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Heating prices rise in Maine as fall weather nears

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Governor’s Energy Office says the price of heating oil is rising in Maine as fall nears.

The statewide average cash price for No. 2 heating oil was $2.19 per gallon this week. The office says that is 16 cents more than it was in late August.

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Woman: I’d rather go to jail than take down pro-Trump signs

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

ROCKLAND (AP) — A Maine woman says she’d rather go to jail than take down her pro-Donald Trump signs.

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Home sales up more than 6 percent in Maine in August

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of existing single-family homes increased by more than 6 percent in August.

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Maine health officials address early flu cases

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

AUGUSTA (AP) — Early cases of the flu in Maine have prompted state officials to increase vaccination efforts.

The Banger Daily News reports multiple Maine hospitals have reported positive lab tests for influenza. Flu season usually begins in early October, but early cases of the illness have forced the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention to take action.

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Owner of troubled Bangor Mall at risk of defaulting

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

BANGOR (AP) — Industry analysts say the primary owner of the Bangor Mall in Maine is at risk of defaulting on an $80 million loan that uses the mall as collateral.

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Frustrated shareholders consider selling paper mill

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

JAY (AP) — Shareholders frustrated with returns from a Maine paper mill are considering selling the operation.

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Maine senators join push to promote US agriculture abroad

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s two senators are part of a push to increase funding for American agriculture promotion programs.

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Maine judge to weigh death declaration for missing toddler

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

PORTLAND (AP) — A probate judge is convening a hearing on a woman’s request that her toddler daughter be declared dead more than five years after her disappearance evolved into the largest criminal investigation in Maine history.

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Cargo plane makes belly landing at Maine airport

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — Officials say a plane carrying mail had to make an emergency landing in Maine, because its landing gear failed.

The twin-engine Wiggins Airways plane carrying mail for the U.S. Postal Service made the belly landing at the Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle. No one was seriously hurt.

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Washington man sentenced for trafficking tusks

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Brinnon, Washington man was sentenced to six months in prison and fined $25,000 for trafficking ivory from protected species.

U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says David L. Boone took part in an operation between 2006 and 2008 that smuggled narwhal tusks from Canada into the U.S.

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Sheriff won’t honor ICE hold requests beyond release date

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

PORTLAND (AP) — The Cumberland County Sheriff ’s Department is the first in Maine to reject requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to hold prisoners in jail beyond their scheduled release.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Cumberland County Sheriff Kevin Joyce announced the decision in a Sept. 14 letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

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Suit challenges Maine abortion law

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

PORTLAND

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that challenges a Maine restriction common across most of the U.S. that abortions be performed solely by physicians.

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N. Yarmouth victim killed in I-295 collision identified

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52
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FALMOUTH

Police have identified the man killed Tuesday night in a two-car crash on Interstate 295 in Falmouth.

State police say Joshua Martin, 36, of North Yarmouth was killed when his 2005 PT Cruiser was struck from behind by a 2007 Volvo Cross Country driven by a 17-year-old girl from West Bath.

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Judge rescinds impoundment order in quadruple slaying

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

AYER, Mass. (AP) — A judge has ruled that some court records in the case of a Maine man charged with killing his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in a Massachusetts home will be made public.

Judge Margaret Guzman impounded the records after Orion Krause, of Rockport, Maine was arraigned on Sept. 11 in the Sept. 8 killings in Groton.

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Resident sets up trap to catch alleged thief in the act

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

BANGOR (AP) — A Maine man helped police catch a suspect who he says was stealing packages from his front porch.

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Police investigating attempted abductions of students

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52

THOMASTON (AP) — Maine police are investigating two possible attempted abductions in Knox County.

Thomaston school officials say a middle school student was riding his bike in Thomaston when a van stopped Wednesday night and an older man asked him to get inside. The boy refused and told adults what happened.

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Q&A with Elizabeth and Noel Stookey

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52
BY JOHN SWINCONECK Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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Topsham home damaged by fire

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

A Topsham man came home to find the house he was renting on fire Wednesday.

Topsham Fire Lt. Travis Gibson said the tenant came home to 248 Foreside Road and found smoke detectors sounding and smoke coming from the windows. Inside, the tenant found a child’s bedroom full of smoke.

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Panel offers views on fake news

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Representatives of Maine news organizations gathered in Brunswick on Wednesday at Thorton Oaks Retirement Community to discuss the ongoing problem of fake news and how it impacts their operations.

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TROPICAL STORM KICKS UP SURF IN MAINE

Times Record - Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:52
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