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News Minute: Here is the latest Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont news from The Associated Press

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Sentencing has been set for September 25 for Charles Black, the former Maine man convicted last week of pushing his wife off Maiden Cliff in Camden Hills State Park in 2011. Both Black and Lisa Zahn wound up falling down the mountainside but survived. Black could see a sentence of 30 years.

VASSALBORO, Maine (AP) - Police in Vassalboro say there will be no charges in a Tuesday crash that killed a Windsor man. Clifford Welch died when a pickup truck hit a car he was riding in. Welch's wife and the pickup's driver both suffered minor injuries.

BOSTON (AP) - Managers of Market Basket supermarkets are repeating a threat to quit if the chain doesn't reinstate ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. The managers and assistant managers have signed a petition they're delivering to James Gooch and Felicia Thornton, who replaced Demoulas in running the chain.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A women pilots group is making plans to mark the 80th anniversary of a visit to Maine by Amelia Earhart with the Portland Press Herald reporting an exhibit will be put up at a business next to the airport in Augusta. Earhart visited Bangor, Waterville and Augusta in 1934, three years before she disappeared in the South Pacific.


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - GOP congressional candidate Gary Lambert has accused rival Marilinda Garcia of missing key votes as a state representative -- with Garcia responding she wishes he'd been absent from the state Senate more often. The exchange came during a debate on WGIR-AM this morning. They and Jim Lawrence are competing to take on Democratic incumbent Annie Kuster.

BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - A trial is underway for a longtime police detective on assault and threatening charges. The Eagle Tribune reports George Wickson of Plaistow allegedly threatened a man with a knife and grabbed a woman's backside during an incident last year while off-duty. He has been on unpaid administrative leave.

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Salem's Canobie Lake Park has shut down its twisting and twirling Equinox right for the time being. A park spokesman tells the Eagle Tribune safety hasn't been an issue but the ride's operation has been sporadic with a variety of operating problems less than two years after it opened.

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - A fisherman has caught a rare calico lobster, bright orange with dark blue spots. Josiah Beringer tells the Portsmouth Herald he found the lobster in a trap near the mouth of Hampton Harbor and he donated the 5-year-old lobster to Hampton's Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium. Calico lobsters' spots are the result of a rare genetic pigmentation mutation.


BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Governor Peter Shumlin says Vermont doesn't have the facilities to accept a large number of immigrant children. The Burlington Free Press reports Shumlin responded to a federal request that Vermont could accept smaller numbers and could offer facilities able to house 75 to 100 children.

CHESTER, Vt. (AP) - Governor Peter Shumlin today has been looking at some of the damage left by flash flooding on Monday in the town of Chester. The town's fire chief says more than 3 inches of rain fell there, saying the flooding was similar to that seen from Irene three years ago -- on a smaller scale but inundating the town quicker.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A Windham County development program is taking applications for the first round of grants aimed at helping the county adjust to the shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. A state official tells Vermont Public Radio the grants -- funded by plant owner Entergy -- will fund projects that create sustainable structural change.

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - An early morning apartment fire in St. Albans has left a 72-year-old physically disabled man hospitalized in critical condition with serious burns to his back and arms. Firefighters were able to pull Thomas Page from the fire and evacuated 11 other people in several other attached apartments.

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