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Stabbing Update

Updated 7 years ago

An Ellsworth man accused of stabbing a State Trooper remains behind bars.

In a court appearance Monday afternoon, a judge ordered 24 year old Joshua Gray be held without bail.

Police say Gray ran away and then stabbed State Trooper Tom Pickering last Tuesday while pickering was questioning him about a burglary that happened in Blue Hill.

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Heating Oil Prices

Updated 7 years ago

The state energy office reported Monday that the average cash price for home heating oil stands at $3.21, a drop of 12 cents over three weeks. The average statewide price remains 94 cents higher than at the same time last year.

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Bucksport Standoff Update

Updated 7 years ago

Joshua Amenkowicz (32) is facing a variety of charges including criminal threatening,terrorizing and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say they were called to his homeCentral Street just after2AM Sunday morning. Officers say when they arrived, Amenkowicz threatened them. He ended up keeping officers and the State Police Tactical Team at bay for close to five hours. His bail is set at 10 thousand dollars.

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Palermo Fire Claims Life of Owner

Updated 7 years ago

93-year old Robert Pottle died when fire swept through his Palermo farmhouse early Saturday morning.

Someone driving by spotted the flames and called for help.

Firefighters say strong winds as well as driving rain and snow made it tough to put out the flames.

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Houlton Fire Kills One

Updated 7 years ago

On Saturday afternoon, fire fighters were called to a house fire in Houlton.

A neighbor spotted the flames and called 911.

Firefighters found the body of 53-year-old Duane Knapp on the kitchen floor.

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Romney Takes Lead in Caucuses

Updated 7 years ago

Mitt Romney is holding on to his lead in

presidential preference voting among Maine Republicans as returns

from caucuses are being counted.

The former Massachusetts governor has 53 percent of the vote

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Plane Crash Latest

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities returned today to the icy

woods in West Gardiner where a small plane crashed just a few miles

from the state airport after it took off during a storm Friday

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Waterville Woman Charged With Embezzlement

Updated 7 years ago

A 51-year-old woman has been charged

with stealing nearly $1 million over the past five years from her

father’s business.

Paula Caron of Waterville was indicted by a Kennebec County

grand jury on a charge that she embezzled the money from Winslow

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Snowmobile Death

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities say a 17-year-old youth from

Atkinson drowned when his snowmobile fell through the ice near the

East End Outlet of Sebec Lake.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says Adam

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Fairpoint Approval

Updated 7 years ago

The order issued Friday formalizes an agreement that was approved by the commission in early January. It comes exactly one year after Verizon filed a request seeking to sell its Northern New England landline assets to FairPoint Communications.

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Adoptive Families Protest Change

Updated 7 years ago

Those cuts would mean a decrease of up to 30% in payments to adoptive and foster parents.

More than a hundred fifty people turned out in Orono to hear from D.H.H.S. officials, and to speak out about their individual concerns.

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Pine Tree Egg Ride

Updated 7 years ago

The folks at Q106.5 gathered donations all week long at Dandforth’s Downhome Market in Hermon… and by the time it was all over, more than $40,500 had been raised.

That means the riders will have to travel with about 800 raw eggs in their suits as they ride between Levant in Newport.

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Leighton Convicted

Updated 7 years ago

It took the jury about 3-hours on Thursday to convict 62-year-old Larry Leighton on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal trespass.

Back in November of 2006, Leighton burst into the victim’s home in Milford and began slashing the women with a small knife.

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West Gardiner Plane Crash

Updated 7 years ago

FAAd spokesman Jim Peters says the pilot of the six-seat Cessna Citation C-525 declared an emergency minutes after taking off but was unable to fly to safety.

He says the plane was registered to Jeanette Symons of San Francisco, but the identities of the victims were not confirmed tonight.

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Abandoned Kittens Saved

Updated 7 years ago

Laurie Mountain found several cats scattered at the end of her driveway after a neighbor knocked on the door.

Mountain is an animal rescue volunteer with the organization PETS, she and others have spent day and night capturing the cats ever since.

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Trooper Stabbed

Updated 7 years ago

It happened while trooper Tom Pickering was questioning 24-year-old Joshua Gray about a burglary that happened earlier this week.

Police say trooper Pickering was talking to Gray at the side of the Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill when Gray ran off.

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Border ID

Updated 7 years ago

Along the northern border, U.S. and Canadian citizens will now have to show a passport or similar document, or two forms of identification such as a driver’s license and a birth certificate.

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Swift Pleads Guilty

Updated 7 years ago

19-year-old Corey Swift entered his plea in Kennebec County Superior Court Wednesday morning.

He was sentenced to ten years behind bars.

Swift was allegedly with 22-year-old Matthew Loisel last April when Jean Paul-Poulain was shot to death at his Augusta apartment.

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Curtis in Court

Updated 7 years ago

51-year-old Albion Curtis is accused of shooting a 28-year-old woman in her abdomen.

He’s charged with elevated aggravated assault and robbery.

According to court documents, Curtis, the victim, and another man were arguing over the sale of some Oxycontin.

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Vandals Still At Large

Updated 7 years ago

Vandals have left their mark in Deer Isle and Sedgwick and the price tag to fix all that damage keeps going up.

At first it was only a few house windows that were shot by bb guns but the vandalism has escalated.

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