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A fire destroyed an apartment building on Mt Vernon Ave in Augusta. WABI reports all the human occupants did get out but a dog did die. Officials are investigating the cause.

Andrew Balcer is facing more evaluations.  He is the teen accused of killing his parents at their home in Winthrop last October. According to WABI this summer the court will decide if he is to be tried as an adult or juvenile.

Gov LePage is still promising to veto any budget that has the 3% income tax surcharge voters approved. reports the governor plans to his case for it to be repealed directly to the public.

From the Associated Press:

A Maine log truck has blown a tire, smashed into a guardrail and crashed into a ditch. State police say the truck's front right tire blew out Monday on U.S. Highway 2 in New Limerick, causing the driver to lose control. The driver suffered minor injuries, and the truck sustained significant damage and had to be towed away.

Law enforcement officials say a gymnastics coach has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor after being caught inside a darkened gym with a 14-year-old girl. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Jeremy R. Link was seen in a Westbrook gym by the girl's father. The Portland Press Herald reports Link passed a background check at one of the two gymnastics locations where he worked.

Best-selling author Tess Gerritsen is springing onto the big screen with a low-budget horror film based on a Maine island. "Island Zero" will be screened Saturday at the Emerge Film Festival. She wrote it and her son directed it.

A Maine poet says she hasn't read much about dementia in poetry but she's changing that with a heartfelt poem dedicated to her husband. Lee Sharkey's "Letter to Al," tells of her experience with her husband's memory loss. The Portland Press Herald reports that it's a finalist for a prestigious international poetry contest.

After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days _ including two in one night. Jack Jones and Marcel Williams received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night, just about three hours apart. It was the first double execution in the United States since 2000. Williams' execution was delayed after a judge agreed to temporarily halt it over claims that the Jones execution wasn't carried out properly.

A U.S. guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea on Tuesday and envoys from the U.S., Japan and South Korea met in Tokyo, as North Korea marked the anniversary of the founding of its military. Though experts thought a nuclear test or ballistic missile launch was possible around the anniversary, the morning came and went without either. . South Korea's Yonhap news agency, citing a government source, says North Korea instead appeared to hold a major live-fire drill in the Wonsan city area.

For teenagers in treatment for addiction, returning to school means resisting offers to get high with old friends. Researchers say these kids do better at special recovery schools that use peer pressure in a different way , to support sobriety. Hope Academy in Indianapolis is one of about three dozen recovery schools in the United States. Interest in these schools is growing as the nation's opioid epidemic puts young lives on the line.

President Donald Trump appears to be stepping back from demanding a down payment for his border wall, which could remove a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal on must-pass spending legislation just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump has told a gathering of around 20 conservative media reporters that he would be willing to return to the funding issue in September.

The Chicago aviation officer who pulled a man off a United Airlines flight says the man was physically and verbally combative during the incident. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Associated Press, the aviation department released the officer's version of the April 9 incident for the first time and named the officer for the first time.

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