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Bangor Man Sentenced to 50 Years Behind Bars

Updated 6 years ago

35-year-old John Turner shot and killed 26-year-old Tad Howard and left his body beside a road in Amherst last summer.

Prosecutors say he did it over a drug debt.

Howard’s family says they were hoping for an even longer sentence.

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Bath Taking a Bath?

Updated 6 years ago

Senator Susan Collinssays the Navy has decided to scrap the DDG-1000 Zumwalt destroyer after the first two are built in shipyards in Maine and Mississippi.

Instead, she says the Navy told her today that it will build nine more Arleigh Burke destroyers.

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Bank Robbery

Updated 6 years ago

The Wednesday morning holdup was the third in the past four years at the Franklin Somerset Federal Credit Union on Main Street.

The robbers displayed a gun during the robbery and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Backyard Farms

Updated 6 years ago

Construction is to begin this fall on a new 18-acre, state-of-the-art greenhouse, with the first harvest expected in the fall of 2009. Backyard Farms opened a 24-acre greenhouse at the central Maine site last year.

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Energy Task Force

Updated 6 years ago

The report recommends seven short-term actions that expand on the state’s energy and transportation programs to address rising prices.

Examples include streamlining of all Maine energy resources, with a 211 hot line that offers information about energy programs and heating oil assistance.

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Palmyra Home Invasion

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say the man had a knife when he broke into the home on the Lang Hill road about 9:00 p.m. Thursday.

The man, who was wearing a red bandana over his face, demanded money.

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Jackson Fire Decimates Home

Updated 6 years ago

They may never know because there’s nothing left of the home that burned down.

Fire crews were called to the home on Kimball Hill Road off Route 7 just after seven o’clock Tuesday morning.

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Updated 6 years ago

It’s been nearly two months since a Pittston family was brutally attacked in their own home.

We’re happy to report that 48-year old William Guerrette and his 11-year old daughter, Nicole, are both out of the hospital and in good spirits.



Updated 6 years ago

Officials with Acadia Partners for Science and Learning say they stand to get $500,000 of federal money in the 2009 Senate Appropriations bill.

They say the funding will be used to expand their programs.



Updated 6 years ago

Most mornings, you’ll find Bagel Central in downtown Bangor packed with folks enjoying breakfast and coffee.

But once a month, this popular bagel shop also turns into the Breastfeeding Cafe.

It’s hosted by the La Leche League of Greater Bangor…a group dedicated to encouraging moms in their efforts to nurse.


Missing Woman Found Dead

Updated 6 years ago

The search for an elderly woman who went missing in Waterville is over. Searchers found the body of 82-year-old Rachel Nelson in the Kennebec river near the Waterville-Sidney town line around eleven this morning. Police began a search and rescue mission around eight this morning. Nelson had been living at The Woodlands, an assisted living facility on the West River road. She disappeared around 9:30 last night.

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Python Panic

Updated 6 years ago

Harley Burgess’s shocking discovery is the second of its kind in less than a week in Maine. Last Wednesday, a Gorham woman found a snake — also identified as a reticulated python — in the washing machine.

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Body of Missing Teen Found

Updated 6 years ago

Game Wardens say 19-year-old Patrick MacKerron of Windham and a friend both jumped into the water from a power boat that was going about thirty miles an hour.

The friend came to the surface, MacKerron did not.

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Truck Accident

Updated 6 years ago

State police say the truck was headed South on I-95.

Just after the Broadway exit in Bangor a white sedan veered in front of the truck, cutting it off.

The operator of the tractor trailer truck swerved to avoid the little white car so he wouldn’t hit it, lost control, ended up going over the guardrails.

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Boy Badly Burned in Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say an 8-year-old boy from the Western Maine town of Strong is being treated at a Boston hospital for burns suffered when a can of diesel fuel exploded as his father was using it to start a campfire in Roxbury.

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Stockton Springs Stabbing

Updated 6 years ago

Waldo county sheriff authorities say 47-year-old Ricky Pomeroy was stabbed in the back.

Police say a group led by Pomeroy went to the home of 44-year-old Kirt Damon Sr. on the Damon Road in the Cape Jellison area.

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Hannaford Bros. Class Action Suit

Updated 6 years ago

Judge D. Brock Hornby conferred for the first time Monday with two competing groups of lawyers that are seeking to lead one of the nation’s largest data breach lawsuits.

The suit will seek compensation for customers who lost money or suffered stress or inconvenience after the supermarket chain announced in March that 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers were exposed to computer hackers.

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Man Killed in Interstate Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A man from Plymouth has dead following a crash on the Interstate in Orono.

It happened just after 4pm Sunday, just north of the Kelly Road exit.

State police say 50-year-old Lawrence Smith was at the wheel of a GMC pickup truck when it started raining heavily.

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Council Debates Changing Bridge Name

Updated 6 years ago

City officials in Augusta will consider

whether the name of a bridge across the Kennebec River should be

changed in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against the Roman

Catholic priest for whom it was named.

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Winslow Residents Forced to Evacuate

Updated 6 years ago

Several residents along Dellaire Street in Winslow were forced to evacuate their homes Friday night after an alarm sounded to warn of a ground shift.

Town officials say the believe Friday night’s rain, coupled with the drawdown caused the erosion and slumping.

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