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Mistrial declared when witness tests positive during recess

May. 24, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Maine man charged with threatening to kill Jewish people because one of the witnesses tested positive for COVID-19. Federal authorities charged Brian Dennison, 25, of Buxton, with one count of transmitting a...

UMaine faculty, students want consequences for chancellor

May. 24, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

AGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Many faculty members and students say the resignation of an incoming administrator isn't enough to satisfy concerns about the leadership of the University of Maine System. Faculty at University of Maine at Augusta and two other public universities previously...

Massive blaze damages newly renovated Rhode Island hotel

May. 24, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Three firefighters were injured battling a major fire at a recently renovated hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, fire officials said. The fire at the Wayfinder Hotel was reported at about 8 p.m. Monday and crews remained on the scene on Tuesday morning. ...

State of Maine asked to oversee services for asylum seekers

May. 24, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nonprofits and community organizations want the state to begin coordinating services for asylum seekers after Maine's largest city announced this month that it could no longer guarantee housing. All told, 79 organizations signed the letter, dated Friday, that...

Maine university president withdraws after hiring complaints

May. 23, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The incoming president of a public university in Maine has voluntarily withdrawn from his position amid complaints from faculty members about his hiring. Michael Laliberte was set to start as president of University of Maine at Augusta on Aug. 1. He was the...

Shooting that killed Maine toddler preceded by shirt fight

May. 23, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

WELLS, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who fatally shot his toddler niece did so after getting into a fight with the child's father over a shirt, police said. The girl, Octavia Huber-Young, died Saturday after the shooting in Wells. Police said the 19-year-old who shot Octavia got into a...

Wells man charged with murder in death of 2-year-old

May. 22, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

WELLS, Maine (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in the death of 2-year-old girl in Wells. Andrew Huber Young is accused of shooting the toddler and two men at a home Saturday afternoon. The girl, Octavia Huber Young, later died. The men were hospitalized with...

Brownfield cleanup projects coming to Maine communities

May. 22, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Communities in Maine are going to use more than $24 million in federal money to help clean up contaminated former industrial sites around the state. The money is from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It will pay for assessments and site cleanups in...

University of Maine trustees consider Malloy's fate

May. 22, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The fate of University of Maine Chancellor Dannel Malloy is on the agenda as trustees meet over the next two days in Portland. Malloy was hired in Maine three years ago after serving two terms as governor of Connecticut. His contract, which includes a...

Vacancies effectively shut down small Maine town

May. 21, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

PASSADUMKEAG, Maine (AP) — A small town in Maine has effectively shut down because it no longer has a town clerk, code enforcement officer, assessor or animal control officer. The Bangor Daily News reports that Christen Bouchard resigned last month from her position as town clerk...