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Camp Explodes in Lincoln

Updated 6 years ago

An explosion shattered the normal tranquility of the Upper Cold Stream Ponds a little after 1 o’clock Wednesday morning, and the calls started pouring in to emergency crews shortly thereafter.

When fire crews arrived at the camp on the McGregor Road in the area known as The Narrows, they found a camp fully engulfed in flames, and multiple people reportedly both in and out of the water.

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Sabky Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Twenty-eight-year-old Armin William Sabky, who pleaded guilty to the child porn charge, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 10 years followed by 15 years of probation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the federal sentence will begin after Sabky completes his prison term on the state charge.

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Ruggiero Found Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

A Hancock county jury reached that finding late Wednesday afternoon.

19-year-old Travis Ruggiero was charged with aggravated assault.

Police say the stabbing in Sedgwick started out as a domestic dispute between Roggiero, his ex girlfriend, and the 22-year-old victim who was with her at a home on the mines road.

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New Website to List Inmates

Updated 6 years ago

Gov. John Baldacci said he hadn’t been briefed on the program, but said that the list will not be posted on the web without a thorough public review.

The web site was to include information on roughly 10,000 people, and was expected to go on line within two months.

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Mackle Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Aiden Simon Mackle of Portadown was sentenced in U.S. District Court on charges of assault and interference with a flight crew. T he sentence amounted to the time he has served since his arrest in March.

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Cote Sentence

Updated 6 years ago

62-year-old Zenith Cote pleaded guilty to elevated aggravated assault.

Police say Cote attacked 41-year-old Lisa Curtis of Bar Harbor in April of last year.

According to court records, Cote told several people he wished he had killed curtis.

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Truck Accident in Moscow

Updated 6 years ago

43-year-old Bernard Quirion of Quebec, one of the truck drivers, was flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries.

The other driver, 22-year-old Bryan Veilleux from Quebec, was not injured.

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Real ID

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Civil Liberties Union says the Department of Homeland Security grant can be used for facial recognition technology and other driver’s license security measures to bring the state into compliance with Real ID. But the MCLU points out that Maine is barred by state law from compliance with the 2007 law.

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Young Hero Honored

Updated 6 years ago

6-year-old Dante Parks was honored at Monday night’s Bangor city council meeting with a proclamation.

Young Mr. Parks is being recognized for his ability to stay calm under pressure. When Dante’s mother needed help, and was unable to call for it herself, her son leapt into action, and did it for her..

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Cherryfield Drug Bust

Updated 6 years ago

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department began going through the house on Route 193 in connection with some burglaries.

Once inside, officers say they found hallucinagenic mushrooms, acid, marijuana, and numerous prescription drugs.

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Pig on the Lam

Updated 6 years ago

Police responded Saturday to a call from someone who had been feeding French fries to the pig.Officers briefly stunned the animal with a Taser gun, then captured it with a snare pole.

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Plane Crash Investigation Underway

Updated 6 years ago

No official word yet on what caused a fatal plane crash in the waters off Owl’s head this weekend.

It happened as the pilot, 73-year-old Janet Strong of Massachusetss, was preparing to practice approaches and landings at Knox County Airport.

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Patten Fire Update

Updated 6 years ago

The blaze broke out at the North Country Antique Shop on Main St. Sunday morning.

There were also 10 apartments and an office in the building.

The fire marshal’s office says the blaze started in a first floor unit occupied by a 65-year old woman, and that smoking in bed is the cause.

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Bangor Building Burns Badly

Updated 6 years ago

The fire happened downtown in a building on Columbia Street which housed three apartments and a law firm.

Fire crews were called to the building just after 9 pm on Sunday for reports of a fire.

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Atwood Trial

Updated 6 years ago

Police say she died a violent death.

Opening statements from both sides made their case in front of Justice Nancy Mills.

The prosecution began by saying the evidence is simple, but very compelling.

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Patten Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Firefighters workedthroughout the day Sundayto contain a fire that swept through an apartment building in the northern Maine town of Patten.

The building on Main Street contained about 10 apartments, and Fire Chief John Roy says everyone who was home when the fire broke out early Sunday morning has been evacuated. There are no reports of injuries.

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Scallopers Face Penalties

Updated 6 years ago

Three New England-based scallop boats, including two from Maine, could face penalties after federal officials allegedly found more than the legal limit of scallops on board.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found violations on the three scallopers following an operation this week that involved the boarding of 20 boats catching scallops off Nantucket.

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Pellet Stove Demand Up

Updated 6 years ago

The big jump in heating oil prices is fueling a boom in sales of wood pellet stoves, with some Maine dealers saying demand is so great that they can’t keep them in stock.

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Stabbing Update

Updated 6 years ago

State police say an early morning altercation at a campground in Palmyra left two young men with stab wounds.

The investigation began around 3 a.m. Friday after a motorist found 22-year-old Joseph Elston of Detroit on the ground near Route 152 in Pittsfield. Elston was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for facial lacerations and superficial stab wounds to the arm.

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Millinocket Biomass Boiler Plan Stalled

Updated 6 years ago

A gridlocked New England power grid in

Maine has stalled a Harpswell developer’s plan for a $50 million

biomass boiler in Millinocket.

Jerry Tudan, of Peregrine Technologies, had already lined up

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