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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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Bear Killed in Bangor Neighborhood

Updated 6 years ago

Some residents in Bangor awoke to quite a sight this morning — a 150 pound black bear somehow wandered into the Fairmount neighborhood.

Game wardens say they think the bear may have been disoriented when it wandered onto I-395 and then onto the Bangor Municipal Golf Course and then into the adjacent neighborhood.

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Theriault Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Brad Theriault publicly apologized to the Sokoloski family for the part he played in the crash that killed 21-year-old John Sokoloski in August 2005.

Members of both families relayed to Justice William Anderson, how the events of that afternoon have effected them.

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Lightning Deaths

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities have identified the man and woman killed when struck by lightning outside their home in Standish.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says the victims were 22-year-old Anthony Clarke and 28-year-old Krysta Bearor.

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Theft Suspects Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old Joel Ross of Lubec is being charged with receiving stolen property.

Sheriff’s deputies say they found construction tools when they searched Ross’ home.

Police say the tools were taken from a house near the Lubec – Trescott town line.

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Trooper Injured

Updated 6 years ago

Trooper Jason Wing and other officers were responding to assist Fryeburg police in controlling a large fight that broke out early Friday at a campground. After being called off, an Oxford County sheriff’s deputy found the injured trooper walking along a highway.

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Fatal I-95 Accident

Updated 6 years ago

It happened around 4:30 Friday morning in the Northbound lane near Dysarts truck stop in Hampden.

Trooper Scott Jamilton says 22-year old Whitney Hammond of Pittsfield was driving when she apparently fell asleep at the wheel.

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Police Shooting Ruling

Updated 6 years ago

Rowe announced Thursday that Indian Township Officer Alexander Nicholas II and Game Warden Scott Francis were legally justified in using deadly force against 40-year-old Douglas Kelley on May 12.

According to Rowe, Kelley was drunk when he drove to the reservation and confronted his ex-girlfriend, lamenting that she no longer loved him before pulling a handgun.

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Snake in the Wash

Updated 6 years ago

The reticulated python somehow got into Mara Ranger’s 1800s-era farmhouse and made its way into the machine. That’s where Ranger found it yesterday. While reaching into the machine, she felt something move around and saw the snake poke its head out.

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Lamoine RV Dump Blocked

Updated 6 years ago

The Bureau of Parks and Lands wanted the facility in order to accommodate campers.

They say the park in Lamoine is one of the few camping parks in the state that still doesn’t have a dumping station.

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Horse vs. Police Cruiser

Updated 6 years ago

Officer David Savage was reportedly driving on Old County Road early Wednesday morning, when the horse ran into the passenger-side door.

The impact broke the cruiser’s windshield and side window, and ripped the light bar off the roof.

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Palmyra Boy Finds Hospital

Updated 6 years ago

It’s so rare he’s the only case in the entire state. Isiah Washburn is nearly 10-months old.

Just last week, his parents found out that their baby has the life-threatening disorder.

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