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A man from St. George is going to prison for nine years for a string of crimes along the Mid-Coast.
Ricky Block, 47, was sentenced on Wednesday.
The crimes took place last winter in Cushing, Rockland, St. George, South Thomaston, Thomaston, and Warren.
An Ellsworth woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a patient she worked for.
Police say Ashley Carney, 29, was a home health care provider. She reportedly used a patient’s credit card to spend more than $10,000.
An Orono man was killed after his pick-up truck got wedged under a school bus.
It happened on Riverside Drive in Augusta Tuesday afternoon.
Police say 60-year old Herbert Lebreton struck the school bus from behind, as it was letting off kids.
QUESTION 1 – GUARD BOND
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QUESTION 2 – HIGHER ED BOND
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In front of a packed house at the Buker Community Center in Augusta, Governor Paul LePage officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday night.
With hundreds of supporters cheering, LePage made his case to the Maine voters, asking them for four more years, saying he’s a man of action not words.
Bills pile up this time of year with heating expenses and the approaching holiday season. But one woman lives off less than most.
“I’ve always wanted to live up north in the middle of nowhere since I’ve been 6 years old,” says Susan Kulp.
An accident in Ellsworth Tuesday afternoon sent one person to the hospital.
Just before noon, a car rear ended an SUV.
Both vehicles were heading towards Bangor on Route 1A.
Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say pilot error caused a deadly plane crash near Matinicus Island two years ago.
Donald Campbell, 57, of Waldoboro, was delivering freight and groceries to the island when his Cessna went down in October 2011.
Orrington deputies say seventeen vehicles were broken into after midnight Sunday.
All of the vehicles were in driveways and unlocked.
The crimes spread from Snows Corner Road and down side streets of Cheryl Drive and Salisbury Ridge.
A couple from Waterville got national attention when they decided to run against each other in this year’s city election.
They chose not to talk to national media, but they did sit down with Caitlin Burchill to talk about their “house divided.”
Someone stole thousands of dollars worth of hunting gear out of a Jeep parked at an annual hunters breakfast.
Old Town police say the Jeep was unlocked and about 500 feet from the tent where they Old Town Rotary Club was hosting the breakfast.
366 days before the 2014 Gubernatorial election, Democratic candidate Mike Michaud used an OpEd piece on his website and in Maine’s two largest newspapers to announce he is gay.
For the second time in less than a week locally, a young child is hospitalized after being shot at home.
State police say 38-year-old Ryan Matson was cleaning his handgun when it went off Sunday.
Police say bakery goods strewn all over the road caused an accident on I-95 southbound in Palmyra Monday morning.
State Police say they were already on the way to mile marker 157 after getting calls about dessert debris on the highway when they were told a car and SUV collided with each other while trying to avoid the mess.
Police arrested a Colorado man in Hallowell Saturday after he reportedly stabbed two people with a box cutter.
Jacob Hitchcock, 26, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
The Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating a fire in Athens.
It was called in from the Stickney Hill Road around 4:45 Sunday afternoon.
Crews were on the scene for a couple of hours, no word yet on the extent of any damages.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic challenger to Maine Gov. Paul LePage has announced that he’s gay, saying he needed to address his sexuality to counter “whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls” that raised questions about his personal life.
A Stonington man and his daughter are recovering after the man’s gun accidentally fired Sunday morning.
State police said Ryan Matson, 38, was cleaning his .45 caliber handgun.
The gun went off, wounding Matson in the leg and his 4-year-old daughter Riley in the thigh.