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Gov LePage is going to tend bar Monday in Hallowell for charity.  According to he will be working the bar at the Quarry Tap Room  Monday evening and funds raised will support the Travis Mills Foundation.

From the Associated Press:

A student at a UMA student is in trouble for taking his five baby pet alligators inside a taxicab. The pet reptiles began crawling around the cab Tuesday after a box tipped over. The student received a summons because alligators are not allowed to be kept in Maine. He told police he kept the alligators as pets and was taking them with him to visit someone in Waterville.

Two lawmakers are behind bills calling for paid family leave. Independent Rep. Owen Casas's conceptual bill would require employers to provide more time and flexibility to certain employees who become parents. Democratic Rep. Mattie Daughtry's bill would create a paid family leave insurance program funded by employee contributions.

Pro-solar groups and businesses have filed a petition asking state utility regulators to reconsider new solar rules. The Maine Public Utilities Commission approved gradually reducing some credits for homeowners who install solar systems in 2018 or later.

Maine's governor says the U.S. should get involved in a European Union plan to lift tariffs on Canadian lobster. Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, says the tariff deal would put Maine lobsters at a "significant disadvantage" to Canada. He made the comments during an appearance on a radio interview on Tuesday.

The remains of a New Hampshire serviceman who died in a prison camp during the Korean War have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Twenty-year-old Army Cpl. Joseph N. Pelletier, of Berlin, will be buried March 28 with full military honors. His brother admits he doubted he'd ever be identified but says he plans to do everything he can to honor his service.

"If you don't pass the bill there could be political costs." That's what Republican Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina says was the message delivered by President Donald Trump when Trump met Tuesday with the House GOP to talk about dismantling and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Trump is trying to get more Republicans to sign on to the replacement for "Obamacare." The House is expected to vote on the plan Thursday, but its passage remains dicey.

South Korea's Defense Ministry says it doesn't yet know what kind of missile North Korea launched on Wednesday. Seoul says the launch from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan appears to have been a failure. The U.S. Pacific Command says the missile "appears to have exploded within seconds of launch."

The attorney for an Oklahoma state senator charged with child prostitution says his client plans to resign Wednesday. Republican Sen. Ralph Shortey is accused of soliciting sex from a 17-year-old boy.

'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris has died at age 87. Barris not only was producer of "The Gong Show" but also "The Dating Game." His publicist says he died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York.

A Phoenix woman faces charges after her 2-year-old son picked up an unattended gun and shot his 9-year-old brother in the head. Authorities say Landen Lavarnia was declared dead at a hospital Tuesday, a day after he was shot. Wendy Lavarnia told police she had put her loaded gun on a bed while she turned to get a holster. That's when the 2-year-old picked it up. Lavarnia's husband also was arrested because a previous theft conviction barred him from having a gun in the home.


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