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Spring Into The Outdoors

Updated 7 years ago

That’s the goal of a group that wants to encourage Mainers to take advantage of all that’s green in our area.

Organizers for Penobscot Valley Pathways hope to show area residents all the green space and trails that are right here in the Penobscot Valley region.

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Plymouth Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Fire crews spent several hours on the scene of a house fire in Plymouth Monday morning.

They were called shortly after seven and arrived on scene to see a two-story house on fire.

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Four Homeless in Vassalboro Fire

Updated 7 years ago

A family of four is homeless after fire ripped through their Vassalboro home Sunday afternoon.

Officials say they were called to the home on the Webber Pond Road for a report of a chimney fire, but when they arrived, flames were already shooting out of the back of the house.

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Senate Bill to Change Registry

Updated 7 years ago

The changes deal with concerns that were raised after two men listed on the registry were murdered in 2006.

The bill focuses on people who offended from 1982 to 1992, and have not re-offended, or who don’t have a prior history of offenses.

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Bowring Sentenced

Updated 7 years ago

Just a few months ago, Jessica Bowring had been released from jail for abusing the same boy.

Bowring was sentenced on Wednesday in Somerset County Superior Court.

She pled guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a minor, and two counts of violating the conditions of her release.

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Maine Says: No Smoking in Cars With Kids

Updated 7 years ago

The governor signed the bill Wednesday afternoon.

It’s modeled after an ordinance in Bangor, which has been in place for more than a year now.

Violators will get a 50-dollar fine for a first offense. Repeat offenses are a lot more expensive.

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Cereal Recall

Updated 7 years ago

The cereal was distributed nationally under the Malt-O-Meal brand and under some private label brands including the store brands for Hannaford and Shaw’s Supermarkets. The Minnesota-based company says the packages include those with &quot:Best If Used By&quot: dates between April 8, 2008 and March 18, 2009.

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Indian Island Slots

Updated 7 years ago

Senators voted 23-12 Thursday to approve the bill, which was scaled back from its original version that would have allowed 400 slots. The House also gave its final OK Thursday, by a 98-34 roll call vote.

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No Smoking in Cars

Updated 7 years ago

The bill is modeled after an ordinance in Bangor.

California, Arkansas, and Louisiana have passed similar laws.

Other states are also looking at the idea.

The measure will take effect 90 days after the legislative session ends.

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Waldo County Sheriff’s Officer Death

Updated 7 years ago

Sgt. Mark Schade was pronounced dead at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor shortly after 9 PM. He had been flown there by Lifeflight helicopter after members of the State Police dive team found his body under ice in a small pond behind Sheriff Scott Story’s home in Monroe.

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Concert Made Into Memorial

Updated 7 years ago

27-year-old Army Sergeant Nicholas Robertson was killed earlier this month while serving as a translator in Afghanistan.

The Brewer High School graduate was a stand-out performer in the school’s jazz band.

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Real ID

Updated 7 years ago

Representing the Baldacci administration, Public Safety Commissioner Anne Jordan told the Transportation Committee that Maine’s credentials are inadequate and need to be improved.

Other supporters say failure to comply with the Real ID law would cause delays when buses cross the Canadian border and cause Maine air passengers to miss flights while they undergo extra security screening.

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Heroin Arrest

Updated 7 years ago

Now police think they’ve captured the man responsible for leaving the drugs where kids could have gotten them.

25-year-old Darryl Copeland of Hartford, Connecticut was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

It happened a short time after he left court, where he faced an assault charge.

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Police Shooting

Updated 7 years ago

The officers were responding to a 911 call from Daniel McDowell, who claimed that he had murdered a hitchhiker and was holding another hostage early on February 16. All three fired when McDowell started walking from his truck toward them, pointed a shotgun in their direction and ignored commands to drop the weapon.

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Suspicious Death UPDATE

Updated 7 years ago

Police on Wednesday ruled the death of Naomi Buzzell a homicide.

She was found Tuesday afternoon in her second-floor apartment on South Belfast Avenue after police were contacted by relatives.

On Wednesday morning, police with a search warrant went to the Somerville home of 63-year-old Albert Violette. They found Violette behind a shed on his property, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Students Save Principal’s Job

Updated 7 years ago

In a 7 to 6 vote Tuesday night, the school board decided to renew principal Lori Putnam’s contract for one more year.

Like many other school districts in Maine, Messalonskee is forced to make tough financial decisions because of a lack of funding.

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Property Dispute

Updated 7 years ago

But this is no dispute between neighbors, this battle is with the Department of Transportation.

At the center of the dispute is a seven foot tall fence.

According to the D.O.T. the fence, which runs near the railroad track, was put up to ensure safety, and for liability reasons.

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Sexual Assault Arrest

Updated 7 years ago

62-year-old Clarence Spencer of Hampden is charged with gross sexual assault on a minor child under the age of 14.

Police also say there &quot:might&quot: be other victims and more charges.

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Unity Closed

Updated 7 years ago

The news is a shock to many fans, with the racing season about to begin.

Unity Raceway is one of the oldest tracks in Maine.

The Nason family bought it in 1979, and they’ve had a racing schedule every year since then.

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Heroin Arrest

Updated 7 years ago

Police now believe they’ve captured the man responsible for leaving the drugs where children could have found them.

25-year old Darryl Copeland of Hartford Connecticut was arrested this afternoon, shortly after leaving court where he was facing an assault charge.

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