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Police: Maine child may have saved two adults from fatal overdose

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:01
State police say it appears the two had taken heroin.
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Bellows raises $433,000 for U.S. Senate bid

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:49
The Democrat still trails incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins in the money race by a large margin.
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Sea Dogs hope new features, better schedule will attract bigger crowds

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:03
After a week on the road, Portland opens its home schedule tonight at Hadlock Field.
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Judges hearing Utah gay marriage case sharply divided

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:56
A decision is not expected for months from the same three-judge panel that will hear Oklahoma’s appeal.
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Woman’s body found after mobile home fire in Penobscot County

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:38
The body of the 78-year-old woman was found by her grandson.
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Maine men are fixtures at the Masters

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:53
Three fans have attended the tournament together for years.
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Prosecutor: Pistorius is untruthful, an egotist

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:38
By attacking Pistorius’ credibility on three other gun charges, the prosecution is pushing the argument that he also is lying about killing his girlfriend by mistake.
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Fire destroys Winthrop home, displacing family of four

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:15
The Winthrop fire chief says the fire likely started around a chimney located between the home and an attached garage.
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See how much your doctor received in Medicare reimbursements

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:49
The Centers for Medicare and Meidcaid Services has released data on the amounts that medical service providers received in Medicare payments in 2012. The amounts reflect payments, not profits. In some cases, a single doctor’s billing number may be used by several support staff for billing purposes.
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Who has the fastest internet service in Maine?

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:47
More Mainers have access to high-speed Internet service, but wide geographical disparities remain.
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Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:34
The tattoo that graces the back of ‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a historical boo-boo.
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LePage renews his plea for welfare reform

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:48
Meanwhile, a new hotline enables law enforcement to directly report EBT card fraud to the state DHHS.
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Track work interrupts Downeaster service to Boston this weekend

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:40
Buses may be available at some stations.
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Police seek motive of school stabbing rampage

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:12
While knife attacks at schools are not unusual, they’re most often limited to a single victim, says an official with the National Association of School Resource Officers.
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LePage vetoes Maine Medicaid expansion bill

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:08
The bill received bipartisan support but not enough to override LePage, who says Maine cannot afford it and federal promises can't be trusted.
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LePage relents a bit on lifesaving heroin overdose antidote

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:30
After fighting wider access to naloxone, LePage says he would allow it for certain family members, but some ask why not police and EMTs.
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Unemployment benefit applications drop to lowest in seven years

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:30
Fewer American sought jobless benefits than at any point since May 2007.
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Access improves, but use of broadband still lags in Maine

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:19
A survey says 20 percent of Maine households with access to broadband do not opt to subscribe to it.
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Medicare paid 14 Maine doctors at least $1 million each in 2012

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:16
And payments statewide totaled $300 million that year, according to data made public for the first time – but much of it goes to costs, not profits.
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New possible pings detected in hunt for lost Malaysian jet

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:41
If confirmed, this would be the fifth underwater signal detected in the hunt for Flight 370.
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