GARDINER, Maine (AP) - A Wiscasset man has been charged in connection with the weekend shooting of his girlfriend in a Gardiner home. Police say 38-year-old Sean Kingston turned himself in yesterday and was charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Gardiner Chief James Toman says the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and more charges are possible.
LEBANON, Maine (AP) - Authorities say a man struck by a car while walking along the side of a road in Lebanon last week has died. Jason Cole, Lebanon's assistant rescue chief, identified the victim as 34-year-old Ryan Kelley, of Lebanon. Kelley died Monday at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The former spokeswoman for Senator Angus King will head communications operations for independent candidate Eliot Cutler's bid for Maine governor. Crystal Canney, a former broadcast journalist and producer, stepped down as spokeswoman for the independent senator this fall after having also run communications for his 2012 campaign.
BUCKFIELD, Maine (AP) - Police think the aluminum bleachers missing from the Buckfield Junior-Senior High School athletic complex were stolen to be sold as scrap. Jonathan Chalmers, assistant director of buildings and grounds at the school, says a maintenance employee discovered the theft during a check on the fields Friday afternoon. He tells the Sun Journal that two or three 16-foot benches and the seats and foot rests from a three-level set of bleachers were taken.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The criminal case of a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients with hepatitis C through tainted syringes is pushing individual hospitals, state lawmakers and federal officials to close the loopholes he exploited. David Kwiatkowski (kwiht-KOW'-skee) was sentenced last week to 39 years in prison.
COLUMBIA, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire State Police say a driver died after experiencing a "medical event" and colliding with an oncoming vehicle. Police are still investigating the collision, which happened at about 8:40 this morning on Route 3 in Columbia.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Autopsies show a man and a woman who died in car crash on Interstate 89 in Lebanon suffered injuries to the head, trunk and pelvis and that the woman was about eight months pregnant. The autopsy also shows the fetus died as a result of blunt force trauma from the collision Saturday. The attorney general's office says 24-year-old Amanda Murphy and 29-year-old Jason Timmons of Wilder, Vt., were traveling north on I-89 in Lebanon when their car was hit by a pickup truck driven by 53-year-old Robert Dellinger of Sunapee.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - State Police say a 17-year-old driver has died after losing control of his pickup truck while trying to get onto the Everett Turnpike. Police said they found Cameron Ricard of Hollis dead in the pickup at about 10:30 last night.
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) - State Police say former Governor James Douglas and his wife, Dorothy, escaped injury when their car hit a deer on Interstate 89 in Colchester. Police say the 62-year-old Douglas of Middlebury was driving north on the Interstate on Saturday shortly before 6 p.m. when he reported hitting the animal. Douglas' Chrysler 200 had to be towed from the scene. State police say the deer could not be found.
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York federal appeals court says the legality of a tax on Vermont's only nuclear plant is best left up to a state court. But it shot down some of the plant operator's arguments against the tax anyway. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled today. The case stems from a tax affecting the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Police in St. Albans are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store. Police say at about 9:45 last night, the man entered the South Main Grocery and showed a weapon. He left the store with an undisclosed amount. WCAX-TV reports police say the store has been hit many times before.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A snowboard instructor says he was at fault in a skiing accident at the Jay Peak ski resort in which a 5-year-old girl was seriously injured. But the Burlington Free Press reports William Vincent of Montgomery tells a federal court that he was employed by the resort at the time. Resort president Bill Stenger had said Vincent had been fired a week earlier for an unrelated incident.
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