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Plane Crash UPDATE

Updated 6 years ago

State Police say a man from the Town of Franklin died and his young daughter was injured when the two-seat, ultra-light plane he was piloting crashed a short distance from shore in Franklin Tuesday night. Dead is 52 year old Kenneth Tracy. His daughter, 8 year old McKenzie Tracy, survived the crash and is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Nearby residents immediately went to assist the plane’s occupants after it hit the water in Taunton Bay, about 200 yards off Dwelley Point. The crash was reported at 7:27 PM. CPR was administered to both father and daughter after they had been removed from the wreckage, who only the daughter was revived. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are expected in Franklin today to begin attempting to determine why the plane went down. The Maine Marine Patrol and State Police this morning removed the plane from the water at high tide. The plane had taken off from an airstrip in Eastbrook where Tracy kept the plane in a hanger. In addition to state troopers and officers from the Maine Marine Patrol, deputies from Hancock County and Franklin firefighters went to the crash site Tuesday night.

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Night Out

Updated 6 years ago

It’s part of the &quot:National Night Out&quot: campaign designed to help steer kids away from substance abuse and crime.

Members of the Penobscot Nation tribal youth council organized the event.

There was everything from bounce houses to face painting.

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Albion Man Shot by Police

Updated 6 years ago

He died a short time later while waiting in an ambulance for a medical helicopter to arrive.

State police spokesman Stephen McCausland says police responded to a domestic assault call on Main Street at around 8:30 pm. Neighbors told TV5 Monday night that they heard gunshots about an hour earlier.

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Brewer Fugitive

Updated 6 years ago

Officer Peter Rancourt says he tried to stop a vehicle on a routine traffic stop when a man jumped from the vehicle and ran into the woods.

Rancourt says the man was later identified as Bruce Patrick Herbert, who happens to be wanted on six outstanding warrants for such things as burglary, theft and bail violations.

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Missing Canadian Found

Updated 6 years ago

The body of 28-year-old Alexander Boyle was found by game wardens in Perry over the weekend.

Authorities say Boyle left a party in the early morning hours Saturday. He was reported missing Sunday.

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West Paris Suspect Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

State police detectives arrested Duane Waterman on Monday afternoon while he was fishing with his kids at Brettuns Pond in Livermore.

Waterman is charged in the killings of 50-year-old Timothy Mayberry and 43-year-old Todd Smith, whose bodies were found Saturday, July 26 in West Paris.

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Flooding Forces Blue Hill Hospital to Close

Updated 6 years ago

Hospital spokeswoman Deb Turner tells TV5 that patients were not in any danger, and there was no major structural damage to the hospital during Sunday’s storm. Still, patients were transferred to other area hospitals after the kitchen was out of order.

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Dixmont Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Fire crews from several neighboring towns were called to the store, located at the intersection of Rt.7 and Rt.9

Dixmont fire Chief James Dunnivan says when crews arrived, flames and smoke could be seen billowing out of the top floor apartment.

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Four People Arrested on Federal Charges Downeast

Updated 6 years ago

Four men are under arrest and face federal charges in connection to stolen guns from a gun shop in Columbia Falls.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, with the help of the Calais Police Department, the Bureau of Tobbacco and Fire Arms, Maine State Police and the US Border Patrol, arrested Aaron Flood from the Calais area, Jeffrey Croman from Baileyville area, Chad Robinson from the Charlotte area, and Joshua Robinson, from the Charlotte area.

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Heating Fuel Prices

Updated 6 years ago

The biweekly summer survey found the average cash price throughout the state to be $4.42 a gallon. This follows a 9-cent decline in the previous survey.

Oil prices varied significantly among dealers, with a high of $4.60 a gallon found in central, eastern and western regions and a low of $3.80 in the southwestern part of the state.

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Augusta Accidents

Updated 6 years ago

The crash took place on the corner of Rt. 3 and the Weeks Mills Road around 2:30 p.m.

Police confirm one victim was flown to a Lewiston hospital.

Others were treated for minor injuries and released. No names have been released.

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Baden Agrees to Perform McLain Autopsy

Updated 6 years ago

The mother of a teenage girl who

was murdered 28 years ago in East Millinocket says a renowned

pathologist will lend his expertise to efforts to find the killer.

Pamela McLain says Dr. Michael Baden, the chief forensic

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Miles for Smiles

Updated 6 years ago

The Miles for Smiles mobile dental clinic

that has provided routine cleanings, simple fillings and other

basic dental services to thousand of low-income children in

northern Maine has fallen victim to money problems.

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President Greeted by Protesters

Updated 6 years ago

President Bush is in Kennebunkport for what could be his last visit before leaving office. And protesters aren’t going to let it pass. A march organized by the Kennebunks Peace DepartmentSaturday coincides with a series of &quot:Hands Off Iran&quot: demonstrations in dozens of cities. The anti-war group plans to march to a barricade near Walker’s Point, the waterfront home of Bush’s parents. For their part, the Bushes will be celebrating a wedding. A white tent has been set up on the Walker’s Point property for the reception for two White House staffers, one of them a distant Bush cousin.

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McLain Autopsy

Updated 6 years ago

Pam McLain learned a renowned forensic pathologist will perform the second autopsy on her daughter, Joyce.

McLain was sixteen when she disappeared, her body was found near a soccer field in 1980.

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Firewood Heating Incentive

Updated 6 years ago

The state’s firewood sales program is run by the Bureau of Parks and Lands, out of offices in Farmington, Old Town, and Ashland.

Foresters mark trees on public lands that are suitable for firewood, which is then sold for $25 a cord.

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Japan Lifts Ban

Updated 6 years ago

According to published reports, Japan stalled shipments earlier this week because of what’s being called a misunderstanding over safety.

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat the green tomalley of lobsters, because it may be contaminated by red tide.

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Budget Gap

Updated 6 years ago

State Budget Officer Ellen Schneiter projects a $400 million gap between revenues and costs. She says the easiest savings have already been made and it will be tougher to get the budget in balance the next time around.

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Man Sentenced Under Jessica’s Law

Updated 6 years ago

On Thursday, a Waldo County Superior Court judge ordered 32-year-old Micah Boland to 22 years behind bars.

Boland was found guilty back in February of one count of gross sexual assault.

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Northeast Harbor Update

Updated 6 years ago

There’s just too much damage to ever determine the cause.

Three buildings, which included Colonel’s restaurant, the Wingspread Gallery and several apartments, were all destroyed early Tuesday morning.

Colonel’s owners, Stephanie and Mark Reece, say they’re determined to rebuild.

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