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Biddeford Fatal

Updated 6 years ago

Troopers are trying to determine why Liszek Twarog’s van veeredfrom the northbound to the southbound lanes, where it collided with two other vehicles Tuesday morning.Police say Twarog was ejected as the vehicle overturned andkilled when it landed on him. The wreck tied up southbound trafficon the turnpike for about two hours.

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More Layoffs

Updated 6 years ago

True Textiles says 75 to 90 employees will be laid off January 26 at its Guilford and Newport plants. The company, formerly InterfaceFABRIC Inc., blames poor economic conditions.

True Textiles makes panel fabrics for offices. Kirk Crisman, True’s senior vice president for human resources, says the layoffs are being posted as permanent because there’s no way of knowing when the economy may improve. Crisman says the company has a callback process in case conditions improve.

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Milk Prices

Updated 6 years ago

The lack of international demand is being blamed, and could push prices down by 50 percent.Experts saymight not rebound until September.

Doug DiMento of the Agri-Mark Cooperative said that will put a lot of struggling farmers &quot:over the edge.&quot:

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Jail Death

Updated 6 years ago

That’s the word from sheriff Randall Liberty, who says the body of a 32-year-old inmate was found hanging in his cell Monday afternoon.

Liberty says Arthur Traweek was in jail for allegedly violating his probation, and unauthorized use of property.

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Companies Join Forces to Keep Mainers Warm

Updated 6 years ago

Dead River Company has announced a partnership with Hannaford supermarkets to launch a campaign called Share the Warmth.

The grocery stores will accept donations for the fund through January 31.

Then Dead River will match the donations collected, up to $100,000.

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Glenburn Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Officials say a neighbor or someone passing by noticed smoke coming from a home on the Deer Run road around 3:30 p.m.

By the time the first crews arrived on the scene, heavy smoke and some flames were shooting from the home owned by Mark and Kerri McDonald.

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Consumers worried about Ethanol problems in small engines….

Updated 6 years ago

You put it in most everything that has an engine….

But some folks say the ethanol that’s found in gas these days, is causing problems in smaller engines, like snow mobiles and chain saws……

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Love During War

Updated 6 years ago

MEMBERS OF THE 126TH MEDIVAC UNIT OUT OF BANGOR ARE GETTING USED TO LIFE BACK AT HOME.

THE CHARLIE COMPANY OUT OF BANGOR, JUST RETURNED FROM A SECOND TOUR OF DUTY.

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Smoking Report Card

Updated 6 years ago

In its rating for 2008, the American Lung Association of Maine gives Maine an A for smoke-free air, a B for tobacco taxes, and a pair of C’s, one for treatment services and one for program funding.

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FATAL ACCIDENT IN EDDINGTON

Updated 6 years ago

It happened just after Five PM on route Nine near the Eddington Store.Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies say 46-year-old Maureen Waltz was crossing the road after getting her mail when she was hit by a pickup truck with a plow attached the vehicle had been travelling east toward Clifton.Waltz was killed instantly.Chief Deputy Troy Morton says officers don’t know too many details yet, as they’re still piecing together what happened.But he wants to stress to folks how important it is to use care when crossing busy roads in the dark. &quot: Always have a flashlight, make sure you’re travelling in a lit area, and if possible cross the road during the day when you can be seen. With all the snowbanks we have and the lighting at this time of year, it’s very difficult for pedestrians to be seen that are out shoveling, snowblowing or even getting mail and crossing the road.&quot:This accident is still under investigation.Just weeks ago, a woman from Bangor was hit by a plow truck while crossing the road. She later died.

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Snowmobile Fatal

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Warden Service said Raymond Webb was on the West Branch of the Mattawamkeag River near Houlton when he struck an overhanging tree.An ambulance transported Webb to Houlton Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Monday morning.Investigators said Webb was wearing a helmet. His death is Maine’s third snowmobile fatality of the season.

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Pedestrian Death

Updated 6 years ago

Maureen Waltz was the third pedestrian killed by a vehicle in Penobscot County within the past three weeks.

No charges were filed against the driver, who told police he did not see Waltz.

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Snowmobile Ax

Updated 6 years ago

Wardens say the area where the man went into the water Saturday night on South Twin Lake near Millinocket is close to the area where a Connecticut man died in early April 2008 while snowmobiling on thin ice near moving water on North Twin Lake.

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ABUSE VICTIM FIGHTING BACK

Updated 6 years ago

Health officials say every year, more than 7-thousand maine women are physically or sexually assaulted by their intimate partners.

But many crimes go unreported, now an Eddington woman is making her private battle with abuse, very public.

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NEW E-MAIL SCAM

Updated 6 years ago

An old internet scam that aims to scare people into ponying up cash to stay alive has reared its head in Maine.

A Dixmont man who received the threat wants to spread the word before someone becomes a victim.

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Big Changes Could be Coming to UMaine System

Updated 6 years ago

The chancellor of the University of Maine

system has unveiled a six-month process aimed at bringing about

what he describes as &quot:major transformative change.&quot:

Richard Pattenaude says incremental cost-cutting will not do

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Tree Crews Trying to Keep Deer Safe

Updated 6 years ago

Contractors are taking steps during the

thinning of trees near I-95 in northern Maine to avoid attracting

deer.

Last year, the Maine Department of Transportation hired a

contractor to cut trees back from the interstate north of Bangor.

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Snow Creates Dangerous Roads

Updated 6 years ago

A fast-moving storm dumped up to a

half-foot of snow across southern and coastal Maine before moving

out of the state.

The snow made for slippery driving and led to parking bans on

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12-Vehicle Crash Closes Interstate

Updated 6 years ago

Part of Interstate 95 in Augusta was closed Sunday after several vehicles were involved in snow-related crashes.As many as 12 vehicles were involved in the accidents, which happened between exits 109 and 112.Some of the vehicles rolled over, and some injuries were reported.The southbound lane had to be closed while police investigated and crews cleaned up the wreckage.Traffic was re-routed through the streets of Augusta.

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Cook Back in Jail

Updated 6 years ago

A Maine man charged with manslaughter

in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 17-month-old boy

was back behind bars Friday after a judge revoked his bail.

David Cook of Wilton left the Franklin County Jail on Tuesday

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