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Bikini Women Protest

Updated 6 years ago

Two women from P.E.T.A.: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, stood outside the restaurant at noontime, dressed only in yellow bikinis.

They say that they braved the elements to protest what they say is &quot:abusive treatment&quot: of chickens on factory farms and in slaughterhouses.

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Mall Sale to Benefit CMN

Updated 6 years ago

CJ Banks, a store located in the Bangor Mall will be hosting a sale all day Friday with all donated proceeds going to CMN.

The store will be open from 8am until 10pm. Everything is 50% off. Gift wrapping is free with a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.

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Be on the Lookout for Stolen Eggs

Updated 6 years ago

More than 259,000 eggs were stolen from an egg farm in Turner.

The eggs were scheduled for shipment to Asia when they disappeared.

They were stolen from the Quality Egg Farm of New England, and were taken in two separate incidents.

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Drug Bust Near School

Updated 6 years ago

A Winslow man accused of dealing drugs within 1,000 feet of a school is behind bars.

28-year-old Emanuel Reynolds was arrested on Tuesday, after a Winslow Police officer stopped Reynolds on a routine check due to bail conditions from a prior assault charge.

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Newest Toll Hike Announced

Updated 6 years ago

Tolls on the Maine Turnpike are going up as of February 1st.

In a unanimous vote, the turnpike’s board gave the green light on Tuesday raise tolls by an additional $20,000,000 per year for road and bridge repairs.

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Bank Robbery

Updated 6 years ago

State Police are assisting Hallowell Police, and say the suspect robbed the Gardiner Savings Bank on Winthrop Street.

It happened around 9:30. The suspect is described as a white male, six feet tall, and heavy set. Police say he was wearing a black coat and a black hooded sweatshirt.

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Pizza

Updated 6 years ago

Ingredients:
2 cups Flour
2/3 cup Water
1/3 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Dry Yeast
4 tablespoons Olive Oil (must be Olive Oil for taste)

Directions:

Oven 450* (must be hot)

Pizza pan 16in perforated (spray with pan spray)

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Arrests Made in Washington Co. Theft Case

Updated 6 years ago

28-year-old Joseph Dougherty and 49-year-old Anthony Merchant will both be facing theft charges when they appear in court.

The crime allegedly occurred over the period of 10 to 12 weeks while Dougherty was warf manager for the company.

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Brooksville Fire

Updated 6 years ago

The call for help came in at around 3 am from the residents at 221 Bagaduce Road.

Ruth Stevens and Elizabeth Jordan were the only occupants of the building when the fire broke out, both were able to make it out safely.

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Sherman Food Pantry Opens

Updated 6 years ago

The idea came about during the summer, when gas prices reached record highs.

On Tuesday, after months of planning and preparation, those in need started walking through the doors at the new food pantry in Sherman.

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Okie Update

Updated 6 years ago

Defense attorneys have begun presenting their case in the trial of a 22-year-old man charged with murdering an ex-girlfriend and his father.
John Okie’s younger sister testified that Okie was first hospitalized for odd behavior in 2004 when he told her he believed he had to do cocaine to avoid getting cancer. The defense also called a doctor to the stand who testified about Okie’s mental status.

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Public DOT Meeting

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Department of Transportation is looking for public input on the best way to move forward with a replacement for the aging structure.

The bridge connects Route 116 and Coffin Street over the river in Howland.

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Baldacci’s Supplemental Budget Proposal

Updated 6 years ago

Baldacci outlined his supplemental budget proposal for the current fiscal year on Tuesday. He says it includes no new taxes, fees or fines, but it eliminates 94 positions, including 40 layoffs. Most of those layoffs are in the Corrections Department.

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Hughes Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

38-year-old Michael Hughes pled guilty to theft: he told police he stole items at the request of 60-year-old Evelyn Dempsey of Hampden and 61-year-old Judy Gariepy who currently resides in Arizona.

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Dover-Foxcroft Family

Updated 6 years ago

A popular waitress in Dover-Foxcroft is learning just what kind of town she works and lives in.

Over the weekend flames gutted the home of Theresa Spelios and her family. Co-workers and customers of Theresa’s are coming together to show her just how much they care.

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Special Election Feb. 3rd

Updated 6 years ago

There will be a special election February 3rd to replace former Maine House member Janet Mills who is becoming Maine’s Attorney General.
She was re-elected to the house in November but gave up her seat after being voted in as AG by the legislature earlier this month.Political parties must nominate their candidates for the District 89 seat by January 5th. Again, the special election for that seat is February 3rd.

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Electoral College Casts Votes

Updated 6 years ago

Joe Biden also got all four of Maine’s electoral votes for vice president.

Monday’s vote was largely ceremonial, since the outcome after the Nov. 4 voting has long been known. But the vote by electors is required by the Constitution in order to formally and legally elect Obama and Biden.

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Arts & Crafts with Tracey Marceron

Updated 6 years ago

This segment originally aired Monday morning, Dec. 15th, 2008.


Graduation Rates

Updated 6 years ago

Baldacci says the changes, funded by a $1 million grant, bring 21st Century innovations to high schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

Besides boosting the graduation rate to 90 percent and decreasing the dropout rate to less than 1%, the consortium seeks to bolster college enrollment and see that more students who enter college graduate.

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Okie Trial Continues

Updated 6 years ago

John A. Okie’s younger sister testified Monday that Okie was first hospitalized for odd behavior in 2004 when he told her he believed he had to do cocaine to avoid getting cancer.

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