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Police Find Couple Wanted for Questioning

Updated 6 years ago

A couple from Maine who were sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in Auburn have been taken into custody in southern Illinois.

Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said 28-year-old Ryan Muncey and 25-year-old Alisha Turner of Lewiston are being held at the Tri-County Jail in Ullin, Ill., on material witness charges.

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Baxter State Park Campgrounds Open

Updated 6 years ago

Baxter State Park officials have opened additional trails to the summit of Mount Katahdin as well as all major campgrounds in the wilderness park.

Park rangers on Saturday opened Chimney Pond campground to overnight guests roughly two weeks later than usual because of lingering snow and poor trail conditions.

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Syrup Production Down

Updated 6 years ago

Maine maple syrup production fell this year even as the output nationally rose by 30 percent.

According to the New England Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. syrup production for 2008 was more than 1.6 million gallons.

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Ice Cream Shop Owner Fined

Updated 6 years ago

The federal Labor Department has fined a Winslow ice cream shop owner $1,500 for a having an inoperable latch on its walk-in freezer where an employee got trapped for four hours.

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Counterfeit Money Found in Fayette

Updated 6 years ago

Police are warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit $20 bills after three of bogus bills turned up at the Fayette Town Office.

Maine State Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance said three fake bills were used in a car registration payment on Thursday. The clerk who accepted them thought they looked odd, so the town manager took them to a bank, where they were determined to be counterfeit.

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Couple Wanted For Questioning

Updated 6 years ago

A couple wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Auburn are yet to be found.

26-year-old Casey Stanley was killed on a walking trail around 7:30 Wednesday night.

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Priest’s Name Removed from Scholarship

Updated 6 years ago

The University of Maine at Augusta has changed the name of a scholarship that had been named for a priest who has been linked to sexual abuse.

The scholarship had been named for the Rev. John J. Curran, who died in 1976 and had served as priest of St. Augustine Church in Augusta from 1962 to 1972.

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Cobb Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

The trial for 48-year-old Kevin Cobb began earlier this week.

His daughter testified that the abuse began when she was ten.

The girl’s parents are divorced. She testified that the abuse happened for 6 years while she was visiting her father on weekends.

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Merrill Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say 42-year-old Eric Merrill fired dozens of shots throughout his girlfriend’s house in Lincoln.

Since his arrest, the defense claims Merrill has been a model prisoner, and his rampage was a one time event.

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Wrong Turn on I-95 Ends in Disaster

Updated 6 years ago

A Waterville man was badly injured after colliding with a guard rail.

According to trooper Jeff Beech, the driver was traveling north on the interstate when he took one of the crossovers to the southbound lanes.

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Maine Senators Remember Russert

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Senator Olympia Snowe calls Russert &quot:a journalistic giant of his generation.&quot: Snowe says the longest-serving moderator of NBC’s &quot:Meet the Press&quot: will be remembered for his rigorous preparation and objectivity.

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Maine’s Crime Rate Drops

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Overall, officials say the state’s crime rate dropped 3.4 percent following increases of 4.6 percent in 2006 and 0.4 percent in 2005.

Public Safety Commissioner Anne Jordan says there were big increases in rape and arson, while robberies dropped for the first time in six years.

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Dexter Fire Decimates Barn

Updated 6 years ago

The call to Zions Hill Road came in around 7 am. When firefighters arrived, they found flames shooting out to the rear of the house.

Crews from Dover-Foxcroft, Corinna, and Sangerville quickly put out the blaze.

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Auburn Stabbing Latest

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old Casey Stanley was killed in a walking trail around 7:30 Wednesday night.

Police would like your help if you’ve seen 25-year-old Alisha Turner and 28-year-old Ryan Muncey.

They are believed to be on the run with their two children, ages two and one.

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Fisherman Missing in Mattawamkeag

Updated 6 years ago

The three were out trolling in a canoe on the Penobscot River, North of the Welden Dam, when the boat’s outboard motor cut out at around 8:45 Wednesday night.

With the recent rain, the river was flowing strong, and the canoe drifted onto the dam’s splashguard, and the water pressure flipped the boat, along with its three occupants, over the dam.

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Lewiston Man Dies in Auburn Park

Updated 6 years ago

Witnesses say that 26-year-old Casey Stanley of Lewiston died after being stabbed in the chest near Main Street in Auburn at around 7:30 Wednesday evening.

Auburn and State Police say they are working together to try and figure out what happened, and who is responsible.

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Home Invasion Update

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) The Pittston Consolidated School ceremony for students who will attend Gardiner Regional Middle School next year was set for Thursday afternoon.

Nicole Guerrette and her father, 48-year-old William Guerrette are being treated at separate hospitals for stab wounds suffered during the May 27 attack which occurred during a break-in.

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Good Voter Turnout for Primaries

Updated 6 years ago

Even during an off-year primary election, when the turnout tends to be lower, a steady stream of voters could be seen going to the polls Tuesday.

There are no official numbers at this point, the communities all across the state have seen large numbers of voters.

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Primary Returns

Updated 6 years ago


Tom Allen 56,521 – 85 percent
Tom Ledue 9,703 – 15 percent

516 of 615 precincts returned – 84% counted


Charlie Summers 16,162 – 60 percent
Dean Scontras 10,940 – 40 percent

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Ellsworth Home Invaded

Updated 6 years ago

Police say the Oak Street resident arrived home on Tuesday, to find a man in his back yard.

When the home owner went inside, he discovered his house had been broken into, and a coin collection worth several thousand dollars was missing.

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