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Health Commissioner Avoids Contempt Hearing

Maine Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew will avoid a contempt hearing after she agreed to comply with court orders to admit two jail inmates to the state's psychiatric hospital.

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Regulators Approve Increase in Menhaden Catch Limits

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A multi-state regulatory board is approving higher catch limits for Atlantic menhaden, a fish that plays…

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Maine Proposing Urchin Swipe Card System, Rules for Season

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine fishery regulators are proposing a sea urchin fishing season that would establish rules for a…

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Maine House Rejects Bill to Require Photos IDs to Vote

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that would require people to show photo…

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Veto Stands on Bill Aimed at Limiting Smoker Surcharges

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Maine House has failed to override a bill to limit smoker surcharges imposed by health…

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President of UMaine at Fort Kent is Retiring in September

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) _ The president of the University of Maine at Fort Kent says he will retire in…

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Bingham Man Tries To Steal Chairs, Wields Machete

MOSCOW, Maine (AP) Police have arrested a Maine man they allege tried to steal lawn chairs from a woman's yard, and then swung a machete when the woman wielded a garden hoe to try to stop him.

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Fatal Traffic Crash In Sabattus Blamed On Cat

SABATTUS, Maine (AP) Sabattus police say a fatal crash in town was caused when a driver swerved to avoid a cat in the road.

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No One Hurt As Plane Flips While Landing On Maine Lake

HARTLAND, Maine (AP) Two people escaped serious injury when the float plane they were in flipped over during an attempted landing on Great Moose Lake in Somerset County.

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Maine Residents Debate Area High School’s ‘Indians’ Nickname

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP)  Somerset County residents turned out to voice their opinions on the issue of whether a local high…

GENERIC FISHING NET

Maine Panel To Take Up Tribal Fishing Pact Request

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) A committee of Maine lawmakers will decide whether to recommend a proposal from American Indian tribes who want an agreement about the way they harvest commercial fish.

GENERIC LAWSUIT

Portland Pays $10,000 To Settle Excessive Force Lawsuit

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) The city of Portland has agreed to pay $10,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a man who said he was injured by a city police officer.

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Maine Homeless Shelter Receives State Grant For Expansion

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) A homeless shelter in Kennebec County is getting a $1 million grant from the Maine State Housing Authority to help get their expansion plans off the ground.

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Man who shipped guns to ex-NFLer Hernandez to be sentenced

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Oscar Hernandez, no relation to Aaron, has pleaded guilty to charges including gun conspiracy and lying to a grand jury.