BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A Maine man charged in the death of a 15-year-old girl whose body was found in the woods has made his first court appearance, but he didn't have anything to say. Twenty-year-old Kyle Dube, of Orono, showed no emotion when he appeared in a Bangor courtroom today on a charge of murder in the case of Nichole Cable, of Glenburn. The girl's body was found in Old Town on Monday night, more than a week after she was reported missing.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Governor Paul LePage's office says he will veto a bill moving through the Legislature to pay off a $484 million debt to Maine hospitals because of an amendment Democrats attached to it that would expand Medicaid. LePage spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett says she would anticipate a veto if the bill, in its present form, is sent to the governor.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine lawmakers who look to take up lobbying after their state service would be subject to new rules in a bill approved by the Legislature is signed by the governor. The Senate has given final approval to the bill and sent it to Governor Paul LePage. It would prohibit a former legislator from engaging in activities that would require registration as a lobbyist or lobbyist associate until one year after that person's term as a legislator ends.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Maine Association of Realtors says sales of existing single-family homes in Maine jumped 14% in April compared to a year earlier, and the median sales price increased 4%. The association says real estate agents last month sold 939 homes at a median price of about $175,000. That's up from 824 home sales at a median price of $168,000 in April 2012.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A new economic forecast says New Hampshire appears to have relinquished its position as regional leader in economic recovery. The New England Economic Partnership released its outlooks for the six New England states today. The group concludes that New Hampshire's recovery remains steady, but slow.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A 911 call about an alleged domestic assault at a home in Portsmouth, N.H., that turned into a manhunt involving SWAT teams and a city motel has ended with the suspect turning himself in to police. Police were looking for 42-year-old Edward Critten. They said he was wanted on two counts of simple assault and a charge alleging criminal mischief. He was convicted of assault in November and served some jail time.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's auto dealers could be getting protections from lawmakers in their dealings with their manufacturers. The House voted 338-30 today to pass the Dealer Bill of Rights giving New Hampshire auto dealers greater leverage in agreements with manufacturers. The bill would limit mandatory facility upgrades to every 15 years.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Pease Air National Guard base has won its bid to be first in the nation to receive a new generation of air refueling tankers. Pease bested four other finalists to secure the new KC-46A tanker, pending an environmental study, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte announced today.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - An investigation has concluded that a Vermont state trooper was justified in the use of deadly force when he shot a man in a Danville school bus last year. William Mahoney of St. Johnsbury was shot by the trooper on September 18th after he allegedly stole a vehicle and then hid in the bus and broadcast threats on a school radio.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Lawyers have argued before the Vermont Supreme Court over who should pay for the legal defense against any claims made in the 2009 death of a woman who was denied medication in jail. Ashley Ellis of Castleton died two days after arriving at the St. Albans jail for a 30-day sentence. The Rutland Herald reports officials say the 23-year-old Ellis wasn't given medicine to treat a heart condition related to an eating disorder.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont attorney general's office is suing a business, accusing it of "patent trolling." The lawsuit filed today says MPHJ Technology, based in Delaware, and its 40 shell subsidiary companies operating in Vermont, say they have a patent on the process of scanning documents and attaching them to emails via a network.
JAY, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police troopers and their counterparts from the Surete du Quebec are holding a 2-day exercise to work on cross-border law enforcement. The exercise is being held today and tomorrow at the Jay Peak resort. The event is the third workshop designed to develop relationships and a better understanding between officers of various law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border.
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