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

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CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - Police say the suspect who took a pharmacist hostage during an attempted drug store robbery in Camden has been found dead. Chief Randy Gagne says officers entered the Rite Aid store at about 2:30 this morning and found the suspect dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Gagne identified the suspect as 34-year-old Robert Beerman.

KITTERY, Maine (AP) - The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's shuttered prison. But officials aren't providing details as they continue to evaluate them. The Navy is trying for a third time to breathe life into the fortress-like structure that has priceless views of the Atlantic Ocean, but needs millions of dollars of repairs.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the number of Mainers without health insurance grew in 2013. According to data released today, Maine was one of two states that saw an increase in the uninsured rate between 2012 and 2013. The other was New Jersey.

HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) - A Maine judge has ruled in the public's favor in a dispute over beach access on Bailey Island. Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills ruled yesterday that the public had earned an easement because Cedar Beach Road has been used for beach access for more than nine generations.


BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - A Seabrook woman accused of trying to kill her children by forcing them to drink bleach has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Wendy Miller-Wright was charged last year with attempted murder. Police tell WMUR-TV her 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter spit out most of the bleach and went to a neighbor for help. Miller-Wright also drank bleach. Police say she was trying to kill herself and her children.

NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) - A preliminary report by federal investigators on a small plane that crashed in North Hampton on Labor Day, killing two, showed no evidence of any mechanical failure or malfunction. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report Tuesday. Eighty-one-year-old pilot David Ingalls and 62-year-old passenger Bruce Anderson, both of Kingston, were killed in the crash, which happened shortly after the plane took off at Hampton Airfield.

WEARE, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire woman who obtained a restraining order against Weare's police chief says he grabbed her cell phone and pushed her several times as she was talking to his wife about the affair she'd had with him. In a sworn statement filed in Hillsboro District Court Monday, the 40-year-old woman says her brief affair with her boss, Weare Police Chief John Velleca, began in July and has since ended.

ALTON, N.H. (AP) - A fourth-grade teacher in Alton has been named the 2015 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year. Elizabeth Lichtenberg teaches at Alton Central School. The selection committee recognized her for providing individual guidance, motivation, and nurturing that each student needs to find success.


MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The candidates for Vermont governor are reacting to shutdown of state's troubled health insurance website for repairs. Governor Peter Shumlin says the state has temporarily shut down the Vermont Health Connect website so it can be fixed before the start of the next open enrollment period.

VERNON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has begun a gradual reduction of the electricity that it generates that will end with the plant shutting down in December. The so-called coast-down period typically occurs at the end of the plant's operating cycle as the nuclear fuel in the reactor is depleted.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Health is warning residents to be cautious when cleaning up rodent-infested areas after someone came down with a potentially deadly virus carried by deer mice. The person who became sick with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome was likely exposed to rodent droppings while cleaning up a summer home in August and has since recovered.

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is urging Vermonters to dispose of unwanted medications on this year's drug take-back day. The ninth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th.

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