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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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Truck Weight Limits

Updated 7 years ago

Baldacci signed the bill Tuesday hours after it was passed by the House and Senate. It will enable truckers to consolidate loads and save fuel costs.

Baldacci said the administration is also working on legislation to ease taxes for truck drivers hauling forest products.

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Fatal Crash

Updated 7 years ago

Police believe speed and alcohol played roles in a car crash in Franklin that injured four people last night. Police say 18-year-old James Klausky of Ellsworth was driving along the cards crossing road near the intersection of Route 182 when he crashed into a tree. Klausky and passenger 20-year-old Eric Tozier of Trenton were flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Jacob Bryant (22)of Ellsworth was taken to the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Bangor. Athird passenger was treated in Ellsworth and released.

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Ellsworth School Robbed

Updated 7 years ago

Thieves took advantage of the long weekend to break into a school in Ellsworth. A custodian discovered it when he arrived at the Bryant Moore School this morning. Police say the thieves got in by breaking out a window in the rear of building. Police say a small amount of cash and portable radios used by the janitors were taken. They say it appears the thief or thieves avoided larger items, gabbing only what they could easily carry. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the ellsworth police department at 667-2168

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Series Trophy in Display

Updated 7 years ago

This marks the second time in just over a month that the trophy has made its way to Maine: It was displayed in Portland on December 14th.

Maine National Guard Troops and their families will have a private viewing of the trophy Monday morning in Bangor.

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