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Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 08:57 AM EDT

Maine City Faces Shelter Crowding as Asylum Seekers Arrive

Maine City Faces Shelter Crowding as Asylum Seekers Arrive

Officials in Maine's largest city say dozens of arrivals of asylum seekers are straining a shelter system that's already overcrowded. The Portland Press Herald reports nearly 50 people have arrived seeking...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 05:10 PM EDT

Dog-Like Animal Attacks Family of 3 in Maine

Dog-Like Animal Attacks Family of 3 in Maine

Police in Lisbon, Maine, say a dog-like animal leaped out of the woods and attacked a family walking their St. Bernard on a popular trail. The incident was reported to police around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, about...

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 03:19 PM EDT

Police: Woman Restrained, Attacked by Maine Couple

Police: Woman Restrained, Attacked by Maine Couple

Police in Maine have accused a couple of kicking, punching, and threatening a woman with a knife. Police say the Saco woman accompanied them to their Biddeford home Saturday night where she said Brown was going...

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 09:03 PM EDT

Maine Mandate to End 'Food Shaming' Expected to Cost Schools

Maine Mandate to End 'Food Shaming' Expected to Cost Schools

A new Maine law is designed to require that students are fed a meal whether or not they are able to pay. The new law to stop "food shaming" would take effect in time for the upcoming school year. Democratic...

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 08:21 PM EDT

New Law to Ban All Lobbying in Former Lawmaker's First Year

New Law to Ban All Lobbying in Former Lawmaker's First Year

A new Maine law bans future lawmakers from any paid lobbying within their first year out of office. An Associated Press review found about two dozen Maine lawmakers elected as far back as 1999 have gone on...

Friday, May 3, 2019 at 06:15 PM EDT

Maine Lighthouse Goes Dark After Coast Guard Cuts Power

Maine Lighthouse Goes Dark After Coast Guard Cuts Power

A beloved Maine lighthouse is darkened after an electrical problem. The U.S. Coast Guard says it cut power to Seguin Island Light Station last fall after noticing a problem with a submerged cable, one of...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 07:50 PM EDT

Woman Charged in Daughter's Death Says Husband Abused Both

Woman Charged in Daughter's Death Says Husband Abused Both

The accused killers of a 10-year-old Maine girl appeared in a Belfast courtroom Thursday for an evidence suppression hearing. Marissa Kennedy was found dead in February of 2018. Her mother, Sharon Carrillo, and...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 08:56 AM EDT

Maine Bill Proposing Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Moves Ahead

Maine Bill Proposing Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Moves Ahead

Maine, the state with the oldest residents, continues to consider the latest bill to allow adults with a terminal disease to ask for a fatal dose of prescription drugs. The Legislature's Health and Human...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 07:19 PM EDT

6-Year-Old Killed by School Bus in Rumford, Maine

6-Year-Old Killed by School Bus in Rumford, Maine

A 6-year-old boy was hit and killed by a school bus Wednesday in Rumford, Maine. Police told necn and NBC affiliate WCSH that the child fell off his bicycle at the intersection of Waldo Street and Lincoln...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 06:18 PM EDT

Maine Considers Allowing Non-Doctors to Perform Abortions

Maine Considers Allowing Non-Doctors to Perform Abortions

Health care providers on both sides of the abortion debate have begun to weigh in on a Maine bill to allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse-midwives to perform abortions. Supporters...

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