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A woman has been arrested after police say she embezzled thousands of dollars from a Connecticut parent teacher organization while she served as treasurer. Police charged 41-year-old Jeni Shean, of Pittston, with second-degree larceny Nov. 18. Authorities say they started investigating after they received a complaint from the Winchester Parent Teacher Organization in May about discrepancies in their records.

A hunter who had been pursuing deer in the Maine woods just a day earlier has used his boat to save a buck that fell through thin ice on a freezing lake. The Bangor Daily News reports Justin Wyman saw the struggling six-point buck in Flagstaff Lake in Eustis on Sunday and went out with game wardens to throw some rope around its antlers and guide it back to land. Wyman is an avid deer hunter and had spent the day hunting Saturday, the last day of the deer season.

A decision is due about whether New England's long-shuttered shrimp fishery can reopen, but it looks like an extended shutdown is looming. New England shrimp fishing is based in Maine and has been shut down since 2013. An arm of the regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is meeting on Wednesday in Portland to decide if there will be a fishery this coming season.

Forestry officials say they will set out parasitic flies in a Maine city to try to help control an invasive species of moth. The Maine Forest Service says the flies will be released in South Portland as part of an effort to get rid of winter moths. The flies are in cocoons and will be set out in a cage buried in the ground until the spring. It's scheduled to be set out at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Maine State Police say the value of drones came into sharp focus after a silo explosion that injured three people last month. State police used an unmanned aerial vehicle to check for victims at the 86-foot structure in the town of Detroit. But state police said Tuesday the biggest benefit on a daily basis is at crash scenes where drones have reduced the amount of time roads are closed and the amount of work for investigators.

North Korea's state media say leader Kim Jong Un ordered his engineers to launch a new intercontinental ballistic missile with "courage" a day ahead of the flight test where it demonstrated its reach deep into the U.S. mainland. A photo was broadcast of the signed order in which he wrote: "Fire with courage for the party and country!" Outside analysts concur the launch showed new capability.

Calls for the resignation of Rep. John Conyers are increasing after another staffer of the veteran lawmaker accused him of making unwanted sexual advances. A senior House aide says Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pressuring the veteran lawmaker to step down. Conyers missed House votes Tuesday night and was photographed by a passenger boarding a flight to Detroit from Washington.

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon says he is going to campaign for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore at a rally in the state next week, making a strong show of support for the embattled Republican a week before the special election. The announcement comes hours after The Associated Press reported that Bannon, who had not campaigned for Moore since days before the Sept. 26 Republican runoff, had no plans to campaign for Moore.

Iran is facing a rising number HIV infections from intercourse, especially among its youth. That has forced the Islamic Republic to confront taboos surrounding discussing sex. According to government statistics, 66,000 people out of Iran's population of 80 million have HIV, with nearly half of them unaware that they have the virus. Authorities say more than 50 percent of those with HIV are between the ages of 21 and 35.

Police in Tampa say they have arrested a 24-year-old man and will charge him with murder in a string of recent homicides. Tampa Police Brian Dugan says Howell Emanuel Donaldson will be charged with four counts of first degree murder in connection with deaths in the Seminole Heights neighborhood.

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