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International Heating Assistance Meeting

Updated 6 years ago

The meeting was to show appreciation for the thousands of gallons of fuel donated by Citgo and Venezuela to tribal members across the state.

While the Venezuelan government has come under fire by the U.S. congress for what the U.S. sights as support of terrorist organizations.

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Waterville Man Charged with Assault

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old Michael Fitzsimmons is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, and assault.

The assault reportedly took place at around ten o’clock Wednesday night at Fitzsimmons’ Gold Street apartment.

Police say they arrived to find Fitzsimmons had barricaded himself in.

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Seeley Found

Updated 6 years ago

State police say 52-year old Debra Seeley’s body was found early Friday in Vassalboro.

Department spokesman Steve McCausland says authorities believe her death to likely be a suicide, because a note and some medicine was found inside her car.

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Pentagon Contract Goes to Orono

Updated 6 years ago

Senator Susan Collins announced Thursday that the work will be done by Maine Secure Composites, which is based at the University of Maine’s Target Technology Incubator.

Collins said the composite anti-tamper containers will help meet the needs of the Department of Homeland Security’s advanced container security device program. The government has been funding various technologies to help cargo handlers monitor shipping containers arriving at U.S. ports.

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Eastbrook Fire Latest

Updated 6 years ago

13-year-old Tommy McNeil died in the fire. His father, chief Rick McNeil, was critically injured.

He’s being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Now sergeant Troy Gardner says three people, including a woman, were in the trailer the night of the fire.

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Fatal Accident in Windsor

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities said Shawn Ferguson was killed instantly. The crash took place about 7:30 a.m.

The driver of the crane vehicle was not injured.

Trooper Patrick Munzing said there is no indication that speed or alcohol were factors.

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Soldier Funeral

Updated 6 years ago

23-year-old Specialist William Koelsch III graduated from Penquis Valley High School.

He died during a training mission at Fort Polk, Louisiana on April 9th.

Koelsch was a member of an airborne unit used train other units before they were sent overseas to Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Genetic Discrimination Bill

Updated 6 years ago

Today’s 95-0 vote sends the measure back to the House, which could approve it early next week. President Bush supports the legislation.

Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, one of three sponsors of the Senate bill, calls the legislation &quot:unique and groundbreaking.&quot: Snowe says it’s the first time the Senate has acted to prevent discrimination before it has taken firm hold.

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Penobscot Boys and Girls Endowment

Updated 6 years ago

On Wednesday, they kicked off their efforts to establish an endowment fund.

The club has been around since 2000, and it now serves 200 children in a variety of programs.

Board members say it’s a positive place for kids to go, and they want to make sure it’s there for years to come.

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Nason Death Update

Updated 6 years ago

Damon Nason was in his stepfather’s care when he died back in March of this year.

William Bryson of East Machias is charged with manslaughter in connection with the case.

The toddler died of a traumatic head injury.

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Flags at Half Staff

Updated 6 years ago

Specialist William Koelsch III died on April 9th. He was killed during a training mission at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Koelsch was a graduate of Penquis Valley High School in Milo.

Visitations were held at Lary Funeral Home in Milo Wednesday evening at 6pm.

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Maine Ethanol

Updated 6 years ago

The grant, announced last week, is one of the largest in Maine’s history, and will support a cutting edge research and development program based in Maine.

The university will partner with Red Shield Environmental in Old Town, and American Process Incorporated, to develop a method of making ethanol from forest-based materials.

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Travis White

Updated 6 years ago

A judge in Hancock County has denied a motion to amend Travis white’s probation.

in 2002, White was convicted on nine counts of gross sexual assault and one count of unlawful sexual contact with four of his former players.

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Mishou Autopsy Results

Updated 6 years ago

Autopsy results show that Blake Mishou of Greenbush was killed by his girlfriend’s former lover from a gunshot wound to the head.

19-year-old Eric Niles of Alton broke into a home in Bradley on Sunday morning, where he found his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Kristen Cates, and Mishou staying.

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Art Exhibit

Updated 6 years ago

Three new exhibits are now on display at the museum in downtown Bangor.

The first is by photographer Todd Webb.

It’s called &quot:Joy Without Measure&quot:, and features 80 gelatin silver prints.

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Spring Brush Fire

Updated 6 years ago

The call came in around 5:30 pm, saying that a controlled burn on the River Road was quickly spreading out of control.

Orrington fire chief Mike Spencer says this was a case of burning during the wrong conditions.

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Local Soldier Remembered

Updated 6 years ago

Specialist William Koelsch, III died on April 9th.

He was a graduate of Penquis Valley High School in Milo.

Visitations will be held Wednesday, from six until eight at Lary Funeral Home in Milo.

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Boy Killed in Fire

Updated 6 years ago

A 12-year-old boy has died in a fire that destroyed his father’s mobile home in the Hancock County town of Eastbrook.

According to Maine State Police, Thomas McNeil’s body was found in his bedroom after the fire was reported at 5 a.m. Saturday.

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Fatal Bike Ax

Updated 6 years ago

Lincoln county officials say she was driving the bike on Rt. 27 in Dresden early Monday afternoon when she lost control.

She, and her 32 year old passenger, were thrown from the bike.

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Bradley Shooting Update

Updated 6 years ago

19-year-old Eric Niles was pulled over by police in Norwalk, Connecticut after a chase on the interstate.

Niles shot himself in the head while sitting in the passenger seat when officers approached the truck.

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