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Michael Doucette was held in the Oxford County Jail overnight Wednesday, May 25. Maine State Police took Doucette into custody on a probable cause warrant for gross sexual assault.

Police arrest wanted Van Buren man in Rumford

By Jessica Potila, Fiddlehead Focus on May 26, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
A local man the Van Buren Police Department sought the public’s help in locating earlier this week has been arrested in Rumford, some 220 miles away.
Deacon Matthew Gregory will be ordained to the priesthood by Maine Catholic Bishop Robert P. Deeley at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, just miles away from where his journey began as a South Portland native and graduate of Cheverus High School.

Deacon Matthew Gregory to be ordained to priesthood May 28

By Dave Guthro, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland on May 26, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
As Saturday, May 28, approaches, there is enthusiasm and pride in Deacon Matthew Gregory’s voice, a peaceful demeanor usually reserved for those fully accepting and confident in the fact that they have discovered God’s divine plan for their lives.

Thomaston police officer accused of falsifying records

By Stephen Betts on May 26, 2016, at 10:50 a.m.
A local police officer has been charged with falsifying police records and failing to report a crash after allegedly striking another vehicle while plowing snow.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Portland in March.

Report: Donald Trump clinches Republican presidential nomination

By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times on May 26, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
The businessman has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party’s presidential nomination, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.
University of Maine's 20th President Susan J. Hunter gives a speech after being installed as the president at the Collins Center for the Arts in Orono, March 26, 2015.

UMaine President Susan Hunter to stay on through 2018

By Nick McCrea on May 26, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
The president of the state’s flagship university in Orono will stay on for another two years, the University of Maine System announced Thursday.
Rockland Police Officer Addison Cox

Officer joins Rockland police department

on May 26, 2016, at 10:25 a.m.
A new patrol officer has joined the Rockland Police Department.
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A life preserver ring from the cargo ship El Faro is pictured in this still image from an Oct. 4, 2015 U.S. Coast Guard handout video.

US Coast Guard resumes probe into El Faro ship sinking

on May 26, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
U.S. Coast Guard investigators are resuming their probe of the deadly sinking of a cargo ship during a hurricane last fall, with two weeks of hearings to examine ship operations, weather forecasts and regulatory oversight.
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Yard and bake sale at Thorndike church

on May 26, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
THORNDIKE, Maine — Yard sale and bake sale, 9 a.m. Saturday, June 25, Thorndike Congregational Church, Route 139.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
Bangor Police Officer Shannon Davis rescues Snacks, a cat, from a ledge at the Charles Inn in Bangor.

Bangor Police rescue cat stuck on downtown ledge

By CBS 13 on May 26, 2016, at 9:22 a.m.
A Bangor police officer climbed up the side of building to help a cat named Snacks that was stuck on a ledge.

Baked bean supper to benefit Old Town Museum

on May 26, 2016, at 9:11 a.m.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road, Stillwater, Maine STILLWATER, Maine — A baked bean supper will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Stillwater Federated Church, 335 Bennoch Road, to benefit Old Town Museum. The menu will include baked beans, …
Iraqi soldiers fire a mortar toward Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, April 20, 2016.

US, allies target Islamic State in Falluja, Mosul

By Reuters on May 26, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
The US and its allies said they targeted Islamic State on Wednesday with two dozen strikes in Iraq.
Christopher C. Cates

Bingham man arrested in connection with sexual assault of Smithfield woman

By Dawn Gagnon on May 26, 2016, at 8:55 a.m.
Christopher C. Cates, 41, allegedly assaulted the woman after going to her residence under the premise of inquiring about a vehicle for sale.

Brunswick traffic stop yields drug arrest

By Beth Brogan on May 26, 2016, at 8:51 a.m.
A police dog allegedly detected nearly four grams of crack cocaine.
— A Christmas wreath adorns the large-than-life-sized L.L. Bean boot set beside the rear entrance to the retailer's flagship store on Main Street in Freeport.

L.L.Bean plans first Wisconsin store

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 26, 2016, at 8:20 a.m.
L.L.Bean Inc., known for selling traditional, functional fashions, plans to open its first Wisconsin store at The Corners mixed-use project under construction in the Town of Brookfield. L.L.Bean plans to operate a store of around 15,000 square feet, according to a source familiar with the plans who asked not to …

Gas leak evacuates York office, retail building

By Deborah McDermott, Portsmouth Herald on May 26, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
A gas leak briefly caused the evacuation of the office and retail businesses at 226 York St. in York Village for a short time Wednesday afternoon. York Village firefighters and police arrived shortly before 2 p.m., and cordoned off the area in front of the building, telling …

Fatal crash in Gardiner under investigation

By CBS 13 on May 26, 2016, at 6:53 a.m.
Police are investigating a crash that killed a driver in Gardiner on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened on Marston Road, which is off Route 201, around 4 p.m. Police say they found 56-year-old Kenneth Wilson unresponsive inside. Investigators said it appears he suffered a medical event before …
A sample photo EBT card released in 2014.

Poor, elderly Mainers owe $2.7 million because of DHHS errors

By Christopher Cousins on May 26, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Some Mainers face reductions of their food stamp benefits, seizure of their income tax refunds or garnishment of their Social Security benefits.

Hillary Clinton broke the rules for using private email, State Department says

By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau on May 25, 2016, at 10:18 p.m.
WASHINGTON — A new finding by the State Department’s internal watchdog that Hillary Clinton clearly broke department rules when she used private email for government business once again focuses the presidential race on an issue the Democratic front-runner has worked for months to put behind her. The highly critical report, …

S&P 500 ascends 2 percent in two days

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on May 25, 2016, at 10:16 p.m.
Wall Street rose robustly for a second straight session Wednesday, helped by higher oil prices and investors becoming more comfortable with the prospect of an interest rate hike as early as next month. Combining Tuesday and Wednesday’s performances, the S&P 500 gained 2 percent, its strongest two-day run since early …