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A federal jury has determined that a police shooting in which the victim was hit three times didn't represent excessive force.

Maine has moved closer to joining the dozen or so states that have legalized gambling on athletic events.

Gov. Janet Mills has signed into law a bill that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions from the state’s vaccination requirements.

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins has introduced legislation that would authorize $100 million for the prevention and treatment of tick-borne illnesses.

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Summit Utilities, which operates Summit Natural Gas of Maine, is building what is called a "Dairy Digester" in the Kennebec County town of Clinton. The company is investing about $20 million into the project.

The former head of the Illinois Department of Public Health has been tapped to lead the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Nearly three years after Maine voters approved the legal growth and sale of adult-use marijuana, the state has finally developed a plan to begin commercial sales.

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Gulf of Maine lobstermen are casting around far and wide for new kinds of bait, now that federal regulators have cut herring quotas by 70 percent. Possible solutions range from the mass importation of a nuisance fish from the Midwest, to manufactured baits to pig hides.

A bill to end Maine's religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccines is heading to the governor's desk.

The Maine Senate has joined the House in supporting legislation that would allow more medical providers to perform abortions.

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A Maine attorney says her 13-year-old client is being illegally detained at Long Creek Youth Development Center.

Police in Maine say they found weapons including "approximately seven" rifles and a handgun in the basement where a man was fatally shot by police, ending a six-hour standoff.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control has confirmed a case of measles in a school-age child in Somerset County.

State lawmakers are considering two measures that would change – in very different ways – how Maine law enforcement works with federal immigration agencies. Both bills are facing opposition from police and sheriff’s organizations.

A hostage standoff in Auburn Tuesday ended when a member of the Maine State Police tactical team shot and killed the man involved, 29-year-old Steven Case.

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