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Snowmobile Fatal

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Warden Service said Raymond Webb was on the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River near Houlton when he struck an overhanging tree.An ambulance transported Webb to Houlton Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Monday morning.Investigators said Webb was wearing a helmet. His death is Maine’s third snowmobile fatality of the season.

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Pedestrian Death

Updated 6 years ago

Maureen Waltz was the third pedestrian killed by a vehicle in Penobscot County within the past three weeks.

No charges were filed against the driver, who told police he did not see Waltz.

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Snowmobile Ax

Updated 6 years ago

Wardens say the area where the man went into the water Saturday night on South Twin Lake near Millinocket is close to the area where a Connecticut man died in early April 2008 while snowmobiling on thin ice near moving water on North Twin Lake.

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ABUSE VICTIM FIGHTING BACK

Updated 6 years ago

Health officials say every year, more than 7-thousand maine women are physically or sexually assaulted by their intimate partners.

But many crimes go unreported, now an Eddington woman is making her private battle with abuse, very public.

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NEW E-MAIL SCAM

Updated 6 years ago

An old internet scam that aims to scare people into ponying up cash to stay alive has reared its head in Maine.

A Dixmont man who received the threat wants to spread the word before someone becomes a victim.

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Big Changes Could be Coming to UMaine System

Updated 6 years ago

The chancellor of the University of Maine

system has unveiled a six-month process aimed at bringing about

what he describes as &quot:major transformative change.&quot:

Richard Pattenaude says incremental cost-cutting will not do

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Tree Crews Trying to Keep Deer Safe

Updated 6 years ago

Contractors are taking steps during the

thinning of trees near I-95 in northern Maine to avoid attracting

deer.

Last year, the Maine Department of Transportation hired a

contractor to cut trees back from the interstate north of Bangor.

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Snow Creates Dangerous Roads

Updated 6 years ago

A fast-moving storm dumped up to a

half-foot of snow across southern and coastal Maine before moving

out of the state.

The snow made for slippery driving and led to parking bans on

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12-Vehicle Crash Closes Interstate

Updated 6 years ago

Part of Interstate 95 in Augusta was closed Sunday after several vehicles were involved in snow-related crashes.As many as 12 vehicles were involved in the accidents, which happened between exits 109 and 112.Some of the vehicles rolled over, and some injuries were reported.The southbound lane had to be closed while police investigated and crews cleaned up the wreckage.Traffic was re-routed through the streets of Augusta.

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Cook Back in Jail

Updated 6 years ago

A Maine man charged with manslaughter

in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 17-month-old boy

was back behind bars Friday after a judge revoked his bail.

David Cook of Wilton left the Franklin County Jail on Tuesday

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Tobin Acquittal Upheld

Updated 6 years ago

A federal appeals court has upheld the acquittal

of a former Republican National Committee official charged in the

GOP phone-jamming scheme in New Hampshire’s 2002 election.

James Tobin of Bangor, Maine, had been convicted in 2005 of

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Ice Storm Repair Money on the Way

Updated 6 years ago

President Bush has signed a disaster

declaration that provides federal assistance to repair public

infrastructure in seven Maine counties that was damaged in last

month’s ice storm.

The announcement comes from Gov. John Baldacci, who sought the

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Baldacci Proposes Moving Inmates out of State

Updated 6 years ago

Gov. John Baldacci is calling for the

transfer of 118 Maine prison inmates to privately-run prisons in

other states.

The proposal is included in the two-year state budget package

that Baldacci outlined yesterday. The transfers would save money by

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140 and Still Crawling

Updated 6 years ago

A 20-pound lobster named George was releasedfrom a swanky Park Avenue restaurant’s tank.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is applauding City Crab and Seafood for allowing the old-timer to live out his days in freedom.

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Lobster Prices

Updated 6 years ago

But with poor weather conditions and much of their fishing gear pulled from the water, not many fishermen are reaping the rewards. Still, the industry says the price rise is a welcome change from the rock-bottom prices of recent months.

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State Budget

Updated 6 years ago

An aide to Baldacci says the budget for the two years starting July 1 will total $6.1 billion. The figure, smaller than the

current biennial budget of $6.3 billion, reflects the depth of proposed reductions. The details are to be presented Friday afternoon.

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Cook Back to Jail

Updated 6 years ago

25-year-old David Cook of Wilton left the Franklin County Jail on Tuesday after a family friend used $100,000 worth of property to secure his release. Cook returned to court Friday after the friend was arrested because of irregularities with the documentation provided to jail officials.

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Disaster Relief

Updated 6 years ago

The announcement came Friday from Governor John Baldacci, who sought the declaration last week. The counties affected include Androscoggin, Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and Knox.

The approval means that the state and qualifying local governments can be reimbursed by the Federel Emergency Management Agency for 75% of the cost of repairing roads and other public property.

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Cardwell Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

27-year-old Iver Cardwell was convicted on charges of aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation and criminal operating under the influence stemming from the incident in November 2007. He also pleaded guilty to driving after revocation in a separate case.

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RETAILERS CONCERNED ABOUT NEW LAWS REGARDING CHILDREN’S ITEMS

Updated 6 years ago

A new law, aimed at keeping children safe, has some businesses that cater to kids concerned about how they’ll stay afloat…..

As Cori Skall discovered, information on how much of an impact this law may have..is not easy to pin down…..

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