5:32 PM

Suicidal behavior, handguns are patterns in Maine domestic abuse homicide, panel finds Several photos included in this story

A report by the Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel, which studied 21 Maine homicides since 2009, includes recommendations from better judicial penmenship to more gun control.

6:20 PM

Yankees’ Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar, won’t appeal Video clip included

He was ejected from Wednesday night’s loss at Boston after umpires found the pine tar on his neck.

Yankees pitcher ejected for pine tar: ‘It won’t happen again’

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April 24, 2014 From today’s newspaper

4:00 PM

‘Dom Hemingway’

... mad, bad and dangerous to know

6:46 PM

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6:51 PM

Richmond mobile home park evacuated because of sewage leak

Several photos included in this story An effort to fix a broken sewage pump and leaking water mains did not meet a Thursday deadline to keep residents in their homes.
Richmond mobile home park residents ordered to vacate
Water shut off to Richmond mobile home park to prevent contamination

6:22 PM

Maine Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Anson man

Robert Nelson was convicted in December 2012 of killing Everett L. Cameron during a drug transaction.

4:31 PM

Once-criticized provider wins new contracts for MaineCare rides program

The state had determined that Atlanta-based LogistiCare had made improvements, and DHHS awards it four of six contracts.

6:03 PM

Fairfield charter school beekeeping class takes sting out of safety precautions

Several photos included in this story Maine Academy of Natural Sciences administrator, education expert differ on risk of allowing young people to handle dangerous things.

6:12 PM

Maine seeks volunteers to mediate consumer disputes

The attorney general’s office is seeking to train more people to take the train and commit to the program.

2:54 PM

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

The group wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ.

5:10 PM

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford to be UMF commencement speaker

The Maine resident, novelist and contributer to the New York Times and The New Yorker will speak at the May 17 graduation in Farmington.

5:34 PM

Flea market proposed for Farmington’s High Street lot

Resident Nancy Porter has proposed paying the town $700 for use of the site as a summer flea market after voters in March rejected selling it.

Other Maine News Headlines

Oakland man sues over 2010 injuries from Windsor Fair starting gate

Christopher Charrier’s attorney estimates medical bills were $100,000 after gate struck spectators.

9:34 AM

Maine seeks whistleblower’s health files in document-shredding case

A judge limits the request. Her lawyer says it’s likely an attempt to portray the Maine CDC employee as unstable.
Maine agency reviewing contradictions in document-shredding testimony

Boss says 18-year-old killed in crash was ‘a superstar’

Investigators say it could be months before they know what caused Aundria St. Amand’s car to crash into the woods last week in Vassalboro.
Police name woman, 18, killed in Vassalboro crash

4:34 PM

Kennebec Behavioral Health named Mid-Maine Chamber’s business of the year

The Waterville-based nonprofit community-based mental health and substance abuse agency is being recognized for its commitment and contributions.

2:05 PM

Vermont lawmakers become first to require labeling of GMO foods

Maine has passed a law to require such labels, but it only takes effect when two neighboring states take similar action.
Battle over GMO food labels in N.H. to have impact on Maine

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Yankees’ Pineda suspended 10 games for pine tar, won’t appeal Video clip included

He was ejected from Wednesday night’s loss at Boston after umpires found the pine tar on his neck.

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April 24, 2014 From today’s newspaper

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Putnam Smith to perform at Johnson Hall

If you are a fan of singer-songwriters and roots music, then may I make a suggestion to you? Head to Johnson Hall on May 3 to catch Maine’s own Putnam Smith as he performs there in Gardiner. He’s supporting his fourth album “Kitchen, Love,” which was released in 2013 on his own Itchy Sabot Records. During the winter months, he tours across the country (and into Canada, as well) playing his music to appreciative crowds but during the summer months he’s hard at work on his homestead (a log cabin) where he cuts and splits his own firewood, and has a “substantive” garden. In a recent telephone interview, Smith chatted about his life, his music and the fact that he prints up the jackets to his CDs on an antique letterpress.

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