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RED TIDE BACK IN MAINE

Updated 6 years ago

RED TIDE IS FORCING THE CLOSURE OF MORE CLAM FLATS IN EASTERN MAINE.

AND, OFFICIALS WARN EVEN MORE AREAS COULD BE SHUT DOWN AS THE TOXIC ALGAE CONTINUES TO SPREAD.

AREAS FROM CUTLER TO THE CANADIAN BORDER WERE CLOSED AS OF TUESDAY TO CLAM HARVESTING.

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Red Shield

Updated 6 years ago

He says that’s still a possibility, but that’s not the only plan being worked on to save the facility.

The head of the company says the chapter 11 filing is meant to free up money to cover expenses and pay the nearly 200 workers.

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Sail Inn

Updated 6 years ago

In its ruling Thursday, the court says the former owners of the Sail Inn failed to present any evidence, other than personal opinion, contradicting the state’s position that taking all five acres of the restaurant’s land in Prospect was necessary.

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Old Orchard Beach Homicide

Updated 6 years ago

Maine State Police say 47-year-old Rennie Cassimy was arrested Thursday morning outside his home in Brooklyn, New York. Police are still searching for 44-year-old Jeffery L. Williams, of West Hempstead, N.Y.

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LINCOLN CAMP FIRE UPDATE

Updated 6 years ago

THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL’S OFFICE SAYS A GAS HEATER OR STOVE MAY HAVE CAUSED AN EXPLOSION IN LINCOLN EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING, THAT LEVELED A CAMP AND LEFT A COUPLE FROM FLORIDA IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

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RED SHIELD FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

Updated 6 years ago

MORE THAN 150 WORKERS LAID OFF FROM THE RED SHIELD PLANT IN OLD TOWN HAVE BEEN WAITING TO RETURN TO WORK FOR MORE THAN TWO WEEKS NOW.

NOW, THEY’LL HAVE TO WAIT EVEN LONGER.

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Body Found

Updated 6 years ago

Police say the body has yet to be identified, but it’s believed to be that of a 13-year-old girl from Grand Falls, New Brunswick who was swept away last Friday.

Shannon Bernard was swimming with friends in the Grand Falls area when she got caught up in the current.

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Stinson Seafood

Updated 6 years ago

The former Stinson Seafood Company was on the auction block Tuesday afternoon.

The three-and-a-half acre property is owned by Belfast Bay LLC investment group, which tried, but failed to turn it into a commercial residential marina complex.

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St. Louis Appeal Denied

Updated 6 years ago

In their ruling, the justices found that Heath St. Louis of Abbot failed to show that the insurer’s destruction of the vehicle that he and the victims were riding in contained evidence that could have proved his innocence.

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Camp Explodes in Lincoln

Updated 6 years ago

An explosion shattered the normal tranquility of the Upper Cold Stream Ponds a little after 1 o’clock Wednesday morning, and the calls started pouring in to emergency crews shortly thereafter.

When fire crews arrived at the camp on the McGregor Road in the area known as The Narrows, they found a camp fully engulfed in flames, and multiple people reportedly both in and out of the water.

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Sabky Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Twenty-eight-year-old Armin William Sabky, who pleaded guilty to the child porn charge, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 10 years followed by 15 years of probation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the federal sentence will begin after Sabky completes his prison term on the state charge.

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Ruggiero Found Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

A Hancock county jury reached that finding late Wednesday afternoon.

19-year-old Travis Ruggiero was charged with aggravated assault.

Police say the stabbing in Sedgwick started out as a domestic dispute between Roggiero, his ex girlfriend, and the 22-year-old victim who was with her at a home on the mines road.

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New Website to List Inmates

Updated 6 years ago

Gov. John Baldacci said he hadn’t been briefed on the program, but said that the list will not be posted on the web without a thorough public review.

The web site was to include information on roughly 10,000 people, and was expected to go on line within two months.

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Mackle Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Aiden Simon Mackle of Portadown was sentenced in U.S. District Court on charges of assault and interference with a flight crew. T he sentence amounted to the time he has served since his arrest in March.

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Cote Sentence

Updated 6 years ago

62-year-old Zenith Cote pleaded guilty to elevated aggravated assault.

Police say Cote attacked 41-year-old Lisa Curtis of Bar Harbor in April of last year.

According to court records, Cote told several people he wished he had killed curtis.

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Truck Accident in Moscow

Updated 6 years ago

43-year-old Bernard Quirion of Quebec, one of the truck drivers, was flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated for serious injuries.

The other driver, 22-year-old Bryan Veilleux from Quebec, was not injured.

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Real ID

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Civil Liberties Union says the Department of Homeland Security grant can be used for facial recognition technology and other driver’s license security measures to bring the state into compliance with Real ID. But the MCLU points out that Maine is barred by state law from compliance with the 2007 law.

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Young Hero Honored

Updated 6 years ago

6-year-old Dante Parks was honored at Monday night’s Bangor city council meeting with a proclamation.

Young Mr. Parks is being recognized for his ability to stay calm under pressure. When Dante’s mother needed help, and was unable to call for it herself, her son leapt into action, and did it for her..

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Cherryfield Drug Bust

Updated 6 years ago

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department began going through the house on Route 193 in connection with some burglaries.

Once inside, officers say they found hallucinagenic mushrooms, acid, marijuana, and numerous prescription drugs.

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Pig on the Lam

Updated 6 years ago

Police responded Saturday to a call from someone who had been feeding French fries to the pig.Officers briefly stunned the animal with a Taser gun, then captured it with a snare pole.

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