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Cheap Gas

Updated 6 years ago

It’s probably hard to remember but for folks looking for that kind of bargain. They can find it Thursday in Augusta.

From 11 until 2, LUKoil on Riverside Drive is offering gasoline at $1.99. Employees at the store say as a special promotion to give folks a break on high gas prices, they’re offering the less than two dollar deal.

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New Financial Center Will Bring Jobs to Rockland

Updated 6 years ago

The financial institution is expected to bring well paying jobs to the area.

There were several state and local representatives on-site for Wednesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony, including Governor Baldacci.

Senator Olympia Snowe was also at the event to show her support.

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LOW Oil Price Woes

Updated 6 years ago

Oil prices averaged more than $4.50 a gallon around the region in June and July, the traditional time for locking in supplies and prices for the following winter.

Since then, prices have dropped by more than 25%, making many of those contracts signed in June and July look like a bad deal.

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Chelsea Fatal Ax Update

Updated 6 years ago

County officials say 41-year-old Roger Linton is charged with operating under the influence involving a death and aggravated leaving the scene of an accident.

Police say 27-year-old James Carey from Belgrade was killed after Linton’s truck crossed into Carey’s lane on Rt. 17, slamming into his vehicle.

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Question 1 Forum

Updated 6 years ago

Representatives for both sides answered questions from viewers. Catherine Pegram moderated the night.

Hart Back in Jail

Updated 6 years ago

35-year-old Jeremy Hart was arrested on Monday, accused of violating his bail. He’d reportedly been using drugs.

Last week Hart pled guilty to manslaughter for shooting his wife, Kristen Hart nearly a year ago.

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Further Heating Assistance

Updated 6 years ago

State officials have approved new funding formulas that will allow more Mainers to take advantage of federal heating assistance funds.

People who make $20,800 a year will now qualify for aid. The previous threshold was a little more than $17,000 dollars.

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Eco Resort Draws Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Winter Harbor Properties Incorporated wants to build an ecological resort on more than 3,000 acres of land.

The proposal calls for 4 education buildings, a golf course, a hotel and housing.

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Maine Unemployment

Updated 6 years ago

The state’s September rate was still lower than that national rate of 6.1%.

National economic trends are being felt by workers and businesses in Maine.There were increased job losses as the economy continued to slow last month.

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Woman Injured in Franklin Crash

Updated 6 years ago

The call came in around 9:00 p.m. A single car had crashed on Rt. 200, also known as the Eastbrook Rd.

Initial reports indicated several people were injured, but it later turned out to be just the female driver that was hurt.

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Heating Oil Prices Fall

Updated 6 years ago

The cash price has gone down $.20 in the past week to a statewide average of $3.08 per gallon.

The state energy office reports a wide range of prices, from a low of $2.40 at a dealer in southwestern Maine, to a high of $3.40 in central, eastern and western regions.

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Maine Man Sentenced for Indiana Murder

Updated 6 years ago

44-year-old David Bowen of Portland pleaded guilty in September to the murder of Kenneth &quot:Butch&quot: Conrick in exchange for a maximum 50-year prison term.

Conrick was reported missing on Oct. 15, 1979. His body was found 13 days later, in a wooded area near his family’s Gary home.

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Church Thefts

Updated 6 years ago

Two churches in Ellsworth are the latest to be hit in a string of burglaries that began in August.

Police say someone broke into the Maine Coast Baptist Church in North Ellsworth and left things scattered on the floor.

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Brewer Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Brewer police were called to North Main Street around 7:45 a.m.

Officers tell TV 5 the chain collision happened after a pick-up stopped for another car waiting to turn.

Three of the cars behind also stopped but the fifth vehicle did not.

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Wall Street Meltdown Means Higher Rates for Some Mainers

Updated 6 years ago

The upheaval on Wall Street has forced Maine’s housing agency to raise its rates on the lower-interest loans it provides to first-time home buyers.

MaineHousing’s no-points rate this month has risen to 6.35 percent, up from 5.5 percent a month earlier.

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Detectives Still Looking for Clues In Augusta Homicide

Updated 6 years ago

Homicide detectives were back at the scene over the weekend, seeking clues in the slaying of a 52-year-old man found dead Thursday night in his home in Augusta.

Law enforcement officials say they believe Michael Roderick was killed that same day. An autopsy was performed Friday but the cause of death is being withheld.

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Fire in Oakland Burns Trailer

Updated 6 years ago

Fire fighters were called to a mobile home on the Old Waterville Road in Oakland at around 3:30 am.

When crews arrived, the back of the home was engulfed in flames.

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Pittsfield Residents Chop Wood for Needy Families

Updated 6 years ago

Folks in Pittsfield spent this weekend cutting wood, not for themselves, but for those in need.

Christopher Hopkins, headmaster of Maine Central Institute, is collecting firewood for needy families.

About 40 cords of wood have already been delivered.

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Longer Waits Expected at BMV Branches

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles warns that new identification requirements that take effect next month will mean longer lines for applicants seeking to obtain or renew licenses. The new rules that require applicants to prove they are U.S. citizens or are in the country legally were adopted in response to legislation enacted this year to avert a standoff between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Maine. As of Nov. 15, applicants will have to show up with proper identification, such as a passport or certified copy of a birth certificate. Deputy Secretary of State Cathie Curtis predicts that the new rules will prolong visits to BMV branch offices, causing stress for applicants and employees.

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School Consolidation Referendum Signatures Collected

Updated 6 years ago

A group seeking to repeal Maine’s school

consolidation law has filed repeal petitions with the secretary of


Lawrence &quot:Skip&quot: Greenlaw, who chairs the Maine Coalition to

Save Schools, said the group delivered 61,142 signatures Friday.

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