TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) - A head-on crash in Topsham has killed a pregnant woman with police saying driver fatigue may have played a role. They say a pickup driver apparently fell asleep and drifted into the opposite lane, hitting Salima Nuh's vehicle. Pickup driver Robert Robitaille of Lisbon suffered minor injuries.
ORONO, Maine (AP) - A brawl inside an Orono rooming house has left two men injured, one of them seriously. Police say a 50-year-old man was taken to a Bangor hospital with stab wounds after the fight yesterday afternoon. A younger man was also treated and then detained for questioning.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) - State insurance regulators this week will visit Bangor as part of a tour to educate state residents about changes to health care in Maine under the federal overhaul. Officials will take questions on the health insurance exchange and other issues surrounding the federal law.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - Water utilities are competing this week to find out which community in Maine has the best tasting water. The Maine Rural Water Association is holding its 27th annual taste-off this week in Freeport. Fryeburg Water Company won last year's competition.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Light snow is causing some slick roads and school delays in parts of New Hampshire, along with some flight delays at Manchester's airport. The state is under a winter weather advisory this morning with forecasters saying the snow will transition to a wintry mix in many areas. Up to 4 inches of snow could fall.
ALSTEAD, N.H. (AP) - Traffic is moving along a section of Route 12A in Alstead for the first time since the road was damaged last June by heavy flooding. The Eagle Times reports the rebuilding work included full reconstruction in some areas. While the highway is open to traffic it will get final paving work next spring.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire ranks slightly below average among states for its disaster preparedness. State health officials have released national figures covering more than 100 different areas. New Hampshire's overall score was 7.1 on the 10-point scale -- with scores lagging on monitoring illness and coordinating disaster responses.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - State wildlife officials will hold a pair of hearings this week, in Lancaster and Concord, to get feedback on their programs and operations. Hunters, fishermen and others with interest in wildlife can share their suggestions on how the Fish and Game Department can serve them.
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - State police have arrested a Killington man on hit-and-run charges in a crash over the weekend that left a New Hampshire man dead. Investigators say Kyle Wilson was found yesterday morning by friends in Killington. Michael DeBellis is expected to appear in court today.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A St. Johnsbury-based lawyer this week will talk in Burlington about his work representing an Afghan man imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. David Sleigh has yet to get a response from the government to his legal filing four years ago demanding that the man's case be brought to court.
LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) - Hunters apparently have bagged more deer this season than they did last year. While the state is still making a final count, a state biologist tells the Caledonian Record the higher numbers probably stem from a population boom fueled by recent mild winters. There have been no hunting accidents reported this year.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Federal environmental and state officials are holding more meetings this month on a draft plan to cut fertilizer runoff and pollution problems affecting Lake Champlain. Polluted stormwater runoff has caused excessive plant and algae growth in some parts of the lake, turning the water murky shades of green, brown or blue. This week's meetings are slated for Burlington and Rutland.
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