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Police in Maine say they've interviewed more than 100 people about a park brawl that led to a man's death.

Thirty-eight-year-old Donald Giusti died from injuries suffered in the June 12 fight in Lewiston. Police say Thursday they've been reviewing surveillance photos and evidence from the scene, in addition to interviewing dozens of people.

Police say they're also still reviewing the circumstances that led to the brawl, which they've characterized as a street fight involving teenagers.

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A class-action lawsuit aims to recoup alleged overbilling of Central Maine Power (CMP) customers last winter.

The lawsuit filed Thursday adds to the woes for the state's largest electric utility. CMP already is facing dual investigations over complaints of overbilling, one by the Maine Public Utilities Commission and another by an independent auditor.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine - Residents in South Portland, Maine, say a power company should move rather than complete a planned substation expansion near the Fore River.
 
Residents say they want Central Maine Power Co. to reconsider non-transmission alternatives, such as local solar power. The Portland Press Herald reports about 20 residents and city officials attended an information session Wednesday where CMP described plans to expand the Cape Substation.
 

PORTLAND, Maine - Federal prosecutors say a Maine ambulance company is entering into a settlement with the federal government and the state to resolve allegations of submitting false claims to Medicare.
 
U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank says County Ambulance of Ellsworth has agreed to pay nearly $17,000 in the civil settlement agreement. The company was accused of submitting the false claims to Medicare and MaineCare from January 2015 to April 2016.
 

BOOTHBAY, Maine  - Maine's governor and first lady are pocketing a tidy profit - $182,500 - from the sale of their home in Boothbay.

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland is going to continue its jobs-for-panhandlers program thanks to donations from more than a dozen businesses.
 
The Portland Press Herald reports that the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce delivered a check for $13,000, enough to fund the crew for 10 weeks.
 
The city launched the Portland Opportunity Crew last year to reduce panhandling on city streets, which has generated complaints from businesses, residents and visitors alike. The program restarted in May with leftover money, but those funds would dry up in July.
 

WESTBROOK, Maine - A lightning strike has damaged key equipment at a Maine dairy farm, and officials say they may lose thousands of gallons of milk.
 
The Portland Press Herald reports lightning hit Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook during a passing storm Tuesday.
 
Farm officials say the strike damaged controls required by the federal government to monitor pasteurization.
 

The Trump administration is complying with a court order to turn over documents from the voting integrity commission to Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap.

A spokesperson for Dunlap says the U.S. Department of Justice sent out the materials on Wednesday, the deadline set by a federal judge. The spokesperson says Dunlap's lawyers will review the documents before any of the materials are publicly released.

The judge last month rejected the administration's contention that Dunlap, a Democrat, is no longer entitled to documents because the panel was disbanded.

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The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have appeared at a news conference, entering to applause from the media and classmates.
 
The boys put on a quick demonstration of their ball-handling skills in a special miniature soccer field set up in the hall where they are meeting the media on Wednesday.
 
They then hugged their friends before taking seats up front with doctors and others who helped them during their ordeal.
 

LISBON, Maine - Two tourists who became trapped in an elevator accidently called the wrong Lisbon police department for help.
 
Dispatcher Cathy Roy told WCSH-TV Tuesday she was working at the Lisbon Police Department in Maine a few weeks ago when she received a call from the trapped tourists. The only problem was they were in Lisbon, Portugal.
 
Roy says the two women had pressed the elevators' emergency button for help. No one answered, so the women searched online for "Lisbon Police'' and called the first number listed.
 

Friends of a Maine woman who was stabbed to death outside a downtown Lewiston laundromat say she was stalked.

Police have charged 76-year-old Albert Flick with murder in the death of 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie. Police say her 11-year-old twins witnessed the Sunday morning attack.

Two of Dobbie's friends tell the Sun Journal that Flick became upset and began stalking their friend when she turned down his romantic advances. It's not known if Flick has a lawyer. He's due for his first court appearance on Wednesday.

A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology.

The Portland Press Herald reports Washington-based technology firm INRIX announced Tuesday Portland would help pilot the AV Road Rules program.

INRIX says the software communicates local traffic rules to autonomous vehicles. The cars will also transfer information on things like potholes while human operators ride along.

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Several candidates say the Maine governor's latest push to hold up over $1 million in budgeted public campaign funding "flies in the face of common sense" and legal precedent.

In briefs filed Monday, an advocacy group and 11 candidates argued that the governor is reducing political speech that will decide this November's election.

Gov. LePage and finance chief Alec Porteous are defending LePage's refusal to sign financial orders to release money due to over 120 legislative candidates and one gubernatorial hopeful through June.

Heavy rain is making its way through much of northern New England.

The National Weather Service says there's a flash flood watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through the evening for the area of York, Maine, and in much of southeastern New Hampshire.

Storms were moving through the region Tuesday.

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Maine incumbents have retained their fundraising advantages months ahead of November federal races.

Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin reported Sunday a war chest of $2.6 million through June, while Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree reported about $685,000 on hand.

Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King reported $2.4 million in cash through late May.

Democratic Assistant Leader Jared Golden has raised $1.1 million to unseat Poliquin.

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