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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Man suspected of killing 3 in NYC home arrested in Maine

Jul. 01, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was wanted in a grisly triple homicide in New York City has been arrested in Maine, police said. Travis Blake, 29, was arrested Thursday in Bar Harbor in the deaths of two women and a man whose bodies were found inside a home in Queens on June 24, a New...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jul. 01, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Connecticut Post. June 29, 2022. Editorial: CT was first state to ban abortion. Now it’s a leader in defending right to choose The most surprising part of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of federal protection of abortion rights is that the news caught anyone by...

EPA: Maine superfund site to receive $21M for cleanup

Jun. 30, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine superfund mining site is receiving $21 million in Environmental Protection Agency funding to expedite contamination cleanup efforts. The Callahan Mine superfund site in Brooksville originally received $9 million from the bipartisan federal...

Affidavit: Woman killed in Maine was stabbed 484 times

Jun. 30, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

PERRY, Maine (AP) — An autopsy showed that a woman killed in her home in in April was stabbed 484 times, according to newly unsealed court documents. Kimberly Neptune, 43, of Perry, had wounds on her legs, stomach, neck and head when her body was discovered wrapped in a blanket,...

Child dies, found in plastic bin full of water

Jun. 30, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A 1-year-old Maine boy who was discovered inside a water-filled plastic container has died, officials said Thursday. Police in Clinton received a call about the child on Tuesday evening. They said they responded to a home and learned that the boy was found by...

High court rejects COVID-19 shot mandate case from New York

Jun. 30, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined on Thursday to take up a case involving a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers in New York that does not offer an exemption for religious reasons. The court's action follows a decision in December in which the justices...

Dental coverage to expand to more than 200K Maine residents

Jun. 29, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A state that has among the fewest dentists in the Northeast will soon expand dental care access. Maine has about 55 dentists per 100,000 residents, which is below the national average of about 61 and well below New England states such as Massachusetts and...

Former candidate facing child porn charge sells Maine home

Jun. 28, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine gubernatorial candidate charged with possession of child pornography has sold his townhouse in Portland. Eliot Cutler, 75, was arrested on March 25, two days after the search of the Portland home and his primary residence in Brooklin, Maine. ...

Whale entanglements drop, but remain major threat, feds say

Jun. 28, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of whales entangled in fishing gear has declined recently, but the entanglements remain a critical threat to rare species, the federal government said in a report released Tuesday. There were 53 confirmed cases of large whales entangled in gear in...