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Car Hits Pedestrian in Rockland, Police Investigating

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 hours ago

Police in Rockland say a pedestrian was struck by a car Friday night.

The crash happened on Camden Street, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Details are scarce right now.

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Regulators Reject Addition Of River Herring To Fishing Plan

Updated 13 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators say a plan to extend greater conservation protections to river herring is not necessary at this time.

The New England Fishery Management Council recently considered a plan to bring river herring and shad under a federal management plan that controls the fishing of Atlantic herring. The council rejected the idea on Thursday.

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Cushing Couple Plead in Case of Man Nearly Beaten to Death in Warren

Catherine Pegram

Updated 13 hours ago

A couple from Cushing who nearly beat a man to death in Warren agreed to a plea deal that will have them go to jail next year.

21-year-old Dalton Cross and 19-year-old Amber St. Pierre pleaded no contest to assault.

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Round Two of Winter Weather Moves In

John Krinjak

Updated 14 hours ago

The snow has made for a very messy evening commute.

State police in Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth are all reporting slide offs, but no major accidents so far.

With snow and wind picking up overnight, conditions are expected to only get worse.

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Plow Crews “Adjust” For Snow Falls

Tania Morales

Updated 13 hours ago

Plow crews sometimes work a full 24 hours before calling it a day, but for most, it’s become second nature.

“It’s part of the job. It’s not easy. We do have an experienced crew. We have a very good crew and they just always make it work for us,” says Dana Wardwell, Bangor’s Director of Public Works.

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Dog Days of Winter Coming to Brownville

John Krinjak

Updated 14 hours ago

Brownville will look more like the Alaskan tundra this weekend, as hundreds of dogs race through the snow.

The Brownville Dog Days of Winter and Sled Dog Race takes place Saturday.

About 20 teams of mushers and dogs are expected.

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Dedham Students Enjoy “Super” Afternoon Before Big Game

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 14 hours ago

Super Bowl excitement has reached a fever pitch.

Students from the Dedham School will be pulling for the Patriots Sunday.

Friday, they enjoyed an afternoon of football themed activities in anticipation of the big game.

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Homebuyers Learn How to get Dream Home on a Budget

Updated 15 hours ago

If you’re in the market for a new home, the Augusta Civic Center is the place to be this weekend.
Townsquare Media is hosting its 27th Annual Maine State Manufactured Housing Show.
“We bring in double wides and single wides and kind of talk about our products. What describe the homes we offer and have a financial consultant from Pine View here,” says Trish Ayer.

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Readfield Man Indicted on Burglary, Theft Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 15 hours ago

A Readfield man has been charged with burglarizing a state transportation department construction site in Augusta.

The Kennebec District Attorney says 35-year-old Shawn Michaud broke into the DOT site and stole four spools of copper wire in September.

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Investigators Say Whitefield Fire Was Accidental

Updated 16 hours ago

Investigators say a burning rope caused a fire Tuesday that destroyed a home on the Mills Road in Whitefield.

They say a boy was burning that rope while making a dog leash and sat it down near combustibles in a bedroom. When he left the room, those items caught fire.

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Bangor Man Charged for Assaulting Woman with Razor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 14 hours ago

A Bangor man was in court Friday for assaulting a woman.

Police say a 20-year-old woman approached an officer late Monday night with injuries that include razor blade cuts. She claimed Gabriel Estela threatened her with a gun, punched her and squeezed her throat.

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Man Who Admitted to Guilford Robbery Charged in Ripley Chase, Theft

Catherine Pegram

Updated 14 hours ago

A man who admitted to robbing a pharmacy in Guilford has been formally charged in connection with a high speed chase in Ripley last summer that ended when he rolled a stolen truck.

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Monson Man Indicted on Dozen Charges Related to Domestic Violence

Catherine Pegram

Updated 19 hours ago

A man from Monson was indicted Thursday on a dozen charges related to domestic violence.

36-year-old Jared Clawson is charged with domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing and unlawful sexual contact, among other counts.

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Bucksport Mill Sale Finalized

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 14 hours ago

The  former Verso mill in Bucksport officially has a new owner.

The town’s economic development director confirms the deal is done to sell the property to a scrap metal company in Canada.

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Former Verso Mill Officially Has New Owner for Bucksport Property

Catherine Pegram

Updated 13 hours ago

The former Verso mill in Bucksport officially has a new owner.

The town’s economic development director confirms the deal is done to sell the property to a scrap metal company in Canada.

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“Fathers Only” Support Group

Tania Morales

Updated 22 hours ago

A group called “Gear Parent Network” is giving fathers of children with behavioral health needs a chance to get support from other men in similar circumstances.

The “ME Dads Who Care” Support Group will meet at Bangor’s Acadia Hospital on Thursday, February 12th, and at Augusta’s Crisis and Counseling Center on Tuesday, February 24th.

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Judge Dismisses Pregnant Woman’s Lawsuit

Updated 23 hours ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state of Maine by a pregnant mental health worker who was stabbed by a patient at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center.

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Author Stephen King Visits Florida To Support Libraries

Updated 24 hours ago

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Author Stephen King came to southwest Florida to support local libraries.

The Library Foundation supporting the Manatee County Public Library System asked King to speak Thursday at an annual author event. The Herald reports that $200 tickets for King’s talk sold out, and the foundation met its $10,000 fundraising goal. The money will help fund a new library computer system.

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Maine Flu Cases Triple Over Last Flu Season

Updated 24 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — There has been triple the number of confirmed cases of the flu in Maine so far this season when compared to the same time last year.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says Maine has seen 2,322 confirmed cases of influenza as of last Sunday. Last year on the same date there were 765 cases.

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Man Convicted Of Double Slaying Denied Parental Rights

Updated 24 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A man convicted of killing the mother of his four children and one of his friends has lost his appeal to regain parental rights.

Joel Hayden had appealed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court seeking to regain parental rights while he serves two life sentences for killing Renee Sandora and Trevor Mills at Sandora’s New Gloucester home in 2011. The 33-year-old Hayden, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, shot the victims in front of his 7-year-old son.

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