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Local & State Dispatches

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:26
Teen driver dies after car leaves road, slams into tree / Wild turkey crashes into state trooper’s windshield / Former Maine pastor avoids jail with child porn guilty plea ... and more news from around the state.
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Maine lawmakers vote to expand Veterans Treatment Court

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:24
The bill would provide money to allow veterans courts to slowly spread to other parts of the state.
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Maine politicians turn to voters with welfare pitches

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:18
Medicaid expansion and welfare reform figure prominently in both parties’ plans for fall.
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Former Vermont claims examiner charged with embezzlement

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:16
Officials say she stole more than $50,000 from the state.
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Maine’s unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 23:00
The state’s number of unemployed people has declined 6,700 over the year to 41,800.
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MIT honors officer shot by Tsarnaevs

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:54
Team Collier Strong will run the Boston Marathon to raise funds for a police scholarship named for him.
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Obama signs measure blocking Iran envoy

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:53
Iran’s choice for U.N. ambassador was a member of the student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.
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China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted with toxic metals

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:52
Health advocates have identified several villages near factories where they say cancer rates are above the national average.
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N.H. senate death penalty vote ‘gut wrenching’

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:52
A pair of Democrats from the same city split their votes and showed a deep divide remains.
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Dutch man arrested after Canadian teen’s suicide

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:45
Prosecutors say the man blackmailed girls in the U.S., Britain and the Netherlands as well.
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Suspect arrested in Missouri road shootings

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:43
A Kansas City man is charged in a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people.
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Passamaquoddy tribe member, former representative, charged with eel poaching

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:41
Frederick Moore III of Maine argued for tribal fishing rights.
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Eyewitness testimony receives scrutiny

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:41
Decades of studies indicate eyewitnesses are correct only about half of the time.
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Gunmen execute Belfast IRA figure Tommy Crossan

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:39
His former group is suspected of following through on 2011 death threats against him.
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Colorado’s marijuana edibles take hit after two deaths

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:34
The deaths occur as lawmakers scramble to create regulations for pot-infused snacks.
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Earthquake rattles southern, central parts of Mexico

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:40
Scientists are watching the area intensely since such plate destabilization raises the risk of a more devastating temblor.
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Wyatt Earp gun from O.K. Corral sells for $225,000

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:36
The revolver reportedly was carried by Earp during the famous shootout.
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Vermont unemployment now 2nd lowest in US

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:31
Only North Dakota has a lower unemployment rate than Vermont.
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Justice Antonin Scalia still opposes 1964 freedom of press ruling

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 21:30
Meanwhile, his good friend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls the decision a landmark because it allowed the media to freely report on the civil rights struggle across the South.
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