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MAINE DIPLOMA HONOREE

Updated 6 years ago

THERE WERE MORE THAN 14-THOUSAND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES IN MAINE LAST YEAR…..

BUT THIS YEAR THERE IS ONE YOUNG WOMAN WHO HAS THE DISTINCT HONOR OF BEING HANDED THE FIRST-EVER &quot:MAINE DIPLOMA&quot:…..

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JOYCE MCLAIN DECISION EXPECTED FRIDAY

Updated 6 years ago

Doctor Michael Baden says he has nearly completed his review of the case of Joyce Mclain.

She was 16 when she disappeared.

Her body was found near a soccer field in 1980.

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DEMAND AND SUPPLY FOR PELLET STOVES IN QUESTION

Updated 6 years ago

AT FINEST HEARTH AND HOME IN BANGOR, MEETING CUSTOMER DEMAND FOR PELLET STOVES IN TIME FOR WINTER JUST GOT HARDER.

Mark Strang says, &quot:We are going to get our stoves it’s just going to be a month or two later than we were expecting. But right now if you order one, you’re going to get it next year. February, probably at the earliest, possibly january.&quot:

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Power Back On

Updated 6 years ago

Bangor Hydrospokesperson Susan Faloon says there are still some scattered outages. At one point this morning, all of the Bangor Hydro system, with the exception of Easport, was down.

While the investigation continues intoexactly what happened, it’sbelievedthe main line, which is based in Orrington, was struck by lightning.

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SWANS ISLAND LIBRARY BURNS DOWN

Updated 6 years ago

The SwansIsland Library is now just a pile of rubble.

A call came into 9-1-1 at about 3:45 Thursday morning, from a neighbor, saying the library was on fire.

It’s located on the Atlantic Road on Swans Island.

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Bangor Man Sentenced to 50 Years Behind Bars

Updated 6 years ago

35-year-old John Turner shot and killed 26-year-old Tad Howard and left his body beside a road in Amherst last summer.

Prosecutors say he did it over a drug debt.

Howard’s family says they were hoping for an even longer sentence.

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Bath Taking a Bath?

Updated 6 years ago

Senator Susan Collinssays the Navy has decided to scrap the DDG-1000 Zumwalt destroyer after the first two are built in shipyards in Maine and Mississippi.

Instead, she says the Navy told her today that it will build nine more Arleigh Burke destroyers.

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Bank Robbery

Updated 6 years ago

The Wednesday morning holdup was the third in the past four years at the Franklin Somerset Federal Credit Union on Main Street.

The robbers displayed a gun during the robbery and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Backyard Farms

Updated 6 years ago

Construction is to begin this fall on a new 18-acre, state-of-the-art greenhouse, with the first harvest expected in the fall of 2009. Backyard Farms opened a 24-acre greenhouse at the central Maine site last year.

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Energy Task Force

Updated 6 years ago

The report recommends seven short-term actions that expand on the state’s energy and transportation programs to address rising prices.

Examples include streamlining of all Maine energy resources, with a 211 hot line that offers information about energy programs and heating oil assistance.

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Palmyra Home Invasion

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say the man had a knife when he broke into the home on the Lang Hill road about 9:00 p.m. Thursday.

The man, who was wearing a red bandana over his face, demanded money.

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Jackson Fire Decimates Home

Updated 6 years ago

They may never know because there’s nothing left of the home that burned down.

Fire crews were called to the home on Kimball Hill Road off Route 7 just after seven o’clock Tuesday morning.

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PITTSTON FAMILY MEMBER TALKS ABOUT ATTACK

Updated 6 years ago

It’s been nearly two months since a Pittston family was brutally attacked in their own home.

We’re happy to report that 48-year old William Guerrette and his 11-year old daughter, Nicole, are both out of the hospital and in good spirits.

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WINTER HARBOR FACILITY TAPPED FOR FEDERAL FUNDING

Updated 6 years ago

Officials with Acadia Partners for Science and Learning say they stand to get $500,000 of federal money in the 2009 Senate Appropriations bill.

They say the funding will be used to expand their programs.

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THE BREASTFEEDING CAFE

Updated 6 years ago

Most mornings, you’ll find Bagel Central in downtown Bangor packed with folks enjoying breakfast and coffee.

But once a month, this popular bagel shop also turns into the Breastfeeding Cafe.

It’s hosted by the La Leche League of Greater Bangor…a group dedicated to encouraging moms in their efforts to nurse.

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Missing Woman Found Dead

Updated 6 years ago

The search for an elderly woman who went missing in Waterville is over. Searchers found the body of 82-year-old Rachel Nelson in the Kennebec river near the Waterville-Sidney town line around eleven this morning. Police began a search and rescue mission around eight this morning. Nelson had been living at The Woodlands, an assisted living facility on the West River road. She disappeared around 9:30 last night.

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Python Panic

Updated 6 years ago

Harley Burgess’s shocking discovery is the second of its kind in less than a week in Maine. Last Wednesday, a Gorham woman found a snake — also identified as a reticulated python — in the washing machine.

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Body of Missing Teen Found

Updated 6 years ago

Game Wardens say 19-year-old Patrick MacKerron of Windham and a friend both jumped into the water from a power boat that was going about thirty miles an hour.

The friend came to the surface, MacKerron did not.

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Truck Accident

Updated 6 years ago

State police say the truck was headed South on I-95.

Just after the Broadway exit in Bangor a white sedan veered in front of the truck, cutting it off.

The operator of the tractor trailer truck swerved to avoid the little white car so he wouldn’t hit it, lost control, ended up going over the guardrails.

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Boy Badly Burned in Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say an 8-year-old boy from the Western Maine town of Strong is being treated at a Boston hospital for burns suffered when a can of diesel fuel exploded as his father was using it to start a campfire in Roxbury.

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