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We've already got a lot going for us but this just levelled our state up. Pizza is an iconic food staple that has been practiced to perfection and served for decades. The world is full of different ways to make a pie and in my opinion, they're all delicious, but Maine has stood out in the Pizza world.
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Local News 03/21/23
(Topsham) Authorities have released details of Sunday’s Amber Alert, along with an arrest warrant for 29 yo Danielle Dyer. Dyer is accused of taking her biological daughter, 11 yo Jaiden Morrison, from DHHS custody during a supervised visit in Topsham with Jaiden’s foster care guardians. During an investigation, police learned Dyer has a substance use disorder and would be travelling to the Lewiston area to find drugs. An Amber Alert was issued at 10:46 p.m. Sunday. About 15 minutes later, police received a call from a woman saying Dyer had left Jaiden at her Auburn apartment, where she was found unharmed and the Amber Alert cancelled. Anyone with information on Dyer’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Topsham Police Department.
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