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Sanford police say girls made up kidnap attempt SANFORD — Sanford police say an abduction attempt reported by two 10-year-old girls was a hoax. Police originally said the failed abduction attempt occurred Tuesday evening. The girls told police that a man in a black van attempted to abduct them bu
Lewiston Sun Journal | 3 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine
Gun violence group endorses Cutler for Maine governor PORTLAND — Maine Citizens Against Handgun Violence is endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler, with long-time board member Bill Harwood touting Cutler's decision not to shy away from the issue. Cutler supports background checks on
Lewiston Sun Journal | 3 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine
UMaine football players charged with underage drinking in Acadia ORONO — Four University of Maine football players including projected starting quarterback Daniel Collins are facing alcohol violations — and anticipated discipline by the university. Acadia National Park rangers charged three players with und
Lewiston Sun Journal | 4 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine
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Diocese selling Catholic churches in Maine as attendance falls PORTLAND (AP) — Maine's Catholic churches are selling off properties as the Diocese of Portland grapples with declining church attendance and a surplus of under-utilized buildings. Parishes in the diocese have more than 20 churches, convents, rector
Lewiston Sun Journal | 4 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine
Paul Ryan pitches plan to combine anti-poverty plans into one aid package WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. Programs that would be merged
Lewiston Sun Journal | 4 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine
Repairs begin on Farmington apartment building damaged by lightning FARMINGTON — The property manager for Blueberry Hill Apartments met early Thursday morning with an electrician and insurance adjuster in an effort to help 13 fire victims get back into their homes. After lightning struck one of five apartment
Lewiston Sun Journal | 5 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine
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DHHS: Deficiency found at facility where elderly resident drowned The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says a Falmouth assisted-living facility where an elderly man wandered away and drowned lacked an adequate system for keeping track of its residents.
WMTW.com | 5 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Portland, Maine
LePage avoids partisan politics when it comes to judicial appointments AUGUSTA — Bangor lawyer Aaron Frey and other Democrats in the legal community were worried when Gov. Paul LePage took office 3½ years ago about whether he would place politics above putting a deliberate, thoughtful person on the bench when no
Lewiston Sun Journal | 8 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine
Man run over by own truck during road rage incident GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window. It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida. The
Lewiston Sun Journal | 8 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine
Air Algerie flight with 116 aboard vanishes from radar over Mali ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, the plane's owner and a French government official said. Air navigation services lost
Lewiston Sun Journal | 8 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend article from Lewiston, Maine

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