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~Zone forecast from Maine.gov~

Officials said 8-year-old Oakland boy who was handling his dad's shotgun died of a gunshot wound.  Police advise parents to keep guns unloaded and out of reach. Most police departments offer free trigger locks according to US News.

Maine is a one party state and that means one person in a conversation need to know that conversation is being recorded.  The laws do not only apply to private conversations in private places according Newscenter.

WABI posted the Hampden man accused of shooting and killing his sister-in-law has now been formally charged with murder.

The road construction project on North Avenue in Skowhegan that was supposed to wrap up last year is looking at a completion date of this fall according to centralmaine.com.

The FBI has launched an investigation into the former Oxford County Sheriff who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations according to US News.

Maine is taking applications for this year's deer permit lottery and the state will give out 28 %  this year according to US News.