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Computer Hacker Case

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old James Wieland of Lewiston is charged with criminal invasion of computer privacy.

It carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

Lawyers for both sides of the case met today to update the progress.

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State Budget

Updated 6 years ago

Governor Baldacci has signed into law a supplemental state budget that lawmakers enacted earlier this week.

The emergency measure is designed to bridge a $166,000,000 gap between projected revenue and spending through June.

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Okie Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

(AP)- John A. Okie bludgeoned 19-year-old Alexandra &quot:Aleigh&quot: Mills to death in her Wayne home on July 10, 2007. Six days later, he fatally stabbed his father, 59-year-old John S. Okie, during an argument in the family home in Newcastle.

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Edinburg Fire

Updated 6 years ago

They were called to a home on the Edinburg Rd. outside of Howland around 7:15 p.m.

By the time crews got to the scene, the two story house was engulfed in flames.

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Moores Sentenced to Life in Prison

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Ashton Moores, who’s 61, was sentenced Thursday in Penobscot County Superior Court.

The sentence was imposed by Justice William Anderson, who presided at Moores’ jury-waived trial in November.

Moores was accused of killing Christina Simonin in his First Street apartment, hauling her body away in a borrowed wheelbarrow and dumping the body behind an apartment building, where it was found on March 3, 2007.

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Teacher Hiring Gets an F in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

The National Council on Teacher Quality says only Iowa and New Mexico require any evidence that public school teachers are effective before granting them tenure.

Teacher hiring and firing is done locally in more than 14,000 school districts nationwide, but state law governs virtually every aspect of teaching. The group says tenure is virtually automatic in most states.

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Old Town Zoning Vote

Updated 6 years ago

Folks who live on Stillwater Avenue between Dunkin Donuts and the Bennoch Road asked to see the area changed from a residential to a commercial zone.

They say the heavy traffic is dangerous, and causes problems for homeowners trying to pull out of driveways.

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Milo Arson Indictment

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say 33-year-old Christopher Miliano set the fire that destroyed several downtown businesses.

District Attorney Christopher Almy says he has evidence to prove that Miliano burglarized the Hobnob restaurant in September.

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Oil Delivery Resumes

Updated 6 years ago

Citgo president Alejandro Granado says the Houston-based company is &quot:making a huge effort&quot: to maintain donations despite falling oil prices and the world economic crisis.

On Thursday, Citgo delivered free fuel to a shelter in Washington D.C.

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Okie to be Sentenced on Friday

Updated 6 years ago

Okie, 22, bludgeoned 19-year-old Alexandra &quot:Aleigh&quot: Mills to death in her Wayne home on Nov. 10, 2007. Six days later, he fatally stabbed his father, 59-year-old John S. Okie, during an

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Former School Catches Fire in Patten

Updated 6 years ago

The call for help came in about 10 o’clock in the morning. Crews from several other communities helped fight the fire on main street.

The building was used as a school, up until about ten years ago. It’s now a private residence, owned by Richard Will.

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Sign of Spring Cancelled

Updated 6 years ago

This year, however, the show has been cancelled.

Keep Bangor Beautiful organizes the event, and the garden show acts as their major fundraiser.

Over recent years ticket sales for the garden show have gone down, and the group’s funding has run low.

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EMMC Eliminates 76 Positions

Updated 6 years ago

CEO Deborah Carey Johnson construction says the cutbacks are necessary to get the Bangor hospital &quot:back on track&quot: during a time of economic difficulties.

The hospital will eliminate 52 vacant positions and 24 positions that now are filled, and a planned $200 million update of the main campus may be put on hold.

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Horse Disease

Updated 6 years ago

Dr. Don Hoenig said Wedneday that a stallion stabled in Wisconsin is suspected of exposing seven Maine mares, none of which has tested positive for contagious equine metritis, or CEM.

The disease, which can be spread during breeding, is not fatal but can render mares infertile or cause them to miscarry.

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No Charges to be filed in Sledding Death

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Fort Kent Police Chief Kenneth Michaud says 8-year-old Anthony Hodgkin was sledding in his driveway with siblings on Monday when he was unable to stop and slid into the road.

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Hunter Death Finding

Updated 6 years ago

According to the office, the death of 55-year-old Ernest Russell IIon the last day of hunting season was accidental.

Russell was hunting alone in Beaver Cove Township in when he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Lobster Men in Court

Updated 6 years ago

28-year-old Joseph Dougherty and 49-year-old Anthony Merchant are both charged with theft.

Police say the money was taken over a period of about three months while Dougherty was wharf manager for the company. $18,000 went missing.

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Western Maine Mill Layoffs

Updated 6 years ago

The company announced the cuts on Tuesday. In a statement they say the Rumford mill has experienced higher cost pressures then other New Page mills, and they need to cut costs to stay competitive.

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School Consolidation Vote

Updated 6 years ago

18 school reorganization plans were up for vote, which would effect more than 100 districts.

Voters in Brewer spoke clearly about the plan for a regional school unit in their town, rejecting it, by a vote of about 6 to 1, with a little more than 700 people voting.

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Seminary Greets New President

Updated 6 years ago

People gathered at the Hammond Street Congregational church Tuesday afternoon for the inauguration of the school’s new president.

The reverend Kent Ulery was installed during the seminary’s annual convocation.

He’s only the 10th president in the schools 200 year history.

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