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Unmanned boat circles off Maine coast after tossing occupants

By Nick McCrea on July 24, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary went to try to board and recover the boat but couldn’t because it was traveling too fast in its tight circle. Instead, they stood by and waited for it to run out of gas.
FRANCO-AMERICAN NEWS AND CULTURE

The American Friends of Blérancourt exhibit in Lewiston

on July 22, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
Don Larrabee

Longtime BDN correspondent Don Larrabee dies in DC

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 21, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
Don Larrabee, 93, a Portland native who died Tuesday, is remembered as a dedicated reporter who for three decades kept Maine informed about what was happening on Capitol Hill.
POLL QUESTION
Walgreens on Broadway is seen in Bangor Tuesday.

Only Walgreens selling Narcan in Bangor without a prescription

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 21, 2017, at 1:42 p.m.
The Walgreens chain announced in December that Maine was one of the states where it would be dispensing Narcan without a prescription.
Catalyst Paper Corp. wants to use two taxpayer-backed incentive programs to attract investors in its Rumford mill, where it wants to add a machine to make tissue paper. The company said it's part of a “transformation strategy” that so far has involved reducing its costs by about 15 percent.

Mill says it has major buyer lined up for tissue paper, taxpayer help would support 62 jobs

By Darren Fishell on July 21, 2017, at 12:24 p.m.
The company said the project would allow it to take advantage of a growing market for the tissue paper, and even has a “major paper merchant” lined up.
Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou was last seen in Caribou on Saturday, July 15. State Police have now issued a Silver Alert in hopes of locating Thibodeau, who is believed to be driving
a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number 638A.

Maine State Police issue Silver Alert for missing reverend

on July 21, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Thibodeau is believed to be driving a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number is 638A.
ROCKLAND, MAINE -- 07/21/2016 -- Don McLean (right) pleaded guilty to a series of domestic violence offenses while his attorney, Walter McKee, looks on Thursday in Knox County Unified Court in Rockland. McLean wore headphones to help him hear the proceedings. Stephen Betts | BDN

Don McLean pays $3,660 to end domestic violence case

By Alex Acquisto on July 21, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
American singer Don McLean paid $3,660 at the Knox County court in Rockland on Thursday to end a domestic violence case against him that dates back to January 2016.
Susan Briggs holds the last photo ever taken of her stepdaughter, Jessica, during an interview with CBS 13's Jon Chrisos.

Victim’s stepmother says judge should step down in decades-old murder case

By Seth Koenig on July 21, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
A hearing could throw out the 25-year-old murder conviction of Anthony Sanborn Jr., the stepmother of the victim in that case is calling for the judge to step down.
House Minority Leader Ken Fredette (right), R-Newport, answers a question to the House during the House of Representatives vote on the state budget at the Maine State House.

Maine lawmakers back roads bond; GOP stalls LePage-backed student debt relief

By Michael Shepherd on July 20, 2017, at 8:11 p.m.
A $105 million transportation bond proposal cruised through the Maine Legislature, but Republican opposition stalled a $40 million student debt relief plan.
POLL QUESTION
Gov. Paul LePage

Gov. Paul LePage may seek U.S. Senate seat after all

By Steve Collins on July 20, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
The governor said he’s getting pressure to reconsider his decision to steer clear of the 2018 contest.
Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland

State rep offers lengthy apology for ‘vulgar and disrespectful’ anti-Trump tirade

By Jake Bleiberg on July 20, 2017, at 2:31 p.m.
Hamann offered a lengthy apology from the floor of the Maine House of Representatives Thursday.
Two cases of rabies in a raccoon have been recently reported in Dayton.

Rabid raccoons, bats found in York County

By Staff, Journal Tribune on July 20, 2017, at 11:32 a.m.
So far this year, 27 rabid animals have been reported in Maine, and five total in York County.

Anti-Islam leaflets left on cars in Presque Isle

on July 19, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
The “Camel’s in the Tent” alleges that Muslims are secretly plotting a worldwide “takeover” and offers what experts say is an inaccurate and stereotype-filled perspective on the creation of Islam and its modern practice.
Workers leave at the end of their shift at Verso Mill in Jay.

Verso paper mill in Jay makes 120 layoffs permanent

By Darren Fishell on July 19, 2017, at 9:43 a.m.

Bothersome bears on police and warden radar in The County

on July 19, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
“People are wanting to fire a gun in the air to scare them away. We don’t recommend that. Those bullets do come back down eventually.”

Fort Kent councilors vote to stop flying banners that ‘dishonor’ U.S. flag

on July 19, 2017, at 8:31 a.m.
Councilor Joey Ouellette, who served in the United States Marine Corps, said during the last regular council meeting that the banners are not accurate because they do not depict the flag in mirror image on either side.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks with reporters about the forthcoming 2018 budget at the Republican National Committee in Washington, July 18, 2017.

Paul Ryan just made Trump’s agenda a lot harder to pass

By Heather Long, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
Senate Republicans aren’t the only ones making life hard for President Trump.

Poliquin votes in favor of tougher ozone standards

By Christopher Cousins on July 18, 2017, at 4:37 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin won praise from the environmental community with his announcement.
Wade Robert Hoover

State’s high court rejects appeal of 60-year sentence in child sex assaults

By Judy Harrison on July 18, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
An Augusta man must serve 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting two boys who attended his karate school, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled.
CORINTH, MAINE -- 05/01/2015 -  A Cornith man takes a dose of Suboxone, May 1, 2015. A recent investigation by Portland-based CBS affiliate WGME has found that Suboxone is the top contraband item that officials intercept in Maine jails.

Prescription opioids the top contraband item intercepted at Maine jails, report finds

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.
Authorities say Suboxone strips have been found in between sheets of cardboard and in the folds of envelopes slipped to inmates in Maine jails.