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  1. Anti-casino campaign launches website attacking developers' background

    10.04 / 20:51 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Opponents of a Nov. 7 ballot question that will ask voters to approve a casino York County have gone on the offensive, launching a blistering campaign website Wednesday that attacks “Shady Shawn,” a reference to Shawn Scott, the Las Vegas casino developer who would benefit from the…
  2. ATV rollover kills Jay man and injures his grandson

    10.04 / 19:32 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    JAY — A local man died and his grandson was injured when the ATV they were riding on rolled over and trapped them Saturday on Lucarelli Road, off Old Jay Hill Road. A passerby traveling to visit someone on the dead-end road came across the ATV on the side of the road just after 6…
  3. Rex Tillerson denies he wanted to quit or called Trump a moron

    10.04 / 19:21 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Wednesday he never considered resigning as President Donald Trump's top diplomat, disputing what he called "erroneous" reports that he wanted to step down earlier this year. After pointedly refusing to answer if he called the…
  4. White House cybersecurity coordinator considers ending 'flawed' Social Security numbers

    10.04 / 18:53 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    WASHINGTON — In the wake of the last month's Equifax data breach, which exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce said that the Social Security number has "outlived its usefulness" as a national identity method. "It's…
  5. Maine restaurants share kitchens with bakeries, food trucks and other eateries

    10.04 / 18:06 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    FALMOUTH — Missy Dwinal is coming to the end of her 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. shift at Bernie’s Foreside, a popular breakfast-and-lunch spot on Route 1. Still toasting bread, she passes one of the last sandwiches of the day to Judy Dyer, who takes it out to the dining room. Over the…
  6. Rex Tillerson says he never considered resigning from State Department

    10.04 / 16:06 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared Wednesday that he never considered abandoning his job as President Donald Trump's top diplomat, disputing what he called "erroneous" reports that he was on the verge of resigning earlier this year. Tillerson, however,…
  7. Business groups split on Medicaid expansion referendum

    10.04 / 15:53 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Business groups in Maine have sharply diverging positions on the Nov. 7 referendum to expand Medicaid, with some viewing it as a source of economic benefits and others as a precursor to a tax increase. Still others are undecided. The contrasting views were apparent Tuesday when the Maine…
  8. 'I wasn't ready to die,' says Las Vegas victim from hospital bed

    10.04 / 14:52 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tubes connecting to veins in her arms, Natalie Vanderstay clutches a pillow to her stomach, over the spot where a bullet entered her body. Blankets cover the leg that was ripped apart, doctors believe by shrapnel. The 43-year-old Los Angeles nurse can hardly believe…
  9. Supporters want Susan Collins to stay in Senate, not run for governor

    10.04 / 13:41 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    As Sen. Susan Collins of Maine prepares to announce next week whether she will run for governor in 2018, colleagues and supporters are expressing mounting concern about her possible departure from the U.S. Senate, saying it would deprive the chamber of one of its most influential…
  10. Rangeley man accidentally shoots his wife in the leg while hunting

    10.04 / 13:03 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    A Rangeley woman was accidentally shot in the leg by her husband while they were partridge hunting Tuesday in Aroostook County, the Maine Warden Service said. Cpl. John MacDonald said Geraldine Botka, 67, was hunting with her husband, Richard, 72, around 10 a.m. near Togue Pond in…
  11. Report finds 'widespread' harassment of immigrant students

    10.04 / 12:54 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Hateful insults in halls, being marginalized by teachers in classrooms and having their hair pulled as they walk by are some of the ways immigrant students in Maine schools are bullied and harassed, according to a report released Tuesday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine study…
  12. Lewiston OKs funding for high school performing arts study

    10.04 / 11:46 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LEWISTON — A plan to spend $60,000 on a concept study for a proposed Lewiston High School Visual and Performing Arts Center was given unanimous approval by the City Council on Tuesday. But the funding for the study is just the first step on a long road for supporters of the project,…
  13. Street Talk: Driving you crazy

    10.04 / 09:42 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    I thought the guy in the pickup was going to blow a blood vessel and die right there on Longley Bridge. At every stop between Auburn and Lewiston (there are an estimated 900 traffic lights between Court Street, Auburn and Main Street, Lewiston) the dude found new fuel for his road…
  14. It's official: Party quietly in Lewiston

    10.04 / 09:31 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LEWISTON — The City Council approved ordinances aimed at cracking down on loud parties and other noisy disturbances Tuesday, perhaps dashing the hopes of college students while pleasing their neighbors.  Final reading on the separate "nuisance party" and city noise ordinances were unanimously approved with little to no public discussion. The new rules have taken shape over a number of months, in tandem with discussions among residents of the Bates College neighborhood,…
  15. Merger rivals debate economic benefits

    10.04 / 09:31 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LEWISTON — One thing both sides of the merger debate have in common is wanting to see the Twin Cities grow and become as successful as possible. Matt Leonard represented the Coalition Opposed to Lewiston-Auburn Consolidation at a forum hosted Tuesday by Uplift LA at the Gendron…
  16. Franklin County sheriff, deputies recognized for safe driving

    10.04 / 09:31 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office was recognized Tuesday for traveling 268,000 miles last year without an accident. The Maine County Commissioners Association's 2016 Safe Driving Award was presented by risk pool manager Malcolm Ulmer during a Franklin County…
  17. 'Sunshine' wins Fryeburg Fair dessert contest

    10.04 / 09:31 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    FRYEBURG — Norma C. "Sunshine" King has entered baking contests at the Fryeburg Fair for 30-plus years. Petite and quick to smile, she says sweetly, sincerely, that she roots for everyone around her as much as she roots for herself. Gently pressed, sure, she'll cop to a slight competitive side. On Tuesday, King walked away with her fourth blue ribbon of this year's fair for delicate layers of cream cheese blueberry mousse in a handmade waffle cone. Wednesday's other Two…
  18. Boys' soccer: Lewiston finds second gear, hands Maranacook first loss

    10.04 / 09:31 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    READFIELD — Speed met strength as one of the best teams in Class A clashed with one of the best in Class C on Tuesday evening. The speed won out, in the form of Class A North contender Lewiston, which left Ricky Gibson Field of Dreams with a 3-0 KVAC boys' soccer victory over Class…