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Updated: 6 min 39 sec ago

Optimism reigns in search for missing Malaysian jet

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:24
Searchers believe they’re looking in the right area and that they will find the missing plane based on recent underwater ‘pings.’
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Wrestler James Hellwig, The Ultimate Warrior, dies unexpectedly at age 54

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:21
His death occurs withing 24 hours of his triumphant return to WWE’s 'Monday Night Raw.'
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Puppet, dance show to serve up hunger awareness in Portland

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:02
Portland Ovations uses puppets to raise questions about and seek answers to hunger in Maine.
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Sierra Nevada Brewing bringing its ‘Beer Camp’ to Portland

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:36
The one-day event, set for Aug. 1, could be the largest beer festival Maine has ever hosted.
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Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick defends ban of painkiller

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:06
A federal judge says he is ‘out of line’ in blocking the distribution of a drug approved by the FDA.
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Official from Maine child welfare group accused of exposing himself to girls

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:20
Steven Preister, 68, was at a Nebraska hotel when the incident took place.
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Water line break on Forest Avenue repaired

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:19
The water line break caused traffic delays throughout the day.
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Two men arrested in spate of Penobscot County burglaries

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:06
Troopers used a police dog to track the men into woods off Moosehead Trail.
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Medicare making some doctors rich; one got $18 million

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:00
Officials hope to uncover fraud by releasing data that show how much physicians billed the government.
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Maine senator’s bill aimed to help one constituent

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:30
Some say Sen. Troy Jackson’s proposal would have overstepped the Legislature’s authority.
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Jeff Pert, cartoonist with a Maine funny bone, dies at 55

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:00
The man of many talents was most famous for his humorous drawings of moose and lobster that appear on souvenir cups, magnets and more.
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Lobster shack season: 20 places for Maine sea food

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:56
A quintessential sign that the long Maine winter has finally come to an end is the reemergence of lobster shacks.
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Database: Maine contributions to presidential candidates

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:55
Donations by Maine residents to candidates in the 2012 presidential race.
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Judge rules fisheries service violated federal law

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:44
A lawsuit contended that the agency’s policy of allowing allocation carryovers would jeopardize the groundfish population.
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N.H. police clock motorcyclist going 145 mph

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:18
Police say he pulled into a driveway in an effort to hide from police approaching by car.
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Pentagon says fatal shooting at N.C. Marine base accidental

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:42
A Marine remained in custody today after military officials say he shot a colleague with his M4 rifle at the main gate of the base.
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Colorado tumbleweeds overrun drought areas

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:38
The weedy invasion is so bad that firefighters cut a path through them to get to a pregnant woman who feared she’d be trapped in her home.
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Schooner commutes down Commercial Street in Portland: Photos

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:58
Early Wednesday morning the Spirit of Massachusetts was moved from one shipyard in Portland to Portland Yacht Services where it will undergo extensive restoration.
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Victims of Maine roof collapse were likely trying to fix it

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:19
Two men were underneath a garage roof when it fell, killing one and breaking the other’s back.
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Portland City Council allocates $3.4 million in grant funding

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:53
But a bid to eliminate a $30,000 grant for Florence House draws much of the councilors’ attention.
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