Headlines 4/17/17

Prisoner Transport Company Says No Wrongdoing in November Trip
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U.S. Prisoner Transport Services says an internal investigation turned up no evidence of any wrongdoing. Several central and southern Maine district attorneys, including Androscoggin's Andrew Robinson, have stopped using U.S.P.T. following a Sun Journal investigation into claims of mistreatment by two inmates.
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Car Found Unoccupied in River
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Androscoggin County sheriff's deputies responded to a call Friday night about a passenger car partially submerged in the Androscoggin River. No one was found inside the vehicle, which appeared to be intact and not involved in a collision. An investigation is ongoing.
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Travel Not Always a Vacation for Local Dentist
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Dr. Scott Bernardy of Riverview Dental Associates dropped by the Breakfast Club on Friday. Dr. Bernardy talked to Matty B about a recent trip he took. Listen. To hear the rest of the conversation, head over to mainesbigz.com.
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9-Month Sentence Given for Fatal Hit-and-Run
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24-year-old Zachary Greene was sentenced Friday for a collision this past June that killed 28-year-old Jeffrey Sickel of Portland. Greene drove away from the scene before emergency responders arrived. He will begin serving his sentence on May 31.
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Dry, Windy Conditions Touch of Multiple Fires
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Maine Forest Rangers say at least 33 wildfires burned on Saturday, damaging several buildings in the process, including a barn and apartment in China. Wildfires in Gorham and Sebago broke out early Sunday afternoon as well. A structure fire spread to some nearby woods in North Berwick around 3:40 p.m. Sunday. A 2-acre brush fire in Standish destroyed a trailer and shed around 5:30 p.m. Firefighters in Poland responded to mobile home fire around 7 p.m.
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High Temperature Breaks 40-Year Record
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Sunday's high temperture of 86 degrees at the Portland airport set a new record for that date, knocking off the previous record high temperature of 78 set back in 1976. The normal high temperature for April 16 is 54 d egrees. Forecasters say those normal readings should return later this week.
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Buckfield Company Featured in Easter Egg Roll
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Wells Wood Turning and Finishing of Buckfield has its iconic wooden Easter eggs back on the South Lawn at the White House today. The all-day Easter Egg Roll will feature 40,000 eggs made by the company of just 30 employees.
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Publicity Prompts Murder Trial to Move
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A Kennebec County murder case is moving to Cumberland County in hopes of finding an impartial jury. David Marble, Jr., is accused of the execution-style killings of two people early Christmas morning in 2015. The trial is expected to start sometime late this fall.
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