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Arson Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

Police say three molotov cocktails were thrown at a building on Larkin St. early in morning.

18-year-old Jake Hesseltine of Old Town and 22-year-old Dwayne Bell of Bangor have been arrested and charged in the crime.

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Missing Lobsterman Update

Updated 6 years ago

The Coast Guard made its decision after a Falcon jet completed a final sweep at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, without any sign of 24-year-old Chris Whittaker. Officials say Whittaker left the day before, aboard a 21-foot skiff and was last seen about two miles east of Matinicus.

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Manhunt Still On in Searsport

Updated 6 years ago

The search continues for the man police say pointed a gun at an officer Thursday night before driving away.

A two-mile section of Route 1 between Searsport and Stockton Springs was shut down for a time on Friday, along with a local school district, as police searched for a local motorist who allegedly pointed a gun at an officer during a traffic stop and fled.

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Home Sales Down

Updated 6 years ago

According to the Maine Association of Realtors, real estate agents sold 928 existing single-family homes in the state in September, down 9.7% from the same month last year.

The median sales price of those homes was $177,750. Down 6.5% from September 2007.

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High Winds Cause Outages

Updated 6 years ago

Maine electric companies are making progress restoring service to customers affected by high-caused outages as the weather improves.

About 5,000 electric customers remain without service — less than half the total earlier Sunday.

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New Jail Opens in Madison

Updated 6 years ago

Somerset County showcassed its new, $30,000,000 jail over the weekend.

Ceremonies include a ribbon cutting and flag raising at the dedication of the jail and sheriff’s department offices in Madison.

The building was openSaturday and Sundayfor public tours.

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Canada Man with Half-ton of Pot

Updated 6 years ago

Prosecutors say Bruno Rousselle, a truckdriver from New Brunswick, was arrested at the border crossing in Houlton on October 16th.

Investigators say they found 1,064 lbs.of marijuana in the truck, with an estimated street value of $2,500,000.

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Heating Oil Prices Continue to Fall

Updated 6 years ago

Prices havedropped by $1.78 since they peaked at $4.71 in early July.

The latest weekly survey found a price range from $3.20 in central Maine to $2.35 in the southwestern part of the state.

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Absentee Voting a Popular Alternative

Updated 6 years ago

Absentee voting beganMonday, andis becoming increasingly popular in Maine and other states. Maine election officials say that four years ago, 166,000 absentee ballots were submitted. A week and a day before this year’s election, nearly 135,000 have been requested and officials say it’s very likely the previous total will be surpassed.

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Acadia Gets Ready for Winter

Updated 6 years ago

Acadia National Park is getting ready

for winter.

On Friday, the popular park on Mount Desert Island will close

its Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Sand Beach Entrance Station. As

of Nov. 1, park information will be available at the Winter Visitor

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MMA Students’ Job Prospects Looking Good

Updated 6 years ago

With the economy in the tank, college

seniors around the country may be facing a tough job market next

spring. But that doesn’t appear to be the case at Maine Maritime

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Casino Battle Rages On

Updated 6 years ago

They’ve been silent on the proposed casino

in Oxford County, but two Maine tribes and Penn National Gaming are

paying close attention to the outcome of the statewide vote.

The Passamaquoddy Tribe and Penobscot Indian Nation, which have

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Man Charged With Murdering Sister in Dover

Updated 6 years ago

A suspect is back behind bars

following his initial court appearance on a charge of murdering his

70-year-old sister in Dover-Foxcroft.

Michael Toby, who’s 53, was arrested late Thursday night after

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Sunday Morning Gambling Proposed at Hollywood Slots

Updated 6 years ago

Sunday morning gambling at Maine’s lone

casino may soon become a reality.

The Maine Gambling Control Board has given initial approval to a

request from Hollywood Slots in Bangor to allow it to open at 8

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Red Shield Sold

Updated 6 years ago

The Red Shield Environmental mill has been sold.

On Thursday, a U.S. bankruptcy judge in Portland approved the sale to a private investment firm.

The buyer is Patriarch Partners, which is based in New York City.

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Dover Foxcroft Homicide

Updated 6 years ago

53 year old Michael Toby made his initial court appearance in Dover-Foxcroft Friday.

Detectives arrested Toby Thursday night around 11 o’clock at the Dover-Foxcroft police station, and charged with him with murder.

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Mayer Back in Jail

Updated 6 years ago

Michael Mayer of Jupiter, Florida, and Costa Rica, appeared in U.S. District Court in Bangor Thursday.

The 55-year-old Mayer was indicted nearly a year ago, but the indictment was sealed until March, when co-defendants in the Lincoln and Lee area were arrested.

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Searsport Manhunt UPDATE

Updated 6 years ago

It all began around 10:50 Thursday night while Searsport police conducted a seat-belt safety check on Rt. 1.

They say the driver of one of the cars, Randall Hofland, that was stopped pointed a gun at a police officer before fleeing the scene.

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Bear Attacks Farm Animals

Updated 6 years ago

Authoritiessay it was legal to shoot the bear because it was threatening livestock, and was on private property.

It remains to be seen ifthe recent farm animal attacksare over.

Game wardens say incidents have been reported at three farms in the Franklin and Sullivan areas during the past couple of weeks.

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Lobster Task Force

Updated 6 years ago

Theannouncement comes as Maine’s lobstermen and dealers suffer from a sharp plunge in prices brought on by a drop in demand amid the world’s economic turmoil.

The governor said a thorough review is in order to ensure the industry’s sustainability.

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