AUGUSTA — A jury on Wednesday convicted Megan Cox, 31, of Windsor, of a charge of operating under the influence.

The guilty verdict was returned following a half-day trial in Kennebec County Superior Court.

Cox was fined $500 and her license was suspended for 90 days. The offense occurred April 30, 2011, in Chelsea.

 

Autism Alliance gets Flutie grant

The Maine Autism Alliance announced Wednesday it had received a $16,729 grant from the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.

The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation was established by ex-NFL quarterback Doug Flutie and his wife, Laurie, in honor of their son, Doug Jr., who was diagnosed with autism at age 3.

The nonprofit alliance was one of 30 nonprofit organizations in eight states and Canada receiving a total of $380,000 from the foundation. Alliance officials said the money would go toward the group’s general operating fund.

In addition, the alliance said it is planning the first Autism Awareness Day at the State House Hall of Flags in Augusta on Monday, April 2, which is also World Autism Day. The event runs from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.maineautism.org or call 626-3042.

From staff reports

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