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More than 2 dozen displaced by Maine apartment fire

Feb. 27, 2020 6:13 PM EST

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — More than two dozen people were displaced by an apartment fire in a southern Maine city on Thursday. The American Red Cross said emergency responders were at the scene of the Sanford fire, and the organization was assisting at least 26 people. The Red Cross said that number could...

Maine exceeds US average for newborns exposed to opioids

Feb. 27, 2020 5:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The rate of newborns in Maine who experience health problems because they're exposed to opioids in the womb is nearly five times the national average, according to a report released by the state health department. Maine's incidence of the health problems was a little more than 33 per...

A man battles heavy rain and gusty winds during a winter storm, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Portland, Maine. The storm, which has caused power outages, is expected to dump up to 10 inches of snow in parts of the state while the coast will receive only rain. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Strong winds, heavy snow cause power outages in New England

Feb. 27, 2020 5:03 PM EST

Several days of spring-like weather gave way Thursday to driving rain, heavy wet snow and powerful wind gusts as a fast-moving storm knocked out power to thousands of people in parts of New England. There were wind gusts of around 50 miles per hour in Mendon, Vermont, and Wiscasset and Rockland in Maine, where...

18 firefighters resign amid disagreement with town officials

Feb. 27, 2020 3:57 PM EST

PARIS, Maine (AP) — A group of 18 firefighters in Maine resigned after a disagreement with town officials. The members of the Paris Fire Department quit Wednesday night because Town Manager Dawn Noyes reversed a decision made by Chief Mark Blaquire, the Sun Journal reported. Paris is an hour north of...

Survivor in Down East shooting spree released from hospital

Feb. 27, 2020 3:57 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman who survived a shooting spree that killed three people earlier this month has been released from a hospital. Maine Medical Center said Thursday that Regina Long, 49, has been discharged, the Bangor Daily News reported. She had been listed in critical condition at one...

Proposed funding change raises concerns for Montana schools

Feb. 27, 2020 1:15 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A change in the way the U.S. Department of Education is determining how schools qualify for rural low-income grants could cost as many as 220 Montana schools a total of $400,000, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester said. The department proposes determining qualification based on census...

Proposal to scrutinize Maine protective services moves on

Feb. 27, 2020 11:28 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's child protection office could face new scrutiny if the state Legislature passes a new oversight proposal. The state has made reforms to its child protective services since the deaths of two children who were in the system. Four-year-old Kendall Chick died in 2017 and...

Pennsylvania man dies in snowmobile crash in northern Maine

Feb. 27, 2020 8:49 AM EST

MAPLETON, Maine (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has died in a snowmobile crash in the northern Maine town of Mapleton, officials said Thursday. David Over, 25, of Sligo, Pa., was traveling at a high rate of speed side by side with another snowmobile operator late Wednesday afternoon when the two sleds made...

Maine close to barring waiting periods for kids' dental care

Feb. 27, 2020 1:10 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has approved a law change that would stop insurance companies from imposing waiting periods before they cover tooth decay treatment in children. The Senate approved Democratic Sen. Heather Sanborn's proposal on Tuesday. She said the waiting periods put children at...

Herrion all-time wins leader as New Hampshire beats Maine

Feb. 26, 2020 9:37 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Marque Maultsby scored 17 points and Jayden Martinez posted a double-double and New Hampshire pulled away late for a 77-70 win over Maine on Wednesday night. Martinez scored 16 points with 11 rebounds, Chris Lester scored 16 and Nick Guadarrama 11. The Wildcats finished shooting 11 of...