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    July 1, 2011

    NBA lockout beginsas sides fail to reach deal

    The memories of a thrilling NBA season might have to last for a while.<br><br>There's no telling when basketball will be back.<br><br>The NBA locked out its players early today when its collective bargaining agreement expired, becoming the second major pro sport shut down by labor strife.

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    July 1, 2011

    Strauss-Kahn free from house arrest; charges stand

    The move comes after prosecutors said an extensive background investigation of the accuser caused them to reassess the case.

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    July 1, 2011

    No serious injuries in rollover on I-295 in Yarmouth

    Two women escape serious injury when the Subaru they were in rolls over on southbound I-295.

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    July 1, 2011

    L.L. Bean rehires four after discount error

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean says four Lewiston workers fired for buying a leather tote bag after its price had been inadvertently reduced on the company’s website are getting their jobs back. L.L. Bean spokeswoman Carolyn Beem says the company has apologized to the women and will pay them lost wages. She says they will resume […]

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    July 1, 2011

    Augusta bridge due for $12 million paint job

    AUGUSTA — A 62-year-old bridge over the Kennebec River in Augusta is due to get a paint job that is expected to cost about 10 times the span’s original construction cost. The Memorial Bridge paint job is expected to cost about $12 million. In 1949 it cost $1.2 million to build. Transportation Department spokesman Mark […]

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    July 1, 2011

    Maine gov signs fireworks, gambling bills

      BANGOR — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed a pair of bills into law along the Bangor waterfront. One of the bills he signed today, LD 83, legalizes the sale and use of fireworks. The bill, which includes a number of restrictions, won’t be law in time for this July 4th holiday. The second […]

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    July 1, 2011

    Homeless man off the hook for charging cellphones

      BANGOR — Prosecutors have declined to pursue charges against a homeless man in Bangor who helped himself to an outdoor electrical outlet to charge a pair of cellphones. Bangor police originally charged 23-year-old Shaun Fawster last weekend with theft of services after an officer caught him charging phones on an outlet hidden behind some […]

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    July 1, 2011

    State police beef up weekend patrols

    AUGUSTA — Maine state police have begun beefing up patrols as traffic begins picking up in advance of the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. Col. Robert Williams, state police chief, said this is one of the busiest times on Maine roads so additional patrols will be monitoring the increased traffic. He says troopers will […]

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    July 1, 2011

    UMaine-Saco preparing new building

    SACO — University College at Saco plans to move into a new building on Saco Island in time for the winter semester. The Journal Tribune of Biddeford says the college will take over what’s referred to as Building 7, a two-story, 10,000-square-foot building behind the Run of the Mill Public House and Brewery. University College […]

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