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Maine man dies in motorcycle crash in Sebago

Sep. 12, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

SEBAGO, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has died in a motorcycle crash and police think speed was a factor. Aaron Lusk, 32, of Standish was driving his motorcycle northbound in Sebago just after noon on Friday when he went off the roadway, into a ditch and was thrown off the motorcycle, the Cumberland County...

Maine man held without bail in connection to fatal shooting

Sep. 2, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man charged in connection to a fatal shooting that occurred last month was ordered to be held without bail by a Maine Superior Court justice. Jaquille Coleman was charged Tuesday with intentional murder in the Aug. 21 death of 19-year-old Natasha Morgan, the Sun Journal...

Maine man wanted for murder arrested in Mississippi

Aug. 27, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a woman in Lewiston, Maine, has been has been arrested in Mississippi. Jaquile Coleman, 26, of Lewiston, was arrested Wednesday in Hancock County, Mississippi, without incident, said Katy England, a spokesman for the Maine State Police. He's...

Police ID woman fatally shot in Lewiston, search for suspect

Aug. 22, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine say they are looking for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman in Lewiston. On Saturday the Maine State Police identified the victim as 19-year-old Natasha Morgan of Lewiston. Neighbors reported hearing three to five shots in front of a home that were...

Woman shot dead after dispute over baby, witnesses say

Aug. 21, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A dispute over a baby preceded a fatal shooting in Maine's second-largest city on Friday, a newspaper reported. Neighbors reported hearing three to five shots in front of a home that were followed by a woman's screams Friday afternoon. First responders found a woman on the ground...

Maine man shot while playing disc golf sues shooter

Aug. 11, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man is suing the person who shot him in the face while he was playing disc golf two years ago. Cameron Hart was playing disc golf in Turner when Troy Jordan fired a handgun on a neighboring property. A bullet hit Hart in the face, but he survived. In a lawsuit filed last...

Maine court hears arguments about bid to stop hydro plan

Aug. 5, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court heard arguments Wednesday that could be a taste of a long legal fight over the fate of a proposed hydropower transmission corridor. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments about the future of a citizens' campaign to block the much-debated hydropower...

Massachusetts man killed in altercation in Auburn, Maine

Jul. 30, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man died from injuries sustained in an altercation in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, police said Thursday. Roger Cornell, 21, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was found injured in the parking lot Wednesday evening and later died at Central Maine Medical...

Maine hospital imposes restrictions after outbreak

Jul. 28, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — One of Maine's largest hospitals is reinstating strict visitor restrictions after 10 staff members and two patients tested positive for the coronavirus. Central Maine Medical Center is also suspending outside food, flowers and gifts for hospital patients. The hospital gift shop and...

Bates contingency would house students in local hotels

Jul. 23, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Bates College is considering putting up students in local hotels as it tries to figure out where to safely house students in a pandemic. The Maine college told students recently it is “working quickly to add to our existing housing resources" to ensure everyone has a place to...