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Daily news stories for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Updated: 14 min 52 sec ago

L.L. Bean to hire 30 to 40 seasonal workers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:16
The jobs in the Freeport stores are part of the company’s routine ramp-up for the summer season.
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Verizon Wireless to add 42 workers in Maine

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:14
The hiring is part of an effort to add 330 employees throughout New England.
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Ex-Brunswick pastor sentenced to probation for stealing $146,829

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:14
Carroll Freemont Pennell collected federal disability benefits while earning a salary at the former Word of God Fellowship Church.
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Local & State Dispatches

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:10
School bus drivers to discuss extent of responsibilities / Maine outdoor recreation to get more than $11 million / Man charged with drunken driving in Turnpike crash ... and more news from around the state.
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North Yarmouth fire kills 500 chicks, 30 sheep

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:09
Fire investigators say the cause is not known but is likely related to warming apparatus in a barn.
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LePage official pushes ban on out-of-state use of welfare cards

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:03
She says $14 million in 2013 transactions outside Maine show why legislators ought to pass the governor’s reform proposals.
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Construction starting on South Portland building to be leased to DHHS

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:46
Builders say they’re on schedule as they face a tight deadline to deliver the contentious building.
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Man sentenced for growing marijuana at Augusta airport

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:23
Marlon Cloutier, 48, was sentenced Monday to two years in prison followed by four years of supervised release.
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Augusta pet pantry ready to provide help

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:22
The Amy Buxton Pet Pantry hopes to memorialize its namesake by caring for animals in need.
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Former Israeli premier guilty in bribery case

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:48
Ehud Olmert was charged for acts committed years before he became prime minister.
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Feature Obituary: Daniel Pelotte, 64, worked at Skowhegan paper mill, identical twin

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:36
The brothers were born 30 minutes apart in Waterville. They dressed the same, ate the same types of foods and once lived less than 60 feet from each other.
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Israeli police seize burial boxes from time of Jesus

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:30
Police say the boxes were stolen from a cave near Jerusalem with the intent of being sold to collectors.
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Young drivers paid heavy price for GM ignition problem

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:09
GM knew for years that the switches were defective, but didn’t start recalling them until February.
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U.S. warns about surgery risks in Dominican Republic

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:07
The price is often about a third of the cost in the U.S., but American officials say several U.S. citizens have suffered serious complications or died.
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Maine jogger recovering after being hit by pickup

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:58
Tess Perry, 25, was hit by a car that slid on an icy road Sunday morning.
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Wintry mix causes several crashes during morning commute

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:55
A flood watch is posted after Down East gets 2 inches of rain, while northern Aroostook County gets up to a foot of snow.
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Mass. man claims self-defense in shooting of reality TV star

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:54
Authorities say hip-hop rapper Ray Benzino was shot by his nephew Saturday when Benzino came upon his mother’s funeral procession.
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U.S. seeks buyers for military equipment used in Afghanistan

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:22
Among the items for sale are 800 highly sophisticated armored vehicles that the military considers too costly to ship back home.
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Russia pulls battalion from Ukraine border

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:09
But Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says ‘tens of thousands’ of troops remain along the border.
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U.S. soda sales continue to lose fizz

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:41
Diet sodas are falling at a faster rate than their regular counterparts, a trend attributed to consumers’ worries about artificial sweeteners.
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