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Updated 6 years ago


Ingredients for Red Velvet Cake:

2 cups sugar
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 ounces red food coloring
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vinegar


Charges Not Likely for Standish Store Owner

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities in Maine say no charges are planned against the owner of a store in Standish for a sign that invited customers to bet on a date when President-elect Barack Obama would be assassinated.

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Fatal Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities said 77-year-old Joseph Albert died Sunday at Maine Medical Center.

State Fire Marshal John Dean said Albert was smoking in a small enclosed area on an outdoor porch at his daughter’s house at the time ofthe accident.

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Barber Foods Founder Dies

Updated 6 years ago

A former meat cutter who built an innovative frozen-food business that provided jobs to thousands of immigrants in Maine’s largest city is dead at the age of 87.

Barber Foods founder Gus Barber died Friday at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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Abdul Fan a Waterville Native

Updated 6 years ago

A Paula Abdul fan who was found dead in a car near the Los Angeles home of the pop star she admired is being remembered in Maine by family members who say she struggled with depression and eating disorders as she pursued her dream of stardom.

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Pickups Still Tops in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Even as Americans are moving away from

gas-guzzling vehicles, the pickup truck remains king of the road in


A report that tracks vehicle registrations for car dealers says

light trucks were the four top-selling models in September. No. 1

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Calais Man Sentenced on Gun Charges

Updated 6 years ago

A man from Calaishas been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for

transferring a firearm to a nonresident of Maine during an

undercover investigation aimed at curtailing the flow of guns from

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First Snow of the Season

Updated 6 years ago

Winter is still a month away, but people

in northern and eastern Maine are in line for a preview.

A winter weather advisory is posted for Aroostook and Washington

counties, where forecasters predict up to 4 inches of snow. High

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Hot Plate Blamed for Augusta Fire

Updated 6 years ago

A house fire in Augusta that started in a

hot plate is blamed for the death of the 82-year-old woman who

lived alone in the dwelling.

Fire officials said Margaret Rivers died Friday of smoke

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Fallen Firefighter Buried

Updated 6 years ago

Flags flew at half-staff in Hartland and Palmyra Saturday to honor a fallen firefighter.

49-year-old Michael Snowman was helping to fight a house fire in Detroit Monday when he had an apparent heart attack.

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More Mainers Looking for Assistance

Updated 6 years ago

The department’s food security report covering the period between 2005 and 2007 indicates there were statistically significant increases in Delaware, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada and West Virginia. The largest increases were observed in Maine and Minnesota.

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Moore Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

That is the verdict Friday in the case of a man accused of raping and murdering a Bangor woman.

Testimony concluded Thursday in Ashton Moore’s jury-waived murder trial.

Prosecutors say he sexually assaulted Christina Simonin before beating her to death in March of 2007.

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Teacher Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Updated 6 years ago

Thirty-one-year-old Tina Mason of East Machias was sentenced Friday in Washington County Superior Court. She was also given two suspended sentences of 11 months in jail.

Prosecutors say Mason, her husband and their two children were friends with the victim’s family.

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Augusta Fire Fatal

Updated 6 years ago

The woman has not been identified by officials, but a Central Maine newspaper is reporting the home located on Porter Street belongs to Margaret Rivers.

Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland tells us that firefighters responded to the home earlier Friday.

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Newell Trial Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

Late Thursday, following three days of deliberations, the federal jury found Robert Newell guilty on 29 of the 30 counts he was facing.

Business manager James Parisi Junior was found guilty on 11 of the 21 counts against him.

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Tribal Governor Found Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

A jury found 65-year-old Robert Newell, former Indian Township governor, guilty of 29 of the 30 counts against him.

47-year-old James Parisi Jr. was convicted on 11 of 21 counts.

The jury in Bangor deliberated more than 24-hours, over three days.

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Burglary Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s office says it’s all thanks to a joint effort of the major crimes task force.

Travis Scott Barrett of Augusta, Kenneth Mitchell of Waterville, and Christopher Reed, also of Waterville, are all accused of the burglaries.

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Fatal Accident

Updated 6 years ago

The driver of a pickup truck crossed the center line and collided with a dump truck around 12:15 Thursday.

The driver of the pickup truck was killed instantly, and has not been identified at this time.

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UMPI Windpower

Updated 6 years ago

President Don Zillman says the $2 million project underscores the willingness of UMPI to take a leadership role in making campus wind power a reality.

General contractor Lumus Construction will install the 600-killowatt wind turbine, which is expected to be producing clean energy by late spring.

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Newell On Trial In Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

Jurors continue to comb over evidence in the case of a former Passamaquoddy tribal governor and an ex-business manager accused of misusing more than$1.5 millionin federal money.

The jury in Bangor spent all of Wednesday deliberating the case of Robert Newell, the former Indian Township governor, and James Parisi Junior.

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