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Washington County Honored

Updated 7 years ago

The organization, the Washington County: One Community! program, describes as its goals: &quot:Citizens devoted to positive communication across our county, demonstrating, celebrating and promoting success.&quot:

Maine Rural Partners presented the award, which typically goes to communities that use their resources most effectively.

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Yurchick Sentencing

Updated 7 years ago

20-year-old Amber Yurchick has been handed a 4 year sentence.

The fire on the Old County Road in sedgwick happened in October of 2006.

Witnesses testified in court that Yurchick set the blaze to get revenge on her former boyfriend for seeing someone else.

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Atwood Surprise

Updated 7 years ago

The attorney general’s office has decided to drop one of the murder charges against Shannon Atwood.

The canaan resident is accused of killing his wife and another woman, but now he’ll only stand trial for one murder.

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Harold Alfond Dies

Updated 7 years ago

Harold Alfond has died. Alfond founded Dexter Shoe and went on to become one of Maine’sbest known philanthropists.

Gov. Baldacci confirmned Alfond’s passing at a press conference Friday morning.

Aflond gave millions of dollars to the University of Maine, Colby College, the Goodwill-Hinckley Homes for Boys &amp: girls, St. Joseph’s College, and many other non-profits.

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Heating Assistance

Updated 7 years ago

Gov. John Baldacci is announcing that and several other steps to conserve fuel as the weather gets colder and prices rise. Baldacci says a lot of Mainers are nervous and frustrated, but he says no one will freeze this winter.

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Turkey Telethon

Updated 7 years ago

Because of our viewers, hundreds of less fortunate families will have a much happier Thanksgiving.

During our 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. reports, we asked viewers to call in and donate money so that turkeys can be purchased in time for the holiday.

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Dumas in Court

Updated 7 years ago

Also, court documents are revealing new details about what happened in the woods last week, between 48-year-old Joseph Dumas and 70-year-old Mario Litterio.

Dumas apparently asked Litterio to help him track a deer.

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Accused Arsonist Hospital Stay

Updated 7 years ago

A judge has ruled that 44-year-old Rachel Childs was insane when she set the fire, and is not criminally responsible.

According to prosecutors, Childs set fire to some materials in her closet.

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Call Center To Open in Calais

Updated 7 years ago

A Canadian research marketing company has chosen the city as their first site in the united states.

Last week voters defeated a question on the ballot that would have allowed a racino in Washington County.

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Deadly Car Accident

Updated 7 years ago

That’s where a man from Lee was killed after his car traveled into the path of a pickup truck.

Officials say 86-year old Walter Fritz was traveling toward the interstate on an access road when his Chevy Cavalier suddenly crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a large pickup truck driven by 53-year old Vern Olsen of Hermon.

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Body Found Update

Updated 7 years ago

The state medical examiner’s office said the body was that of 38-year-old Donna Paradis, who has been missing since Oct. 23.

The manner of death has been ruled a homicide, but the cause of death is being withheld at the request of the attorney general’s office. No arrests have been made.

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Fire Damages Winslow Family Home

Updated 7 years ago

The call came in at about 10 pm, alerting authorities that smoke was coming from the home at 383 Clinton Avenue in Winslow.

When fire crews arrived on the scene, the Lopes family home was already engulfed in flames.

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Man Must Pay For Acadia Damage

Updated 7 years ago

Aman from Southwest Harbor who destroyed part of a campground in Acadia National Park has been ordered to pay more than$3600 to cover the cost of repairs. A judge also sentenced Gregory Gilley to three years of probation and fined him$1000. Gilley pleaded guilty in June to destroying property in the park, a federal felony.

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Teacher Sentenced

Updated 7 years ago

Aformer Monmouth Academy teacher will spend the next nine months behind bars for having a sexual relationship with one of his students.Christopher Dumaine of Readfield pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. The 16-year old victim and her family sat in the back of the Kennebec County courtroom during the sentencing.

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Missing Bangor Man

Updated 7 years ago

The search is still on for a Bangor man who has been missing since Friday night. Family members and friends are desperately trying to locate 25 year old Matt Lacrosse. Lacrosse was last seen at Carolina’s Sports Bar in Bangor friday night. Since then, no one has been able to reach him. He missed work and a family function this weekend, which family and friends say is very uncharacteristic.

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Underage Drinking Party Busted

Updated 7 years ago

An underage drinking party in Castine has put 12 people in trouble with the law. Two people were arrested last night and ten others were summonsed. People say all but one of the people involved were students at Maine Maritime Academy. Authorities say some of those involved have been summonsed before and one person was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center by Lifeflight helicopter earlier this year because of alcohol poisoning. A Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy says it’s disheartening to see so many of the same people again, especially on the heels of a fatal accident in Castine last week that was alcohol related.

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Colby Ups Security

Updated 7 years ago

Colby College security is stepping up patrols after another report of a female student being assaulted by a man on campus. It’s the second time in less than a month that a woman has reported being forced to the ground at Colby. A Colby spokesman says a 20-year-old woman reported that she was attacked Saturday night near Lorimer Chapel by a man wearing a black ski cap with a pom pom. The man is described as a white male, 5-10, with an athletic build. Campus officials say they have no reason to believe it’s linked to another report attack on October 12th. Another campus security officer has been added, and Waterville police continue to keep a close eye on the area.

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Toddler Killed in Newry

Updated 7 years ago

A 2 1/2-year-old boy is dead after being run over by a pickup truck driven by his father while working at the Sunday River Ski Area.

Forty-two-year-old James Bennett of the Bethel area was doing maintenance work on the Starlight Trail behind the Grand Summit Hotel when he sat the boy, Wyatt Bennett, down on a wood pile while he moved his truck, according to state police.

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Prentiss Update

Updated 7 years ago

A Prentiss man is behind bars today, in connection with the death of a Penobscot County man. Police found 70-year-old Mario Litterio’s body Saturday morning in the woods near the Tar Ridge Road.

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Body Found

Updated 7 years ago

State police spokesman Stephen McCausland said investigators believe, pending an autopsy, that the body is that of 38-year-old Donna Paradis, who has been missing since Oct. 23.

The grave was found along an ATV trail that runs along railroad tracks.

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