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Rabid Skunks in Central Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Two skunks have been confirmed to have

rabies in central Maine and animal control officers say there’s

concern that other wild animals might have the disease.

Animal control officer Howard Morang said two dogs are now in

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Double Murder Trial Set to Begin

Updated 6 years ago

A double homicide trial will begin next

month for a 22-year-old man charged with killing a former high

school classmate and then fatally stabbing his own father six days


John A. Okie’s trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 8 in Kennebec

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Reynolds Murder Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

42 year old Reynolds was accused of shooting Rhonda Wakefield-Reynolds in January2007, the day she planned to file for divorce.

Reynolds took the stand Thursday. He told the court during his testimony, &quot:I wanted to shoot myself in her presence. I wanted that image to be the last thing she saw, and that she would have to explain to the kids what happened to their father.&quot:

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Possible Hate Crimes Investigated on MDI

Updated 6 years ago

An anti-racism vigil is being planned for Sunday in Bar Harbor after a serious of disturbing events on Mount Desert Island.

Police say two black cardboard figures were found hanging by nooses from trees in Bar Harbor and tremont the day after the Presidential election.

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Allegiant Offers More Flights from Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

At a time when most airlines are cutting

back flights, low-fare carrier Allegiant Air is expanding its

flight schedule out of Maine.

Allegiant last year began offering nonstop jet service between

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Chicken Recall

Updated 6 years ago

Barber Foods Co. is recalling 41,415

pounds of frozen chicken products after consumers complained of

finding pieces of rubber in the products.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall applies to

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Dyer Family Agreement

Updated 6 years ago

The family claimed that they weren’t given enough money when the state seized their restaurant and surrounding land to make way for the Penobscot Narrows Bridge five years ago.

The Dyers were given $225,000 in that initial deal.

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Same-Sex Marriage

Updated 6 years ago

On Election Day, volunteers from the group EqualityMaine were posted at petition tables in nearly 100 polling places, and spoke with thousands of voters about marriage for same-sex couples.

EqualityMaine’s Betsy Smith says that by the end of the day, volunteers had identified and collected contact information from more than 33,000 voters.

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Newburgh Interstate Accident

Updated 6 years ago

A man was rushed to the hospital after flying off the southbound lanes of Interstate 95.

Witnesses say 35-year-old John Hanson’s vehicle was traveling normally when all of the sudden his car veered to the left.

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Greenbush Standoff

Updated 6 years ago

An unidentified man was taken into custody just after 10:00 p.m.

It all started around 5:30 p.m., when police were asked to check on the wellbeing of a man on the Spring Bridge Rd.

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Maine Turns Out in Droves to Vote

Updated 6 years ago

Nearly a quarter million absentee ballots were cast in this year’s elections.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is projecting that 80% of Maine’s registered voters cast ballots on Tuesday. That outnumbers the 2004 presidential election, which was a record of 74%.

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Crackdown on Craigslist

Updated 6 years ago

The deal will require people who post &quot:erotic services&quot: ads on the Web site to provide a working phone number and pay a fee with a valid credit card. The Web site will provide that information to law enforcement if subpoenaed to do so.

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Chasse Trial

Updated 6 years ago

The charges against chasse include kidnapping, aggravated assault, and terrorizing.

Prosecutors say Chasse took a prison worker and an inmate hostage during a seven hour standoff at the prison.

No one was seriously injured.

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Reynolds Trial Continues

Updated 6 years ago

Reynolds stands accused of shooting his estranged wife.

The state rested its case late Wednesday afternoon, and the defense immediately asked for a motion for acquittal due to the state’s lack of sufficient evidence.

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Red Shield Transition

Updated 6 years ago

About 160 workers were laid off when the mill shut down in back in June.

The company filed for bankruptcy, and earlier this week an investment firm in New York closed the $19,000,000 deal to buy the facility.

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Hart Sentence

Updated 6 years ago

The Lagrange manwas sentenced to 15 years in Penobscot County Superior Court, with three years suspended. He was charged with murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

According to court affidavits, Hart shot his wife, Kristen Smart-Hart, at their home while she was naked and hiding under the couple’s bed. Several people were at the house at the time, and one man told investigators the shooting occurred after Jeremy Hart walked in and caught him kissing Hart’s wife.

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Senate Race

Updated 6 years ago

The Associated Press has projected Sen. Susan Collins (R) Maine has won reelection to the U.S. Senate.

Paper Mill Halts Machine for November

Updated 6 years ago

Company spokesman Bill Cohen says he’s not sure how many workers will be affected by the shutdown.

Cohen says there are no plans right now to cut back at Verso’s mill in Jay.

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Question 1

Updated 6 years ago

The Associated Press projects Yes on Question 1 has won.

Question 1 reads:

&quot:Do you want to reject the parts of a new law that change the method of funding Maine’s Dirigo Health Program through charging health insurance companies a fixed fee on paid claims and adding taxes to malt liquor, wine and soft drinks&quot:

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Question 3

Updated 6 years ago

The Associated Press projects Yes on Question 3 has won.

Question 3 asks:

&quot:Do you favor a $3,400,000 bond issue to support drinking water programs, to support the constructionof wastewaster treatment facilities to leverage$17,000,000 in other funds

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