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Maine Could Be Headed For Priciest Election In History

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

Clean elections advocates are saying we’re set up for the most expensive elections in maine history.

Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of the controversial “Citizens United” decision, that allowed corporations and unions to make unlimited expenditures in political races, which critics say gives special interest groups a far greater influence in our elections.

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Accident in Howland Sends Girl to Hospital, Closes Interstate

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

A fifteen-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after an accident on I-95 in Howland Tuesday morning.

Officials had to shut down the southbound side of the interstate for about 20 minutes.

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Waterfront Concerts Announces 2014 Country Megaticket

Updated 10 months ago

Sure it’s cold, but it won’t be long until the Waterfront Concert series is heating up along the Penobscot River in Bangor.

The 2014 Country Megaticket has been announced.

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Crowded Slopes at Hermon Mountain on MLK Day

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

Between the snow Sunday and the relatively comfortable temperatures Monday, the weather is finally cooperating for area ski resorts.

Add in the Martin Luther King holiday, and the slopes were downright busy.

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Three People Escape House Fire in Hampden

Catherine Pegram

Updated 10 months ago

Firefighters say it appears a wood stove sparked a house fire in Hampden Monday.

Part of Main Road South was closed about 2 p.m. while crews from five departments responded to the call.

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Breakfast In Orono Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wayne Harvey

Updated 10 months ago

After a one year hiatus, the annual Martin Luther King Junior Breakfast was held at the University of Maine.

It was put on by a different organization this year, but the focus remains the same.

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Waterville Celebrates Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

The life of Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated all across the state Monday. That includes Waterville.

For the 24th year, the Waterville Rotary Club celebrated the life of dr. martin luther king jr at their annual breakfast.

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Hit-and-Run on I-95 Sends Two to Hospital

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

In Bangor state police are investigating a hit-and-run on I-95 this afternoon.

Trooper Brian Bean says a blue Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound around 12:15 when it lost control…presumably due to road conditions…and rear-ended a 15-passenger van.

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Sunday Snowfall Causes Slick Roads and Accidents

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

Mid-morning snowfall caused slick roads and accidents across the state Sunday.

State police report accidents both on I-95 and on secondary roads–but say there have been no major injuries.

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Snowmobilers Flock to Ice Drag Races in Medway

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The snow didn’t stop extreme sports enthusiasts from coming out to the annual Northeast Winter National Ice Drag Races in Medway.

“They just love the racing, and the spectators just love to watch it–it’s a lot of noise, a lot of excitement,” said Brian Wiley, President of East Branch Sno-Rovers, which puts on the event.

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LePage Says Cold = Emergency

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

With cold weather returning Governor LePage has signed a limited emergency proclamation for a third time this winter.

He says it allows fuel transport and delivery truck drivers to spend extra hours working.

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Spectators Watch Coast Guard Cut Ice in Bangor

Updated 10 months ago

People lined up on the waterfront in Bangor Saturday.

They weren’t there for a concert, but it was quite a show.

An essential service was performed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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DMR Closes Areas to Scallop Fishing

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

The Maine Department of Marine Resources closed six areas for scallop fishing along the coast this morning. The closures take effect immediately and for the remainder of the season.

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Pilot Safe after Helicopter Fire in Houlton

Updated 10 months ago

There were reports of a helicopter fire in Houlton Friday night.

According to Houlton Police, the call came in a little after 8:40 Friday evening and a Border Patrol helicopter was involved.

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Scallop Season At Risk of Shutdown

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

Marine Resources is concerned Cobscook Bay could be in danger of over fishing. But scallop fishermen tell us the science is flawed and they should be allowed to fish. Marine Resources met with fisherman in Whiting, Friday to discuss the issue.

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Marine Patrol: Sinking Sailboat Call A Hoax

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

BRISTOL, Maine (AP) – The Coast Guard has ended its search in the waters off Bristol, Maine, after officials determined that a 911 call about a sinking boat was a hoax.

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Nebraska Man Convicted of Abusing Child in Cold Case

Updated 10 months ago

AP-A Nebraska man has been convicted of sexually abusing an 8-year-old relative in Maine nearly a quarter century ago.

Clarence Cote of Nemaha, Neb., was found guilty Friday of two sexual assault counts.

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Deputies Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect in Bingham

Updated 10 months ago

Somerset County deputies are searching for a man they suspect tried to rob a Bingham bank today.

Dispatch logs show that deputies were alerted to a robbery at the bank just after 11 am.

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Brewer Police Investigating Early Morning Crime

Updated 10 months ago

A Brewer couple had a scare early this morning when they thought someone was breaking into their home.

Brewer police were called to an attempted burglary around 1:30 am.

The homeowner’s wife had woken up for a glass of water. She noticed the motion lights were activated in the driveway.

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Bids Due Friday For Bankrupt Railroad In Maine

Updated 10 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The deadline has arrived for interested parties to bid on the bankrupt, Maine-based railroad responsible for a disaster that killed 47 people in Canada.

If bids are submitted by Friday’s deadline, then there will be a closed-door auction next week for the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railways.

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