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Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to investigate Maine woman’s death

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to investigate Maine woman’s death

The investigation into the death of a Maine woman, who was found dead near a highway in Florida last Thursday night, has been referred to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Jennifer Scammon of Saco, the victim’s sister, revealed on Sunday that the remains of Judith Therianos were discovered last Thursday near U.S. Highway 19 in Port Richey, Florida.

Police notified the family the following day but could not determine the cause and manner of the 52-year-old woman’s death. The case remains under investigation by the county’s medical examiner’s office.

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Maine man rescues woman and her 2 kids from sinking car

Maine man rescues woman and her 2 kids from sinking car

A Maine man fishing at a remote pond in Hancock County acted fast and successfully rescued a woman as well as her two children from a sinking car.

Leonard Wallace and his wife, Rosemary, of Steuben went to the Fox Pond to catch trout last Saturday afternoon. They were there just for around 15 minutes, when they heard screams for help. When Wallace turned to his right, he saw a car falling into the pond.

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Maine teacher who won $1M award accused of shoplifting

Maine teacher who won $1M award accused of shoplifting

A teacher from Edgecomb, who was awarded a million dollar prize last year, has been charged with shoplifting, a spokesperson for the Damariscotta Police Department has confirmed.

According to Damariscotta police, Nancie Atwell was issued a summon last week on a charge of shoplifting by unauthorized taking. The female educator is accused of pinching a blouse from Reny’s store in Damariscotta on March 28, 2016.

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Gov. LePage urges Massachusetts to reconsider rule that harms Maine wood industry

Gov. LePage urges Massachusetts to reconsider rule that harms Maine wood industr

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has urged Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to reconsider a rule change that forced two Washington County plants to shut down last month, throwing nearly four dozen workers out of jobs.

Massachusetts’ new renewable energy standards have created tougher challenges for Maine’s logging industry, which is already facing problems due to the disintegration of the biomass market and closure of pulp & paper mills.

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Maine’s labor department to host job fair for Merrymeeting’s displaced workers

Maine’s labor department to host job fair for Merrymeeting’s displaced workers

Dozens of workers impacted by the abrupt layoffs at Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates can seek assistance at an upcoming job fair that will be hosted by the Maine Department of Labor.

The state Department of Labor has announced that it is going to host a job fair on coming Monday for former Merrymeeting employees who lost their jobs last week when the agency abruptly closed.

The job fair is scheduled to open at 9 a.m. and run through noon on Monday next week at Southern N.H. University, 10 Tibbets Drive, Suite 200, in Brunswick.

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Maine’s Human Rights Act isn’t about special rights: activist argues

Maine’s Human Rights Act isn’t about special rights: activist argues

A future petition aims to bring some changes to Maine’s Human Rights Act in order to protect citizens from any discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Before 2005, there was no option for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community for filing a discrimination complaint with the state’s Human Rights Commission. The situation prompted Maine voters to decide to put an end to sexual orientation-based discrimination.

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Total numbers of flu cases in Maine are down from last year: CDC

Total numbers of flu cases in Maine are down from last year: CDC

The total number flu cases recorded in Maine between March 6 and April 2 this year are significantly down from the corresponding period of last year, according to the latest weekly stats reported by the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention.

The official website of Maine CDC states that around 60 per cent of the 1,398 positive flu tests were reported to the agency in 2015-16 occurred between March 6 and April 2. The figure is significantly down from the 4,233 flu cases that were reported in the 2014-15 flu season.

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