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Maine Attorney General Janet Mills.

Mills asks court to dismiss LePage’s lawsuit against her

By Christopher Cousins on May 25, 2017, at 4:33 p.m.
Mills’ motion to have the case dismissed represents a predictable step forward in virtually any civil lawsuit.
Jesse Marquis

State supreme court upholds St. Francis man’s murder conviction

By Jen Lynds on May 25, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The state’s highest court has upheld the murder conviction of a St. Francis man who killed his former girlfriend in her home three years ago.
A local vegetable seller pulls his cart through war-torn neighborhoods of West Mosul, Nineveh Province, on March 19, 2017.

U.S. military acknowledges over 100 civilians died in Mosul strike in March

By Idrees Ali, Reuters on May 25, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
It is believed to be one of the single largest incidents of civilian casualties since the U.S.-led coalition started operations against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Community

Vendor Craft Fair Camden American Legion

By jsukeforth on May 25, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.
Benny Carrasco, a licensed medical marijuana caregiver and owner of Central Maine Flower, will move his plants from Bangor with an eye toward growing more plants for the recreational marijuana market once those rules are established.

Bangor company buys 8.2 acres to grow recreational marijuana in Greene

By Kathryn Skelton on May 25, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Central Maine Flower has bought the shuttered Town & Country Foods with long-term plans to grow recreational marijuana in the former 13,340-square-foot former meat operation.
POLL QUESTION
People protest U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban outside of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington, U.S. May 15, 2017.

In blow to Trump, appeals court refuses to reinstate travel ban

By Mica Rosenberg and Dan Levine, Reuters on May 25, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.
The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit means the Trump administration still cannot enforce its travel order.
Stacey Fitts manages the Bingham Wind Plantation and other assets held by Novatus, a J.P. Morgan affiliate.

Billions in investment needed to jumpstart Maine wind farm development

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on May 25, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
Industry players in Maine plan to bid, and they are looking to cut costs by integrating clusters of wind and transmission projects and, they hope, become competitive again for southern New England’s renewable energy customers.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, May 26-28: Kicking it off with a bang

on May 25, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport

LePage expected to keep Down East prison open after recommending closure

By Michael Shepherd on May 25, 2017, at 12:57 p.m.
In a sharp reversal of a plan announced last week, Gov. Paul LePage reportedly plans to ask the Legislature to fund the Machiasport prison that his administration intended to close.

Wardens search for man who went missing while fishing in Porter

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.
Wardens said the man’s family reported him missing Thursday morning.
Community

Chicken pot pie supper at Cherryfield church

on May 25, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
Joshua J. Brown

Police: Man kidnapped woman off street, sexually assaulted her

By CBS 13 on May 25, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
Police said 41-year-old Joshua J. Brown, of Rumford, was arrested Wednesday evening.
Community

Free community supper June 3 at Belfast church

on May 25, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.
A group of Anah Temple Shrine clowns gathered in Presque Isle on May 20 to usher Skyler McAtee and her date Grant Bridges to the Presque Isle High School prom. Eleven clowns posed with the couple before getting into a stretch limo to head to the prom where they exited the vehicle one by one in colorful flourishes and with balloon animals in hand, before the couple stepped out to applause. McAtee was born with a bone deficiency and has received multiple treatments and surgeries at the Shriner's Hospital For Children in Boston.

No joke: Clown car chauffers Maine teens to prom

By Jen Lynds on May 25, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
Prom night in Maine: Corsage, date, 11 clowns in a limo.
Community

Art Gallery Opening Reception: “Far Away/Home”

By Jennifer DeChant on May 25, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.

Former RSU 63 business manager charged with stealing more than $100,000

By Judy Harrison on May 25, 2017, at 11:17 a.m.
A former business manager for a local school district has been charged with stealing more than $100,000, including cash from school lunch sales.

Lawyer for accused rapist threatened victim with deportation if she testified, police say

By Katie Mettler, Washington Post on May 25, 2017, at 11:09 a.m.
Baltimore attorney Christos Vasiliades was on his way to the rape trial of his defendant at the downtown courthouse Tuesday when the criminal focus pivoted away from his client and toward him.
Community

Deadline July 31 to apply for 2017 Deborah Pulliam Social Justice Grants

on May 25, 2017, at 10:43 a.m.

Why some Maine Democrats would shut down state government

By Christopher Cousins on May 25, 2017, at 10:20 a.m.
‘Tis the season for government shutdown threats.
Community

Baked bean supper at Corinth church

on May 25, 2017, at 10:15 a.m.