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I-95 Truck Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Somehow the the driver, 59-year-old Richarad Laroche of Vermont, escaped with only a bruised arm. The crash happened just before 1:00 p.m. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Northbound traffic was rerouted for several hours to Rt. 100 through Clinton, where motorists could re-enter the interstate. The truck was hauling 18 tons of cattle feed to Exeter when the rig began to have mechanical problems. Some of the grain the truck was carrying spilled into the river, along with a couple of gallons of oil from the truck. The Department of Environmental Protection and local fire officials were called in to access and manage that damage.

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Sentence Commuted

Updated 6 years ago

Carol Graves, who was then 36, pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Graves told police she shot her 71-year-old father, Douglas Graves, on May 14, 1996, after he brandished a hunting knife in his mobile home on Route 1 in Ellsworth.

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Stabbing in St. Albans

Updated 6 years ago

Deputies got a call around 8:30 Sunday night saying that there had been a fight at a house on Todd’s Corner Road.

There they found one man who’d been stabbed with a knife at least twice, and another man who’d apparently been beaten with a baseball bat.

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Burglary Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say that the two could be responsible for a string of burglaries in that area.

Police arrested 19-year-old Paul Biester of New Jersey on Friday afternoon. 22-year-old Matthew Davidson turned himself over to authorities that night.

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Cystic Fibrosis Walk

Updated 6 years ago

At the Weymouth School in Morrill Village, the Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis was held Saturday morning.

The walk was to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis research.

The event was for the entire community, and family and friends of those with C.F.

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Argyle Vandalism

Updated 6 years ago

The culprits have stolen nearly everything Jennifer Preston owns, wiping out precious family memories in the process.

The most recent vandalism was last week, when the thieves cut electrical wiring leading to the mobile home and ripped out the furnace.

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Update: Burglary Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

Police say they could be responsible for a string of burglaries in that area.

19-year-old Paul Biester of New Jersey and 22-year-old Matthew Davidson were in Somerset County District Court facing multiple charges including burglary, theft and eluding an officer.

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Race for The Cure

Updated 6 years ago

The annual Komen Maine Race for the Cure attracted at least 44-hundred walkers and runners, and raised an all time-high of a quarter of a million dollars.

The money goes to education, screening, and treatment programs for breast cancer, the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.

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Lifeflight Recognized

Updated 6 years ago

The Lifeflight of Maine helicopter was honored at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

It has flown over our area for the past ten years now, and has saved more than eight thousand lives in the process.

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Fairfield Armed Burglary

Updated 6 years ago

Fairfield police got a report of a burglary in progress on Somerset Ave, just off of Rt. 201.

The chief and deputy chief say they were on scene within minutes and that’s when they found a blue chrysler speeding across residents lawns.

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Windsor Man Dies in Crash

Updated 6 years ago

The call came in around 1:15 am, that a car with a single occupant had crashed in to a tree at the intersection of South Road and Deer Hill Road.

State Police say that it appears that the driver, whose name has not yet been released, fell asleep at the wheel.

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Bethel Bank Robbed

Updated 6 years ago

They are looking for a woman in her 20s, about 5-foot, 5-inches tall.

According to public safety spokesman Steve McCausland, the woman confronted the manager of the KeyBank on Main Street in Bethel armed with a small handgun.

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Cyclists From Orono Hit by Police

Updated 6 years ago

25-year-old Timothy Clement and 57-year-old David Clement were riding their bikes on the shoulder of a road, when a state trooper reportedly veered his cruiser into the breakdown lane, striking the bikers from behind.

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Governor Baldacci in Milo

Updated 6 years ago

Baldacci toured the downtown, where fire destroyed five businesses and several apartments Sunday morning.

The Governor then met with town officials and representatives from state and federal agencies that may be able to assist the business owners affected by the fire.

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Playground to Re-Open

Updated 6 years ago

In July, a fire started near a rock climbing wall at Katahdin Pride Park. It quickly spread to other playground equipment.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested for setting the fire.

Since then, community officials have worked to sort out insurance issues and get the playground back.

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Vassalboro Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Fire destroyed the French family’s home, leaving them with only the clothes on their backs. An 11-year-old boy has his mother to thank for that.

It all began at about seven o’clock Wednesday night. Teena French and her son, 11-year old Casey Grant were at their home on Willow Street.

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Red Shield Will Sell

Updated 6 years ago

A lawyer for the company filed the paperwork Thursday to sell the mill – which has been in Bankruptcy since June.

An 11-and-a-half million dollar offer is on the table for the facility, but that’s basically just a starting bid.

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Brewer Vote on Backyard Fires

Updated 6 years ago

Your backyard fire pit might be in jeopardy in the city. On Tuesday night, the Brewer City Council voted on a measure that would ban people from having small fires in outdoor fireplaces or grills, except if they were cooking.

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Fortin Found Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

An Aroostook County Superior Court jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday before finding 25-year-old Heather Fortin not guilty in the death of Teairra Leathers.

Fortin called police on June 18, 2007, reporting that Teairra was unresponsive. The baby was taken to a local hospital and airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where she died the next day.

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Milo Sets to Rebuild

Updated 6 years ago

The fire, which investigators are calling arson, wiped out five businesses on Main Street. It also left at least nine people homeless including a family of seven, with one child on the way.

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