- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine will get nearly $1 million from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gather data on violent deaths in the state.

Attorney General Janet Mills says the money will allow the state to gather data using the National Violent Death Reporting System over the next five years. The money will help the state collect information about links between domestic abuse, homicide and suicide.

Maine will receive $194,347 each year for five years. The state will compare its data with similar information from Vermont. Recently retired Chief Medical Examiner Margaret Greenwald and University of Maine professor Marcella Sorg will lead the effort.

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