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Deaths Ruled Homicides

Updated 6 years ago

Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says an autopsy found that the men died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The body of 50-year-old Timothy Mayberry was spotted alongside a stone wall outside his home by a motorist late Saturday afternoon.

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Northeast Harbor Fire

Updated 6 years ago

The first calls reporting a fire on Main Street came in just before 4am.

Firefighters from several towns battled the blaze that started at Colonel’s Deli, Bakery &amp: Restaurant.

The flames spread to three other buildings: The Wingspread Gallery, Allen and Walker Antiques, and The Kimball Shop and Boutique.

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Red Shield Transition

Updated 6 years ago

He’s asking a judge to okay using $300,000 to bridge the gap between the end of July and the time a new investor will start funding the company in August.

In the meantime, the community is offering help.

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Drug Bust Update

Updated 6 years ago

A judge se bail for Oliver and Carol cromwell at $5,000 unsecured bond.

Prosecutors say neither had a record.

They were coming back from Connecticut yesterday when their car was stopped by police in Orono.

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Hylton Arraignment

Updated 6 years ago

Leo Hylton was arraigned Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court on four counts of aggravated attempted murder and one count each of attempted murder, robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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Warning for Climbers at Acadia National Park

Updated 6 years ago

Acadia National Park rangers say climbing areas at Otter Cliffs continue to be closed and those who attempt to climb face citations.

Officials say the area continues to be unstable after an estimated 19,000 pounds of granite broke away from the cliff on the evening of July 15.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

Police have identified the man killed in a horrific motorcycle crash in Bangor Saturday.

It happened just before 8 p.m. on Maine Avenue.

The victim is identified as 28-year-old Adam Lawrence of Corinth.

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Hoffman Decision Overturned

Updated 6 years ago

Herbert Hoffman’s campaign says it’s shocked and surprised by the court’s ruling, which effectively removes his name from the November ballot.

Hoffman attorney John Branson says the court ruled that a whole nominating petition page can be invalidated even if only one signature’s found to be problematic.

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Gas Prices Finally Down

Updated 6 years ago

AAA says the average price paid for regular gasoline has dipped below $4 a gallon – just barely – in Maine.

AAA says gas prices dropped about a penny over the weekend from $4.017 to $3.997, which is about 10 cents cheaper than a month ago.

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Home Sales Still Down

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s real estate slump shows no sign of a turnaround.

Existing home sales in the state fell last month by nearly 25 percent from June 2007. During that one-year period, the median sales price dropped by nearly 6 percent.

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5-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake

Updated 6 years ago

A 5-year-old boy who had been reported missing drowned in Sebago Lake.

Emergency crews found the boy in the water off a private beach less than an hour after he was reported missing from a home on North West River Road on Friday afternoon.

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Two Democrats Ousted from Party Posts

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Democratic Party is ousting two members of its executive committee for supporting an independent candidate for U.S. Senate instead of the party’s nominee, Rep. Tom Allen.

Lu Bauer of Brunswick and David Bright of Dixmont have been ejected from their posts for supporting Herbert Hoffman, a former Democrat and now independent. Bright told Maine Public Radio he’s surprised, but acknowledges he served at the pleasure of the state committee.

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President Coming to Maine

Updated 6 years ago

President Bush is coming to Maine next week.

Bush plans to arrive Thursday for a three-day visit to his parents’ seaside home in Kennebunkport. The White House announced the visit at a press briefing yesterday and said no public events are planned during Bush’s stay at Walker’s Point.

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FINANCIAL WOES THREATEN AMBULANCE SERVICE

Updated 6 years ago

FOR YEARS, FOLKS IN DIXMONT AND SURROUNDING TOWNS HAVE RELIED ON COMMUNITY AMBULANCE SERVICE IN EMERGENCIES.

BUT THE COUPLE WHO RUNS THE BUSINESS SAYS THEY MAY HAVE TO ABANDON IT BECAUSE OF TOUGH FINANCIAL TIMES.

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Verso Shutdown

Updated 6 years ago

Verso, based in Memphis, Tenn., announced Friday that the &quot:downtime&quot: at the mill would begin Sept. 8.

In a statement, the company said it was cutting back to keep its &quot:supply and demand in balance.&quot:

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VICTOR MCKUSIK PASSES AWAY

Updated 6 years ago

Victor McKusik grew up on a dairy farm in Parkman, and went on to internaional acclaim for his work on the humane genome project.

Doctor McKusick was the twin brother of former Maine Chief Justice Vincent McKusick.

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Palmer Obit

Updated 6 years ago

The Senate Republican caucus said Linwood Palmer Jr., who was in his mid 80s, died Thursday.

Palmer was first elected to the Maine House in 1947 at age 24 and went on to the Senate in 1950. He returned to the House in the 1970s and served two terms as minority leader.

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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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