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'Hermit' nabbed after 27 years — and 1,000 burglaries — in woods of Maine

Christopher Knight - NBC News

A hermit who lived in the woods of Maine for 27 years was arrested breaking into a camp and admitted to more than 1,000 burglaries, police said Wednesday. Christopher Knight left home when he was 19 and his family never reported him missing.


Maine Zumba teacher pleads guilty to prostitution

A dance instructor accused of using her Zumba fitness studio as a front for prostitution pleaded guilty Friday to 20 counts in a scandal that captivated a quiet seaside town. The plea agreement spares Alexis Wright from the prospect of a high-profile trial featuring sex videos, exhibitionism and pornography, and more than a thousand texts and emails detailing the operation. Prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of 10 months.


Maine town rejects mandatory gun ownership

Maine Gun Control

Voters in a small Maine town unanimously rejected a proposal on Monday that would have required every household to own a firearm and ammunition.


Missing teen skier kept warm by building snow cave

Missing Teen Skier

A teenage skier who went missing two days ago on Maine's Sugarloaf Mountain sheltered himself from the elements by building an igloo, authorities said. He was found Tuesday morning by a snowmobiling firefighter.


Guy finds rare 1865 baseball card worth upwards of $500K in a photo album bought in an antique store for less than $100

Six-figure bids are expected when a rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a rural Maine yard sale is auctioned. Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford is holding an auction Wednesday evening that includes a card depicting the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club. The card isn't the same as a modern-day baseball card, which became common in the 1880s. Rather, it's an original photograph from 1865 mounted on a card, showing nine players and a manager.


Maine man, 74, held in deaths of teenage tenants

Tenants Shot in Maine

A 74-year-old Maine man was charged in the shooting deaths of two tenants inside an apartment he rented out at his home, and detectives are investigating whether the violence is connected to a landlord-tenant dispute, state police said Sunday....


Gay couple first to tie knot in Maine

A chorus of whoops and cheers greeted Steven Bridges and Michael Snell as they exited City Hall in Portland, Maine, early Saturday as the first same-sex couple to wed under a new law.


The Caucus: Another Key Republican Senator Expresses Concern Over Rice

Senator Susan Collins of Maine, expressed doubts on Wednesday over the Obama administration's handling of the attack in Libya, further clouding Susan E. Rice's prospects as secretary of state.


Independent King sides with Senate Democrats to bolster their majority

In a widely expected move, independent Senator-elect Angus King of Maine announced Wednesday that he will join the Democratic Senate caucus, bringing the Democrats to a 55-senator majority in the new Congress, which convenes in January.


Maine and Maryland Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage

Jubilant gay rights advocates called the results a historic turning point, a sign that public opinion is shifting in their direction.


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