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Car versus Moose accidents down.

Updated 6 years ago

Maine made it through 2008 without any deaths from car accidents involving moose.

State Police say it’s the first year that’s happened since 1997.

In 2007, five people were killed when their vehicles struck moose.

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Former Owners of Holtrachem File Another Appeal

Updated 6 years ago

The former owner of Holtrachem is filing another appeal after a judge refused to stop a clean up that could reach 100-million dollars.

This time they’re appealing to the Maine Board of Environmental Protection.

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Shooting Death

Updated 6 years ago

State Police say Tyler Emerson and three friends had snowmobiled to a remote camp near North Twin lake Saturday night.

One of the friends took a handgun with him.

Police say it looks like Emerson had been handling the gun inside the camp, and as he passed it to one of his friends the gun went off and the bulletstruck him in the face.

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Marcus Davis Wins Again

Updated 6 years ago

Bangor’s Marcus Davis has won again in the Ultimate Fighting Championships.

In the pay per view bout Davis beat Chris Lytle by split decision at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday.

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Salmonella Outbreak

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a public heath alert on Sunday regarding the salmonella outbreak. The alert came a day after the federal government advised consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods with peanut butter until health officials learn more about the contamination.

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Camp Capella Kick Off

Updated 6 years ago

Most people have been hunkering down indoors to escape the cold weather, but not the folks gathered at Camp Capella in Dedham this weekend.

The camp kicked off its first Winter and Spring Day Camp programs on Saturday.

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Penobscot Reads

Updated 6 years ago

In October of 2001 Amy Saint Laurent vanished while visiting the Old Port section of Portland. It wasn’t until later that police discovered she had met Jeffrey Gorman. He admitted to shooting Amy in the head and dumping her body in Scarborough. One of the authors of Finding Amy, Kate Flora, dropped by the Bangor Public Library for a book signing. She and Portland police chief Joseph Loughlin teamed up to write a book about Amy’s death, and the investigation that followed. Libraries in Bangor, Old Town, Orono and Hampden are all taking part in a program called Penobscot Reads. Participants all read the same book at the same time, then get together to talk about it. Finding Amy is this years book. You can find a copy at the most local libraries and book stores.

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Winn Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

A man from Winn is going to prison for more than five years for his role in a multi-million dollar drug smuggling operation.

56-year-old Ray Fogg was sentenced last week.

He was found guilty in June of buying and selling marijuana and social security fraud.

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Wyeth Dies

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) – Wyeth is well known for his landscapes of Pennsylvania’s Brandywine Valley and coastal Maine in works such as &quot:Christina’s World,&quot: died early today. A spokeswoman for the Brandywine River Museum says Wyeth died in his sleep at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Chadds Ford.

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Sangerville home destroyed by fire Thursday

Updated 6 years ago

The first call came in around 8pm on Thursday.

The first crews on the scene said the building was totally engulfed in flames.

Snuffing them out was just part of the problem.

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More than 100,000 Mainers are without health insurance

Updated 6 years ago

More than 100-thousand Mainers don’t have health insurance, the reason, it’s expensive and confusing.

To fix the health care system, some say we must first know what we’re paying for.

When Helen Hanson signed up for health insurance she knew about the 10-thousand dollar deductible, what she didn’t know is that it was applied to everyone in her family

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Heating Fuel Deliveries

Updated 6 years ago

The proclamation allows the federal Transportation Department to waive rules so heating fuel delivery drivers can stay on the road longer to make sure homes and businesses stay warm.

The governor says the extreme temperatures pose a threat to the public health and safety if heating fuel deliveries can’t get through.

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Ellsworth Project to provide clean water

Updated 6 years ago

The Department of Transportation is going to reconstruct route One-A from the Union River bridge to the Red Bridge Road.

Ellsworth officials say it’s the perfect time to extend their water lines.

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Four Points Hotel in Bangor Redone

Updated 6 years ago

The Four Points Hotel at the Bangor Airport just underwent major modifications.

This is the hotel’s third round of renovations since the company acquired the property in 1981.

Representatives from the city says it’s important to have the Four Points in top condition because for many visitors it’s their first impression of Bangor.

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Working in the Cold

Updated 6 years ago

Temperatures across the state fell well below freezing the past couple of days.

Staying inside and avoiding the cold is what many people do on days like this.

But for some that’s just not an option. Including those that work out in the cold like the ones that prepare the planes for take off at Bangor International Airport.

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School Bus Accident in Corinth

Updated 6 years ago

A scary ordeal Wednesday afternoon for children aboard a school bus in Corinth.

They were on the way home when their bus was struck from behind on Route 15.

Penobscot Sheriff’s Deputies say the bus had stopped to let off some kids when an elderly driver apparently didn’t spot the bus in time.

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Eli Lilly & Co. Settlement

Updated 6 years ago

Indianapolis-based Lilly announced today that it’s pleaded guilty to a charge that it illegally marketed the anti-psychotic Zyprexa. The company will pay $1.42 billion to the federal government and to about 30 states to settle civil suits and end the criminal investigation.

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Jackson Lab Lawsuit

Updated 6 years ago

The Central Institute for Experimental Animals, based in Kawasaki, Japan, is suing The Jackson Laboratory for patent infringement in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

The Japanese company accuses the Jackson Lab of producing and marketing a strain of immunodeficient mice that was patented and trademarked in the United States by CIEA.

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Cash for Clunkers

Updated 6 years ago

The proposal, co-sponsored by Maine Sen. Susan Collins, is called the &quot:Cash for Clunkers&quot: program.

Under legislation introduced yesterday in both the House and the Senate, drivers could get vouchers of up to $4,500 when they turn in their old fuel-inefficient vehicles for scrapping and buy vehicles that get good gas mileage. People could also receive vouchers for use on public transportation.

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Hermon Crash

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say 27-year-old Jason Tompkins was heading east on Rt. 2 around 8:30 a.m. when he hit a patch of black ice and lost control of his car.

Tompkins crossed the center line and slammed into another car, driven by 47-year-old Vernard Wheeler of Hermon.

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