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Two defendants in two high-profile homicides are due for change-of-plea hearings this week according to US News.

Andrew Balcer spoke with Centralmaine.com writer Betsy Adams for an interview. Balcer is accused of killing is parents two years ago at the family home in Winthrop.

Flooding dangers in North Carolina as Florence death toll over 10 according to Weather.com.

Farmers are having issues with squirrels nibbling on their crops  and destroying it bite marks according to US News.

Mainers being asked to gather old and unusable pesticides and register to dispose of them safely according to US News.

Skowhegan is considering an art project that would put sculptures in the Kennebec River that  fire braziers according to US News. More from centralmaine.com.

Veterans Memorial Park in Lewiston is about to foot Corsair A-7 attack bomber to go along with the jeep, a 5-inch rotating gun, an anchor, and a shell from the USS Maine according to US News.

Southern Maine Community College has reopened a residence hall where they found some mold according to US News.