appearance Monday, a day after he was arrested on manslaughter...

Man caught on video killing stepfather sentenced to 60 years

Nov. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EST

CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — A Maine man captured on security video firing shots into his stepfather's home was sentenced to 60 years for murder on Monday. The defense vowed to appeal. A judge imposed the sentence on James Peaslee, of Easton, who was furious over a probate decision involving the estate of his...

Missing sailboat found, safe and sound, off New Jersey coast

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard says a sailboat that placed a distress call off the Maine coast has been located. The Coast Guard ended a three-day search Monday after the 40-foot boat, Dove, was located safe and sound, nearly 100 miles off the New Jersey coast. Petty Officer Nicole Groll, a...

CMP launches political campaign for transmission line

Nov. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — Central Maine Power has begun its political campaign to save its proposed 145-mile transmission line project in Maine. The Bangor Daily News reports the opposition to the line has more to do with the company proposing it than the line itself. The company is under investigation by Maine...

Trustees back name change for University of Southern Maine

Nov. 18, 2019 12:34 PM EST

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — There’s support for changing the University of Southern Maine’s name to the University of Maine at Portland. The vote on Monday from the University of Maine System trustees in Farmington authorizes the system’s leadership to seek approval from the Maine...