5:38 PM

Sidney, Litchfield sex trafficking busts reflect a change in thinking about prostitution

Key to the difference between sex trafficking and prostitution, especially when vulnerable women are targeted, is who is in control, according to District Attorney Maeghan Maloney.

7:55 PM

Bruins top Red Wings 4-1, even series at 1-1

On Sunday, Boston didn’t take its first shot until 7:28 into the opening period. And it went in.

1:00 AM

Today’s editorial cartoon

April 20, 2014

April 18

‘Noah’ ... singin’ in the rain

“Raindrops keep falling on my head.”

April 16

Authors to give workshop at Gardiner Public Libary

GARDINER — A workshop with authors John Ford and Mark Nickerson will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Gardiner Public Library’s Hazzard Reading Room, 152 Water St.

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6:34 PM

State approves Monmouth Middle School for funding

Several photos included in this story Renovation or replacement is likely years away to resolve the problems posed by the aging, hodgepodge building.

6:14 PM

Patriot’s Day or Patriots’ Day? Punctuation confusion continues

Maine law still acknowledges only one patriot after a bill to move the apostrophe went nowhere.

5:32 PM

Patriot’s Day Notice

Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal offices will be closed Monday, April 21.

6:00 PM

Waterville pay-per-bag proposal used in other Maine communities

Officials in Sanford and Presque Isle say some still don’t like it, but say paying for municipal trash bags has worked well.

6:58 PM

Classical music is a gift

Amy Calder says DaPonte String Quartet’s performance at the Waterville Opera House reminded her of why music is so important.

8:06 PM

Maine schools, other facilities slash heating bills with stimulus project

The Forest Service credits its program with replacing 900,000 gallons of heating oil in 2012 and 2013 with Maine wood chips and pellets but some say hefty repayment plans undercut savings.

7:42 PM

Augusta District Court

These are cases closed April 10-16.

7:04 PM

Chamber to honor Doreen Brown with customer service award

Brown, 59, of Norridgewock, has worked at Hampton Inn nine years.

Other Maine News Headlines

7:26 PM

Charges in Cambridge home invasion upgraded to felony robbery

Two men with bandannas covering their faces allegedly invaded Ripley Road home, assaulted woman and made off with drugs in getaway car driven by woman, according to police.

10:02 AM

Women and children’s home in Maine to get $20,000

Gov. Paul LePage is designating $20,000 from his contingency fund to the Penquis Journey House in Dexter.

9:18 AM

Grants available to help Maine communities

The grant will fund projects designed to boost job creation in struggling communities.

7:48 PM

Kennebec Journal police log

Augusta area police reports for April 20, 2014.

8:24 PM

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

Revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday.

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