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Maine  police say the  motorcycle crash on Sunday  was caused when one of the motorcycles veered into the passing lane  where the truck was traveling. According to  the motorcycle ended up in  the path of a pickup truck in I95 in Augusta. The truck  attempted to avoid the motorcycle, hit the median guardrail. He lost control and then traveled across three lanes of northbound traffic.

Lewiston and Auburn will vote this fall on a merger. According to the Sun Journal if it passes it would be the first time in almost 100 year has happened. The last time was 1922 when Dover and Foxcroft joined forces.  (L/A merger debate)

190-year-old Second Street firehouse is getting some work. According to the Hallowell City Council approved a  $215,000 overhaul and is  being paid for from money approved in a bond package. The building was built in 1828 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

A Mattawamkeag man facing four charges of sexual abuse of a minor that allegedly occurred while he was visiting Windsor. The girl named was 14 & 15 years old at the time of the incidents. According to on probation for domestic violence assault.

From the Associated Press:

Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King say the U.S. Navy has awarded a contract worth up to $30 million to an engineering firm based in Portland. Collins, a Republican, and King, an independent, say the Navy has awarded the architect-engineering contract to Colby Company. They say the first task under the contract is for almost $1 million and it is for construction at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

The state is urging Mainers to dispose of unusable and waste pesticides that instead could end up in the trash. Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb says that pesticides thrown in the trash or poured down the drain contaminate drinking water and cause environmental damage. The program's kept more than 99 tons of pesticides out of trashcans or sewers since it started in 1982.

The Maine State Archives is looking for an artist to make a Christmas tree ornament to be included in a commemoration of World War I. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says he plans to present the ornament to representatives of Halifax, Nova Scotia, during a ceremony in Augusta on Nov. 20.

The Maine Marine Patrol says a lobsterman faces a license suspension of up to ten years stemming from charges he violated numerous fishing laws. The patrol says it has charged 55-year-old William Haas of Lamoine with fishing more lobster traps than authorized, fishing untagged gear and fishing more traps on a trawl than allowed.

North Korea fired a missile over Japan in its longest such flight and a clear message of defiance days after the U.N. Security Council adopted further sanctions. The frequency, power and confidence displayed by its launches seems to confirm North Korea is closer than ever to having an arsenal that can viably target U.S. troops in Asia and the U.S. homeland. The missile triggered sirens in Japan but caused no damage.

The fate of 800,000 young immigrants is hanging in the balance as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabble over whether an agreement has been struck to protect them _ and if so, what it is. GOP House members insist there is no agreement to enshrine protections for the immigrants brought to America as children and now here illegally.

A Florida nursing home where eight people died after Hurricane Irma will no longer receive state Medicaid funds. Gov. Rick Scott announced Thursday night that he has directed the Agency for Health Care Administration to terminate the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as a Medicaid provider.

President Donald Trump has signed a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence. The resolution also urged Trump and his administration to speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, anti-Semitism and white supremacy.

Crews arranged by Dallas officials have removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal in a park named for the Confederate general. In an unannounced move, a large crane was brought through the city by a police escort to Lee Park, where it lifted the large statue from its pedestal on Thursday.

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