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Second Drowning Victim Found

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Warden Service has recovered the bodies ofboth ofthe men who went missing after their boat sank in a Piscataquis County lake.

According to the warden service, four lifelong friends from Dover-Foxcroft were crossing First Buttermilk Pond in Bowerbank at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday when their boat began taking on water.

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Windsor Man Run Over and Killed

Updated 6 years ago

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office says a 43-year-old man was killed when he was apparently run over by two cars after lying down in the middle of well-traveled road.

According to Sheriff Randall Liberty, deputies got a call about 3 a.m. Saturday of an intoxicated man on Route 17 in the town of Chelsea.

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Sidney Crash Kills Rangeley Woman

Updated 6 years ago

The crash happened just before 4pm on the Middle Road.

Two vehicles collided and rolled over.

The deceased is identified as 38-year-old Julie Maloy of Rangley. Police say she was thrown from the pick up truck, which was registered in her name.

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WABI Signal Problems on DirecTV

Updated 6 years ago

A number of DirecTV local channel subscribers have contacted us concerning the quality of our signal on the service. Specific concerns are audio-video synch (sound not matching with picture) and technical &quot:glitches&quot: in the signal.

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Maine Senate Leadership

Updated 6 years ago

The current majority leader, Sen. Elizabeth Mitchell of Vassalboro, won the caucus nomination as Senate president Monday evening. Because the Democrats have a majority, her nomination assures her election to the Senate’s top spot.

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Circuit City Bankruptcy

Updated 6 years ago

None of the company’s stores in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont were on the closure list, but Circuit City said said it filed out of concern that vendors would not ship goods to the stores for the holiday shopping period.

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Anti-Racism Rally on MDI

Updated 6 years ago

Mount Desert Island residents gathered for a rally in Bar Harbor Sunday.

They wanted to address what they say is a rare hate crime in their community.

Two effigies, both painted black,were found hanging from trees the day after the Presidential election…there is speculation that the figures may have referenced President-elect Barack Obama.

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Voter Turnout

Updated 6 years ago

Maine’s turnout was 70%, based on unofficial and still-incomplete figures from vote-counting sources. In the presidential race four years ago, nearly 74 percent of Maine’s eligible voters cast ballots.

In the other northern New England states, Vermont had a 65% turnout and New Hampshire had70%.

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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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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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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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