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Plane Crash Investigation Underway

Updated 6 years ago

No official word yet on what caused a fatal plane crash in the waters off Owl’s head this weekend.

It happened as the pilot, 73-year-old Janet Strong of Massachusetss, was preparing to practice approaches and landings at Knox County Airport.

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Patten Fire Update

Updated 6 years ago

The blaze broke out at the North Country Antique Shop on Main St. Sunday morning.

There were also 10 apartments and an office in the building.

The fire marshal’s office says the blaze started in a first floor unit occupied by a 65-year old woman, and that smoking in bed is the cause.

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Bangor Building Burns Badly

Updated 6 years ago

The fire happened downtown in a building on Columbia Street which housed three apartments and a law firm.

Fire crews were called to the building just after 9 pm on Sunday for reports of a fire.

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Atwood Trial

Updated 6 years ago

Police say she died a violent death.

Opening statements from both sides made their case in front of Justice Nancy Mills.

The prosecution began by saying the evidence is simple, but very compelling.

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Patten Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Firefighters workedthroughout the day Sundayto contain a fire that swept through an apartment building in the northern Maine town of Patten.

The building on Main Street contained about 10 apartments, and Fire Chief John Roy says everyone who was home when the fire broke out early Sunday morning has been evacuated. There are no reports of injuries.

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Scallopers Face Penalties

Updated 6 years ago

Three New England-based scallop boats, including two from Maine, could face penalties after federal officials allegedly found more than the legal limit of scallops on board.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found violations on the three scallopers following an operation this week that involved the boarding of 20 boats catching scallops off Nantucket.

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Pellet Stove Demand Up

Updated 6 years ago

The big jump in heating oil prices is fueling a boom in sales of wood pellet stoves, with some Maine dealers saying demand is so great that they can’t keep them in stock.

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Stabbing Update

Updated 6 years ago

State police say an early morning altercation at a campground in Palmyra left two young men with stab wounds.

The investigation began around 3 a.m. Friday after a motorist found 22-year-old Joseph Elston of Detroit on the ground near Route 152 in Pittsfield. Elston was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for facial lacerations and superficial stab wounds to the arm.

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Millinocket Biomass Boiler Plan Stalled

Updated 6 years ago

A gridlocked New England power grid in

Maine has stalled a Harpswell developer’s plan for a $50 million

biomass boiler in Millinocket.

Jerry Tudan, of Peregrine Technologies, had already lined up

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McGowan Cleared

Updated 6 years ago

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has

cleared Maine Conservation Commissioner Patrick McGowan of an

accusation that he used a plane to spot prey.

The agency’s law enforcement office said Friday it was closing

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Pilot Killed in Plane Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A pilot lost her life Saturday when her light plane crashed in shallow coastal waters off Owls Head as she was preparing to practice approaches and landings at Knox County Airport.

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Maine Soldiers Visit Home

Updated 6 years ago

As a result of that problem, 36 Maine soldiers from the 169th Military Police Company got an early visit to their home state.

The plane was diverted to B.I.A. for repairs, and that’s where the veterans were greeted by family and friends, after nearly a year training Iraqi police in the war zone.

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P.A.L. Center to Close

Updated 6 years ago

It started as a place for kids to go to stay out of trouble, and it has turned in to a safe haven for kids with special needs to go to learn important life skills.

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Central Maine Stabbing

Updated 6 years ago

A passerby noticed 22-year-old Joe Elston of Pittsfield lying on Hartland Avenue.

Elston was taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital.

Maine State Police Detectives were called in to assist the Pittsfield Police Department with the investigation.

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Jeremy Hart Free on Bail

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Jeremy Hart was released from the Penobscot County Jail on Thursday afternoon. Hart is charged with murder in the death of his wife, Kristen Smart Hart, last November.

According to court documents, several people were at the Harts’ house at the time of the shooting. One man told police the shooting occurred after Jeremy Hart walked in and caught him kissing Hart’s wife. Bail conditions prohibit Hart from possessing firearms, leaving the state without permission or having contact with eight different people.

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Fatal Accident in Dexter

Updated 6 years ago

It happened on Route 23, just before 8:30. Dexter police chief Arthur Roy says sixty-one year old Norman Babb of Dexter suffered fatal injuries after he hit the car’s windshield. Babb was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Porter Lake Break-ins

Updated 6 years ago

Corporal Steve Charles with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says there have been 26 reports of vandalism and burglary involving lakefront and seasonal camps around Porter Lake.

Police have contacted many of the camp owners but would like anyone who has property on Sweets Pond Lane on the Strong side of the lake or Lake Street on the New Vineyard side to contact police if they haven’t already done so.

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Marijuana Ring

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) A federal court jury on Wednesday found 55-year-old Raymond Fogg of Winn and 42-year-old Anthony Caparotta of Caribou guilty of marijuana distribution and Social Security fraud.

Prosecutors said Fogg and Caparotta worked for Michael Pelletier, an Aroostook County man who was convicted of running a multimillion-dollar cross-border marijuana smuggling operation from his wheelchair while collecting disability checks. Pelletier is serving a life sentence.

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School Consolidated

Updated 6 years ago

The KIDS R.S.U. is the first in Maine to consolidate five towns into one district.

KIDS R.S.U. is short for Kennebec Intra-District Schools, Regional School Unit.

The unit was approved overwhelmingly by voters under the state’s new reorganization law last week.

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Old Town Blaze Believed Arson

Updated 6 years ago

Fire fighters were called to a site on South Main Street in Old Town, across from the Red Shield plant.

A storage trailer owned by an electrical contractor was on fire and was burning quickly.

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