Today’s Top Stories

Girl Struck By Car While Walking in Milford

Updated 3 days ago

A seventeen year old girl was struck by a car while walking on the Main Road in Milford this morning.

Deputies say they’d received several calls the girl was wandering into traffic.

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Delegation Implores FairPoint To Negotiate

Updated 3 days ago

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s congressional delegation has joined the governor in calling for FairPoint Communications to negotiate to end the two-month-old strike by about 1,700 workers.

U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch sent a letter to FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu Tuesday saying failure to reach a fair agreement with workers is not only hurting them but it is negatively affecting customers and the services it’s required to provide.

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Lobster Boat Catches Fire Near Crane Island

Updated 3 days ago

The Coast Guard responded to a lobster boat fire off of Vinalhaven Tuesday.

It was reported just after 1:00 PM near Crane Island.

We are told the two people aboard the “Midnight Rider” jumped overboard and were rescued from a nearby rock.

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Ex-prosecutor To Be Sentenced In Child Porn Case

Updated 3 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former top drug prosecutor who fled Maine after being convicted on child pornography charges is due to be sentenced.

James Cameron’s lawyer is seeking a 6½-year prison term Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. Federal sentencing guidelines could mean a term of more than 30 years.

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Orono Veazie Water District Trustees Consider Buying Water from Old Town

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Water quality concerns have prompted officials representing the Orono Veazie Water District to consider buying water from Old Town.

District Trustees discussed the proposal during a meeting at Orono High School Tuesday.

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Bill To Revert Resting Rules for Truck Drivers ‘Back to the Old Ways’

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill which included a measure by Senator Susan Collins to suspend two revisions made last year to rest laws for truck drivers.

Many drivers and companies are in favor of changing it back to the way things were, but others have some safety concerns.

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114-Year-Old Boat Being Restored in Rockland

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

This is Blackjack. The 114-year-old friendship sloop is the latest project at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland. What is a friendship sloop, you ask?

“A friendship sloop is originally a vessel designed to harvest lobsters before the age of the engine,” said Hugh Lane, site manager at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland.

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UPDATE: Judge Finds Mother Guilty of Killing 2-year-old Daughter

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

A judge in Bangor has found a woman guilty of murder for drugging and suffocating her 2-year-old daughter last year.

Testimony in the jury-waived trial wrapped up last month.

Justice Ann Murray ruled that 25-year-old Leanna Norris knew what she was doing when she set out to kill her daughter, Loh Grenda, and herself.

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Tow Truck Driver Charged After Striking Overpass

Updated 4 days ago

Just before 9 this morning, Augusta police responded to another incident involving an overheight commercial vehicle.

Police tell us that a flatbed wrecker carrying a box truck struck the I-95 Civic Center Drive overpass.

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Railroad Trestle Struck by Tractor Trailer

Updated 4 days ago

Augusta police have charged the driver of a tractor trailer with operating a vehicle over height limit after he struck a railroad trestle.

It happened on Water Street around 11:30 last night.

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T.A.Y.L.O.R. Foundation Meets With Lawmakers

Updated 4 days ago

Members of a foundation named for a Bucksport girl who was killed due to an inexperienced driver met with lawmakers in Augusta yesterday.

Members of the T.A.Y.L.O.R. Foundation met with State Senator Kimberley Rosen, the primary sponsor of “Taylor’s Law” at the State House.

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New Waste-to-Energy Facility Proposed in Hampden

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

A group managing the trash disposal needs of nearly 190 Maine towns wants to build a new, multi-million dollar, solid waste processing facility in Hampden.

Developers from the Municipal Review Community, or MRC, presented their plan to the Hampden Town Council Monday.

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Suspected Augusta Drug Dealer Accused of Assaulting Pregnant Woman

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

A suspected drug dealer from Augusta, accused of assaulting the mother of his unborn child, is behind bars.

18-year-old Stephon Davis is being held without bail at the Kennebec County Jail.

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Maine’s Gas, Heating Fuel Prices Continue to Drop

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

Mainers are saving money this holiday season as gas and heating prices continue to fall.

According to the Governor’s Energy Office’s weekly survey of heating fuel prices, “The statewide average for heating oil has dropped yet again and now it is $2.86 a gallon which is pretty extraordinary,” said Senior Planner for the Governor’s Energy Office Lisa Smith.

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Union Trying to Stop Sale of Bucksport Mill

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

A worker’s union filed a federal injunction against Verso Paper in Bucksport today, a move that could temporarily stop the sale of the mill.

The union is also asking the company to honor severance pay commitments to employees.

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Lawmakers Hoping State Dollars will Fund Cold-Case Squad

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

Two lawmakers are hoping to use state-dollars to help put Maine’s cold-case squad into action.

Governor LePage approved establishing the squad last year but, without federal funding, it didn’t take off.

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Arrest Made in Bucksport Pharmacy Robbery

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

A Bucksport man wanted in connection with a robbery at the Rite Aid pharmacy has been arrested.

Police tell TV5 that 44-year old Phillip Russell was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Orland.

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LePage Says ‘Mainers Have Spoken And We Have Listened’

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his focus during his final four-year term will be welfare reform, spending reform, lowering energy costs, and reducing the size of government.

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Lower Lobster Catch In 2014 Means Higher Prices

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster fishermen say the 2014 season appears to have resulted in a lower catch than the previous two years. That would mean slightly higher prices for consumers.

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Wreaths Across America Lays 200K Wreaths in Arlington

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

The Wreaths Across America convoy made its way to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia Saturday morning.

The largest veterans parade traveled from Maine to place wreaths on every fallen soldier’s grave.

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