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Michael Ward, formerly ‘Birdie Africa’ and survivor of 1985 MOVE bombing, dies at 41

PHILADELPHIA — Michael Moses Ward, 41, formerly known as Birdie Africa, one of the two survivors of the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia, died Sept. 20 aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean, officials said. Ward was found unconscious in a hot tub last week aboard the Carnival Dream, said …

Police: Faulty bearing caused tire to fall off Aroostook County driver’s truck in fatal crash

HOOKSETT, N.H. — New Hampshire State Police investigators believe a faulty bearing in a wheel hub assembly caused the wheel on a tractor-trailer to fall off Wednesday, crash into the unmarked cruiser operated by the head of state police and then ricochet into a car being driven by a Concord …
Gov. Paul LePage

Is LePage’s recent focus on welfare reform a preview of his top 2014 campaign theme?

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage and his conservative allies have spent the last week touting what they say is his successful revamping of Maine’s welfare system. But Democrats and advocates for people on public assistance counter that although the administration’s actions make for good political rhetoric heading into the …
A rally was held in support Alorah Gellerson, center, and her baby Carson Thursday morning at Cascade Park in Bangor. Gellerson fed her baby goat's milk and was reported to DHHS.

DHHS accused of abusing authority with Brooklin teen who feeds baby goat milk formula

BANGOR, Maine — A young Brooklin mother who feeds her baby a goat milk-based formula, missed doctor appointments and refuses to have her child vaccinated is accusing the Maine Department of Health and Human Services of overreaching its authority by investigating her son’s well-being. Family and supporters of Alorah Gellerson, …