Headlines 5/31/17

Officials Dig In on New Lewiston School
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday next to Lewiston High School for the planned Connors Elementary School. The nearly $50 million project will be built on the LHS football field and pull students from Martel and Longley elementary schools. Construction is scheduled to begin in earnest in about two weeks.
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Garbage Truck Rolls Over in Auburn
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Auburn police say a soft roadside shoulder caused a garbage truck to tip over Monday morning. The truck rolled into a utility pole, snapping it in half. The incident closed Lake Shore Dr. for much of the day. HAZMAT crews cleaned up a small spill. No injuries were reported.
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Gov. LePage Turned Off by D.C. Atmosphere
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Gov. Paul LePage made his monthly visit on the Breakfast Club yesterday. LePage told Matty B how a trip to Washington, D.C., helped him decide to not run for a U.S. Senate seat next year. Listen. To hear more with Gov. LePage, run over to mainesbigz.com.

Upgrades Planned at Recently-Sold Ramada Inn
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The Lewiston Ramada Inn has a new owner who plans to pour about $600,000 into upgrades, including building systems and room fixtures, over the next several months. Massachusetts-based Atithi Group closed on the sale Friday. Officials say they plan to keep all current hotel staff onboard.
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Body of Missing Saco River Canoeist Found
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Divers found the body of 38-year-old Jennifer Bousquet in the Saco River just after noon Tuesday. The discovery was made in about 8 feet of water about 350 yards downstream from where the canoe she was paddling overturned Saturday. Bousquet was not wearing a life jacket when she fell into the water.
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Police: Generic Bomb Threat a Hoax
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Investigators say a bomb threat received at Crescent Park Elementary School in Bethel over the holiday weekend is a hoax. The threat was printed out by the school's fax machine on Monday. Oxford County sheriff's deputies found no suspicious items during a search.
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Jay Man Denies Road Rage Charges
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27-year-old Jacob Couture was in court Tuesday following a May 18 indictment. He is accused of pointing a loaded handgun at a vehicle while traveling from Jay to Farmington back in December. At latest check, Couture remains in custody on $5,000 cash bail.
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Judge Declares Portland Child Deceased
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Ayla Reynolds was 20 months old when she went missing from a Waterville home in 2011 while in the care of her father. He moved to California after the incident. No charges were filed in the disappearance. The judge made the declaration May 17.
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