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Several law enforcement agencies went to Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ private residence in Bangor to investigate what is being called a “suspicious letter.”

Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters says his agency was contacted just after 1:30 p.m. by U.S. Capital Police. While he says he can’t provide any information about the nature of the letter, he says there’s no ongoing threat.

“We have no information to suggest that anybody in the public or public at large or anybody is in any danger,” he says.

The K-Mart in the Aroostook County town of Madawaska, is one of 142 stores around the nation that Sears Holdings plans to close as it undergoes bankruptcy proceedings.

Democratic challenger Jared Golden has raised five times more money in the most recent quarter than Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin.

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As the cost of Hurricane Michael - already in the billions - continues to mount, Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King says Congress should start planning for the costs of natural disasters, and not just add them to the federal budget deficit.

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ISTANBUL - A joint Saudi-Turkish team has entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to search it, nearly two weeks after the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine - Dozens of volunteers have stepped up to help the nation's only Shaker community in Maine after vandals damaged a hayfield.

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CALAIS, Maine - A Maine man who's creating a monument to a Penobscot Nation baseball star says he's received a $10,000 donation from the Cleveland Indians.

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When Maine voters head to the polls in November, they won't just be choosing candidates. They'll also consider a number of infrastructure bonds, including nearly $50 million in spending for the state's university system. University officials are calling it a "workforce bond" that will be an important piece of the effort to address Maine's ongoing labor shortage.

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine - A massive blaze quickly burned through and destroyed a large old mill building, with flames throwing up a thick cloud of smoke visible for miles.

HALLOWELL, Maine - Regulators are giving Mainers another chance to weigh in on a proposed hydropower project.

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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.

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Independent Marty Grohman is one of two challengers seeking to unseat incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree in Maine’s 1st District. Maine Calling Host Jennifer Rooks asked Grohman about what should be done about the partisan divide in our state.

Supporters say a 320-mile bike route in Maine could boost tourism in northern Maine.

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River herring once appeared headed to the endangered species list, but the little fish appear to be slowly coming back in the rivers and streams of the East Coast.

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In Maine’s 2nd District, independent Will Hoar is one of three challengers seeking to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin. Maine Calling Host Jen Rooks asked Hoar what he believes is the single biggest issue on the minds of Maine people.

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