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Little Sebago Lake, where a jet-ski crash Sunday sent three to the hospital. (WGME photo)

Three hospitalized after jet-ski crash in Windham

By CBS 13 on June 19, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
“I could immediately see that he was seriously injured and I just kind of whipped off my T-shirt and started applying direct pressure to his leg where he was injured.”
PINE TREE WEATHER

Severe thunderstorms to bring flash flooding, damaging wind into Monday night

on June 19, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
Maine Focus
Members of the Maine Senate listen to Gov. Paul LePage speak during the first session of the 128th Legislature on Dec. 7, 2016, at the State House in Augusta.

LePage signs bill to probe Maine infant deaths 

By Erin Rhoda on June 19, 2017, at 11:25 a.m.
It follows reporting last summer by the BDN’s Maine Focus team that found Maine was the only state to see a long-term increase in its infant mortality rate over the past two decades.
ANALYSIS
The State House in Augusta in a 2015 file photo.

As adjournment looms, Maine lawmakers to vote on slew of vetoes but no budget

By Christopher Cousins on June 19, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.
With the exception of the state biennial budget this Legislature has completed most of its workload.
A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks to reporters on her way to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, May 23, 2017.

New ad campaign to pressure Susan Collins to vote against health care overhaul

By Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post on June 18, 2017, at 11:12 a.m.
An organization that opposes the Republican effort to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act is pressuring five GOP senators not to vote for the emerging legislation in a new $1.5 million ad campaign.
Maine Focus
Gov. Paul LePage addresses the chamber during the 2017 State of the State address at the State House in Augusta on Feb. 7, 2017.

What LePage really plans to do with $100M meant for Maine families in poverty

By Matthew Stone on June 16, 2017, at 3:56 p.m.
The administration has orchestrated this major budget shift on its own, largely beyond public view and mostly without adding to the support available to help low-income Mainers escape poverty.
Tim Schneider

Former public advocate who irked LePage lands job with national IT firm

By Darren Fishell on June 16, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
Tim Schneider, Maine’s recently departed advocate for utility customers, has taken a job as general counsel for the national information technology firm Tilson.
Burton Hagar

Bail set for Maine man charged with 1979 death of infant son

By Beth Brogan on June 16, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
Michael Brown, 40, wanted by Presque Isle police in connection with an alleged sexual assault, is dead following a car chase and gun battle with police that started Thursday night in Massachusetts and ended around midnight in New Hampshire.

Wanted Maine man killed in gunfight with police in New Hampshire

By The Eagle-Tribune on June 16, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.
Michael Brown shot at the pursuing state police cruisers, police said.
Fryeburg Police officers walk with the vehicle carrying the Desjardins family and the cremated remains of fallen Fryeburg police officer Nathan M. Desjardins following the Law Enforcement Tribute at the Augusta Civic Center on Friday morning where thousands came to honor the fallen officer.

Law enforcement honors Fryeburg officer who died in line of duty

By Judy Harrison on June 16, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Hundreds of law enforcement and emergency services personnel were expected to attend a tribute to Fryeburg police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins.
FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE

Franco-American history- Androscoggin River Swinging Bridge

on June 16, 2017, at 8:16 a.m.
Two members of the Maine Warden Service dive team head out on Square Lake Thursday afternoon to continue the search for two men still missing after their boat capsized Tuesday afternoon, June 13. One man made it to shore alive after several hours in the water and the body of a fourth boater was recovered by wardens Wednesday afternoon.

Mom: One of three men presumed dead saved her son’s life when boat swamped

on June 15, 2017, at 6:48 p.m.
“Someone saved my boy and I have no way to thank him.”
PINE TREE WEATHER

After a wet Friday, heat, humidity build this weekend; severe storms possible Monday

on June 15, 2017, at 4:13 p.m.
Ralph Tripp, 32, of Bangor and Maurice Gunn coordinate on a signature-gathering effort on a 2016 referendum for a York County casino outside the garage at Pickering Square in Bangor in January 2016.

House OKs bill tightening requirements for citizen-initiated ballot questions

By Steve Mistler on June 15, 2017, at 3:42 p.m.
The Legislature has taken the first step toward making it more difficult for citizen-initiated referendums to qualify for the ballot.
Nile Perkins, left, a cancer survivor, delivers a check to Dr Scot Remick, chief of Oncology at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth.

Maine hospital group gets $10M grant to connect cancer patients to top specialists

By Patty Wight, Maine Public on June 15, 2017, at 2:49 p.m.
“The right care, the right place, close to home, with the resources and powerhouses of the leading – if not the top – cancer center in the world.”

PIPD seek man in connection with sexual assault

on June 15, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
Michael Brown, 39, has been missing since June 7 when he was accused of a sexual assault in Presque Isle.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (left) chats with outdoor enthusiasts during a tour of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument Tuesday.

Zinke might recommend Katahdin monument be national park

By Nick Sambides Jr. on June 15, 2017, at 11:35 a.m.
“The driver would have to be from Congress,” Zinke said at a breakfast with Katahdin area political and business leaders.
PINE TREE WEATHER

Weekend weather for Maine unsettled at times as humidity returns

on June 14, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.

Fox thought to have rabies attacks man in Topsham

By Beth Brogan on June 14, 2017, at 10:01 a.m.
“He was out walking around, and a gray fox just literally ran right up to him and grabbed onto his hand.”