Ex-York Hospital nurse charged with stealing drugs

YORK, Maine (AP) - A former nurse at York Hospital has been charged with stealing narcotic drugs from the hospital for her personal use.

Police say 45-year-old Nicolle Dauphinee of Kennebunkport was summoned to court next month to face a charge of stealing drugs.

Authorities say Dauphinee stole hydromorphone, a narcotic painkiller, intended for patients, and injected herself at work.

The hospital alerted police on Sept. 15 that it suspected an employee of stealing drugs.

Police say the nurse stole the drugs from June until September. The hospital has fired her.

Woman killed in tractor trailer accident on the turnpike in Kittery.

KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- One woman was killed Thursday afternoon on the Maine Turnpike after she was involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer.

State Police said a tractor trailer crashed through guardrails, crossed the median, and collided head-on with an oncoming SUV at mile 2 of the Maine Turnpike. 59-year-old Christine Anderson of Smithfield, Rhode Island, was driving the SUV. Anderson died instantly.

Police are questioning the driver of the truck, which was hauling paper products.

One of the three northbound lanes of the turnpike was still closed Thursday afternoon as Maine State Police investigate the crash.

Navy prison redevelopment plan moving forward

KITTERY, Maine (AP) -- The Navy says it has received more than one proposal in its latest attempt to enlist the private sector to redevelop the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's shuttered prison.

But officials aren't providing details as they continue to evaluate them.

The Navy is trying for a third time to breathe life back to life the fortress-like structure that has priceless views of the Atlantic Ocean, but needs millions of dollars of repairs.

Former Marine Corps guards who'll gather at the prison on Thursday for a reunion are interested in the proposal.

Car crashes into business in Kittery


(NEWS CENTER) -- Kittery Police said a car hit Cuts by Courtney on Shapleigh Road in Kittery Thursday.

Police, EMS, and fire were at the scene.

No one was injured.

Emu catches Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Maine

YORK, Maine (AP) -- Maine officials say three York County mosquito pools tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and an emu in Cumberland County has the disease.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the three pools bring the total number of positive tests to four in 2014. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the emu is located in the Sebago Lake region. Authorities say the emu had not been vaccinated against the disease.

Biden: We'll follow terrorists to 'gates of hell'

KITTERY, Maine (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says America will follow the terrorists who have killed two journalists "to the gates of hell."

Speaking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, Biden said Wednesday that the Islamic State militant group responsible for beheading Americans James Foley and Steven Sotloff won't intimidate the United States.

Biden said the American people "are so much stronger, so much more resolved" than any enemy can understand. He says the U.S. won't stop until the militants are brought to justice.

Biden said: "Hell is where they'll reside."

A videotape showing Sotloff's slaying was broadcast Tuesday, two weeks after the same group released a video showing Foley's slaying.

The militants said the killings were in response to U.S. airstrikes against the group in Iraq.

Police: Maine man assaulted police dog

YORK, Maine (AP) -- A 22-year-old Maine man is in custody facing charges he assaulted a state police dog.

Andrew Leeman of Westbrook faces charges of assault, refusing to submit to arrest, interference with a law enforcement dog, and animal cruelty. State police say they apprehended Leeman near the Buxton-Hollis town line on Friday.

Police say Leeman faced warrants for his arrest for violation of bail conditions and operating after revocation. State police used the dog to apprehend Leeman after he fled from officers.

A York County Jail spokeswoman says Leeman remains in custody at the jail on $1,000 cash bail. A jail spokesman says he appeared in court on Friday and his next court date has yet to be set. He also faces charges for absconding from probation in Florida.