Fire Breaks out at Lewiston Home

No one is hurt after fire breaks out at a home on Union Street in Lewiston.  The Sun Journal reports workers were in the building when the fire broke out.  No word yet on a cause.


Final Language Decided on Merger Ballot

“Do you approve the charter and consolidation agreement as recommended by the Lewiston Auburn Joint Charter Commission?”  That’s the question you’ll read on your ballot in November as residents of the Twin Cities vote on a merger.  Both cities have approved the language.  


Vandals Break Everything at Former School

Vandals strike at the former Livermore Falls Middle School.  Police say the vandals used a metal table leg to break everything in sight from TVs to lighting.  The school is vacant now.  No one’s been arrested.  


Lewiston Schools to Pay $90K for Nurse Practitioner

Lewiston schools approve emergency funding for a nurse practitioner position. The committee voted to spend $90,000 on the job after a loss in state funding.  


Maine Delegation Divided on Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy

Maine’s Congressional delegation is mixed on President Trump’s plan for Afghanistan.  Republican Senator Susan Collins says Mr. Trump has outlined an important change  from an approach she says has been driven by arbitrary deadlines.  But Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree says committing more troops to the nation’s longest war will make an exit strategy more difficult.  


LePage Pushes History Preservation Stance  

Governor Paul LePage continues to stress his stance that history should be preserved.  In a recent interview, the Republican claims thousands of Mainers fought in the Confederacy.  He also reiterated claims he made several days after the racist violence in Charlottesville that those those seeking to remove statues of Confederate leaders are misguided. 


3 Arrested in Saco Motel Standoff

Three people are arrested after a standoff at the Brookside Motel in Saco early Tuesday morning.  Police say one woman was wanted on outstanding warrants.  They also claim to have found a gun in the room.  A fourth person evaded capture.  Police say they found a gun in the room.  No one was injured. 


Toddler Hurt in Fall from Window in Portland

A two-year-old child is hospitalized after falling out of a second-story window.  Portland Police say the child pressed on the window screen and fell forward.  The child is expected to survive.  


Cushing Faces Fine for Ethics Violation

Republican Senator Andre Cushing faces up to $16,000 in fines over an ethics violation.  Cushing is accused of failing to report short-term loans from his PAC to a family business.  

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