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N.H. basketball star stripped of top award after profane tweet

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:22
A basketball coaches organization says the tweet was ‘flagrant unsportsmanlike conduct.’
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Cities face brunt of LePage’s cuts to general assistance funds

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:18
The governor’s proposal could save $3.7 million but leaves bigger municipalities to pick up the tab.
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LePage again targets general assistance reimbursements

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:40
Portland is among the cities that stand to lose if the state changes its rates.
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Pit bull that mauled Arizona boy won’t lose life

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:30
He will, however, lose any means to maul again in a court victory for animal rights groups who waged an online battle to save him.
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New York City laws tough on traveling gun owners

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:27
The city’s message: If you’re thinking of traveling with a gun, just leave it at home.
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After 80 years, Monopoly is finally adding house rules

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:21
Hasbro has noticed that nearly 70 percent of game-players have never actually read the rules. Here are some new ones under consideration . . .
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Man dies of medical condition at Kittery service station

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:22
Police go to the scene on the Route 1 Bypass, but say there is nothing suspicious about the death.
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Speed blamed in crash that killed Paul Walker

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:16
The car carrying the ‘Fast & Furious’ star was going about 90 mph when it slammed into a pole holding a 45 mph speed limit sign.
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Maine game warden seizes koi from Harpswell woman

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:08
The warden and biologists from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife also took Georgette Curran’s squirrel and blue jay.
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Reports detail FBI killing of Boston bomb suspect's friend

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:55
Ibragim Todashev was fatally shot by an FBI agent in May just moments after he had agreed to give a statement.
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Pistorius ‘likely’ to testify: ‘I don’t think we have a choice’

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:18
The trial is adjourned until Friday so that the Olympian’s lawyer can prepare his case. The prosecution rested Tuesday.
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Va. naval base shooting suspect took weapon from sailor

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:07
The suspect, a civilian, is shot dead after killing a sailor aboard the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer.
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Electrical malfunction likely caused Portland fire

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:05
The three-alarm fire Monday morning at 38 Columbia Road destroyed the house.
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Meth lab uncovered in Aroostook County, police say

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:44
A Hodgdon man is charged and a 17-year-old girl is turned over to the custody of her mother.
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Man turns himself in after bungled Falmouth burglary

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 16:10
Police had distributed photos of Christopher Girard, who is believed to be one of three men who were interrupted while burglarizing the home.
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Curt Schilling cuts asking price of Boston-area home

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:24
Schilling and his wife bought the home from former New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe in 2004.
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Ruling: Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood of federal funds

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 15:12
Planned Parenthood claimed that losing the money amounted to a violation of free-speech rights for associating with abortion providers.
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LePage rolls out proposals for ‘tough love’ on welfare

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:43
Democrats object to several of the measures, including an end to job-training assistance for low-income parents who pursue two- or four-year college degrees.
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Extreme cold has put spring on hold in Maine

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 13:38
Landscapers, disc-golfers, garden clubs and Little League teams bemoan the delay of warmer weather, as low temperatures break records and a storm threatens more snow.
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LePage names acting corrections commissioner

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:58
Dr. Joseph Fitzpatrick is currently the Deptartment of Corrections’ clinical director and associate commissioner for juvenile services.
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