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Changes On The Horizon In Welfare Programs

Updated 3 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration plans to move forward next month with new rules requiring food stamp users to have a job and some welfare recipients to be drug tested to continue receiving benefits.

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VIDEO: Corinna Pit Bulls Attack Neighbor Dog

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 16 hours ago

Corinna Caron says she wasn’t home Friday night when security cameras captured five pit bulls mauling her basset hound, Elvis.

“When we got here, they had Elvis in the garage. His ears were bleeding, his neck was bleeding,” Caron said Monday.

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State Police Looking for Marijuana Thieves Impersonating Law Enforcement

Erica Stapleton

Updated 16 hours ago

 

State Police are asking the public for help in identifying three men involved in an armed robbery of medical marijuana plants in Winterport.

These photos are from a surveillance camera.  Police are not releasing the location.

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UPDATE : Woodville Man Killed In Saturday Stand Off

Wayne Harvey

Updated 16 hours ago

Three law enforcement officers are on paid administrative leave after a Woodville man was shot and killed Saturday during a standoff in Chester.

The standoff began Saturday morning when residents reported a man walking along Route 116 in Chester carrying a knife.

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Plea Change in Murder Case

Wayne Harvey

Updated 16 hours ago

A mother charged in the murder of her 2 and a half year old daughter changed her plea and will go on trial next month.

Leanna Norris pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and waived her right to a jury trial.

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Man Arrested For Corinth Bank Break In

Wayne Harvey

Updated 24 hours ago

 

A member of a cleaning service going to work last Friday called police to report a burglary at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union in Corinth.

A man reportedly wearing a ski mask took off on a bicycle when Maine State Police arrived.

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Gov. LePage Will Participate in Debates

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 day ago

Governor LePage says he will be participating in 5 scheduled debates before election day.

The governor had previously said he would not do any debates with his opponents Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud and Independent candidate Eliot Cutler.

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Greenville Benefit Honors Journalist James Foley Killed by ISIS

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

“His work was tremendous and his legacy is all the people that he’s touched, all the good will that he’s left behind.”

That’s what Bill Foley says of his nephew Jim, who many now know as video journalist James Foley.  His name made headlines after a video released showed his brutal beheading by terrorist group ISIS in August.

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Police ID Victims in Deadly Livermore Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

Investigators believe a Livermore man fell asleep at the wheel just before a crash that left two dead, Saturday.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says 27-year-old Matthew Bussiere was driving North on Federal Road Saturday when his SUV crossed the center line and hit a minivan.

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Students Camp Out To Raise Awareness of Homelessness

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

This park in Dexter is a veritable tent city-well, box city-on this September night.

“You can sleep without a box, I do it, but most people bring boxes. It makes it a little warmer,” said high school junior Alanna Page.

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Bangor Organizations Rally for Peace

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

People for peace in all areas of life descended on the Bangor waterfront to spread awareness, Saturday.

A week after hundreds of thousands of people marched to New York City to bring attention to climate change, people in Maine are responding.

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UPDATE: Police ID Man Shot and Kill Man in Chester

Updated 2 days ago

State police have identified the man who was shot and killed Saturday by troopers during a standoff in Chester.

Authorities say 34-year-old Shad Gerken of Woodville cut game warden, Sargent Ronald Dunham, with a knife, although the injury wasn’t serious.

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Fall Fun at Thunder Road Farm in Corinna

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

Forget about falling into fall. At Thunder Road Farm in Corinna, you can bounce into it.

Kindergarteners from Dover-Foxcroft enjoyed the beautiful day at Thunder Road Farm.

They bounced on the jumping pillow, boarded the cow train, and hopped aboard the hay ride.

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Belfast Volunteers Join International Coastal Cleanup

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

Crashing waves on the Belfast coastline wouldn’t be quite as beautiful if they carried trash with them.

“Trash is an eye sore and Maine has a very big tourism competent to its economy, so nobody is going to want to come to the beach or the shoreline if it’s riddled with trash,” Betty Hallman, with Ocean Conservancy.

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UMaine Farmington Hosts Panel Discussion On Ebola Outbreak

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 days ago

Friday, faculty at the University of Maine at Farmington hosted an informational roundtable discussion on the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Back in August, a plane transporting a United States aid worker with Ebola touched down in Bangor. It came from Liberia, bringing her back to the U.S. for special treatment of the virus.

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Old Town Mill’s Application for Assistance Denied

Updated 4 days ago

More bad news for 200 workers who lost their jobs at Old Town Fuel and Fiber.

The U.S. Department of Labor has ruled the import of materials, and foreign competiton, did not contribute to the job losses.

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Car Collides With Newburgh School Bus, Children Unharmed

Updated 4 days ago

A collision in Newburgh between a car and a school bus sent two people to the hospital.

None of the children on the bus were hurt.

Troopers say 30-year-old Andrew Jacobson was driving on Kennebec Road Friday morning with his grandmother, 79-year-old Marion Veino.

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Police Search for Cumberland Farms Robbery Suspect

Updated 4 days ago

A man with his face covered by a bandana, carrying a gun reportedly robbed a convenience store in Augusta early Friday morning.

According to police a man described as younger looking, weight 130 to 165 pounds went into the Cumberland Farms on Mount Vernon Avenue and demanded money from the employee.

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What Goes Around Comes Around in Times of Need

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

At fourteen, a man from Glenburn, his single mother, and siblings lost everything they owned in a fire.

They lived in Connecticut at the time.

The Salvation Army got them back on their feet, now they want to give back.

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Black Sentenced in Cliff-Fall Attempted Murder

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

“The sentence I am going to impose Mr. Black, is a sentence of 25 years with all but 10 years suspended.”

71-year-old Charles Black is going to prison for the attempted murder of his then-wife Lisa Zahn in 2011.

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