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Court clarifies requirements for distracted driving finding

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:10:30 GMT2017-08-23T04:10:30Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Law enforcement officials don't have to show what specifically distracted a driver before a fatal chain-reaction crash, the state supreme court ruled, providing important guidance to law enforcement at a time when distracted drivers are a major concern....

Collins to receive Woman of the Year award

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:03:41 GMT2017-08-23T04:03:41Z

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is set to receive an award from an international organization aimed at boosting women in transportation....

Maine ready to celebrate farms at Maine Farm Days

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 04:19:02 GMT2017-08-23T04:19:02Z

CLINTON, Maine (AP) -- The central Maine town of Clinton is getting ready for a two-day celebration of the state's farms....

Republican senator could face $16K fine

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:08:14 GMT2017-08-22T20:08:14Z

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine Republican state Sen. Andre Cushing is facing ethics violations in part for failing to report short-term loans from his political action committee to a family business....

Governor claims 7,600 Maine residents fought for Confederacy

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:53:32 GMT2017-08-22T19:53:32Z

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- Republican Gov. Paul LePage says 7,600 residents of Maine fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, a claim that is drawing consternation among historians....