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A Waterville man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman made an first court yesterday according to centralmaine.com.

A new kidney center is ready to open in Gardiner according to centralmaine.com

Hallowell is moving ahead with regulations for retail marijuana and street performers to final readings according to centralmaine.com.

Life Flight is celebrating its 20th anniversary according to US News.

A new report found that almost half of all homicides in the state are caused by domestic violence according to US News.  (more from centralmaine.com)

A 34-year-old inmate was found dead at the Kennebec County Correctional Facility in Augusta according to US News.

Florida panhandle is getting ready for Hurricane Michael according to US News.

Next week Canada becomes the largest country with legal marijuana sales according to US News.

JetBlue says it will only provide Portland and New York City service in the summer only according to US News.