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Senator Angus King Continues to Caucus with Democrats

Updated 3 months ago

Senator Angus King says he will continue to caucus with Democrats despite the party losing control of the Senate.

The Independent made the announcement Wednesday afternoon outside his home in Brunswick.

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Power Outage Update

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

For the forth day crews are busy restoring power after the weekend’s heavy hitting snow storm.

Emera Maine reports as of 4pm Wednesday, about 12,700 customers are still without power.

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Regional Health Leaders Prep for Ebola

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

Preparedness is the name of the game for area hospitals’ defense against Ebola.

“A lot of education, a lot of evaluation of equipment, a lot of keeping people updated on what’s happening in the state,” says Mary Prybylo, CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare.

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Cain: Congress is Still Broken

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

Emily Cain was the Democrat challenging Republican Bruce Poliquin for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

Tuesday night she said the race was too close to call– Wednesday morning she conceded in an email.

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Two Women Wanted for Questioning In Stabbing Incident

Updated 3 months ago

Police are looking for two Waterville women they say were involved in a stabbing last night.

23 year old Carissa Butkewicz and 20 year old Tiffany Glidden are wanted for questioning.

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Man Charged with Fatal Stabbing in Bangor Pleads Guilty

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

A former Eastern Maine Community College student charged with fatally stabbing a man in Bangor last year plead guilty to manslaughter in court today.

24-year-old Akeem Harris reached a plea agreement with the state, which dismissed the initial murder charge in the death of 30 year old Thomas Taylor.

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Emily Cain Concedes Congressional District 2 Race to Bruce Poliquin

Updated 3 months ago

Emily Cain, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Maine’s Second Congressional District today issued the following statement.

“From the bottom of my heart I want to thank my family and friends, my campaign staff, supporters, and the volunteers who worked so hard and believed in our positive message of bringing people together to solve problems and move Maine forward.

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Poliquin Showing Lead, AP Yet to Call 2nd CD

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

Republican Bruce Poliquin is showing a lead as results continue to be tabulated in the race for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.

While some outlets have called the race for Poliquin, the Associated Press is still yet to do so.

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Michaud Concedes to Gov. LePage

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Democrat Mike Michaud (MEE’-shoh) has conceded defeat in Maine’s heated three-way governor’s race, handing outspoken Republican Gov. Paul LePage a second term.

LePage faced Michaud, a six-term Democratic congressman Mike and independent attorney Eliot Culter on Tuesday in a race dominated by debates on issues like health care and the economy.

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LePage And Michaud Locked In Tight Race

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud are locked in a tight race for Maine governor.

Independent Eliot Cutler conceded defeat Tuesday, telling supporters in Portland that he hopes whoever wins the race “will be a governor for all Maine people.”

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Election 2014: State House Contested Races

Updated 3 months ago

Associated Press Update

District 1

1 of 1 precincts – 100 percent

x-Deane Rykerson, Dem (i) 2,117 – 60 percent
Jeffrey Pelletier, GOP 1,411 – 40 percent

District 2

3 of 3 precincts – 100 percent

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Election 2014: State Senate Contested Races

Updated 3 months ago

Associated Press Update

District 1

35 of 35 precincts – 100 percent

Peter Edgecomb, GOP 7,841 – 53 percent
Charles Theriault, Dem 7,043 – 47 percent

District 2

50 of 50 precincts – 100 percent

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Democrat Pingree Re-Elected To Congress

Updated 3 months ago

 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree has easily won election to her fourth term in a low-key campaign in Maine’s 1st Congressional District.

Pingree had faced challenges from Republican Issac Misiuk and independent Richard Murphy. Misiuk received little financial help from his party. Murphy pledged to defend the U.S. Constitution.

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UPDATED: Election 2014: Local Race Results

Updated 3 months ago

Augusta Mayor

Willam Dowling – 2,982

David Rollins – 4,244

Augusta City Council-Ward 1

Linda Conti – 935

Stanley Koski – 321

Mary May-Wescott – 342

Augusta- Question 1 (New Fire Station)

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GOP U.S. Sen. Susan Collins Easily Wins 4th Term

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has brushed aside a challenge by Democrat Shenna Bellows to win a fourth term.

Collins is the last moderate Republican from New England in Congress. She has remained popular in a state where independents comprise the largest voting bloc.

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Cain Casts Vote in Orono

Tania Morales

Updated 3 months ago

Poliquin’s rival for congress, Democrat Emily Cain, cast her vote in Orono today.

Cain says she’s been a long time voter in Orono, but seeing her name on the ballot this time around was special.

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Preschoolers Cast Vote in Hampden

Tania Morales

Updated 3 months ago

Highland preschoolers concentrated on the choices during their election Tuesday.

The candidates – chocolate, chocolate chip and honey teddy grahams.

“My tummy says yummy,” says 4 year old, Eli Marquis.

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Lubec Woman Dies in Storm Related Crash

Updated 3 months ago

A Lubec woman was killed Sunday night in what state police say was the only fatal motor vehicle crash from the weekend’s storm.

Police say 28 year old Danielle Moores died after her vehicle left the road on Route 189 in Trescott.

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Man Arrested Following Police Pursuit From Bangor to Old Town

Updated 3 months ago

An Old Town man was arrested at the end of what police say was a fourteen mile chase that began in Bangor.

Bangor police say they made a traffic stop on 14th Street Monday night when a car sped past them.

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Fire Marshal To Investigate Springfield Blaze

Wayne Harvey

Updated 3 months ago

Crews from five towns were called out to battle a Tuesday morning fire at a house in Springfield, truck drivers going by reported the blaze around 4 am.

When they arrived the flames were coming out of the back of the house.

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