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Sex Offender Wants To Move Home

Updated 7 years ago

There’s no decision for a convicted sex offender who wants to go home but is not welcomed by many of his neighbors. Travis White (37)coached youth sports in Bucksport for years.

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Water Bottle Recall

Updated 7 years ago

According to an announcement Tuesday, the recall applies to about 18,000 Backyard and Beyond water bottles that were manufactured in China for Downeast Concepts Incorporated.

The Product Safety Commission said the surface paint on the water bottles contains levels of lead that violate the federal lead paint standard. There have been no reports of injuries.

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Brownville Pot Conviction

Updated 7 years ago

32-year-old Alton Sherman, and 28-year-old Richard Rodrigue II were sentenced for drug and firearms charges.

They were arrested in 2002, after deputies raided the camp where the pair were staying.

Prosecutors say the men had an elaborate setup including grow lights, timing devices, and fans to vent the smell.

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Lighter Ban

Updated 7 years ago

Governor John Baldacci plans to sign a bill into law on Monday outlawing the sale of the lighters.

They can look can look like anything from tiny skateboards and cell phones to farm animals and baseball bats.

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Levant Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Fire fighters arrived at the home on Union Street just after one o’clock Saturday afternoon.

A passerby called in to say flames were shooting out of the house.

No one was home at the time of the fire, the home was destroyed.

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Murder Trial

Updated 7 years ago

Family members of the victim say they hope justice is served.

Peter Tuller is accused of tying up 47-year-old Michael Demmons with an extension cord at an apartment on Pier Street, in June of 2006.

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Property Recovered

Updated 7 years ago

They say a pair of burglars made off with thousands of dollars in property in the last two months.

Oakland police have charged 21-year-old Daniel Corson of Augusta and 19-year-old Thomas Beaudoin of Waterville with burglary.

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Jessica’s Law Gets Waldo Man 20 Years

Updated 7 years ago

A prosecutor says a 20-year prison sentence handed down to a Waldo man in an assault on a 3-year-old relative might be the first sentence imposed under a 2006 state law that allows harsher penalties for repeat offenders.

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Real ID Latest

Updated 7 years ago

The Department of Homeland Security is hinting that it may compromise with a few states — including Maine — opposed to new rules requiring secured driver’s licenses.

The Real ID Act, passed by Congress after Nine-Eleven, requires new security measures for state-issued driver’s licenses.

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Widdecomb Indicted for Murders

Updated 7 years ago

A Machias man has been indicted on two counts of murder in the fatal shootings of a former girlfriend and an Eastport man who was visiting her house in Marshfield.

Twenty-five-year-old Richard Widdecombe Jr. is being held at the Washington County Jail after being indicted on Friday.

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Hannaford Security Breach Latest

Updated 7 years ago

Maine banks and credit unions could be facing greater exposure to theft of credit and debit card numbers from the Hannaford Brothers data breach than from the far-larger breach at TJX Companies.

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Guilford Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Crews from five towns were called to Oak Street at around 10 pm.

We’re told everyone inside made it out safely, but the building, along with everything in it, was lost.

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State Budget Latest

Updated 7 years ago

It now looks as if two separate plans will be put before the house and senate.

Among the key sticking points are the Democrats’ desire to scrap an 8 million dollar cut in aid for childless adults within certain income guidelines.

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Plymouth Accident

Updated 7 years ago

That was the case in Plymouth Thursday afternoon when a young woman spun out of control on the interstate.

Police say her car went off the highway and rolled over.

As it did, her windows shattered, and the cab of the vehicle was packed so tightly with snow that rescue crews had to use the jaws of life to free her.

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Hannaford Suit

Updated 7 years ago

Philadelphia law firm, Berger &amp: Montague, filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Portland, alleging that the supermarket chain was negligent for failing to provide adequate security for computer data.

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Passamaquoddy Governor Indictment

Updated 7 years ago

U.S. Attorney Paula Silsby says the charges against 64-year-old Robert Newell of Princeton include conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, misapplying funds and making false statements. Newell served as governor of the Indian Township reservation from September 2002 to September 2006.

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Inspection Period

Updated 7 years ago

The House voted 100 to 41 Thursday to leave the current once-a-year inspection requirement intact, instead of allowing inspections once every two years.

However, lawmakers are allowing an exception for new cars that are inspected at the time of purchase. Those vehicles can be inspected two years after the purchase.

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Corinna Loses Second Battle, Same Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Corinna fire crews were called to a fire Wednesday morning at the home of Tanya Farrington on the Packard Road.

The first flare up was taken care of, and the crews went back to the station.

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Snow Days

Updated 7 years ago

Education Commissioner Sue Gendron says state policy requires snow days to be made up, and the state is sticking by it. But the state will consider waivers on a case-by-case basis in districts struggling to make up lost instruction time.

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War Anniversary Observed

Updated 7 years ago

It was five years ago when the United States began the war in Iraq.

Some observances were quiet, others quite loud.

At one gathering held in Bangor, folks from the Peace and Justice Center honored those who have lost their lives in the war.

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