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Maine gas prices rise faster than most of the country

PORTLAND, Maine — Gas prices are rising quickly in Maine with the statewide average rising to $4.67 per gallon on Wednesday, according to AAA. Prices were even higher in Cumberland County with an average of $4.74 per gallon, the highest in the state. At some stations, prices are approaching $5 per gallon.
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Inmate Stopped From Escaping Through Hospital Ceiling Tiles

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Corrections workers in Maine thwarted an attempt by an inmate to escape from custody through bathroom ceiling tiles when he was at a hospital. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said the inmate tried to climb through the ceiling tiles at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Tuesday morning. The office said the inmate was in restraints at the time and was in the process of being discharged from the hospital.
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Inmate allegedly attempted to climb through ceiling tiles at Maine Medical Center

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An inmate tried to escape custody while at Maine Medical Center by attempting to climb through the ceiling tiles while in restraints. According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, just before 9 a.m. Tuesday the inmate, identified as 25-year-old Lucas Raine, tried to escape by climbing through the ceiling tiles while in a bathroom at Maine Med.
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Amid fiddlehead season, concerns rise over PFAS contamination

MAINE, Maine — Fiddlehead season in Maine is in full swing, but there are growing concerns whether the foraging delicacy harvested on or near land flagged for contamination from PFAS chemicals are safe to eat. Susan Lettre wrote us and asked: "With all the news about PFAS in our...
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Maine gas prices reach record high

MAINE, USA — Maine has set a new record high for the price of a gallon of gas in the state. According to AAA, the average cost per gallon has risen to $4.61. Maine's average price is now higher than the national average, which is $4.52 for a gallon of gas.
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