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Maine Lawmakers will look at a bill that would make certain cold medicines available by prescription only.  According to the bill will be heard public hearing Wednesday. If it becomes law Maine will require a prescription to by certain decongestants. Right now federal law does require you to show and ID.

Waterville Fire Department was busy Saturday night with two fires. According to WABI the building owner was working on the roof a building when chainsaw ending up staring the fire. The other was started by a cigarette damaging the home siding and porch.

About a thousand people turned out Saturday in Augusta at the State House for the  Maine People’s Climate March. According to the march was one of many nationwide. It was to focus attention on of climate change, environmental policies and protecting Maine's natural resources.

From the Associated Press:

The state says that lottery sales rose to $271 million last year, up from $228 million in 2012. Lawmakers asked for the report following media investigations raising questions about marketing the lottery in low-income communities. The report found that more-populated Maine counties tend to have the highest lottery sales.

Sunday River is poised to replace a chairlift that failed last summer. The ski resort announced that it's going to spend $2.1 million on a triple-chairlift built at the same location as the original Spruce Peak Triple. Officials say it will utilize a conveyor system to make it easier for skiers to board.

Police say a Maine motorist tried to outrun police at speeds topping 100 mph while dumping cocaine out his window. Franklin County Chief Deputy Steven Lowell says that the driver who'd tossed white powder out the window initially pulled over Thursday, then sped away.

Lawmakers concerned about residents with chronic pain are considering softening a tough law that puts limits on how much opioid painkillers a doctor can prescribe. Two chronic pain patients have taken steps to sue the state over the law. By July, Maine doctors can't prescribe more than 100 milligrams of opioid medication per day to most of their patients.

Maine authorities say one suspect has died and four others have been arrested following a Tuesday explosion at a meth lab in Old Town. Officials say a couple who rented the apartment and two others were charged Thursday with operating the drug lab. They say the fifth suspect had severe burns and died after fleeing the scene. His body was found Thursday.

Maine's judicial branch is warning lawmakers that a proposal to reform ballot questions could jeopardize the separation of powers. Maine Public reports that Republican Sen. Eric Brakey's bill would allow the Legislature, governor and attorney general to ask the state Supreme Judicial Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of a proposed referendum before it reaches the ballot. But a court spokeswoman on Tuesday said the bill would feed concerns about courts acting as legislators.

A yearlong investigation by The Associated Press has found roughly 17,000 official reports of sexual assaults by students in K-12 schools over a four-year period. The numbers are the most complete tally of such assaults among the nation's 50 million K-12 students, but academic estimates range sharply higher; schools have no national requirement to track or disclose sexual violence, and they feel tremendous pressure to hide it.

Police in San Diego says a woman has died after seven people were shot Sunday at a birthday pool party. Police received reports early Sunday evening of a man shooting people at an apartment complex near the University of California, San Diego. Four women and three men were taken to hospitals with gunshot wounds. One woman died. Police killed the suspect gunman when they say he pointed his gun at them.

The $1T budget deal that congressional negotiators have reached this weekend will keep the government running through September and includes some wins for both political parties. The measure funding the remainder of the 2017 budget year eliminates cuts to popular domestic programs like medical research and infrastructure grants. Trump did obtain $1.5 billion for border security measures. And he got a $15 billion down payment on his efforts to strengthen the military.

Residents living near U.S. military bases in Japan are facing a fresh reality: Their neighborhoods are on the front-line of North Korea's dispute with America and if Pyongyang were to attack they would have just several minutes to shelter from incoming missiles. Locals have mixed feelings with some seeing escape as "impossible" and others shrugging off the potential threat completely.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show at Sunday's live-streamed ceremony. "General Hospital" was honored as best daytime drama. Steve Harvey was named best game show host for "Family Feud" and best host of an informative talk show for "Steve Harvey."

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