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Local & State Dispatches

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:03
Teen faces charges for crash that killed her passenger / Jury selection starting for Mainer forced to represent himself / Attorney general clears state trooper in shooting ... and more news from around the state.
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Ex-Maine State Police chief indicted in child sex assault

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:02
Andrew Demers Jr., 73, tried to take his own life last month shortly before the sex abuse investigation got under way.
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USM president reverses faculty layoffs

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 00:02
Theodora Kalikow says she is open to alternative plans for cutting the budget and will still eliminate about 35 staff positions.
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$110 million Portland development close to adding tenant

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:52
The developer of Thompson's Point says he’s encouraged by negotiations as officials celebrate a ground-breaking.
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Chinese party officials can’t keep pace with new behavioral marching orders

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:49
Among the no-nos on the list are acting high and mighty and smoking or picking teeth in public.
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Family Dollar closures might not hit Maine

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:45
A commercial real estate broker says the company has expansion plans and might not close locations.
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LePage vetoes solar power rebate bill

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:43
The bill would have provided $1 million for a program for people who buy solar-powered systems.
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Maine bill to expand state control of county jails wins widespread support

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:41
A legislator says the proposal would give the Board of Corrections tools to combat inefficiencies.
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Tour of Maine VA hospital revives issue of background checks

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:40
The House Veterans’ Affairs chairman joins Rep. Mike Michaud on Friday and questions a loophole that missed an employee’s felonious past.
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Offspring paying for families' age-old IRS debts

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:27
The Treasury Department has intercepted tax refunds to satisfy old debts to the government.
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Researchers shed light on how to fight jet lag

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:22
A University of Michigan team says exposure to light at certain times of day is key and they have the free app to help.
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Appeals court overturns hacker’s conviction

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:16
A court rules a man’s trial for obtaining 120,000 iPad users’ email addresses was held in the wrong city.
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What’s ahead for Affordable Care Act?

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:15
Supporters and foes of Obama’s signature legislation are convinced the law's fortunes will turn in their favor.
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Pistorius spars with prosecutor over what happened

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:13
The prosecutor says an argument is the only reasonable explanation for why Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend.
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Plea deal talks fall apart in Maine murder case

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:06
The trial of a Palmyra man accused of murder is due to begin May 19.
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Investigation into Fairfield meth lab wrapping up

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:03
Officers allege they found a lab while serving an unrelated search warrant
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Signs showing drivers’ ETAs being installed on Massachusetts roads

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:02
Knowing how long it will take to go from point A to point B will ease traffic, officials expect.
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Massachusetts governor signs marathon prayer canvas

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 23:01
The canvas supporting Boston Marathon bombing victims and survivors has more than 70,000 signatures so far.
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Distinguished admiral to be feted at Bath Iron Works christening

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:44
Bud Zumwalt helped reform the Navy, which is paying homage as the first new destroyer sets sail.
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Ukraine leader pledges pluses for restive region

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 22:44
Arseniy Yatsenyuk goes on a charm offensive in his country’s southeast.
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