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Gas Prices Still Falling

Updated 6 years ago

Gas prices continue to decline in Maine, dipping to $2.05 to $2.07 at several locations in Greater Portland. AAA said Saturday the average price for regular gas in Maine is $2.28. A month ago the average price was $3.04: a year ago it was $3.10. AAA of Northern New England previously announced optimism that prices will continue downward, dropping below $2 per gallon.

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Help May Be on the Way for Fishermen

Updated 6 years ago

The federal government says shellfish closures linked to red tide in waters off Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have caused a commercial fishery failure, a designation that opens the door to federal disaster assistance to the industry. The announcement Friday by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez comes in response to a request two months ago by Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick. Shellfish closures arising from the toxic algae bloom began in May in waters off Massachusetts and spread north to New Hampshire and Maine. The closings bar the harvest of clams, mussels, oysters and other shellfish where red tide has been detected. Officials say some closings have been lifted, but many areas still remain off-limits to harvesting.

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Fatal Accident in Vassalboro

Updated 6 years ago

The Stone Road in Vassalboro is closed tonight as State Police investigate a serious accident. It happened just after 3pm Saturday. Initial reports were that one person was in critical condition and five others were also injured…no word yet on the extent of those injuries. We have a crew on scene and will bring you more information as soon as it’s available.

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UMaine Hacker Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old James Wieland of Lewiston is charged with criminal invasion of computer privacy. Police say he hacked into as many as a thousand student e-mail accounts.

U Maine police began an investigation last month after getting a complaint about suspicious e-mail from a student.

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Wind Projects

Updated 6 years ago

First Wind of Massachusetts is seeking state Department of Environmental Protection and local approval for the 40-unit Rollins Mountain project, which would be built along ridge lines in Lincoln, Lee, Winn, Burlington and Mattawamkeag.

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Hinkley Charges Dismissed

Updated 6 years ago

Prosecutors say there wasn’t enough evidence against 40-year-old Steven Arthur Hinkley.

Hinkley was accused of going to the home of a co-worker, forcing her to have sex, then threatening to kill her, her children and himself if she reported it.

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Hampden Collision

Updated 6 years ago

Police say a woman was driving toward town on the Coldbrook Rd. when she attempted to pull into the Dysart’s travel stop.

As she did, her car collided head-on with a vehicle driven by Hilgard Wall of Searsport.

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Red Tide

Updated 6 years ago

That opens the door to federal disaster assistance to the industry.

The announcement by Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez comes in response to a request two months ago by Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick.

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License Laws

Updated 6 years ago

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap called a news conference to raise awareness of the new requirement that people show they’re living in the U.S. legally to obtain or renew a license.

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Fatal Accident in Orland

Updated 6 years ago

Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies say 51-year-old Andrew Horchler died when the vehicles collided at the intersection of Rt. 1 and Schoolhouse Rd. around 11:30 a.m.

Deputies say 17-year-old Daniel Dodge of Brooksville was heading west on Rt. 1 in the center lane, while another driver was in the right hand lane.

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Car Chase Ends in Crash

Updated 6 years ago

The crash happened on the Millvale Road at around 9:20pm.

Bucksport Police say they tried pulling the car over for speeding, but the driver sped away from the officers.

The brief chase ended when the car crashed and caught fire.

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Attorney General Debate

Updated 6 years ago

The race for the Blaine House is still two years away, but one name has already surfaced as a candidate.

That name belongs to outgoing Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe.

He’s reached his current term limit, and a new Maine Attorney General will be elected in December.

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LaPointe Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Robert LaPointe was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars on Wednesday.

He was convicted in September of aggravated operating under the influence.

Prosecutors say he was drunk and speeding across Long Lake in Harrison when he crashed into a smaller boat, killing two people.

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Maine Quake

Updated 6 years ago

According to the Weston Observatory at Boston College, the earthquake happened at 5:26 a.m., and had a magnitude of 2.2.

The quake could be felt miles away, no damage has been reported

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Family Dog Shot

Updated 6 years ago

The Gerrish family’s nightmare started Sunday afternoon when Max, their 9-year-old Cocker Spaniel escaped out a door that was left ajar.

Max was an inside dog, and the Gerrish’s spent hours searching for him. When he finally made it home that night he had been shot in the abdomen.

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Detroit Hit and Run

Updated 6 years ago

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says 38-year-old Darlene Godfrey was walking her dog on November 3rd, when she was struck.

According to authorities, 47-year-old Helen Temple, was driving without a license when her vehicle struck Godfrey.

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Cocaine Bust

Updated 6 years ago

Two Franklin County men are free on bail after being arrested in a drug bust.

51-year-old Jeffrey Wing and his son 32-year-old Jason Wing, both of Madrid, are accused of dealing cocaine and pot.

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Lynx Advocates Go to Judge

Updated 6 years ago

The Animal Welfare Institute and the Wildlife Alliance of Maine wants the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to shut down certain types of trapping.

They say it should be that way until the state gets a special permit from federal authorities.

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Katahdin Grant

Updated 6 years ago

Michaud says the funding will provide workers with access to an array of services, including skills assessments, training and career counseling. It’ll also supplement services already being offered through Trade Adjustment Assistance.

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Fiery Crash in Bucksport

Updated 6 years ago

It happened on the Millvale Rd. around 9:20 p.m.

After a bried chase, the car crashed and caught on fire. The driver then ran into the woods.

Police called in the K-9 unit to help search for the driver.

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