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Rep. Poliquin Says Another Gov. Shutdown Would Be Failure

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Newly elected Congressman Bruce Poliquin has officially began representing Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.

In an interview on Saturday, Poliquin discussed the possibility of another government shutdown.

“We don’t want that to happen. That would be a failure of government. I’m down there to shake things up, to not conduct business as usual. We need to make sure that the house and senate to their job to make sure we fully fund those programs that need to be funded, and to eliminate waste, start addressing our debt issue and create jobs. So no, that would be a failure. I’m not in support of that at all,” Poliquin said.

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LePage Talks About New Budget Ideas

Updated 1 week ago

Governor LePage spoke out about some of his plans for his second term today.

He says he hopes to expand opportunity for all Mainers.

LePage addressed his newly-unveiled budget.

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Augusta Man Arrested & Released on Child Porn Charges

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

State Police say an Augusta man was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with possessing child porn.

41-year-old Randy Marquis was arrested at his home. State Police say a tip lead the Computer Crimes Unit to Marquis. Police found hundreds of illegal images of children on his computer.

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Waterville Man Reunited With Restaurant Workers Who Saved His Life

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

When a customer collapsed at a Waterville restaurant last month, a waitress and security guard rushed to his side and performed CPR.

Friday night, that man had the chance to thank the people he credits with saving his life.

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Bradford Family Reunited With Responders Who Helped Revive Newborn

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

A Bradford family was recently reunited with first responders who helped revive their newborn baby, after an earlier-than-expected birth.

“It was the scariest moment of our life and then all of a sudden it was the happiest moment of our life,” said Grandmother Jane Dufour.

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Fire Marshal: Cause of Hermon Fire Undetermined

Updated 1 week ago

Fire investigators say they will never know what caused the attic fire that damaged a home on Route 2 in Hermon yesterday.

It was called in just before noon and caused Route 2 traffic to be detoured.

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Riverview Worker Charged With Sexual Assault of Patient

Updated 1 week ago

An employee of Riverview Psychiatric Center has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a patient.

According to court documents, 65-year-old Wayne Lewis worked directly with patients at Riverview.

Police say he had sex with a patient that had been committed to the facility after being found not criminally responsible for a 2009 murder.

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Investigators: Fire That Destroyed Milo Home Was Accidental

Updated 1 week ago

Investigators say a fire that destroyed a Milo home was accidental.

Crews were called to the three story house at Elm and Belmont Streets around 6 pm Wednesday.

No one was home at the time.

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Quick Acting Fire Crews Save Richmond Home

Updated 1 week ago

The quick actions of a Richmond fire crew saved a home on Main Street this morning.

According to the fire chief, first arriving units could see flames through the windows and heavy smoke conditions.

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Dog Wakes Up Owner, Saves Him From Pleasant Ridge Plt. House Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A Pleasant Ridge Plantation man has his pup to thank for saving him from a fire that destroyed his home.

Babe woke his owner, Herbert Hingley, up early Wednesday morning alerting him that their home on Rowe Pond Road was on fire.

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More Mainers Flock to Health Insurance Marketplace

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

There’s one month left to sign-up for healthcare on the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace. So far nearly 60,000 Mainers have enrolled.

“I feel like I’m giving out candy. Everyone should have health insurance,” says Grace Lommel, an Outreach and Enrollment Specialist at Penobscot Community Health Care.

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Major Damage to Hermon Home After Fire

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Around 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, the call came in for a fire on Route 2 in Hermon. Hermon Fire Department responded and found heavy smoke pouring from the residence.

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Thousands Lose Power After Broken Insulator

Updated 2 weeks ago

According to Maine utility officials about 7,500 customers were without power along the coast due to a broken insulator Wednesday night.

Crews were at work in Blue Hill, Brooklin, Sedgewick, Brooksville, Winter Harbor, Surry and Penobscot.

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Five Fire Crews Respond to Early Winslow Fire

Updated 1 week ago

Winslow’s fire chief says an attempt to thaw frozen pipes caused a fire this morning.

Crews were called to a five-unit apartment building on Bellevue Street around 1:30.

They were able to quickly knock down the flames.

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Vacant Home in Milo Catches Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 week ago

Fire crews were sent to a three story house at the corner of Elm and Belmont Streets around 6 pm.

We’re told it was vacant.

Firefighters from Milo and three other towns spent about five hours on scene.

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Community College System Head Resigns Amid LePage Criticism

John Krinjak

Updated 2 weeks ago

The head of Maine’s community college system announced today he’s stepping down.

This in the wake of criticism from Governor LePage.

Last Friday, LePage rolled out a budget that includes a freeze in funding to the community college system…He also called on the system to fire president John Fitzsimmons.

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Gov. Budget Eliminates Forest Ranger Positions, Changes Role

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

In the governor’s proposed budget, forest rangers now fall within the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

“The rangers are the face of the forest service people daily come in contact with forest rangers in the woods,” says union representative for the forest rangers, Edward Archer.

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LePage Gets OK to Drug Test Welfare Applicants

Updated 2 weeks ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration has the green light to begin drug testing some welfare applicants.

A spokesman for Attorney General Janet Mills said Tuesday that her office has given final approval to the governor’s proposed rule and submitted it to the secretary of state’s office.

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Cold Temps Cause Problems in Early Morning Fire

Updated 2 weeks ago

Fire crews were called out to Glenburn early Wednesday morning.

A mobile home on outer Ohio Street caught fire.

Everyone made it out safely.

When fire fighters arrived, flames were coming out the front door.

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UPDATE: Man Identified in Police Shooting in Augusta on Monday

Updated 2 weeks ago

Police have identified the man shot by an officer in Augusta Monday.

It happened at an outpatient medical services center.

Police say 36-year-old Jason Begin had been told by staff he needed to be taken to Riverview Psychiatric Center, they called police for help.

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