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St. Alban’s Town Manager to Step Down

Updated 7 years ago

Larry Post made his announcement Monday night at the selectmen’s meeting.

He’s worked out a contract with the town that’ll keep him on the job until the end of June.

Post will have put in 30 years, this May.

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Alfond Leaves Yet Another Gift

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) A pilot program starting Jan. 1 at MaineGeneral Health hospitals will establish a $500 college savings account for every newborn at the Augusta and Waterville hospitals. The program will expand statewide a year later, and earlier if the pilot program goes well.

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Arrests in Series of Break-ins

Updated 7 years ago

Police arrested 18-year-old John Ruuk of Brewer, 20-year-old Allyn White of Brewer, and 19-year-old Brad Study of Clifton.

They were all rounded up Monday night in Brewer.

The three are accused of smashing in the front window of Roger’s Market Sunday night and stealing beer and cigarettes.

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Oakes in Court

Updated 7 years ago

27 year old Benjamin Oakes of Waterville made a video appearance in an Augusta courtroom Monday afternoon.

Oakes was arrested Friday night.

Police say he assaulted a woman who was walking her dog Thursday near the entrance of Colby College.

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Updated 7 years ago

(AP) Barbara Jean Pearson of Bradford was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Bangor, where she pleaded guilty in April to theft of public funds and bankruptcy fraud.

The 43-year-old Pearson, former owner of Cold Stream Oil, admitted that she used money earmarked for fuel to gamble online and for her personal use.

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Coach Winkin in Hospital: Update

Updated 7 years ago

Winkin was brought to the hospital Monday in serious condition, after suffering a stroke.

We’re told he was &quot:out for a walk&quot: on Monday, when he collapsed. A passerby found him, and called for help.

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It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s a Satellite?

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) Law enforcement officials say the fireballs coincided with Monday evening’s launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida of what a defense agency spokesman described as a &quot:national security satellite.&quot:

Sgt. Derek Strong of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police tells the Bangor Daily News that the orange lights were caused by debris re-entering the earth’s atmosphere and crashing into the ocean off Point Lepreau, New Brunswick.

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Waterville Fire

Updated 7 years ago

The call came in late Monday afternoon to a two story home on Carey Lane.

The home is owned by Christopher and Dacia Rancourt who live there with their 16-year-old son.

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Waterville Man Charged in Colby Assault

Updated 7 years ago

27-year-old Benjamin Oakes was arrested Friday night.

Police say he assaulted a woman walking her dog on a nature trail near the college’s entrance on Thursday morning.

This is the third attack on women near the campus since October.

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Apartment Fire in Bangor

Updated 7 years ago

They were chased from their home after a clothes dryer caught fire.

The call came in about 1:15 Monday afternoon.

When fire crews arrived they found a room on fire and learned that a person was still inside.

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Overnight Break-in

Updated 7 years ago

State police say three people burglarized the conveniece store Sunday night, just before 10 pm.

They were caught on tape stealing several cartons of cigarettes and two cases of beer.

The robbers had their faces covered, but troopers believe they are all around 16 to 20 years old.

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Body Found in Burned House

Updated 7 years ago

It appears that the home’s owner, 55-year-old Steven Edwards, was killed in the blaze.

The fire broke out just before five o’clock Friday afternoon.

The state medical examiner expects to make a positive identification this week.

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Police Arrest Record Numbers of Drivers Operating After Suspension

Updated 7 years ago

Maine State Police say they have issued a

record number of citations this year to motorists driving on

suspended licenses.

So far this year, police have cited 3,089 drivers for operating

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Bogus Bills in Skowhegan

Updated 7 years ago

Hundreds of dollars in bogus bills have

been turning up in the Skowhegan area — including district court,

where a man tried to pay a 100-dollar fine with counterfeit

20-dollar bills.

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Consolidation Plans on Track

Updated 7 years ago

The Baldacci administration says Maine’s

290 school districts appear to be meeting the goal to consolidate

into no more than 80 districts.

Education Commissioner Susan Gendron says all but one of Maine’s

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Colby Attack

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities say a woman was leaving the wooded Colby arboretum Thursday morning around 8:30 a.m., when a man came from up from behind and pulled her toward him.

Police say the attack was not sexual in nature.

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Emery Home

Updated 7 years ago

24-year-old Sergeant Blair Emery, a native of Lee, was killed by a roadside bomb Friday, November 30th, during his second tour of duty in Iraq.

Despite Thursday’s bitterly cold temperatures family, friends, fellow veterans, and even people who didn’t know Emery lined Main Street in Lincoln, as the hearse carrying his body made it’s way to the Clay Funeral Home.

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Ratliff Indicted

Updated 7 years ago

The Penobscot county grand jury indicted Katherine Ratliff on one charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Ratliff is the former administrative assistant for Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine in Old Town.

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Cook Trio in Court

Updated 7 years ago

59-year-old David Cook of Dedham and his 31-year-old son Daniel are being tried together. David Cook is the former Otis town clerk.

A third man charged in the crimes took the stand Thursday: 20-yea-old Christopher Lapointe of Orrington has already pled guilty in the case.

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Dumas Indicted

Updated 7 years ago

The Penobscot County grand jury handed up the indictment Wednesday against 48-year-old Joseph Dumas, who was being held without bail at the county jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned January 3rd in Superior Court.

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