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Maine Police Play Key Role in Child Porn Bust

Updated 6 years ago

A key to finding the suspect was information found by the internet crimes against children unit of the Maine state police. 38-year-old James Bartholomew Huskey of Lafayette, Georgia was arrested Monday at his home after a two year investigation that began in Australia.

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Celtics Win it All

Updated 6 years ago

As Boston beat Los Angeles Tuesday night in game six of the NBA finals by 39 points: 131 to 92.

The Celtics are the NBA champions for the 17th time in franchise history, and the first time in 22 years.

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Dechaine Update

Updated 6 years ago

The group wanted access to records of an advisory group that reviewed Dechaine’s case.

Dechaine is serving a life sentence for the murder and rape of a 12-year-old girl in Bowdoin twenty years ago.

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Diverted Plane Update

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Natalya Viktorovna Aksenova was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.She was also ordered to pay Delta Airlines more than $17,000 in restitution.

According to court documents, Aksenova became intoxicated while on a Delta flight in March. She pushed a flight attendant against a wall, refused to stay in her seat and wouldn’t move out of the aisle when food was being delivered to passengers.

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Starving Animals Removed from Home

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department is investigating what it calls a &quot:horrific&quot: case of animal cruelty.

Sheriff’s deputies accompanied by a state animal welfare agent searched the home Tuesday. No one was immediately charged in the case but police say they’re familiar with the people who lived in the house and evidence will be turned over to the district attorney.

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Police Standoff in New Gloucester

Updated 6 years ago

Initial reports indicate that what sounds like a domestic dispute brought a State Tactical Team out to New Gloucester late Monday night, and the officers were on hand to watch the sunrise Tuesday morning.

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Former Pittsfield Plant Workers to Receive Aid

Updated 6 years ago

A grant of more than 317-thousand dollars has been given by the U.S. Department of Labor.

It will be used to help about 90-workers who lost their jobs when the San Antonio Shoe Plant closed.

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Clamming Concerns

Updated 6 years ago

Diggers are producing plenty of clams but the demand is down. Clammers say there have been wild fluctuations in prices. At one point in may they were getting a dollar and 60 cents a pound.

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Mill Unions Meet

Updated 6 years ago

Vehicles lined the driveway of the River-Driver Restaurant, as union members from both the mills in Millinocket and East Millinocket, along with mill management, got together Tuesday.

Last month the company announced it might have to close down its Millinocket mill because of the high cost of fuel.

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Body Found

Updated 6 years ago

The body of Wayne Crosby was found in the Penobscot River Tuesday afternoon.

The East Millinocket residentwas fishing with his brother and another man last Wednesday (June 11) when some bad weather moved in.

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Dechaine Appeal Denied

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) In Tuesday’s 3-2 ruling, the Supreme Judicial Court decided that the three lawyers who conducted the independent investigation were acting as private citizens and were thus not subject to document disclosure requirements of Maine’s Freedom of Access Act.

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911 Glitch

Updated 6 years ago

Director Jim Ryan says the problem happened in one of the state’s electronic systems that distributes 911 calls among dispatchers.

Turns out that some of those calls weren’t getting through to dispatchers.

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Small Plane Crashes

Updated 6 years ago

Coast Guard officials say the Cessna 337 Skymaster took off from Millinocket regional airport Sunday afternoon.

It was headed to New Jersey when air traffic controllers in Brunswick lost contact with it shortly after one o’clock.

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Summer Construction

Updated 6 years ago

The south bound lanes oF Interstate 95 from Gardiner to Topsham has been shut down for the summer, so the road can get an overhaul.

South-bound traffic is now forced to use alternate routes: the Turnpike being one option.

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Hudson Fire

Updated 6 years ago

It prevented a fire from being worse than it was.

The Clark residence on the Berry Pit Road caught fire.

It happened around nine Monday morning.

No one was home. Firefighters rescued a cat and a dog, another cat is missing.

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Missing Fisherman: Update

Updated 6 years ago

They say they wont give up until the body of Wayne Crosby is found. The East Millinocket resident was fishing with his brother and a friend Wednesday evening when some foul weather moved in.

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Police Find Couple Wanted for Questioning

Updated 6 years ago

A couple from Maine who were sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in Auburn have been taken into custody in southern Illinois.

Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said 28-year-old Ryan Muncey and 25-year-old Alisha Turner of Lewiston are being held at the Tri-County Jail in Ullin, Ill., on material witness charges.

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Baxter State Park Campgrounds Open

Updated 6 years ago

Baxter State Park officials have opened additional trails to the summit of Mount Katahdin as well as all major campgrounds in the wilderness park.

Park rangers on Saturday opened Chimney Pond campground to overnight guests roughly two weeks later than usual because of lingering snow and poor trail conditions.

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Syrup Production Down

Updated 6 years ago

Maine maple syrup production fell this year even as the output nationally rose by 30 percent.

According to the New England Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. syrup production for 2008 was more than 1.6 million gallons.

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Ice Cream Shop Owner Fined

Updated 6 years ago

The federal Labor Department has fined a Winslow ice cream shop owner $1,500 for a having an inoperable latch on its walk-in freezer where an employee got trapped for four hours.

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