Headlines 6/7/17

Lewiston Man Indicted for Domestic Violence
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33-year-old Jon Addison is accused of strangling a woman during an argument, then threatening to kill her and burn down her house. The argument reportedly started after Addison used the woman's phone to view pornographic material. Addison was convicted in 2008 of assaulting the same woman.
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Auburn Budget Fails 1st Reading
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Fire and medical personnel issues derailed Monday's first reading of Auburn's municipal budget, which failed by a 3-2 vote. City councilors debated the addition of EMS firefighters and an EMS coordinator, four positions added to the budget in recent weeks to combat excessive overtime payments. The second reading is scheduled for June 19.
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4th Annual Great Falls Brew Fest On Tap
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Adam Platz with the Great Falls Brew Fest joined Matty B on the Breakfast Club to talk about this year's upcoming event. Listen. To find out more about the Great Falls Brew Fest, including a number of competitions involved, tap into mainesbigz.com.
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School Officials Continue Seeking Answers in Student's Suicide
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Lewiston Schools superintendent Bill Webster defended his staff at Monday's School Committee meeting following implications that Lewiston Middle School officials were responsible for a student's suicide two weeks ago. Webster contends that medical professionals cleared the girl to return home before her death.
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Arundel Man Arrested for Assaulting Girlfriend
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56-year-old Doyle Strickland is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and stabbing himself with a pair of scissors. Strickland initially told responding York County deputies that his girlfriend had attacked and stabbed him. Strickland is being held without bail, pending a court appearance today.
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South Paris Fire Remains Under Investigation
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Firefighters from six departments responded around 6:40 p.m. Monday to a warehouse on Charles St. just north of Main St. in South Paris The building stored paperwork and tools for the Dead River Company but was destroyed in the blaze. Crews needed several hours to contain the fire.
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Mayhew Announces Run for Maine Governor
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Former state Health and Human Services commissioner Mary Mayhew wasted no time Tuesday in criticizing her presumptive Republican challenger Sen. Susan Collins on Medicaid expansion, which Mayhew opposes. Democrats have criticized Mayhew's announcement, saying her administration would simply be a continuation of Gov. LePage's tenure.
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Maine Senate to Decide 'Nips" Bottle Deposit
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The Maine state legislature is one vote away from overturning Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that would include miniature bottles of liquor, or 'nips', in the state's bottle deposit program. The state House on Tuesday voted 114-31 to override LePage's veto. The Senate is expected to take up the measure later this week.
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