Headlines 5/12/17

Abandoned Dog Continues Recovery, Owner Sought
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The Humane Society is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the owner of a dog found neglected and abandoned in a downtown Lewiston trash pile. The elderly Chihuahua, named Otto, is being treated for a dental disease. Otto had to have all of his teeth removed but is otherwise expected to fully recover.
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580 Graduate from CMCC
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It was a big night for students, parents, and staff alike at Central Maine Community College as nearly 600 graduates received their diplomas. As Maine's Big Z reported earlier this week, it marked the largest graduating class in CMCC history, though each of the past several years has boasted the same claim.
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Moxie Festival Scheduled for July
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Matty B made his monthly pilgrimage to the L-A Metro Chamber Breakfast yesterday. Among his drop-in guests was Tracy Steuber, who spent some time talking about the upcoming Moxie Festival. Listen. To hear more from the Chamber breakfast, click on mainesbigz.com.
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Minot Roadway to Be Fully Paved
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Minot officials say Death Valley Rd. will be entirely paved this summer. Bid requests are out, with those proposals due back May 22. Plan include rebuilding ditches, installing culverts, and widening the road where necessary.
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Trial Delayed for Former Ogunquit Official
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Tom Fortier is charged with theft and oppression from his time as town manager of Ogunquit. His trial was to begin this coming Monday, but prosecutors requested the proceedings wait until September because one of their witnesses is unavailable. Fortier has been on paid leave since August.
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Missing Portland Teen Found
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Portland police say 15-year-old Navaeh Harmon had last been seen Monday after telling her parents she was going to the mall with a friend. She did not return home or did she go to school since then. She was officially reported missing Tuesday. Investigators say she was found yesterday morning, though no word on her condition or the reason for her disappearance.
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Volunteers Needs to Take Down Bleachers
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Biddeford is looking for volunteers to help tear down a set of Waterhouse Field bleachers that were closed to the public due to safety concerns. The teardown is scheduled for tomorrow. City leaders say getting volunteers to do the demolition will save taxpayers about $40,000.
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Gov. LePage Not Seeking King's Senate Seat
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Gov. Paul LePage says he feels the need to continue focusing on being governor through the end of is current and final term. LePage had previously expressed interest in the seat now held by Angus King. LePage could still possibly appoint himself a U.S. Senate seat if current Sen. Susan Collins runs for and wins the governorship in 2018.
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