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Maine proposal would eliminate textbooks from sales tax

Jan. 26, 2020 2:55 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal before the Maine State House would exempt school textbook purchases from sales tax in the state. Democratic Sen. Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth made the proposal, which faces votes in committee before moving on in the Maine Legislature. She said textbook prices increased...

Voting groups want more Mainers on the rolls before '20

Jan. 26, 2020 1:29 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two voting organizations are sending more than 120,000 voter registration applications to Maine residents in January as part of a drive to get more people to vote. The Voter Participation Center in Washington and related organization Center for Voter Information are mailing 127,580...

King: Impeachment acquittal would shift power to White House

Jan. 26, 2020 12:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Acquitting President Donald Trump of obstruction during his impeachment trial could reshape the power structure between the president and Congress forever, creating graver implications than the abuse-of-power claims, Sen. Angus King said. Allowing a president to thumb his nose by...

Connecticut woman killed in snowmobile crash in Maine

Jan. 26, 2020 12:30 PM EST

SOLON, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut woman was killed when her snowmobile crashed at the edge of a frozen pond, ejecting her from the machine, wardens said Sunday. Michelle Pavia, 43, of Stamford, Connecticut, was driving off the pond when the snowmobile crashed into the shoreline, sending her hurtling...

Maine nursing school plans to expand to address shortage

Jan. 26, 2020 10:47 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine plans to expand its nursing school to deal with a shortage of nurses in the state. USM said it's going to use $2.5 million in public and private money to grow the capacity of its School of Nursing. The changes will double the size of the nursing...

Police arrest 21-year-old man in shooting, stabbing in Maine

Jan. 26, 2020 8:58 AM EST

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — A 21-year-old man is charged with stabbing one man and shooting another in an altercation, police said. Dylan Ketcham, of Gardiner, was arrested Saturday afternoon at the police department, where he had been questioned about the attacks, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the...

Payment processor announces plans to acquire 2 companies

Jan. 25, 2020 3:55 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Portland-based payment processor plans to acquire two other payment companies in a deal worth about $1.7 billion. Wex filed notices with federal regulators Friday of its intent to acquire eNett and Optal in a mostly cash deal, The Portland Press Herald reported. eNett is an...

Jackson scores 16 to lift UMBC past Maine 63-53

Jan. 25, 2020 3:51 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — K.J. Jackson had 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as UMBC topped Maine 63-53 on Saturday. L.J. Owens had 15 points for UMBC (9-12, 2-4 America East Conference). Brandon Horvath added 11 points. R.J. Eytle-Rock had 10 points and six rebounds. Andrew Fleming had 18 points for the...

NY man extradited to Maine pleads not guilty to murder

Jan. 25, 2020 3:11 PM EST

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) — A New York man charged in the death of a woman whose body was found alongside a road in Cherryfield has pleaded not guilty to murder. Carine Reeves, 39, appeared before a judge Friday after being brought to Maine from New York, where he'd been imprisoned for other crimes. He's charged...

Police: 2 men hospitalized after shooting, stabbing in Maine

Jan. 25, 2020 1:05 PM EST

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — One man was shot and another stabbed in an altercation that's being investigated by state police, officials said Saturday. State police used a tracking dog to find a suspected assailant hiding in the foundation of an abandoned building, and that man is being questioned, said Stephen...