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The Augusta Food Bank will likely be in their new  Mount Vernon Avenue as early as November 1. According to the new space will have the warehouse, offices and places for clients who visit the food bank all in one location.

A Vassalboro woman was recovering after she was hit in the head by a tree. According to WABI that the old rotted tree that fell on the house causing the injury and damage. Five people had to find another place to stay.

A fire destroyed a Farmingdale home. According to WABI the eight people who lived there made it out safely, the families cats and dogs did not. Officals had not indicated the cause.

From the Associated Press:

A trial is set to get underway soon for the first person in Maine to be forced to take psychiatric medication to restore his mental capacity. Jury selection is slated for Thursday in the trial of 27-year-old Leroy Smith III, who's charged with killing his father and dismembering the body. If a jury is seated, the trial will begin next Monday.

A University of Maine professor is researching how the natural enemies of an invasive moth can be used to stop the pest's growth in Maine. The browntail moth is loathed around Maine for its ability to infest trees and hurt people. The moth's caterpillars have toxic hairs that can cause respiratory diseases and rashes that resemble poison ivy.

The director of Maine's largest public-sector union has resigned a day after members voted to accept a new contract that eliminates mandatory union fees even from non-members. Rod Hiltz, now-former director of the Maine State Employees Association, had his resignation announced Thursday. Maine Public Radio reports union negotiators accepted the elimination of nonmember fees, or fair share fees, in exchange for a 6 percent raise spread out over two years.

Labor activists plan to use Labor Day to push for mandatory paid sick leave for all workers in Maine's largest city. Democratic lawmakers this year backed an unsuccessful bill to require Maine companies with more than 50 employees to offer up to 40 hours of paid sick time. Activists said they plan to present an ordinance applying to Portland businesses this month.

Bangor officials want public input on the Republican governor's plan to build a new psychiatric residence without legislative oversight. Gov. Paul LePage is moving ahead with plans to build a 21-bed residence in Bangor for mental health patients previously accused of crimes. Bangor officials will hold a Sept. 19 public meeting. Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills has said a new state building would need legislative approval, regardless.

Maine's deer hunt is getting started soon with archery season in some of the more populated parts of the state. The state's "expanded archery" season begins on Sept. 9. The season runs for three months and allows residents to hunt deer via archery in areas near cities such as Bangor, Augusta and Portland.

A former Boston College cross-country runner has traversed the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail in record time thanks to a 37-hour, sleepless sprint to the top of Maine's Mount Katahdin. Joe McConaughy, known on the trail as "Stringbean," reached the summit of Mount Katahdin on Thursday, finishing the trek in 45 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes. He averaged 48 miles a day.

One of the oldest known Native American birch-bark canoes will go on display at a Maine historical group's museum, possibly as early as this fall. Carbon dating by the Pejepscot Historical Society in Brunswick shows the Wabanaki canoe was likely made in the mid-1700s. The museum director says it could be the oldest birch-bark canoe in existence.

A television program featuring New Hampshire's fish and game conservation officers is back for a second season. "North Woods Law: New Hampshire" returns to the Animal Planet cable network Sunday at 10 p.m. An earlier version of the show focused on the Maine Warden Service and ran four years.

Hurricane Harvey began with raging winds, but its legacy will be water _ seemingly endless, relentlessly insidious water. Harvey hurled it down on the nation's fourth-largest city, drowning vast swaths of the landscape and battering it with almost a year's worth of rainfall. The water _ and the muck and mold that follow _ will create misery that will linger for years and cost tens of billions of dollars all told. In a storm destined for the history books, it's the water's wrath that defines it.

South Korean warships conducted live-fire exercises at sea as Seoul continued its displays of military capability following U.S. warnings of a "massive military response" after North Korea detonated its largest-ever nuclear test explosion. Washington and Seoul also agreed to remove bilaterally agreed warhead restrictions on South Korean missiles, which would allow the South to develop more powerful weapons.

President Donald Trump's decision on the federal program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in the country illegally is expected to be announced Tuesday. It could set off battles within the Republican Party as leaders disagree whether the program should continue or be ended. Trump is expected to drop the program but with a six-month delay. The extra time is to allow Congress to consider legislation to address the immigrants' status.

Officials across the northeastern Caribbean have canceled airline flights, shuttered schools and urged people to hunker down indoors as Hurricane Irma barrels toward the region as a powerful Category 4 storm expected to strengthen more before nearing land late Tuesday. People on various Caribbean islands boarded up homes Monday and rushed to find last-minute supplies, forming long lines outside supermarkets and gas stations. Irma had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph) Monday night

A dwindling number of evacuees seeking refuge in Houston's emergency shelters belies the reality for many: Just because they're leaving doesn't mean they're going to somewhere better. Some have returned to public housing complexes inundated with sewage and mud. More than 50,000 are in government-paid hotels, some far away from homes and schools. Others moved in with relatives.

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