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DHHS: Deficiency found at facility where elderly resident drowned

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services says a Falmouth assisted-living facility where an elderly man wandered away and drowned lacked an adequate system for keeping track of its residents.

Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

Ex-Market Basket boss wants to buy company

The former chief executive of the Market Basket supermarket chain, whose ouster has led to employee protests, customer boycotts and empty shelves wants to buy the entire company.

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

Lightning strike causes Farmington fire

The Farmington area had a lot of stormy weather on Wednesday, with lightning causing a fire in an apartment complex.

Downeaster strikes pedestrian in North Berwick

The Amtrak Downeaster struck a pedestrian on Wednesday night in North Berwick.

Program teaches kids valuable safety lessons

Children in South Portland got a visit from a four-legged friend on Wednesday who happens to work for their local Police Department.

Organic farmers receive financial boost

The next generation of organic farmers is getting a boost from the Partridge Foundation.

Sanford police investigate attempted abduction

Two 10-year-old girls told police a man approached them on Tuesday after getting out of a van and grabbed one of them by her shirt before fleeing.

Train hits logging truck in Livermore Falls

A train and logging truck collided Wednesday afternoon in Livermore Falls.