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Maine
10:36 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Maine Driver Dies in Collision With Truck

LEBANON, Maine - A Maine driver has died in a collision with a pickup truck in Lebanon.

Police say 65-year-old Antonio Vieira of Acton died at the scene Thursday night. The driver of the pickup, 37-year-old Clarence Butler of Springvale, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Troopers said the crash took place on Route 202 at the intersection of Long Swamp Road. Route 202 was closed at the crash site for over two hours.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Maine
6:20 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Squirrel Causes Lewiston Power Outage

LEWISTON, Maine — A power outage that knocked out electricity to thousands of homes and businesses in Lewiston is being blamed on a squirrel.

A spokeswoman for Central Maine Power Co. says a squirrel got into a substation on Thursday afternoon and caused about 6,200 customers to loser power in Maine's second-largest city.

Power was back on within about an hour.

The utility's spokeswoman said the squirrel "got into some energized equipment and he became part of the path to ground."

Maine
6:18 am
Fri October 31, 2014

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Lebanon Crash

LEBANON, Maine — Police say one person has died and another has been sent to the hospital after a crash involving a car and a pickup truck in Lebanon.

The vehicles crashed at about 8:20 p.m. Thursday on Route 202 near the intersection with Long Swamp Road.

The victims were the drivers.

No names or ages were immediately released, but police say both were men.

The road was shut down for about two hours as police reconstructed the crash. The cause remains under investigation.

Maine
6:17 am
Fri October 31, 2014

No Timetable for Hayride Death Investigation

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine — Maine police say there is no timetable for wrapping up an investigation into a fatal Halloween-themed hayride accident.

A state police spokesman says fire marshals are still investigating the Oct. 11 accident at Harvest Hills Farm in Mechanic Falls and will turn their findings over to a district attorney's office.

The accident killed 17-year-old Cassidy Charette and injured more than 20 others. Charette died from head injuries as a result of the crash. Officials have said they believe mechanical failure played a role in the crash.

Maine
11:32 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Maine Calling Book Club: "Carrie" by Stephen King

Credit http://stephenking.com/library/novel/carrie.html

This month the Maine Calling book club discusses Stephen King's 'Carrie.'

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