A dog went missing in Massachusetts 8 months ago. Then he turned up 175 miles away in Maine.

No one will ever know how Kaiser, a 5-year-old king shepherd, made his way from Ashby, Massachusetts, to South Paris over the past eight months, but Tom Wollcott and his two small children don’t really care. They’re just enjoying their first weekend back together again.

Kaiser disappeared in late June 2018 after jumping over a 6-foot wall at the home of a woman who was caring for him, Wollcott said Sunday.

Leader of Maine’s state lobster marketing group steps down

The leader of a state lobster marketing group in Maine is stepping down from his post.

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative executive director Matt Jacobson will resign from his position on Feb. 25. The Portland Press Herald reports the lobster marketing board plans to start a search for Jacobson’s replacement right away.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg expected back on Supreme Court bench Tuesday

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is expected to sit for a U.S. Supreme Court argument Tuesday for the first time since she had surgery in December to remove cancerous masses from one of her lungs.

Ginsburg’s presence will be a relief to liberals worried about the prospect that the 85-year-old justice might have to resign and give President Donald Trump a third Supreme Court vacancy to fill.

Massachusetts teen dies in snowmobile crash in central Maine

A Massachusetts teen died Saturday night after his snowmobile crashed in Poland.

Troy Marden, 17, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, was riding a snowmobile on Thompson Lake about 10:50 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a corner in the road, struck a snowbank and was ejected, according to Lt. Daniel Menard of the Maine Warden Service.

The rider of another snowmobile behind him stopped and attempted to render first aid before going for help, Menard said.

Marden died at the scene, Menard said.

Woman dies after being struck by snowmobile

A Norway woman died on Saturday afternoon after she was thrown from her snowmobile and then struck by another snowmobile.

Gracie Herrick Onofrio, 52, was riding a snowmobile on Pennessweewassee Lake, also known as Norway Lake, in Norway when it hit a snowbank on a plowed road, causing the vehicle to go airborne and throwing Onofrio from the snowmobile, according to Lt. Daniel Menard of the Maine Warden Service.

A second snowmobile in her party struck Onofrio, who died at the scene, Menard said.

Illinois warehouse shooting raises questions over gun permit checks

AURORA, Illinois — An initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers and wound six other people, including five responding police officers, at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant, authorities say.

Bill Weld defends decision to run against Trump, says Republicans ‘want to have no election’

Former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld on Sunday defended his decision to pursue a 2020 Republican primary challenge against President Donald Trump, saying in an interview on ABC News’ “This Week” that he is acting in the best interests of the country.

“I think the Republicans in Washington want to have no election, basically. I don’t think that would be very good for the country,” Weld told host Martha Raddatz.

Weld announced his decision in New Hampshire on Friday, becoming the first high-profile challenge to Trump’s re-election bid.


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