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Sex Discrimination Complaint Against Moody Resurfaces Less Than A Month Before Election Day

Updated 5:52 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody has called an allegation that he fired a former employee after she gave birth "outrageous." He is defending himself and his company, Moody Collision Centers, after a 12-year-old sex discrimination claim filed by a former employee resurfaced on Friday in a New York Times story.

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Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree faces two challengers in November in Maine’s 1st District. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked her what she believes is the biggest issue facing her district.

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Independent Alan Caron is one of four hopefuls vying to succeed Gov. Paul LePage, who’s term limited after eight years. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked Caron about what, if anything, should be done about the partisan divide in our state.

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Republican Eric Brakey is one of two challengers seeking to unseat incumbent independent Sen. Angus King next month. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked him what he believes is the single biggest issue on the minds of Maine people.

A literature teacher at Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford has been selected as the 2019 Maine Teacher of the Year.

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Updated 5:52 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

  

Republican gubernatorial candidate Shawn Moody has called an allegation that he fired a former employee after she gave birth "outrageous." He is defending himself and his company, Moody Collision Centers, after a 12-year-old sex discrimination claim filed by a former employee resurfaced on Friday in a New York Times story.

The rate of cesarean sections around the world is increasing at an "alarming" rate, reported an international team of doctors and scientists on Thursday.

Since 1990, C-sections have more than tripled from about 6 percent of all births to 21 percent, three studies report in The Lancet. And there are no "signs of slowing down," the researchers write in a commentary about the studies.

More than 200 residents were removed from a public hearing in which local leaders upheld the firing of a local fire chief.

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Republican Shawn Moody is one of four candidates to succeed Gov. Paul LePage, who’s term limited after eight years. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked Moody about what, if anything, should be done about the partisan divide in our state.

Deadly Seal Virus Spreads Up The Maine Coast - And It Could Affect Your Pets Too

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A deadly outbreak of distemper that has killed hundreds of seals in three states is spreading east along the Maine coast, keeping responders busy as they deal with an unusually high number of reports.

Updated at 2:20 p.m. ET

At least 11 people have died from Hurricane Michael, which slammed into Florida's Panhandle with 155-mph winds on Wednesday. The storm hacked a trail of catastrophic destruction in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia before finally heading back out over water.

Five deaths were reported in Virginia, in addition to four in Florida, one in Georgia and one in North Carolina.

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