Daily Archives: February 8, 2013

Multi-Car Accident Backs up Traffic on I-295 in Cumberland

Updated 2 years ago

Maine State Police are on the scene of a major crash on Interstate 295.Police said at least 19 cars were involved in the crash southbound near the Falmouth spur.Police said I-295 southbound is closed at the scene of the crash.Drivers should avoid the area.News 8 has a crew headed to the scene.Police said there are numerous slideoffs on the Maine Turnpike as well.

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Update: South Thomaston Road Reopened

Updated 2 years ago

A single vehicle accident in South Thomaston sent one person to the hospital Friday morning.A car hit a pole on the waterman beach road bringing down the pole and lines.The road was closed for about an hour as crews cleared the roadway.One person in the vehicle was taken to Penobscot Medical Center with unknown injuries.No names or conditions of people involved were released.

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Former Chelsea Selectwoman Reportedly Received Workers Comp

Updated 2 years ago

A former Chelsea selectwoman facing federal extortion, tax evasion and fraud charges has reportedly received federal workers compensation payments of $50,000 a year. Carole Swan has pleaded not guilty to charges she use her official position to extort $20,000 from a local construction company. She’s also accused of fraudulently charging the town more twice as much for a project than it cost her husband’s construction company to do the work. Court documents obtained by the Kennebec Journal, through a public records request show Swan has received the workers comp payments for an arm and shoulder injury she sustained while working for the U.S. Postal Service in 1997. The newspaper reports that federal prosecutors are seeking the return of at least $150,000 of the payments as part of the court case. Swan’s attorney had no comment.

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South Thomaston Road Closed

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 years ago

Waterman Beach Road in South Thomaston is closed due to a car crash. Local fire fighters tell us a car hit a utility pole, knocking down wires. One person was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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Thursday High School Basketball Highlights And Scores

Updated 2 years ago

BOYS BASKETBALL Acadia Christian 60, Greater Portland Christian 33 Ashland Community 53, Van Buren District 45 Bangor 68, Brewer 53 Bangor Christian 57, Penobscot Valley 36 Boothbay Region 72, Wiscasset 58 Brunswick 63, Mt. Ararat 50 Calais 75, Woodland 44 Cape Elizabeth 54, Greely 46 Central Aroostook 66, Katahdin 59 Cheverus 56, South Portland 51 Cony 51, Erskine Academy 47 Deering 37, Portland 30 Dirigo 71, Mountain Valley 41 Falmouth 69, Yarmouth 35 Foxcroft Academy 64, Piscataquis Community 32 Hampden Academy 65, Messalonskee 46 Lawrence 67, Skowhegan Area 46 Maranacook Community 64, Gardiner Area 54 Medomak Valley 59, Lincoln Academy 43 Morse 61, Leavitt Area 48 Mount Desert Island 62, Ellsworth 50 Mount View 52, Belfast Area 47 Nokomis Regional 35, Maine Central Institute 34 Oak Hill 43, Monmouth Academy 36 Oceanside (Coop) 66, Camden Hills Regional 59 Old Town 73, Washington Academy 72 Oxford Hills Comprehensive 55, Mt. Blue 51 Shead 70, Narraguagus 56 Spruce Mountain COOP (Jay/Livermore Falls) 75, Telstar Regional 45 Thornton Academy 65, Biddeford 43 Waterville Senior 76, Winslow 61 Waynflete 80, Sacopee Valley 31 Winthrop 53, Hall-Dale 35 York 69, Wells 62 GIRLS BASKETBALL Bangor 56, Brewer 36 Belfast Area 57, Mount View 42 Cape Elizabeth 41, Greely 36 Central 43, George Stevens 30 Cheverus 61, Portland 28 Cony 59, Erskine Academy 35 Deer Isle-Stonington 51, Jonesport-Beals 42 Dexter Regional 43, Orono 39 Fort Fairfield 40, Central Aroostook 39 Foxcroft Academy 45, Piscataquis Community 44 Fryeburg Academy 57, Poland Regional/Whittier 55 Gardiner Area 56, Maranacook Community 44 Greater Portland Christian 23, Acadia Christian 7 Hampden Academy 48, Messalonskee 41 Hermon 51, John Bapst Memorial 44 Lawrence 71, Skowhegan Area 67 Lee Academy 54, Penquis Valley 50 Lincoln Academy 45, Medomak Valley 36 Madison Area Memorial 51, Carrabec 42 Mattanawcook Academy 36, Houlton 28 McAuley (Catherine) 53, South Portland 11 Morse 55, Leavitt Area 52 Mount Desert Island 44, Ellsworth 35 Mt. Ararat 54, Brunswick 20 Mt. Blue 49, Oxford Hills Comprehensive 38 Nokomis Regional 51, Maine Central Institute 33 Oceanside (Coop) 63, Camden Hills Regional 38 Old Town 35, Washington Academy 33 Penobscot Valley 63, Bangor Christian 34 Presque Isle 85, Caribou 34 Richmond 53, Kents Hill 33 Stearns 60, Schenck 56 Sumner Memorial 53, Bucksport 38 Thornton Academy 61, Biddeford 17 Waterville Senior 32, Winslow 26 York 53, Wells 43

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