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Fans of conservative speaker find new venue for appearance

Jan. 17, 2020 5:50 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — Maine supporters of Michelle Malkin said Friday they had located a new venue for the conservative speaker's appearance after three sites canceled. Malkin is an author, blogger and former FOX News contributor who has rallied against foes she calls “Beltway crapweasels,”...

3 arrested after shooting and apparent standoff in Lewiston

Jan. 12, 2020 11:22 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Three people have been arrested following a shooting and apparent standoff in the city of Lewiston. Benjamin Alan Brown, 28, of East Boston, Massachusetts, was charged on Saturday with Class C reckless conduct with a firearm, a felony, police said. Elisha Felix Rios, 19, of Jersey...

Police Detective Ryan Rawstron walks past bullet casings that litter the street in front of 21 Walnut Street in Lewiston, Maine early Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2020, after a reported fight and shooting several hours earlier resulted in a standoff with the Maine State Police Tactical Team. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal via AP)

2 arrested in Maine standoff

Jan. 11, 2020 4:49 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police were on the scene of a standoff in Lewiston early Saturday morning. Two people were led out of an apartment building and placed in handcuffs, newscentermaine.com reported. It appeared that police were evacuating apartment buildings on the street, which was closed. Neighbors...

Man pleads guilty to kicking victim in fatal park brawl

Jan. 8, 2020 11:02 AM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — One of three people charged in a park brawl that left a Lewiston man fatally injured pleaded guilty Wednesday to assault for his role. Pierre Musafiri, 23, of Lewiston, acknowledged kicking the victim on the ground during a confrontation between two groups near Lewiston's Kennedy Park...

FILE— In this Feb. 4, 2014, file photograph, then-Maine Gov. Paul LePage delivers his State of the State address to the Democratic-controlled Legislature at the Statehouse in Augusta, Maine. The Sun Journal reports that the snowbird who lives in Florida in the winter has registered to vote in the Sunshine State, where he and his wife, Ann, bought a house in 2018 in a gated, private golf community in Ormond Beach. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)

Maine's former governor is registered to vote in Florida

Jan. 7, 2020 5:47 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage won't be voting in Maine's presidential primaries on March 3. The snowbird who lives in Florida in the winter has registered to vote in the Sunshine State, the Sun Journal reports. LePage, 71, is registered to vote in Flagler County, Florida,...

4 Maine daily newspapers to end Monday print editions

Jan. 3, 2020 3:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Portland Press Herald, Sun Journal of Lewiston, Morning Sentinel in Waterville, and Kennebec Journal in Augusta plan to discontinue Monday print editions starting March 2, company officials announced Friday. The cost-cutting move will preserve newsroom jobs, said Lisa DeSisto,...

1 killed in crash in Lewiston, Maine

Dec. 9, 2019 4:05 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 59-year-old woman in Lewiston. The Lewiston Police Department says the motorist was killed when her car crashed into a rock and tree Sunday evening. The victim's name wasn't immediately released. Emergency workers...

2 children sent to hospital after ingesting pot

Dec. 6, 2019 12:48 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Two children, ages 2 and 4, were taken to a hospital after ingesting edible marijuana, police in Maine said. Police in Lewiston said the children were taken to Central Maine Medical Center on Monday and released. The Sun Journal reports police were still investigating and they had...

Transmission line foes press for full environmental review

Dec. 5, 2019 6:18 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed $1 billion transmission project that would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid urged the Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday to perform a full environmental impact statement, one that CMP says would delay a final...

Maine company to supply tungsten materials to US military

Dec. 5, 2019 6:56 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine company will receive more than $4 million to speed up development of products for the U.S. Department of Defense. Republican Sen. Susan Collins says the federal money is going to Elmet Technologies of Lewiston. The company is working on development of tungsten heavy alloy and...