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Michael Spaulding (left) with his son, Michael J. Spaulding, 21, of Gorham. The elder Spaulding was one of three victims in a shooting in Madison.

Victims in Madison triple homicide shot in head, chest

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 10, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
The victims in last week’s triple homicide in Madison all died from gunshot wounds to the head and chest, authorities said Monday.
A guest at Joe Fleming's duplicates party looks over the options among miniature liquor bottle collections in Long Beach, Mississippi, on April 8, 2016.

State liquor regulators stand by call for nips ban

By Steve Collins on July 10, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.
The Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations is standing its ground in favor of a ban on the sale of small liquor bottles known as nips.
A boat collision on Wadleigh Pond in Lyman caused one boat to sink as the other boat fled the scene just before midnight Saturday.

Boater flees scene after colliding with another boat that sank

By CBS 13 on July 10, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
A boat collision on Wadleigh Pond in Lyman caused one boat to sink as the other boat fled the scene just before midnight Saturday.
Three people were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland late Sunday afternoon — one of them by LifeFlight helicopter — following a head-on crash on Route 5, also known as Sokokis Trail.

Three injured in head-on crash in Waterboro

By Journal Tribune on July 10, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
Three people were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland late Sunday afternoon — one of them by LifeFlight helicopter — following a head-on crash on Route 5, also known as Sokokis Trail.
Members of the Penobscot Nation sang tribal songs during the Penobscot River Sovereignty Rally Sunday afternoon at Bangor Waterfront Park. The rally was held in opposition of a June 30 federal appeals court ruling that said the while the tribe's reservation included Indian Island and all of the islands north of it, it did not include the watershed surrounding them.

Penobscot Nation, allies protest federal ruling on river rights

By Dawn Gagnon on July 10, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
“As long as there’s Penobscots on that river there, I don’t see this fight going away.”
Casco Baykeeper Ivy Frignoca checks an algae bloom in Mill Cove, South Portland.

Green algae returns to Casco Bay

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on July 10, 2017, at 7:20 a.m.
Casco Bay is sending out a signal that conditions are changing and not for the better.
Peter Tomge, 87, left his home Sunday with his two dogs to go for a walk. He did not return home that evening.

Missing Greenwood man, 87, found by neighbor

By CBS 13 on July 10, 2017, at 7:03 a.m.
The man has been located and is safe.
An empty kayak was found Sunday night in Casco Bay.

Missing Casco Bay kayaker found safe

By CBS 13 on July 10, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
An empty kayak was found near Fort Gorges around 8:45 p.m. Sunday.
Four adults and three children escaped serious injury Friday when the van they were riding on took a 30-foot plunge down an embankment off Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park Friday afternoon, a park spokesman said Saturday. The crash happened about half a mile south of the entrance to the Cadillac Mountain Road shortly after noon, when a Honda Odyssey traveling north veered across the oncoming lane, hit a coping stone and then left the roadway.

Van plunges 30 feet at Acadia National Park

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 7:32 p.m.
Four adults and three children escaped what could have been serious injury when the van in which they were riding plunged 30 feet down an embankment.
Danielle Bertolini

Memorial service set for Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Family and friends will gather in Newport to bid farewell to Danielle Bertolini, a Maine woman believed to have been murdered in California three years ago.

Severe thunderstorms heading to Somerset, Franklin counties

By Dawn Gagnon on July 08, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued, effective through 1:45 p.m. for the region.
A nurse at Eastern Maine Medical Center gets supplies to treat a patient.

EMCC piloting remote nursing program in Dover-Foxcroft

By Jennifer Mitchell, Maine Public on July 08, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
A Bangor community college is working to fill a nursing gap in some of the most rural counties in the state with the launch of a nursing program in Dover-Foxcroft.
POLL QUESTION
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, here visiting Maine’s national monument in June, is due to advise President Trump on the monument next month.

99 percent of comments tell Trump to keep Maine’s monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 08, 2017, at 1 a.m.
All but 67 of the 192,052 comments about Maine’s monument that were submitted to Interior’s website from May 11 to July 4 supported it.
Kennebunk police say this truck was involved in a fatal collision with a woman on a bicycle. (Courtesy of Kennebunk police)

Maine woman dies from injuries suffered in bicycle-truck collision

By Seth Koenig on July 07, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
A 46-year-old Kennebunk woman died Friday from the injuries sustained by a collision with a pickup truck earlier in the week, local police said.
Stored Solar LLC purchased a West Enfield biomass generator from Covanta last year. The facility, pictured in this photo, did not operate for the last half of June.

Maine biomass plant offline for third straight month, forfeiting taxpayer cash

By Darren Fishell on July 07, 2017, at 1:53 p.m.
The shutdown comes after the company qualified for taxpayer subsidies that intended to keep the plants open.

Overdose suspected in Maine fisherman found dead in boat

By Ray Lamont, Gloucester Daily Times on July 07, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
There were no signs of foul play, and the DA’s office is not actively investigating.
FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE

Cultural tourism and Franco-Americans

on July 07, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.
A team of rescuers carries an injured hiker off Borestone Mountain on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

For second day in a row, rescue team helps injured hiker off Maine mountain

By Nick McCrea on July 07, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
Paulina Pope, 44, of South Berwick was hiking with a friend Thursday afternoon when she fell and suffered a broken leg on a steep section of trail.
Brunswick police stopped traffic to help a mother duck and her ducklings cross the road.

Brunswick police close streets to escort mother duck and ducklings to the river

By CBS 13 on July 06, 2017, at 5:16 p.m.
“With the assistance of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigators, School Resource Officer, Parking, and Animal Control, we were able to shut down traffic, rescue the duckling, and make sure the entire family made it safely to the river’s edge.”
Tim Rich

Bar Harbor restaurateur to run for 2nd District seat

By Mal Leary on July 06, 2017, at 11:56 a.m.
Rich will formally kick off his campaign next month.