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  1. Democrats threaten to shut down Maine government over school funding

    05.25 / 14:35 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    With less than a month left before statutory adjournment, Democrats have threatened to shut down government if state funding for schools doesn’t reach 55 percent. Fifty-two Democratic and two independent House members, along with four Democratic senators, have signed a pact to…
  2. House GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

    05.25 / 13:34 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their…
  3. Montana candidate charged with assaulting reporter on eve of election

    05.25 / 13:34 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Republican candidate in the nationally-watched election Thursday for Montana's sole congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground. Voters decide in the special…
  4. After CBO report, Susan Collins sees new hope for her health care bill

    05.25 / 09:42 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    The health care bill pushed through recently by the U.S. House suffered a potentially crippling blow Wednesday when the Congressional Budget Office declared it would cause 23 million Americans to lose insurance coverage during the next decade. It said in particular the…
  5. Top Gun business shootout: Entrepreneurs pitch their ideas

    05.25 / 09:42 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LEWISTON – If Jared Pinkham was nervous, he hid it extremely well. On stage before a crowd of dozens Wednesday night, the Turner man pitched his company Grojo Inc., an intelligent gardening system for indoor growers that could conceivably generate…
  6. Missing urn reunited with family thanks to Facebook

    05.25 / 08:45 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    AUBURN — A viral Facebook post helped reunite a family with the missing urn of a U.S. Navy veteran. The urn of Elmer M. Briggs Jr. of Lisbon was found in a U-Haul storage unit at the Route 4 business. Employees Caleb Robinson and Matt Burgess noticed the urn and thought it was a bit…
  7. Retired four-star general from Lewiston to give Memorial Day address

    05.25 / 08:45 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Retired four-star Gen. William Begert has given Memorial Day speeches around the world, but the one he is scheduled to give Saturday in Lewiston will be a little more personal. It will be his first Memorial Day address in the city where he was born and raised. "It's different when…
  8. ELHS students competing in NYC poetry slam

    05.25 / 08:45 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Edward Little student Barrak Abdraba puts emotion and motion into his reading of "A Message," his poem read at Wednesday's 4th Annual ELHS Slam Poetry Celebration in the library at the Auburn school. He and others read their works written in a program sponsored by L/A Arts and Global…
  9. Forage Market looks for a place in Portland to open another store

    05.25 / 03:22 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LEWISTON — Forage Market on Lisbon Street plans to open a Portland location in 2018, according to MaineBiz. "We're trying to find another location now," market owner Allen Smith told…
  10. H.S. Baseball: Albert delivers Hornets' fifth win in a row

    05.25 / 03:22 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    TURNER — Leavitt coach Larry Angello had the hook ready for junior starting pitcher Tim Albert after the fifth inning of Wednesday's KVAC Class B game with Gardiner. "I was ready to take him out and bring in Brian Hewitt," Angello said. "My other three coaches said he's just getting…
  11. H.S. Softball: Oak Hill takes down Telstar in five innings

    05.25 / 03:22 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    WALES — Kylee Martin and Telstar got off on the right foot in Wednesday's game against Oak Hill, with the Rebels' leadoff hitter singling on the first pitch of the game before then moving to third on a sacrifice bunt. Four innings later, Telstar's starting pitcher and the Rebels got…
  12. For Benson, return to Edward Little is about giving back

    05.24 / 23:58 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    PARIS — Jeff Benson is going back to Edward Little High School because he has never forgotten what it gave to him in his time of greatest need — and it's time for him to give back. In 2002, Benson and his wife, Jody, lost their 12-year-old son, Jamie, to a congenital heart…
  13. Lewiston Middle School students rally to honor classmate who died

    05.24 / 22:37 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LEWISTON — About 30 Lewiston Middle School students skipped class and quietly gathered outside the school Wednesday to rally in support of a fellow student who died Tuesday and to protest bullying at the school. The girl's cause…
  14. Bates College addresses racial uproar after black student handcuffed at dance

    05.24 / 22:37 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    Bates College has hired two private investigators to look into student complaints that security personnel improperly handcuffed a black male student in front of his peers at a dance this month. The officers, who work for the college, have been placed on paid…
  15. Lewiston Middle School students rally to honor classmate who died

    05.24 / 21:33 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    UPDATED 4:40 P.M.: LEWISTON — About 30 Lewiston Middle School students skipped class and quietly gathered outside the school Wednesday to rally in support of a fellow student who died Tuesday and to protest bullying at…
  16. ATV flips, lands on top of driver in Livermore Falls

    05.24 / 21:33 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LIVERMORE FALLS — A man was seriously injured Tuesday night when his three-wheeler flipped and landed on him on a trail behind a house at 199 Pine Ridge Loop, a Maine Warden Service officer said.  Warden Service Cpl. John MacDonald said in an email that the man's identity was…
  17. Leeds man accused of breaking into C.N. Brown in Jay

    05.24 / 21:33 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    JAY — A Leeds man is accused of breaking into C.N. Brown on Main Street late Tuesday night. Michael Worth, 30, was charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief, after he turned himself in to the Livermore Falls Police Department, Jay Police Chief Richard Caton…
  18. ATV flips, lands on top of driver in Livermore Falls

    05.24 / 18:32 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    LIVERMORE FALLS — A man was seriously injured Tuesday night while he was riding a three-wheeler on a local trail behind a house at 199 Pine Ridge Loop, located off Route 106.  The ATV flipped and landed on top of the man who was driving the three-wheeler, Cpl. John MacDonald of…
  19. Video: vehicle rolls over at Court and Turner streets in Auburn

    05.24 / 17:33 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    AUBURN — A rollover at the intersection of Court and Turner streets is tying up traffic. Police ask motorists to please avoid the area. No injuries have been reported. This story will be…
  20. Mary Mayhew to resign as head of DHHS

    05.24 / 17:33 www.sunjournal.com Sunjournal.com - Maine
    AUGUSTA — Mary Mayhew, who has served as Maine commissioner of Health and Human Services since the beginning of Gov. Paul LePage’s tenure, will be leaving that post Friday. LePage announced her departure Wednesday in a prepared statement, in which he said she did an…