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Homeless Man Found Dead

Updated 6 years ago

Bangor police are investigating what may be the beating death of a homeless man. Police were called to a makeshift campsite off I-95 and HammondSt. Sunday afternoon to respond to a report of an assault. When they arrived in the area, known as ‘The Pines’, they found a man believed to be in his 60’s, dead. The man’s identity is pending. His body is at the medical examiner’s office in Augusta for an autopsy to determine how he died. Right now police consider the death suspicious as they try to figure out if someone killed the man.

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Bryson Says Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

A Cutler man charged with manslaughter in the death of his two year old stepson was in court Monday.

William Bryson entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment Monday morning.

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Bangor Stabbing

Updated 6 years ago

A Bangor man with a history of criminal activity is in jail, charged with stabbing his girlfriend.

Police were called to an apartment at 8 Hudson Street in Bangor Saturday night.

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Millinocket Teacher Scams School

Updated 6 years ago

A teacher from Stearns High School has been charged with forgery after she allegedly scammed the school system in Millinocket for time off and compensation for a disease she didn’t have.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A man from Rockland has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash.

It happened Friday in Brunswick… about a half mile west of the New Meadows river.

Police say 44-year-old Larry Worster lost control of his motorcycle on Route 1 and struck a guardrail.

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Truckers Head to DC

Updated 6 years ago

More than a dozen Maine truckers are on their way to Washington, DC, to protest the high price of diesel fuel.

The truckers will join a national demonstration on Monday.

Maine Congressman Tom Allen hitched a ride with one of the Maine truckers…he plans to take part in the protest.

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Bar Harbor Merchants Uneasy About Summer

Updated 6 years ago

Some merchants in Bar Harbor say they’re counting on Canadians and other international tourists to make this summer a successful one.

Several downtown business owners say they’re worried that the rough economy and high gas prices may keep folks from driving to Bar Harbor this spring and summer.

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Maine Soldiers Heading to Border

Updated 6 years ago

A group of Maine soldiers is heading out for duty on the US-Mexico border.

50 soldiers left for San Diego, California Saturday.

They’ll be there for two weeks, supporting border patrol agents.

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Shaws Offers Incentive to Use Federal Rebate Checks

Updated 6 years ago

The economic stimulus checks from the federal government start going out on Monday.

One local supermarket is hoping to entice you to use at least some of your check on groceries.

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Annual Acadia Cleanup

Updated 6 years ago

The roads in and around Acadia National park are looking a lot spiffier…thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers.

The ninth annual &quot:Friends of Acadia&quot: Roadside Earth Day Cleanup kicked off Saturday.

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Washington County Vandalism

Updated 6 years ago

Half dozen schools have been broke into. Money, computers and cameras are among the items stolen.

The elementary school in Alexander was one of the first to be hit. Police say the thieves damaged a door while breaking into the office and then broke a lock on a file cabinet.

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Ellsworth Drug Bust

Updated 6 years ago

63-year-old Peter Jordan was arrested on Wednesday and charged with trafficking Oxycontin.

Police say Jordan was arrested in the parking lot of Home Depot Wednesday after they watched him sell 30 pills.

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International Heating Assistance Meeting

Updated 6 years ago

The meeting was to show appreciation for the thousands of gallons of fuel donated by Citgo and Venezuela to tribal members across the state.

While the Venezuelan government has come under fire by the U.S. congress for what the U.S. sights as support of terrorist organizations.

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Waterville Man Charged with Assault

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old Michael Fitzsimmons is charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, and assault.

The assault reportedly took place at around ten o’clock Wednesday night at Fitzsimmons’ Gold Street apartment.

Police say they arrived to find Fitzsimmons had barricaded himself in.

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Seeley Found

Updated 6 years ago

State police say 52-year old Debra Seeley’s body was found early Friday in Vassalboro.

Department spokesman Steve McCausland says authorities believe her death to likely be a suicide, because a note and some medicine was found inside her car.

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Pentagon Contract Goes to Orono

Updated 6 years ago

Senator Susan Collins announced Thursday that the work will be done by Maine Secure Composites, which is based at the University of Maine’s Target Technology Incubator.

Collins said the composite anti-tamper containers will help meet the needs of the Department of Homeland Security’s advanced container security device program. The government has been funding various technologies to help cargo handlers monitor shipping containers arriving at U.S. ports.

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Eastbrook Fire Latest

Updated 6 years ago

13-year-old Tommy McNeil died in the fire. His father, chief Rick McNeil, was critically injured.

He’s being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Now sergeant Troy Gardner says three people, including a woman, were in the trailer the night of the fire.

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Fatal Accident in Windsor

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities said Shawn Ferguson was killed instantly. The crash took place about 7:30 a.m.

The driver of the crane vehicle was not injured.

Trooper Patrick Munzing said there is no indication that speed or alcohol were factors.

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Genetic Discrimination Bill

Updated 6 years ago

Today’s 95-0 vote sends the measure back to the House, which could approve it early next week. President Bush supports the legislation.

Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe, one of three sponsors of the Senate bill, calls the legislation &quot:unique and groundbreaking.&quot: Snowe says it’s the first time the Senate has acted to prevent discrimination before it has taken firm hold.

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Soldier Funeral

Updated 6 years ago

23-year-old Specialist William Koelsch III graduated from Penquis Valley High School.

He died during a training mission at Fort Polk, Louisiana on April 9th.

Koelsch was a member of an airborne unit used train other units before they were sent overseas to Iraq or Afghanistan.

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