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Pickups Still Tops in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Even as Americans are moving away from

gas-guzzling vehicles, the pickup truck remains king of the road in


A report that tracks vehicle registrations for car dealers says

light trucks were the four top-selling models in September. No. 1

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Calais Man Sentenced on Gun Charges

Updated 6 years ago

A man from Calaishas been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for

transferring a firearm to a nonresident of Maine during an

undercover investigation aimed at curtailing the flow of guns from

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First Snow of the Season

Updated 6 years ago

Winter is still a month away, but people

in northern and eastern Maine are in line for a preview.

A winter weather advisory is posted for Aroostook and Washington

counties, where forecasters predict up to 4 inches of snow. High

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Hot Plate Blamed for Augusta Fire

Updated 6 years ago

A house fire in Augusta that started in a

hot plate is blamed for the death of the 82-year-old woman who

lived alone in the dwelling.

Fire officials said Margaret Rivers died Friday of smoke

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Fallen Firefighter Buried

Updated 6 years ago

Flags flew at half-staff in Hartland and Palmyra Saturday to honor a fallen firefighter.

49-year-old Michael Snowman was helping to fight a house fire in Detroit Monday when he had an apparent heart attack.

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More Mainers Looking for Assistance

Updated 6 years ago

The department’s food security report covering the period between 2005 and 2007 indicates there were statistically significant increases in Delaware, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nevada and West Virginia. The largest increases were observed in Maine and Minnesota.

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Moore Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

That is the verdict Friday in the case of a man accused of raping and murdering a Bangor woman.

Testimony concluded Thursday in Ashton Moore’s jury-waived murder trial.

Prosecutors say he sexually assaulted Christina Simonin before beating her to death in March of 2007.

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Teacher Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Updated 6 years ago

Thirty-one-year-old Tina Mason of East Machias was sentenced Friday in Washington County Superior Court. She was also given two suspended sentences of 11 months in jail.

Prosecutors say Mason, her husband and their two children were friends with the victim’s family.

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Augusta Fire Fatal

Updated 6 years ago

The woman has not been identified by officials, but a Central Maine newspaper is reporting the home located on Porter Street belongs to Margaret Rivers.

Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland tells us that firefighters responded to the home earlier Friday.

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Newell Trial Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

Late Thursday, following three days of deliberations, the federal jury found Robert Newell guilty on 29 of the 30 counts he was facing.

Business manager James Parisi Junior was found guilty on 11 of the 21 counts against him.

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Tribal Governor Found Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

A jury found 65-year-old Robert Newell, former Indian Township governor, guilty of 29 of the 30 counts against him.

47-year-old James Parisi Jr. was convicted on 11 of 21 counts.

The jury in Bangor deliberated more than 24-hours, over three days.

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Burglary Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s office says it’s all thanks to a joint effort of the major crimes task force.

Travis Scott Barrett of Augusta, Kenneth Mitchell of Waterville, and Christopher Reed, also of Waterville, are all accused of the burglaries.

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Fatal Accident

Updated 6 years ago

The driver of a pickup truck crossed the center line and collided with a dump truck around 12:15 Thursday.

The driver of the pickup truck was killed instantly, and has not been identified at this time.

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UMPI Windpower

Updated 6 years ago

President Don Zillman says the $2 million project underscores the willingness of UMPI to take a leadership role in making campus wind power a reality.

General contractor Lumus Construction will install the 600-killowatt wind turbine, which is expected to be producing clean energy by late spring.

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Newell On Trial In Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

Jurors continue to comb over evidence in the case of a former Passamaquoddy tribal governor and an ex-business manager accused of misusing more than$1.5 millionin federal money.

The jury in Bangor spent all of Wednesday deliberating the case of Robert Newell, the former Indian Township governor, and James Parisi Junior.

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State Budget

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) The curtailments announced Wednesday are to make up for more than half of a budget shortfall of about $150 million through the end of June. Baldacci says a budget revision package he’ll present by Dec. 15 will account for the rest. He’s also promising yet another round of cuts in the next two-year budget.

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Orono Power Failure

Updated 6 years ago

Some folks in Orono woke up to blinking alarm clocks Wednesday morning.

For several hours power was out to most of the town, including to the University of Maine Campus.

The lights went out about 1:45 am.

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Augusta Bank Robbed

Updated 6 years ago

They that a man entered the bank at about 9am and demanded money.

Police arrived in seconds, but the robber had already fled.

Witnesses descriptions say the person is male, 5′ 8&quot:, weighing approximately 160 lbs., and wearing a black mask, light colored sweatshirt, tan jacket, and tan work boots.

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Former Tribal Governor Trial Latest

Updated 6 years ago

Both are accused of mis-using more than $1.5 million in federal money.

The jury began deliberating late Tuesday afternoon in the case of Robert Newell, the former Indian Township governor, and James Parisi, Junior.

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Firefighter Funeral

Updated 6 years ago

49-year-old Michael Snowman, a 25-year-veteran of the department, was helping crews at a house fire in Detroit when he had an apparent heart attack.

Snowman will be remembered at a public service Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Hartland First Baptist Church.

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