Headlines 6/6/17

2nd Double Overdose Victim Dies
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Auburn Police say 50-year-old Kevin Cooper passed away Monday at a Lewiston hospital. He was found unconscious from an apparent overdose Thursday night in his Mill St. home. The other victim, 49-year-old Deidre Hall, was found dead at the scene. The incident remains under investigation.
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Lewiston Man Gets 6 Years for Gun Possession
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Nicholas Coy is sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Police found the 32-year-old Coy apparently under the influence of drugs while in a Lewiston apartment back in December. Coy placed a revolver on the refrigerator of the home before closing himself inside a bathroom.
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2 Local Groups Promoting Senior Resources
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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. Matty B welcomed in Kelly Glidden with Safe Voices and Laurie Trenholm with the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to talk about it. Listen. To learn more about Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, including a senior resource fair coming up June 15, head over to mainesbigz.com.
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Forum, Traffic Change Address Street Safety
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A bicycle and pedestrian safety forum is schedules at Auburn Hall tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. It is part of a state Dept. of Transportation initiative to address an uptick in pedestrian fatalities across Maine over the past two years. On Thursday, Lincoln St. in Lewiston will temporarily change its traffic pattern to include designated bike lanes and different crosswalk paint patterns.
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Skowhegan Body Confirmed as Missing Woman
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Skowhegan police said Monday that a 44-year-old woman had been reported missing earlier Saturday before her discovery near the New Balance factory off Waterville Rd. Her death has been deemed a suicide, though autopsy results are pending.
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Former Detective Turns Over More Investigative Records from Home
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Former Portland detective James Daniels turned over additional documents to authorities late last week as part of an emergency motion in the rehearing for Anthony Sanborn, Jr. The latest material to come from the detective's home attic contains information on multiple cases, including Sanborn's.
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Assault, Animal Cruelty Preceded Arundel Shooting
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An Arundel man shot and killed by York County deputies last month assaulted his wife and threatened to burn down their home earlier that evening. Court records show Chad Dionne also killed his wife's cat shortly before the May 29 incident. Dionne was possibly intoxicated and suicidal.
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Portland Mayor Announces Support for Paris Climate Accord
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Portland mayor Ethan Strimling said Monday that he is signing on to the Climate Mayors network, making Portland the first city in Maine to join the coalition. The move comes in the wake of President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the agreement. Portland City Council will consider a resolution in support of the Paris accord at its June 19 meeting.
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