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Tractor Trailer Fire Closes Interstate

Updated 6 years ago

56 year old Paul Englund was heading home to Mapleton when he noticed the smell of smoke. He pulled his rig over and unhooked the trailer. The truck burst into flames but England was still able to drive the truck forward and save his dog in the cab.

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Waltham Teen Lifeflighted to EMMC

Updated 6 years ago

The accident happened just after 8 on Route 179 in Waltham. Police say a 17 year old girl from Waltham hit some black ice on the road and lost control of her car. Authorities say the car rolled over and slammed into a tree. The girl was trapped inside for some time and had to be cut out of the wreckage with the jaws of life.

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Second Attack Has Community on Alert

Updated 6 years ago

Officials say a man forced his way into the Passadumkeag woman’s home in October.

Now they say another woman has been attacked in the very same town.

Public safety spokesman Steve McCausland says an intruder forced his was into a woman’s home Tuesday night on the Gould’s Ridge Road.

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Red Shield Layoffs

Updated 6 years ago

The company says a drop in demand for pulp is to blame, and that’s why the pulp mill won’t be restarted now, either.

111-employees returned to the mill after an investment firm in New York bought it out of bankruptcy for 11.5 million dollars.

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Stabbing Charges

Updated 6 years ago

23-year-old Richard Gainer of Searsport, along with 46-year-old Ricky Pomeroy, 21-year-old Thadeous Macleod and 21-year-old Derek Pomeroy, all of Stockton Springs, are charged with elevated aggravated assault.

They appeared in a Belfast courtroom onWednesday: accused of attacking 44-year-old Kirt Damon, senior, at his home in July.

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Nancy Mills Recuses Herself

Updated 6 years ago

The judge who presided at the murder trial of Shannon Atwood in Skowhegan will not impose a sentence. Justice Nancy Mills found Atwood guilty this summer in the bludgeoning death of his 38-year-old girlfriend, Cheryl Murdoch.

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Storm Causes Massive Power Failures; Closes Road

Updated 6 years ago

Tuesday night governor John Baldacci signed an emergency declaration allowing crews from out of state to come in to Maine and help restore power.

The declaration was signed at 9:35 Tuesday night, at that time, approximately 40,000 Maine homes were in the dark.

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Threats Disrupt Area Schools

Updated 6 years ago

The Bangor Police Department says there is no threat to students attending Bangor High School. Following a scare Tuesday.

Police say school officials caught wind of some rumblings on Monday that something bad was going to happen at the high school the next day.

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Trees for Troops

Updated 6 years ago

The trees are part of a program that began in 2005 called Trees for Troops.

&quot:The program has grown to the point where, in 2008, 17,000 or slightly more are being delivered to at least forty military installations around the country, and a few are going overseas as well.&quot: Jim Corliss told TV5 in Tuesday. Corliss is the co-owner of Piper Mountain Christmas Trees.

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Early Morning Fire In Pittsfield

Updated 6 years ago

Crews from at least six departments were called to the Somerset Avenue home around 2:45am.

When they arrived, flames and smoke could be seen coming out of the house.

Pittsfield Assistant Fire Chief Dean Billings tells TV 5 that family members were the ones who called for help.

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Shellfishing Possibly Cut

Updated 6 years ago

Commissioner George LaPointe of the Department of Marine Resources says Governor Baldacci’s order to reduce its budget by 10%, or $1,000,000, requires either radical cuts in the marine patrol or the scrapping of all shellfish inspections.

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Paper Machine to Remain Idle

Updated 6 years ago

The #2 machine at Verso Paper was shut down at the beginning of November.

It was originally scheduled to re-open at the end of the month. Now a company spokesperson says that machine won’t start up again until the beginning of the new year.

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More Charges For Hofland

Updated 6 years ago

Police in Searsport say they’ve recovered thousands of dollars worth of what could be stolen goods from the home of a man accused of holding children hostage in Stockton springs lastmonth. Police searched Randall Hofland’s home late last week, looking for property owned by Captain George Perkins of Stockton Springs.

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Transmission Line Worries

Updated 6 years ago

More than a billion dollars is what Central Maine Power Company plans to spend to boost Maine’s power grid. The largest part of the plan is called the ‘Maine power reliability program’. It includes the construction of a massive new transmission line stretching from Orrington to Newington, NH. Some folks are worried that the project will create big health risks. According to Greg Henderson, &quot:In the last studies there’s a 70% increase in cancer in children that live within 300ft of power lines.&quot:Connie and Gregory Henderson fear the big boost in power to the transmission line running behind their house could cause cancer. Thirty miles south in Winslow, the Godbouts have the same concerns. Both families live within 300′ of the lines now. They say they’ve tried to question CMP about the project, but have received no answers.

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LOBSTERS DUNKED IN BUTTER CAKE

Updated 6 years ago

LOBSTERS DUNKED IN BUTTER CAKE

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

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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

Maine.

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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