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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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Bridge Accident

Updated 6 years ago

The call came in around 3:30 p.m. that a three car accident had happened on the bridge.

TV5 has a crew on the scene, and will have an update as soon as available.

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Governor Set to Talk Budget

Updated 6 years ago

The order is aimed at closing a budget shortfall of about $150,000,000 through the end of June.

The governor had ordered agencies to prepare for a 10% decrease in funds. And things aren’t looking better for the future either.

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Local Radio Personality Drums up Turkeys

Updated 6 years ago

He did it so some of the less fortunate people in our community can have a happier Thanksgiving.

Their goal is to gather 2008 turkeys, to be distributed Thanksgiving day by Manna Ministries.

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Man Accused of Beating Pregnant Girlfriend

Updated 6 years ago

20-year-old George Mitchell is being charged with elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant person.

Mitchell’s alleged victim is a 20-year-old New Jersey native, who is 5 months pregnant.

She told Ellsworth police that Mitchell repeatedly punched her in the face and stomach on and off for two straight hours.

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Stolen Medical Files

Updated 6 years ago

They washed ashore in a river in Pembroke last week. Hospital officials say they had no idea the files were even missing, until they were contacted by a police officer.

Officials tell TV5 that there are strict procedures in place to protect files.

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Housefire in Glenburn Closes Road

Updated 6 years ago

The fire was reported at 4:30 Tuesday morning. Crews from five towns were called in to battle the blaze, at 1463 Pushaw Rd, near Lucky’s Landing.

Five people lived in the house. Glenburn fire captain David Braley says everyone made it out safely, but the grandfather was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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Pregnant Woman Beaten

Updated 6 years ago

Apennsylvania man is in jail, accused of attacking his pregnant girlfriend. 20-year-old George Mitchell is being charged with elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant person.

The 20-year-old victim is five months pregnant. The victim is from New Jersey and told Ellsworth police Mitchell repeatedly punched her in the face and stomach on and off for two hours.

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Bank Robbery

Updated 6 years ago

Augusta Police dispatchers are confirming that shortly before 9 Tuesday morning there was a bank robbery at the Gardiner Savings Bank of Maine on State Street in Augusta.

WABI TV-5 News has a crew at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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Hofland Faces More Charges

Updated 6 years ago

Aman from Searsport accused of holding 11 fifth-graders hostage in Stockton Springs last month has been charged in another crime. The Waldo County Grand Jury indicted 55-year-old Randall Hofland for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

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