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Palmyra Car vs. Logging Truck

Updated 6 years ago

Police say 42-year-old Julie Henderson in front her house about five o’clock Friday morning.

Police say she pulled out of her driveway and was hit by the empty truck.

The road was shut down at the crash site for about four hours and has since been reopened.

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Old Town Family Wins Lottery

Updated 6 years ago

On Thursday afternoon the Maine State Lottery held it’s Blockbuster Instant Ticket drawing at the Augusta Civic Center.

The winner of the drawing was Amy Oliver of old Town.

Oliver says that she’ll use the money to buy a new house, pay off her car, and be debt-free: which is all she could ever ask for. She admits it was actually her husband who bought the ticket.

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Cold Case

Updated 6 years ago

46 year old Steven Cutting is accused of killing 36 year old William Greenwood of Westbrook back in 1995.

Investigators say Cutting wasn’t as suspect until he allegedly confessed his involvement to a relative, who notified police.

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Home Employee Gets Jail Time

Updated 6 years ago

Lucia Faria was working at the Country Villa retirement home.

Prosecutors say she stole nearly $70,000 from residents and the home’s owners.

Faria claimed her brother was sick, and she needed money to go home to see him.

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Man Lying in Road

Updated 6 years ago

The 911 call at 1am. The caller told Police that they had just hit a person lying in the middle of Park Street, about two miles out of town.

When officers arrived, they found a man lying in the road.

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Emergency Preparedness

Updated 6 years ago

That’s what federal and state health officials say–whether it be flooding, an ice storm, or an infectious disease outbreak.

The American Public Health Association says 87-percent of americans are not be prepared for widespread emergencies.

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Lobster Bait Concerns

Updated 6 years ago

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met in New Hampshire on Wednesday. They have decided to grant Herring fishermen 7 days to fish in October, but they did not give them any more days this month.

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Road Closed

Updated 6 years ago

Part of the road is in the river.

The Maine DOT says about 30 feet of the road’s shoulder collapsed into the Androscoggin River Wednesday afternoon. The guardrail isnow hanging in the air.

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Park Ranger Accused of Night Hunting

Updated 6 years ago

Reid Caron of Allagash is one of two people scheduled to appear in court in December to answer to those charges.

Authorities say the other man charged is Jess McBrearty of Allagash.

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Boat Crash Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

But the jury was deadlocked on charges of manslaughter and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Robert LaPointe of Medway, Massachusetts was drunk and recklessly speeding across Long Lake at night when his 32-foot speedboat collided with a smaller boat in August of last year.

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Maine Sailor Dies Aboard Ship

Updated 6 years ago

The Navy says 21-year-old machinist mate 3rd class Michael A. Gentile was killed on Sunday.

Few details are being released surrounding this death, but the Navy says the submarine was submerged in the waters off the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

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Dam To Disappear

Updated 6 years ago

On Tuesday night the town voted to rescind an agreement that prevented John Jones from removing the dam.

Several years ago he decided he wanted to remove it, but that concerned several other Winterport residents, and the town threatened to seize the dam through eminent domain.

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Phoney Phones

Updated 6 years ago

A Bar Harbor man says it’s happened to him. James Crockett says his own phone number came up on one call and when he answered the call, he found himself talking to representative from the Dish Network.

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Hartland Fire

Updated 6 years ago

No one was home when the fire broke out. Neighbors heard some loud &quot:booms&quot:, and called 9-1-1 at first believing it to be a bon fire.

The home is a total loss, but firefighters managed to save two horses who were in back of the house.

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Minimum Wage Increase

Updated 6 years ago

The state minimum wage will increase by a quarter on October 1st from $7 an hour to $7.25.

This is the first in a two-step increase that will eventually lift the minimum wage to $7.50 an hour by October of 2009.

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Salt Shortage

Updated 6 years ago

Officials are struggling to find ways to keep pavements clear of snow and ice without breaking their budgets.

Heavy snow last year heightened demand for salt, and now many towns can’t find enough of it.

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Dog Attack

Updated 6 years ago

The 7-year-old dog that was attacked was bleeding profusely and taken to a veterinarian after suffering 14 bites from the pit bulls on Saturday. The German shepherd was unable to walk on Monday.

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Mill Workers Want Timeline

Updated 6 years ago

Duane Lugdon of United Steelworkers International says the uncertainty will likely force more workers than necessary to leave the area.

Brookfield Asset Management is the current owner of the mill. It blames high oil prices for the indefinite shutdown earlier this month.

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Fatal Medway Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Police say speed is a likely factor in last night’s crash, which took the life of 28-year-old William Russell of Medway. Russel was a passenger in the truck driven by 43-year-old James Lee of Medway, who was taken with two other passengers to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

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Insurance Premiums

Updated 6 years ago

The hospital’s contract with Anthem ends next Tuesday. About 6,000 patients will be affected.

Hospital officials say Anthem already pays less for their portion of patient care than any of the other insurance carriers they do business with, and they tell us Anthem now wants to triple their discount.

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