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Jury selection set to begin in machete killing trial

Jan. 23, 2020 1:00 AM EST

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — Jury selection was due to begin Thursday in the trial of a Maine man charged with killing a neighbor with a machete. Lawyers hoped to begin jury selection after an evidentiary hearing in the trial of Bruce Akers, of Limington. He's accused of killing Douglas Flint, 55, on June 9, 2016,...

Shungu's late basket carries Vermont past Maine

Jan. 22, 2020 10:05 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Ben Shungu scored his only field goal of the night on a layup with four seconds left and Vermont beat Maine 59-57 on Wednesday. Ryan Davis led Vermont (14-6, 4-1 America East Conference) with 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Anthony Lamb and Stef Smith each scored 10. Solomon Iluyomade...

Maine utility commission to investigate Central Maine Power

Jan. 22, 2020 5:23 PM EST

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Tuesday to investigate Central Maine Power Co. to discover if the utility issued disconnection notices during a period when utilities cannot be legally turned off. Commission Chairman Phil Bartlett said this is not the first time the...

Stacey Abrams, a Georgia Democrat who has launched a multimillion-dollar effort to combat voter suppression, applauds a dignitary at the University of New England, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in Portland, Maine. Abrams was a Georgia state legislator who became the first black woman to win a major party gubernatorial nomination in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Stacey Abrams: Time to stop fighting past elections

Jan. 22, 2020 2:43 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic politician and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams told a college crowd Wednesday that it's time to move beyond past elections and ensure future ones are fair. Abrams, who lost a close election for Georgia governor to Brian Kemp in 2018, told the crowd at University of...

Nearly 30 animals seized from Maine home

Jan. 22, 2020 1:02 PM EST

HAMPDEN, Maine (AP) — Nearly 30 animals were seized from a Maine home, officials said. The owner of the home was working to create a licensed breeding kennel, but a search warrant was issued after multiple violations were found, said Liam Hughes, director of Maine’s animal welfare program. The...

Woman who stole an SUV with 3 kids inside is back in jail

Jan. 22, 2020 12:16 PM EST

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman accused of commandeering a Jeep with three children inside it last fall is back in jail following her arrest for violating bail. Shannon Lee Dupree, 42, of Wilton, was indicted this month on three counts of kidnapping, and faces nine other charges, the Sun Journal...

Bill would remove waiting periods for children's dentistry

Jan. 22, 2020 1:30 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal in Maine would stop insurance companies from mandating waiting periods between children's dental treatments. Democratic State Sen. Heather Sanborn of Portland was expected to introduce the new rule for a public hearing on Tuesday. Sanborn said the proposal is about making...

Maine moose hunters gearing up for state's permit lottery

Jan. 22, 2020 1:10 AM EST

JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — Maine's big game hunting seasons are months away, but the state is starting the process of accepting applications for the moose hunt. The Maine moose hunt typically draws tens of thousands of applicants for a couple thousand permits. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and...

Gov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the State address at the Capitol in Augusta, Maine, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The Democratic governor used her first State of the State address on Tuesday to paint a picture of the Pine Tree State as a home of compromise and bipartisanship in an era marked by political gridlock elsewhere. (Natalie Williams/The Bangor Daily News via AP)

Maine gov: State rising above partisanship in rancorous era

Jan. 21, 2020 10:32 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor used her first State of the State address on Tuesday to paint a picture of the Pine Tree State as a home of compromise and bipartisanship in an era marked by political gridlock elsewhere. Gov. Janet Mills themed her address “We are not Washington; we...

Verso moves forward with $400M deal that includes Maine mill

Jan. 21, 2020 8:54 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A paper mill company announced it has the necessary regulatory approvals to move forward with plans to sell its Maine mill as part of a $400 million deal. Ohio-based Verso Corp. will receive its final approval on Jan. 31, when shareholders meet in New York to vote on the sale at the...