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Newport Home Crashed

Updated 6 years ago

Police say 19-year-old Brendon Bubar was travelling along Route 7 in Newport when he lost control of his Chevy Blazer, careened across the road, and into a house belonging to Jeff Squires.

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Team Ready to Aid Laid Off Workers

Updated 6 years ago

Dozens of laid-off workers at the Red shield plant in Old Town are in a holding pattern: waiting to hear when they might return to work.

The company temporarily shut down and has now filed for bankruptcy to reorganize its finances.

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Long Distance Problems Reported

Updated 6 years ago

This weekend has been frustrating for many Mainers who weren’t able to make long distance calls.

Some were quick to blame Fairpoint. But a representative from the company says Verizon’s long distance network actually caused the problem.

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Phillips Residents Vote This Week

Updated 6 years ago

Residents of a Maine town who gave the heave-ho to their local government will revisit the issue this week.

Voters in Phillips on June 28 rejected a proposal to raise more than $250,000 to cover the amount that had been exceeded in last year’s budget.

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Lottery Winners

Updated 6 years ago

Two tickets sold in the multistate Powerball were worth $200,000 by correctly matching five of the numbers but missing the powerball numbers.

One of those tickets was sold at McFadden’s Variety in Lubec, which is the easternmost town in the U.S. The other was sold in Missouri.

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Dog Breeder Faced Charges in Past

Updated 6 years ago

A Somerville dog breeder accused of aggravated animal cruelty faced similar criminal charges 14 years go, at a time when she was not licensed to breed or kennel animals.

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel newspapers say Fern Clark was acquitted in 1994 of animal-cruelty charges but was convicted of assaulting a state animal-welfare agent.

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Disaster Deadline

Updated 6 years ago

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration already have handed out $4.5 million in assistance for individuals, businesses and local governments.

Several counties were declared disaster areas but Aroostook and Penobscot were the only ones where individuals can apply for assistance.

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Boaters Wary of Ethanol-Mix Fuel

Updated 6 years ago

With boating season getting into full swing, some boat and marina owners are less worried about the cost of gas than the type of fuel that’s going into their fuel tanks.

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Man Facing Cocaine Charges

Updated 6 years ago

A 53-year-old Maine man faces a felony drug charge after police say they found a pound of cocaine hidden in his underwear.

According to New Hampshire State Police, Ralph Belmont of Shapleigh was arrested Friday afternoon following a routine traffic stop on Interstate 95.

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Waterville Man Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

Police say a Waterville man faces felony charges for firing a pistol several times into the air as part of his Independence Day celebration.

Police say they received a report about 4 a.m. Saturday of a man firing a handgun outside a Main Street apartment building.

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Camper Explosion

Updated 6 years ago

Four people from Dexter suffered minor burns on their arms and legs when a gas stove exploded in their camper as they were cooking breakfast.

Newport Fire Chief Fred Hickey said the explosion Friday morning at Tent Village Campground on Sebasticook Lake in Newport rocked the camper and blew the back wall off the camper’s frame.

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Lobster Boat Sinks

Updated 6 years ago

A lobster boat caught fire and sank off the Maine coast, but the lone lobsterman on board jumped overboard in a survival suit and was rescued by another fishing boat.

The Coast Guard said the 35-foot boat, Perry’s Pride III out of South Bristol, caught fire at 9 a.m. Saturday about five miles from Boothbay Harbor.

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Manslaughter Charge

Updated 6 years ago

Police in Ridgefield, Connecticut said the girl lost control of a sport utility vehicle, crashed through a guardrail and flipped over.

Firefighters had to extricate the passenger, 29-year-old Richard Lynch of South Salem, N.Y., who died of his injuries after being taken to a nearby hospital.

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Grand Opening Breaks Record

Updated 6 years ago

Company officials say an estimated 9,000 people tried their luck at Tuesday’s opening of its new $132 million gambling and entertainment complex. The new facility replaces Penn National’s temporary slot machine hall that operated down the street since November 2005.

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Jedrykowski Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Ronald Jedrykowski will also be on three years probation when he’s released.

Jedrykowski was facing a third trial for the crime, he was charged with six counts of sex crimes in 2005 and 2006.

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Maine Wardens Step Up Patrols

Updated 6 years ago

Warden Service Col. Joel Wilkinson said wardens are cracking down on drunken boaters as well as enforcing watercraft safety laws.

The Warden Service says 16 people died in boat-related incidents on Maine’s inland waterways last year, tying 2005 as the deadliest year on record.

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BIW Contract

Updated 6 years ago

According to Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, the contract will fund more than 233,000 man-hours for services for the Aegis destroyer program. The work is expected to be completed by July 2009.

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Pomeroy Admits to Murder

Updated 6 years ago

Steven Pomeroy’s admission was spelled out Thursday in a police affidavit as the 23-year-old murder suspect made his initial appearance in Knox County Superior Court.

Pomeroy, who was arrested Wednesday in the death of Jessica Nichols of Waldoboro, entered no plea and was returned to the Knox County Jail pending a bail hearing on July 11.

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Stonington Accident

Updated 6 years ago

The crash happened around 12:30 Thursday morning on Route 15 near the Cemetery Road in Stonington.

Police say 16-year-old Joshua Weeks of Deer Isle had four other teenagers in his car when he failed to make it around a curve and crossed into the opposite lane.

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Hanson Behind Bars

Updated 6 years ago

Court records indicate that 66-year old Victor Hanson made an image of child pornography available for sharing over the internet in 2003.

It was downloaded by an undercover officer in Wyoming which led to a search of Hanson’s home.

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