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Bangor Daily News
Prentiss man found guilty in torching of fire marshal’s carBANGOR, Maine — A Penobscot County jury Friday found a Prentiss Township man gu
Prentiss man found guilty in torching of fire marshal’s car
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
BANGOR, Maine — A Penobscot County jury Friday found a Prentiss Township man guilty of arson in the burning of a state fire marshal’s car four years ago. It was the second time John A. Weckerly, 58, was tried on the charge. A different jury... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Prentiss man found guilty in torching of fire marshal’s carBANGOR, Maine — A Penobscot County jury Friday found a Prentiss Township man gu
Prentiss man found guilty in torching of fire marshal’s car
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
BANGOR, Maine — A Penobscot County jury Friday found a Prentiss Township man guilty of arson in the burning of a state fire marshal’s car four years ago. It was the second time John A. Weckerly, 56, was tried on the charge. A different jury... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Houlton man charged with murder to undergo psychological exam“He said he needed to see someone quickly because he was not in his right mind,
Houlton man charged with murder to undergo psychological exam
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
“He said he needed to see someone quickly because he was not in his right mind,” Zainea, who is prosecuting the case against Lord, told Superior Court Justice Ann Murray at a hearing about whether a psychological evaluation was needed. Lord, who has... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Grandmother: Girl’s rape in Garland triple slaying a ‘shockwave’ to family“It sent everybody into a shockwave,” said Wooster, mother and grandmother of C
Grandmother: Girl’s rape in Garland triple slaying a ‘shockwave’ to family
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
“It sent everybody into a shockwave,” said Wooster, mother and grandmother of Christina Sargent, 36, and her children, Duwayne Coke, 10, and Destiny Sargent, 8, who were found deceased on Dec. 20. “All of a sudden it just sent everyone back to day... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Garland man accused in triple murder indicted on rape chargeKeith Coleman, 28, also was reindicted Wednesday on three counts of intentional
Garland man accused in triple murder indicted on rape charge
Bangor Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Keith Coleman, 28, also was reindicted Wednesday on three counts of intentional or knowing murder. Information about the alleged rape and the identity of the victim was not available late Wednesday but because the charges are included in the same... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine Supreme Court proposes change to restraint of juveniles in courtPORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is seeking comments from the
Maine Supreme Court proposes change to restraint of juveniles in court
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is seeking comments from the legal community and the public on a proposed rule change that would limit the shackling of juvenile defendants in criminal cases. “It is quite rare today for juveniles... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Retrial starts for man accused of torching fire marshal’s carBANGOR, Maine — The retrial of a Prentiss Township man accused of torching the
Retrial starts for man accused of torching fire marshal’s car
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
BANGOR, Maine — The retrial of a Prentiss Township man accused of torching the car of a state fire marshal who was investigating a string of arsons and graffiti taggings around the man’s isolated cabin began Monday at the Penobscot Judicial... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
National same-sex marriage foe releases donor list after 5-year legal battleAUGUSTA, Maine — The National Organization for Marriage has filed details of it
National same-sex marriage foe releases donor list after 5-year legal battle
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — The National Organization for Marriage has filed details of its financial activities related to a 2009 effort to repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law following a more-than-five-year legal battle over Maine’s campaign finance... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Ellsworth man gets 47 years for killing wife Christmas DayChristopher Saenz, 32, of Ellsworth emotionally apologized to his children, his
Ellsworth man gets 47 years for killing wife Christmas Day
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Christopher Saenz, 32, of Ellsworth emotionally apologized to his children, his in-laws, his parents and other family members. Saenz said his drug addiction caused him to become paranoid and suspect his wife of being unfaithful. “I stand before you,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Opponent of Harpswell beach access puts property up for saleHARPSWELL, Maine — Cedar Beach property owner Betsy Atkins, who is appealing a
Opponent of Harpswell beach access puts property up for sale
Bangor Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
HARPSWELL, Maine — Cedar Beach property owner Betsy Atkins, who is appealing a court ruling allowing public access to the beach, is selling her home. Atkins, through her Florida-based real estate company Gables LLC, bought the home and road leading... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news, sports, business and entertainmentSENATORS-ADDICTION TREATMENT Maine senators seek increased access to addiction
Latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news, sports, business and entertainment
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 14 days ago
SENATORS-ADDICTION TREATMENT Maine senators seek increased access to addiction treatment AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's U.S. senators are calling on the federal government to provide more access to treatment for people who are addicted to... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Court denies utility watchdog’s appeal of Bangor Gas ratemakingPORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s top court has upheld a decision to let Bangor Gas Co.
Court denies utility watchdog’s appeal of Bangor Gas ratemaking
Bangor Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s top court has upheld a decision to let Bangor Gas Co. continue using a rate structure based not on its service costs but on a policy goal of encouraging expansion of natural gas service in the state. The Maine Supreme... Read more
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WMTW Portland
State can vaccinate child against mother's wishes, Maine Supreme Court rulesMaine's highest court says the state can have a child in its custody vaccinated
State can vaccinate child against mother's wishes, Maine Supreme Court rules
WMTW Portland / Posted 15 days ago
Maine's highest court says the state can have a child in its custody vaccinated over a parent's objections. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court this week upheld a lower court ruling that ordered the state's Department of Health and Human Services to... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Maine court: State can vaccinate child over mother's wishesMaine's highest court says that the state can have a child in its custody vacci
Maine court: State can vaccinate child over mother's wishes
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 15 days ago
Maine's highest court says that the state can have a child in its custody vaccinated over the parent's objections. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court this week upheld a lower court ruling that ordered the state's Department of Health and Human... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine court system seeks panel to review guardian complaintsAUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine court system is looking for members of the public in
Maine court system seeks panel to review guardian complaints
Bangor Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine court system is looking for members of the public interested in sitting on a panel being set up to review complaints made against guardians ad litem. Guardians are appointed by the court to offer advice about what may be... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
New Maine laws contradict each other on drug crime penaltiesOne creates tougher drug possession penalties, while the other reduces them, so
New Maine laws contradict each other on drug crime penalties
Bangor Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
One creates tougher drug possession penalties, while the other reduces them, so the increased penalties cannot take effect until lawmakers address the conflict next year. But lawmakers also approved a bill put forward by Attorney General Janet... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine court rules state could order child’s vaccination against mother’s wishesPORTLAND, Maine — The state acted legally when it ordered immunizations for a c
Maine court rules state could order child’s vaccination against mother’s wishes
Bangor Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — The state acted legally when it ordered immunizations for a child in its custody against the mother’s wishes, Maine’s highest court ruled Tuesday. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services took temporary custody of the... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Judge to rule on dispute over access to Gouldsboro beachGOULDSBORO, Maine — In the latest example of a dispute over public access to a
Judge to rule on dispute over access to Gouldsboro beach
Bangor Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
GOULDSBORO, Maine — In the latest example of a dispute over public access to a Maine beach, a local couple is suing their neighbors for the right to cross the neighbors’ property in order to get to the shore. Robert and Deborah Swan, who own a cabin... Read more
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TribLIVE
Maine high court rules against governor on vetoesAUGUSTA, Maine — Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul Le­Page have b
Maine high court rules against governor on vetoes
TribLIVE / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul Le­Page have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court... Read more
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Daily Mail
65 bills become law in Maine after governor missed veto deadlineSixty five bills become law in Maine after governor misread state constitutions
65 bills become law in Maine after governor missed veto deadline
Daily Mail / Posted 23 days ago
Sixty five bills become law in Maine after governor misread state constitutions and missed deadline to veto them Republican Gov Paul LePage opposed to many of the newly enacted laws One would allow immigrants seeking asylum in Maine to receive... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadlineAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadline
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadlineAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadline
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadlineAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadline
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadlineAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadline
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadlineAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadline
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadlineAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadline
New Jersey Herald / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadlineAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: 65 bills are law after LePage misses deadline
Lowell Sun / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 billsAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 bills
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 billsAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage ha
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 bills
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Dozens of bills opposed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage have become law because he misinterpreted the Maine Constitution and didn't veto the measures in time, the state's highest court said Thursday. The Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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Salon.com
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 billsAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court says dozens of bills that Republica
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 bills
Salon.com / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court says dozens of bills that Republican Gov. Paul LePage opposed are law because he missed his chance to veto them. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday sided with legislative leadership and rejected... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 billsAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's highest court says dozens of bills that Republica
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 bills
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine's highest court says dozens of bills that Republican Gov. Paul LePage opposed are law because he missed his chance to veto them. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday sided with legislative leadership and rejected... Read more
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Daily Herald
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 billsAUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine's highest court says dozens of bills that Republican Go
Maine court: Gov. LePage missed his chance to veto 65 bills
Daily Herald / Posted 23 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine's highest court says dozens of bills that Republican Gov. Paul LePage opposed are law because he missed his chance to veto them. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday sided with legislative leadership and rejected... Read more
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ABC News
Maine Court: Gov. LePage Missed His Chance to Veto 65 BillsThe Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday sided with legislative leadership
Maine Court: Gov. LePage Missed His Chance to Veto 65 Bills
ABC News / Posted 23 days ago
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday sided with legislative leadership and rejected LePage's argument that the requirement that he act on bills within 10 days didn't apply in this instance because lawmakers had adjourned at the end of... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Hollywood Casino delays tax fight until appeal“We will be dealing with that at the next level. I’m sorry to disappoint you if
Hollywood Casino delays tax fight until appeal
Bangor Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
“We will be dealing with that at the next level. I’m sorry to disappoint you if you were wanting to get into it, but we’re just not at the point where we can do that,” he said. Block said that appraisal, which covered all Penn National properties,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Court overturns ruling, allows evidence in County drug caseHOULTON, Maine — The state’s highest court has overturned a lower court ruling
Court overturns ruling, allows evidence in County drug case
Bangor Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
HOULTON, Maine — The state’s highest court has overturned a lower court ruling that prevented prosecutors from using as evidence drugs that were seized by police from a passenger during a traffic stop. The ruling hinged on whether the justices... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donorsAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Maine's highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti
Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 25 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Maine's highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage group's latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state's gay marriage law in 2009. The National... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donorsAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Maine's highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti
Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 25 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) � Maine's highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage group's latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state's gay marriage law in 2009. The National... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
LePage weighs in on veto dispute during Brunswick post dedicationBRUNSWICK, Maine — American Legion Post 20 in Brunswick was officially dedicate
LePage weighs in on veto dispute during Brunswick post dedication
Bangor Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
BRUNSWICK, Maine — American Legion Post 20 in Brunswick was officially dedicated Saturday with a visit from Gov. Paul LePage and his wife, Ann LePage. The post had been without a home for about 30 years before the Legion took over the former... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
LePage weighs in on Eves’ lawsuit, veto dispute during Brunswick post dedicationBRUNSWICK, Maine — American Legion Post 20 in Brunswick was officially dedicate
LePage weighs in on Eves’ lawsuit, veto dispute during Brunswick post dedication
Bangor Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
BRUNSWICK, Maine — American Legion Post 20 in Brunswick was officially dedicated Saturday with a visit from Gov. Paul LePage and his wife, Ann LePage. The post had been without a home for about 30 years before the Legion took over the former... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Portland council sets aid guidelines for asylum seekersPORTLAND, Maine — While it may not help everyone who needs it, the city will mo
Portland council sets aid guidelines for asylum seekers
Bangor Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — While it may not help everyone who needs it, the city will move forward with limited aid for asylum seekers after city councilors approved guidelines Monday night. The $2.6 million Community Support Fund will be open to people who... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine’s top court rules national same-sex marriage foe must reveal donorsAUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that the Nation
Maine’s top court rules national same-sex marriage foe must reveal donors
Bangor Daily News / Posted 25 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that the National Organization for Marriage must disclose its donor list in connection with the group’s support of a people’s veto of Maine’s 2009 same-sex marriage law. The National... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Angus King: Cut work permit wait for asylum seekersPORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Sen. Angus King wants the federal government to reduce t
Angus King: Cut work permit wait for asylum seekers
Bangor Daily News / Posted 29 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. Sen. Angus King wants the federal government to reduce the length of time people seeking asylum in the U.S. must wait to get a work permit. King formally introduced the bill Friday morning on the steps of Portland City Hall,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Judge throws out phone records in boat arson caseWISCASSET, Maine — The district attorney’s office is appealing a July 6 ruling
Judge throws out phone records in boat arson case
Bangor Daily News / Posted 29 days ago
WISCASSET, Maine — The district attorney’s office is appealing a July 6 ruling by a judge who concluded that cellphone records obtained by investigators were taken without probable cause and thus cannot be used at an arson trial involving a boathouse... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
LePage should be able to answer these veto questions before courtGov. Paul LePage missed his chance to veto 65 bills passed by the Legislature i
LePage should be able to answer these veto questions before court
Bangor Daily News / Posted 30 days ago
Gov. Paul LePage missed his chance to veto 65 bills passed by the Legislature in the final weeks of June. The bills have entered the chapters of Maine law, but LePage on Friday has the opportunity to make his case before the Maine Supreme Judicial... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Bill to set up vets commission stuck in LePage’s legal limboAUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that creates a short-term task force of veterans to rev
Bill to set up vets commission stuck in LePage’s legal limbo
Bangor Daily News / Posted 30 days ago
AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that creates a short-term task force of veterans to review and make recommendations for change to the state’s Bureau of Veterans Services is among a group of 65 bills in legal limbo as the Legislature and Republican Gov. Paul... Read more

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