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Milford Armed Robbery

Updated 6 years ago

The call came in around 1:45 am Tuesday. A clerk at the convenience store told police that the robber came in and threatened them with a weapon, although they never actually saw the weapon.

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Transit Tuesday

Updated 6 years ago

The day has been proclaimed &quot:Transit Tuesday,&quot: and will be celebrated around the state.

Transit operators will offer free rides as part of a weeklong celebration of commuting options. Those alternatives include mass transit options such as buses, and car pooling, as well as low economic and environmentally impacting transportation modes like biking and walking.

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Saint Louis Makes Appeal

Updated 6 years ago

The members of the Maine State Supreme Court were in Bangor to hear five cases today.The first case of the day was an appeal by 24 year old Heath Saint Louis.

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Indian Township Shooting

Updated 6 years ago

The attorney general’s office says 40-year-old Douglas Kelley was fatally shot at about 6:30 p.m. Monday at the tribe’s Indian Township reservation.

A spokesman says officer Alexander Nicholas II of the IndianTownship Police Department and Scott Francis, a warden with the Passamaquoddy Warden Service, were involved in the shooting. The spokesman refused to give any details about the incident.

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Sail Inn Owners Heard

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Supreme Court today heard the case of Robert and Paul Dyer against the Maine Department of Transportation. It’s been nearly five years since MaineDOT took the Sail Inn restaurant and five acres owned by the Dyers by eminent domain.

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Graduation Drinking

Updated 6 years ago

A lot of Colby college students needed medical treatment for intoxication over the weekend.

Two area hospitals were busy treating17 students that were brought in by ambulance. All of them over 21.

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Blended Gas

Updated 6 years ago

It’s called E-10. Which is 10% ethanol mixed with gasoline.

It’s been found at gas pumps across the nation for years. However, the biofuel is now just making it’s way into Maine.

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Old Town Mom Gets Wish

Updated 6 years ago

While many moms are taking this special day to relax and be waited on, one mom from Old Town is busy packing.

Sonya Barclay is battling advanced breast cancer: and while she doesn’t know how much time she has left, she’s enjoying what could be her last mother’s day knowing her family will be in a safe home, thanks to the generous donations of so many caring people.

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Red Tide Back in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

State officials say heightened levels of red tide have triggered a ban on shellfish harvesting along sections of the southern Maine coast.

Clams are off-limits from Cape Elizabeth to the New Hampshire line, except for softshell clams in the Scarborough River. Mussels, European oysters and carnivorous snails are restricted from New Hampshire to Pemaquid Point in Bristol.

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Breakthrough at Jackson Lab

Updated 6 years ago

Scientists at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor say they’ve made a breakthrough in research.

For the first time, researchers are able to see a cell’s substructure up close through a microscope.

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Help on the Way for Aroostook County

Updated 6 years ago

President Bush has signed a federal disaster declaration for assistance in Aroostook County, where hundreds of homes were destroyed or damaged and as many as 1,000 people were displaced due to the St. John River flood last week.

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UMaine Commencement

Updated 6 years ago

Saturday commencement day at University of Maine System campuses around the state. Speakers at the two biggest campuses were innovation guru Doug Hall and former Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer Roger Wilkins.

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James Pleads Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

A 56-year-old homeless man accused of fatally beating a fellow hobo at a makeshift camp in Bangor has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

Stephen James was arraigned Friday in Penobscot County Superior Court in the April 27 slaying of 63-year-old Clyde Worster. His body was found in a wooded area near Interstate 95 known as &quot:The Pines,&quot: where he and James were staying.

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Fort Kent Visits

Updated 6 years ago

Bishop Richard Malone will offer his support to the victims and tour two churches severely damaged by the flood.

Governor Baldacci returned to Aroostook County on Thursday.

He along with New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham surveyed the destruction on both sides of the border.

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School Bus Hit in Pileup

Updated 6 years ago

It happened at around three pm Thursday just after several kids were dropped off on Route 15.

Deputy Mark Lloyd says four kids were still on the bus, when the vehicle was hit from behind in a chain reaction accident.

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Ban Upheld

Updated 6 years ago

Mark Haskell received a summons from a warden three summers ago for riding a Sea-Doo on the lake.

He objected to the state’s ban on personal watercraft on the lake and took his case to court.

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Costa Rica Ambassador

Updated 6 years ago

The South Portland businessman was sworn in Thursday in Washington for his new job as ambassador to Costa Rica. The Senate confirmed his appointment last week.

Cianchette was the 2002 Republican nominee for governor and headed the Bush-Cheney campaign in Maine two years later. As ambassador, he succeeds Texas businessman Mark Langdale, who held the post since 2005.

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Moose Collisions

Updated 6 years ago

The point’s been driven home by two recent moose-car collisions, both involving police officers. Neither officer was seriously hurt.

Brad Foley of the DOT Safety Office says every moose-vehicle crash has the potential for serious injury.

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Acadia Gets a Boost

Updated 6 years ago

The law signed by Bush on Thursday increases the coastal park’s land acquisition ceiling by $10 million and authorizes the interior secretary to take more steps to develop an off-island transportation facility to serve Acadia visitors. It also extends the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission for 20 more years.

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Cancer Center Under Construction

Updated 6 years ago

The number of people getting chemotherapy in Maine has jumped 70% over the last decade.

That’s why the folks at Eastern Maine Healthcare have decided to build a new facility to help care for cancer patients.

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