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

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Westbrook woman who authorities say allowed her boyfriend to sexually assault a teenage relative has been convicted on most of the charges she faced. The Portland Press herald reports Holly Morrison remains free on bail until her sentencing, with the 14-year-old victim testifying at her trial along with the boyfriend who had earlier pleaded guilty.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Litchfield woman faces a felony sex trafficking charge after allegedly coercing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution. A prosecutor tells the Kennebec Journal the charge was elevated because of the age of the victim. Gretchen Patrick entered a not guilty plea yesterday on a misdemeanor charge that she promoted prostitution.

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (AP) - A truck driver from Sidney will be fined for failing to obey a railroad warning device after his logging truck was hit by a train yesterday. Jeremy Tillson suffered minor injuries in the accident involving a Pan Am Railways train in Livermore Falls. Police say Tillson told officers he didn't hear the train or the warning bells before the accident.

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) - More than a dozen people have been put out of their homes by a lightning-caused fire in a Farmington apartment building late yesterday afternoon. The Sun-Journal reports nobody was injured, with residents already out of the building by the time firefighters arrived on the scene.


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - State insurance regulators say health plan network adequacy requirements should focus more on ensuring consumers have adequate access to services rather than on providers. A state policy analyst this morning outlined a framework for re-writing the state standards.

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) - Ousted Market Basket supermarkets CEO Arthur T. Demoulas says his faction of the family has made an offer to buy the entire company from the rival family faction that forced him out. His dismissal last month spurred employee protests and customer boycotts, with the chain firing some of the employees involved in the protests.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A tractor-trailer rig has hit a bridge abutment this morning on I-93 in Manchester, with the crash dumping the truck's load of 18,000 pounds of glass across part of the highway. Authorities tell WMUR-TV no one was injured but the debris forced cleanup crews to close one of the interstate's southbound lanes.

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Nashua police are warning residents about a phone scam where callers claim they're with the IRS and demand money. Police say one elderly couple was initially taken in and was buying gift/green dot cards to make a payment when an alert store clerk told them buying so many cars was most likely a scam. The couple ended up not losing their money.


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - State revenues aren't growing as fast as projected, with Governor Peter Shumlin saying he is asking agency heads to recommend $31 million in budget cuts. The Democrat says general fund revenues are now expected to grow by about 3 percent for the current fiscal year. Earlier forecasts had projected 4.8 percent growth.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A legal challenge against a 15-turbine wind project in the Green Mountain National Forest has been heard by a federal judge. Vermont Public Radio reports a lawyer for the group Vermonters for a Clean Environment argued the approval process for the Deerfield Wind was flawed and the project would compromise views in a forest wilderness area.

BERKSHIRE, Vt. (AP) - Investigators suspect a short circuit in a road grader caused a fire in the Berkshire town garage Tuesday night that caused an estimated $400,000 in damage. The St. Albans Messenger reports nobody was hurt in the blaze. But the fire destroyed the grader along with a sand shed.

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Rutland police say they're not sure why police calls in the city dropped by nearly a quarter through the first-half of the year compared to the same period last year. The Rutland herald reports a study found burglary and larceny reports were down 2 percent with drug complaints rising.

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