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UMaine Scientist Says Plastic Bags Might Kill Pet Fish

A University of Maine scientist says some bags used to transport pet fish home from aquariums leach a toxic chemical that might kill the animals.

GENERIC INVESTIGATION LARGE

Man Died at Sea of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Maine authorities say a 59-year-old Vermont man died at sea of carbon monoxide poisoning last month about 13 miles off of York Harbor.

Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013. A large swath of Lac Megantic was destroyed Saturday after a train carrying crude oil derailed, sparking several explosions and forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

Groups Holding Anniversary Vigil about Lac-Megantic Disaster

Residents are gathering in Portland, Maine, to commemorate the second anniversary of the Lac-Megantic, Quebec, rail disaster and advocate for clean energy

GENERIC GAS PUMP

Gas Prices Fall a bit in Maine

Gas prices in Maine have fallen nearly a penny per gallon in the past week.

JONAH CRABS

Fishing Regulators Hold Hearing On Surging Crab Catch

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (AP) Interstate fishery regulators are holding a hearing in Portsmouth, N.H., about a plan to manage a species of crab that is becoming increasingly popular and valuable.

GENERIC POLICE CRUISERS

3 Found Dead In Coastal Town Were Parents, Son

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) State police have identified three bodies found inside two houses in the coastal Maine town of Boothbay Harbor as that of a married couple and their 40-year-old son, a high school social studies teacher.

EASTMAN

Inmate Convicted In 1990 Murder Dies In Maine Prison

WARREN, Maine (AP) An official says an inmate convicted in a 1990 murder has died at the Maine State Prison in Warren.

BURT SHAVITZ

Burt Shavitz, The Burt Behind Burt’s Bees, Dies At 80

PARKMAN, Maine (AP) Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company before it sold to Clorox, has died. He was 80.

DEVON STAPLES

Man Shoots Off Fireworks From Top Of His Head, Dies

CALAIS, Maine (AP) Maine State Police say a man celebrating the Fourth of July died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head.

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