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The El Faro is shown in this undated handout photo provided by Tote Maritime in Jacksonville, Florida, Oct. 2, 2015.

Fifth Maine Maritime graduate was on El Faro

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CASTINE | When the crew list for the cargo ship El Faro was released, Maine Maritime Academy officials recognized a fifth name amongst the …
Russell “&quotRusty”" Brace waits outside U.S. District Court in Portland in this May 2015 file photo. Brace later pleaded guilty to three felony counts related to the embezzlement of $4.6 million.

Brace attorney says infirmities, age call for lighter sentence

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PORTLAND | The attorney for the former president of a Camden-area charity said Russell “Rusty” Brace’s cooperation with investigators as well as his advanced …

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The breadcrumb trail that led police to suspects of 25 plus break-ins

Video surveillance tapes and discarded money bags helped lead police to a trio of men suspected of breaking into more than 25 businesses in central and midcoast Maine, according to court documents.
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Police called to UMaine at Augusta for alleged bomb threat

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The Katz building at the University of Maine at Augusta has been evacuated because of an alleged bomb threat, according to Augusta police.

Driver apparently falls asleep at wheel, loses control of SUV in Dedham

A Bar Harbor man was injured early Thursday morning when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel on Route 1A.


The sun sets on the State House in Augusta in this June 2015 file photo.

If governing happens in secret, does it happen at all?

“The governor has great leeway to change policy through executive orders. But he can’t do it in secret, and he can’t simply ignore a law he took an oath to uphold and expect his actions to carry legal weight.”

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Two alien planets that are most like Maine

The movie “The Martian” has been critically acclaimed and opened over the weekend to a box-office topping $55 million domestic haul. Movie goers across America …


Myles Herschaft of Auburn is in the hospital with HUS, or hemolytic uremic syndrome, after being exposed to E. coli bacteria.

Second child sickened by E. coli after Oxford fair visit improves

A second child sickened by E. coli after visiting the Oxford County Fair was upgraded to fair condition Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman at Maine …



Five dollar cocktails in Portland? Old Port speakeasy opens

You don’t need a secret knock, password, or slamming outfit to get in. A pocketful of cash and the guts to ask the 20-somethings smoking butts outside …

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