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Local Artist Starts Final Walk

Updated 6 years ago

Local artist and photographer Jim Harney has decided to take a long walk, a walk to Washington DC.

Harney’s supporters gathered at the Peace and Justice Center in Bangor Wednesday to wish him well.

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Eagles Comeback

Updated 6 years ago

State wildlife officials will hold a hearing on that proposal Thursday in Bangor. It comes up as bald eagles continue their strong recovery in Maine, home of the largest bald eagle population on the East Coast north of Chesapeake Bay.

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Newport Area Warning

Updated 6 years ago

An unidentified woman has approached residents in the area claiming she’s conducting a survey on behalf of the school system.

Superintendent William Braun says they are not conducting a survey at this time, and the woman is not connected to the school.

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High Speed

Updated 6 years ago

The driver, 29-year-old Dawn Parker, was charged with criminal speed. Her passenger, 42-year-old Thomas Selby, was charged with disorderly conduct.

Trooper Forest Simpson said the vehicle was clocked at 108 mph in a 65 mph zone Monday and continued to go more than 100 mph into a 55 mph zone and when exiting I-95 onto I-395 toward Brewer.

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Red Shield Funding Approved

Updated 6 years ago

A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Bangor gave the okay for the company to use 300-thousand dollars to tide the company over until August 20th.

That’s when a 13.6 million dollar investment plan, if approved, would restart the mill and bring more than 160 workers back to work.

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Deaths Ruled Homicides

Updated 6 years ago

Steve McCausland of the Maine Public Safety Department says an autopsy found that the men died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The body of 50-year-old Timothy Mayberry was spotted alongside a stone wall outside his home by a motorist late Saturday afternoon.

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Northeast Harbor Fire

Updated 6 years ago

The first calls reporting a fire on Main Street came in just before 4am.

Firefighters from several towns battled the blaze that started at Colonel’s Deli, Bakery &amp: Restaurant.

The flames spread to three other buildings: The Wingspread Gallery, Allen and Walker Antiques, and The Kimball Shop and Boutique.

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Red Shield Transition

Updated 6 years ago

He’s asking a judge to okay using $300,000 to bridge the gap between the end of July and the time a new investor will start funding the company in August.

In the meantime, the community is offering help.

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Drug Bust Update

Updated 6 years ago

A judge se bail for Oliver and Carol cromwell at $5,000 unsecured bond.

Prosecutors say neither had a record.

They were coming back from Connecticut yesterday when their car was stopped by police in Orono.

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Hylton Arraignment

Updated 6 years ago

Leo Hylton was arraigned Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court on four counts of aggravated attempted murder and one count each of attempted murder, robbery, burglary and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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Warning for Climbers at Acadia National Park

Updated 6 years ago

Acadia National Park rangers say climbing areas at Otter Cliffs continue to be closed and those who attempt to climb face citations.

Officials say the area continues to be unstable after an estimated 19,000 pounds of granite broke away from the cliff on the evening of July 15.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

Police have identified the man killed in a horrific motorcycle crash in Bangor Saturday.

It happened just before 8 p.m. on Maine Avenue.

The victim is identified as 28-year-old Adam Lawrence of Corinth.

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Hoffman Decision Overturned

Updated 6 years ago

Herbert Hoffman’s campaign says it’s shocked and surprised by the court’s ruling, which effectively removes his name from the November ballot.

Hoffman attorney John Branson says the court ruled that a whole nominating petition page can be invalidated even if only one signature’s found to be problematic.

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Gas Prices Finally Down

Updated 6 years ago

AAA says the average price paid for regular gasoline has dipped below $4 a gallon – just barely – in Maine.

AAA says gas prices dropped about a penny over the weekend from $4.017 to $3.997, which is about 10 cents cheaper than a month ago.

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Home Sales Still Down

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s real estate slump shows no sign of a turnaround.

Existing home sales in the state fell last month by nearly 25 percent from June 2007. During that one-year period, the median sales price dropped by nearly 6 percent.

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5-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake

Updated 6 years ago

A 5-year-old boy who had been reported missing drowned in Sebago Lake.

Emergency crews found the boy in the water off a private beach less than an hour after he was reported missing from a home on North West River Road on Friday afternoon.

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Two Democrats Ousted from Party Posts

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Democratic Party is ousting two members of its executive committee for supporting an independent candidate for U.S. Senate instead of the party’s nominee, Rep. Tom Allen.

Lu Bauer of Brunswick and David Bright of Dixmont have been ejected from their posts for supporting Herbert Hoffman, a former Democrat and now independent. Bright told Maine Public Radio he’s surprised, but acknowledges he served at the pleasure of the state committee.

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President Coming to Maine

Updated 6 years ago

President Bush is coming to Maine next week.

Bush plans to arrive Thursday for a three-day visit to his parents’ seaside home in Kennebunkport. The White House announced the visit at a press briefing yesterday and said no public events are planned during Bush’s stay at Walker’s Point.

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Updated 6 years ago




Verso Shutdown

Updated 6 years ago

Verso, based in Memphis, Tenn., announced Friday that the &quot:downtime&quot: at the mill would begin Sept. 8.

In a statement, the company said it was cutting back to keep its &quot:supply and demand in balance.&quot:

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