(Robbinston)-The Coast Guard says waters leading to a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Robbinston are suitable for tanker traffic…provided steps are taken to reduce risks.
Downeast LNG wants to build a 400-million dollar terminal at Mill Cove.
(Stockton Springs)- A man accused of taking a fifth-grade class hostage in Stockton Springs says he’s not guilty of the crime— and claims there’s a conspiracy against him…..
55-year old Randall Hofland was in court in Belfast on Wednesday…..
(AP)- Governor John Baldacci says the National Guard has agreed to conduct a full environmental review as part of its proposal to lower the flight deck for training missions over western Maine.
Citizens Energy, the non-profit that partnered with Citgo to provide the oil, announced earlier this week that the free fuel program was being suspended due to falling oil prices.
Now, sources say Venezualen President Hugo Chavez directly intervened to reverse that decision.
(Searsport) 59-year-old Peter Mason has been given a suspended 20-day sentence… and ordered to undergo counseling…..
He’ll also be on probation for a year…..
Mason was accused of exposing himself to a woman while he was parked at a store in Winterport on October of 2007…..
Dana Earl Cully pleaded guilty last June, and was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.
According to court records, authorities received information in June 2006 that Cully might be downloading and tranmitting child pornography over the Internet at his home. Cully consented to searches of his computer, which revealed more than 1,000 pornographic images involving children.
The cuts cover 11 trades including shipfitters, machinists, pipefitters and welders. The effective date of the layoffs is Jan. 23.
Shipyard spokesman Jim DeMartini says the Navy shipbuilder will work to place some of the laid off workers in other jobs. That number remains to be seen.
64-year old Vella Gogan was sentenced to six months in jail for stealing two pairs of shoes and two water bottles from Olympia sports in Waterville.
Gogan spent five years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter in 1999. Gogan killed her husband, cutting him up into pieces, in the couples Hartland home.
33-year-old Benjamin Tibbetts was sentenced to three months for violating his probation on another theft conviction.
Tibbetts is also charged with theft, accused of stealing pellet stoves from Sunrise Home and Hearth, where he worked then selling them at discounted prices.
(BANGOR)- We have some good news to report about one of the missing dogs we told you about during our six oclock report Tuesday night…..
She’s been found…..
Both a pug and border collie animals were snatched in Bangor over the course of the week…..
The man police say was behind the wheel during a fatal accident in Deer Isle on Sunday….did not have a valid driver’s license….
According to records from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles…33 year old Anthony Robbins of Ellsworth had his license revoked in 2004 because of a troubled past behind the wheel…including drunk driving….
Joseph Kennedy, head of the Boston-based nonprofit which distributes the fuel, said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez intervened directly.
Citgo Petroleum CEO Alejandro Granado made the announcement, saying Citgo had found a way to continue paying for oil shipments.
(AP)- A new study says 16 states – including four in New England – don’t give soldiers deployed overseas enough time to vote.
The Pew Center on the States says faulty absentee voting systems could be improved by allowing more lead time or sending election materials electronically.
Erwin McTigue lives on outer union street. He says he tied his dog Duke to a dog house New Year’s Eve.
When he went to check on duke the next morning all that was left was the chain and an unhooked collar.
It was destroyed by fire, as the owner worked hard to save his nearby home.Someone reported the fire at the Tapley residence on Rt. 15 after hearing an explosion.Just some charred wood and sheet metal and the remnants of a dump truck that was parked inside is all that is left.At least six fire departments responded.The owner also used a bobcat to tear down the remains of the burning building to help keep the flames from spreading to the house.A cause of the fire is still unknown.
The new ice skating rink is a joint project between the city and the Bangor Center Corporation…..
The idea has actually been in the works for a few years and was set to be unveiled over the New Year’s holiday…..
A Bangor woman has been sentenced to almost 10 years in prison…for a number of federal drug charges.
Court records show that in March of last year, 26-year old Nicole Martin was stopped on by police while driving from Portland to Bangor.
The governor administed oaths to Neria Douglass as state auditor, Matthew Dunlap as secretary of state, David Lemoine as treasurer and Janet Mills as attorney general.
Mills, a former prosecutor, is the first woman to serve as attorney general in Maine.
On Tuesday, Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman appeared before the Appropriations Committee, whichwas in the second day of hearings to address a $140 million budget shortfall.
Some lawmakers say they’ve been flooded with calls from constituents who’ve lost their jobs and can’t get through to the Labor Department. Legislators asked why the state’s not filling more federally funded labor positions to deal with the wave of calls.
Afire last night in Madison displaced one family.
Fire crews from Skowhegan, Anson and Madison were called to the Laney Road.
We’re told the house was damaged enough that the residents who live there needed to find another place to spend the night.