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Investigators: Augusta couple's deaths were a murder-suicide

Nov. 12, 2019 4:43 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Investigators say a Maine man fatally stabbed his girlfriend and then took his own life when police arrived at their apartment in Augusta. State police said Tuesday that 30-year-old Eric Ryan shot himself after officers knocked on the door. They say his body was found Monday evening...

Student expelled after bringing stolen gun to school

Nov. 12, 2019 4:13 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine high school student who was arrested for bringing a stolen handgun to school has been expelled. Police say Bangor High School employees searched the student's belongings on Oct. 31 because they suspected the student had been using marijuana. The student was charged with theft...

Snow falling in Vermont, slick roads in Maine, New Hampshire

Nov. 12, 2019 3:27 PM EST

Far northern Maine is seeing snow totals approaching 12 inches as a storm packing a wintry mix of precipitation exits the region. Snow was piling up at similar rates in northern Vermont. The storm created slippery conditions across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Across the region, dozens of events were delayed...

Verso mills in Maine, Wisconsin sold to Pennsylvania company

Nov. 12, 2019 9:47 AM EST

JAY, Maine (AP) — A specialty paper producer in Pennsylvania plans to buy Verso paper mills in Jay, Maine, and Stevens Point, Wisconsin, in a deal worth $400 million. Ohio-based Verso announced the agreement Tuesday to sell the mills to Pixelle Specialty Solutions, a privately held company in Spring Grove,...

Wintry mix, frigid temps on tap in northern New England

Nov. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EST

A wintry mix that's sweeping into northern New England is a prelude to the coldest temperatures so far this season. The National Weather Service said northernmost Maine could see 10 to 14 inches of snow through Tuesday. Parts of central and northern Vermont also could see up to a foot of snow. Lesser amounts are...

Hundreds turn out for Veterans Day events in Maine

Nov. 11, 2019 3:43 PM EST

Hundreds have gathered for Veterans Day parades and other events across Maine despite rainy weather. Bangor, Biddeford, South Portland and Portland were among communities holding parades on Monday. Other events were held across the state. In Bangor, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins presented the Distinguished Flying Cross...

Salmon farm site plan altered because of archaeological site

Nov. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EST

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) — A company that intends to create a salmon farm at a former mill site is altering the plan to avoid a 19th century farm identified during an archaeological survey. Arthur Spiess from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission said Whole Oceans will change the planned locations of an...

Maine artists commissioned for $1M public art installation

Nov. 11, 2019 11:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two Maine artists have been commissioned to design a $1 million permanent art installation for a new convention center in Seattle. The Portland Press Herald reports Wade Kavanaugh, of Bethel, and Stephen Nguyen, of Portland, will create the installation for the Washington State...

Maine investigating marijuana-related ads at arena

Nov. 11, 2019 9:59 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Regulators in Maine are investigating concerns about marijuana-related advertisements at a sports arena. The Portland Press Herald reports several parents whose children play sports at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston have complained about the ads. State laws prohibits...

Police: Medical event appears to have preceded fatal crash

Nov. 11, 2019 9:50 AM EST

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — Police believe a medical event preceded a fatal crash in Harpswell, Maine. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said a truck with 48-year-old James Ramsey inside the cab was discovered Sunday morning. The crash happened on the Harpswell Road. Investigator didn't disclose what...