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Boat Building in Bangor

Updated 7 years ago

There was a time when boat building was a common sight along the Penobscot River, and there might come a time when new boats are launched in the Bangor area once again.

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Maine Soldier At Address

Updated 7 years ago

Asoldier originally from Hermon will be a guest of honor at the State of the Union Address in Washington D.C. Monday night.

Staff Sergeant Craig Charloux returned in November from an 18 month tour in Iraq.

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Poirier Convicted of Manslaughter

Updated 7 years ago

A Lewiston man has been found guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of his father while the victim was celebrating his 65th birthday.

The Androscoggin County Superior Court jury deliberated for six hours over two days in the murder trial of Scott Poirier before finding him guilty Friday of the lesser charge.

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Bangor Shooting Details

Updated 7 years ago

Police say 51-year old Albion Curtis shot a 28-year old woman during a drug deal that went bad. The call for help was reported around 6:30 Friday night. A woman had been shot in a building behind the Bangor Efficiency Apartments on Hammond Street. By the time police arrived the woman had already been taken to a hospital in a private vehicle. Bangor police spent the weekend investigating. They say the violence broke out when the woman and a young man went to the apartment to buy drugs from Curtis. At some point during the deal a fight broke out and in the commotion the female was shot in the abdomen.

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Benton Couple Killed in Crash

Updated 7 years ago

Police in Alabama continue to investigate a collision between a car and a tractor-trailer that killed three people, including a couple from Maine.

State troopers say the accident occurred at 7 Friday night on Alabama Highway 59 just south of Loxley when 64-year-old Charles H. Miller Junior of Benton, Maine, apparently pulled his car into the path of a southbound tractor-trailer.

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Street Sentenced for Assaults

Updated 7 years ago

A judge in Augusta has handed a 29-month prison sentence to a door-to-door magazine salesman from California for assaulting women in their homes.

A prosecutor said the victims felt violated when 22-year-old Brandon Street forced hugs and kisses on them and refused to leave when asked.

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Volunteer Firefighter Files Suit

Updated 7 years ago

A volunteer firefighter from Clinton

has filed a lawsuit against her former employer claiming she was

fired because she didn’t show up for work after helping put out a

fire in the overnight hours.

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Smoking Arrest

Updated 7 years ago

Police stopped 26-year-old Matthew Pete along Bald Mountain Drive because of an expired registration.

Police say Pete and his passenger, 27-year-old Tracey Cammack, were both smoking with Pete’s 2-year-old and 5-year-old children in the car.

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Economic Summit

Updated 7 years ago

The summit is designed to spell out the city’s plans for development in the next few years, and to find out if business leaders in the area agree with those plans.

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Bangor Shooting

Updated 7 years ago

It was around 6:25 p.m. when someone reported an assault in a room at the Bangor Efficiency Apartments.

It turned out that a 28-year old woman had been shot.

Assistant Police Chief Peter Arno said that she was transported to EMMC in a private vehicle, and was already gone by the time police arrived on the scene.

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Marshfield Update

Updated 7 years ago

Thursday was another difficult day for the grieving families and friends of those who were murdered. Darren Hart says his family is still reeling from the shock of his 41-year-old cousin Arron Settipani being killed.

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New Border Rules

Updated 7 years ago

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assistant Commissioner Thomas Winkowski says the government will be flexible in implementing the new rules. But he urges people to prepare for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which is intended to make the country’s borders safer from terrorism.

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B-Ball Brawl

Updated 7 years ago

One witness described it as a riot that broke out in the game between Lawrence high school and Lewiston.

According to Sargent Matthew Bard, two players got into a heated confrontation at the end of the third quarter.

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Bail Set For LaGrange Man

Updated 7 years ago

Bail has been set for a man from LaGrange, accused of shooting and killing his wife, as she hid under their bed.

Jeremy Hart has been held without bail since his arrest on December 2nd. Hart is charged with killing 25-year-old Kristen Smart Hart on November 29th.

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Two Dead In Marshfield

Updated 7 years ago

A man and a woman were shot to death in Marshfield Wednesday. A little girl was wounded.

A Machias man is in jail, accused of two counts of murder.

The two victims called police to report a shooting. By the time help arrived they were dead.

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Contraception Debate

Updated 7 years ago

Leaders voted 5-4 Thursday against allowing Republican Senator Doug Smith of Dover-Foxcroft to introduce his bill.

It was prompted by action last fall by the Portland School Committee allowing King Middle School to make a full range of contraception available, including birth control pills and patches.

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Electric Rates to Rise

Updated 7 years ago

Those higher prices will be offset in part by a reduction in delivery rates.

Meanwhile, the pending sale of the parent company of Central Maine Power to a Spanish utility company has passed muster with Maine regulators.

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Grant Appeal Denied

Updated 7 years ago

Grant, who’s 57, is serving a 70-year prison term for the slaying of Janet Hagerthy at her home in Farmingdale in November 2004. The retired nurse was choked, beaten and stabbed to death following an argument over how to start a snowblower.

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Orrington Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Firefighters arrived on the scene between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m Tueday night.

The house on Settlers Way belongs to John and Ruth York and their two children.

A neighbor indicated that the fire started in a wood stove that was located in an addition to the home.

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Lighter Ban

Updated 7 years ago

Dean displayed more than a dozen of the lighters, some of which looked like a toy camera, baseball bat, tractor and motorcycle, during a news conference Tuesday at the State House. He says the lighters were purchased over the past year in Maine.

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