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Pounds of Pot

Updated 6 years ago

Police seized the drugs from vehicles they stopped coming and going from the weekend Harvest Fest sponsored by the marijuana advocacy group.

Police also seized other drugs, including speed, Ecstasy, mescaline, cocaine and prescription medications, and made a number of arrests.

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Coast Guard Investigating Hoax Reports

Updated 6 years ago

They hope that the public can helptrace those calls. The last of wich happened Saturday

A man called on a radio saying he had hit rocks near the Hampton Bridge in New Hampshire.

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Firefighters Remembered

Updated 6 years ago

Governor John Baldacci directed that

U.S. and Maine flags be flown at half-staff Sunday in honor of

firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Federal law sets aside the first Sunday in October to remember

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Coast Guard Hoax Calls

Updated 6 years ago

The Coast Guard is asking for the

public’s help in tracing several distress calls in northern New

England in recent weeks that officials say were probably hoaxes.

According to the Coast Guard, that latest hoax occurred Saturday

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Snowmobilers Ready for Winter

Updated 6 years ago

It’s too early for snow, but that hasn’t

kept snowmobile enthusiasts from attending the 12th annual Maine

Snowmobile Show.

The three-day show at the Augusta Civic Center from Friday

through Sunday featured the latest gear and technology on display

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Former Snowmobile Club Official Charged With Theft

Updated 6 years ago

The former treasurer of Maine’s

second-largest snowmobile club faces charges for allegedly stealing

up to $54,000 from the club.

Rangeley police say 61-year-old Gail Gavigan of Dallas

Plantation was charged with theft by unauthorized taking and theft

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Eddington Woman Sentenced For SS Fraud

Updated 6 years ago

A 48-year-old Eddington woman has been

sentenced for collecting more than $45,000 in Social Security

benefits intended for her disabled daughter.

Felicia Brooks was sentenced Friday in federal court in Bangor

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Maine Congressmen Take Different Stances on Bailout

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s two congressmen maintained their

positions as the House joined the Senate in approving a $700

billion government bailout of the financial industry.

As he did Monday, Tom Allen voted in favor of the bill Friday.

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“Champagne of Maine” Sets Sales Record

Updated 6 years ago

Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy has become

the first brand of alcohol to sell more than 1 million bottles in

Maine in a single year.

According the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery

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McCain Looks to Maine

Updated 6 years ago

The McCain campaign told reportersThursday that it’s conceding the battleground state of Michigan to Democrat Barack Obama.

As November 4th approaches, both sides are adjusting their strategies daily to find the best state-by-state path to the 270 electoral votes needed for victory.

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EMMC Expansion

Updated 6 years ago

EMMCgot word Thursday from Health and Human Services Commissioner Breanda Harvey that a certificate of need for the project has been approved.

The project includes added capacity for critical care and cardiac patients in private rooms, new surgical suites, consolidated and enhanced Heart Center space and a new floor for women and infants.

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Update: Motorcycle Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Trooper Corey Smith says it’s believed 51-year-old Karen Roberts of Belfast had gone into diabetic shock last July when her truck to cross the center line on Rt. 1, crashing into a motorcycle.

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Greene Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

Greene was arrested Thursday on a warrant that was issued on September 25th. He was wanted for failure to appear in court.

Greene resigned his city council seat in June after pleading no contest to forgery and theft. He served five days in jail on that charge.

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Drug Arrest

Updated 6 years ago

Drug agents say the three were arrested early Thursday following surveillance of a drug transaction and a search of an apartment in Portland. Facing charges are 30-year-old Neal Higgins of Bangor, 52-year-old Joanne Munce of Bar Harbor and 25-year-old Sue Beeler of Portland.

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Smoking Ban

Updated 6 years ago

But it allows smokers to light up again after 10 p.m.

Maine’s largest city enacted the ordinance to decrease the public’s exposure to second-hand smoke.

Mayor Ed Suslovic says second-hand smoke is a dangerous toxin. He says employees and patrons of restaurants and bars should be able to work or have a meal without exposure to such a serious health hazard.

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Miller Wants Appeal

Updated 6 years ago

31-year-old Bobby Miller was sentenced to four years in prison in 2006 after pleading no contest to aggravated assault.

But he now says he was unaware his was giving up rights to appeal when he entered his plea.

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LURC Protestor Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

The Land Use Regulation Commission voted unanimously to approve staff recommended changes to Plum Creek’s development plan for the Moosehead lake region during their Wednesday meeting.

During that meeting, another protestor was arrested.

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Name Change

Updated 6 years ago

Executive Director Michael Heath says the league’s now known as the Maine Family Policy Council. The organization’s board decided to change the name in early September.

Heath says the new name highlights the group’s ties with the national group Focus on the Family, with which it’s been associated since 1990. He said it also reflects the group’s mission of supporting and building stronger families.

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Record Back in Blue

Updated 6 years ago

Trooper Derrick Record is back on the job after State Police say his actions were justified.

On August 4th Record responded to a call at John Sullivan’s home on Main Street in Albion.

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Wage Increased

Updated 6 years ago

Starting Wednesday, the state’s minimum wage goes to $7.25 an hour: a quarter more than the old rate.

This is the first in a two-step increase that will lift Maine’s minimum wage to $7.50 per hour in October of 2009.

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