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Convent Burglary Foiled

Updated 7 years ago

WABI – Sister Katherine Kelm says she heard a noise coming from one of the windows early Sunday and saw fingers attempting to pry open the screen. She slammed down the window and activated an alarm to summon police.

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Emergency Response Revealing

Updated 7 years ago

Half a dozen ambulance crews took the injured to Eastern Maine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor. Staff at both hospitals have extensive training in disaster response, and worked together to care for the victims.

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Fatal Accident in Argyle

Updated 7 years ago

State police say the teenage boy killed Monday morning in a van crash on I-95N in Argyle is 15 year old Gedalia Rosenblatt of Monsey, NY.

Troopers said the driver of the van Yehoshua Hoffman, was seriously injured in the crash, and was still listed in critical condition Tuesday morning. The other staffer in the van was Yosef Franklin of Monsey, NY.

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Town Office Robbed

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities say the crooks came in through the back door, then kicked in the door to the town office. Absconding with about $3,500 in cash, the suspects also took around ten thousand dollars worth of checks that were made out to the town.

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Police Identify Body

Updated 7 years ago

The body of a young man found washed up on Lincolnville Beach has been identified as that of an exchange student from Moldova, a country in eastern Europe.

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department said that the body was found Friday evening and the death appeared to be a drowning.

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Swamp Burns in Greenbush

Updated 7 years ago

A forestry pilot noticed a large area of swamp land on fire just before noon Sunday, and alerted fire crews.

More than 30 firefighters responded from Greenbush, Passadumkeag, Milford, and Bradley.

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Plane Crash Latest

Updated 7 years ago

FAA officials are investigating the cause of a plane crash that killed a pilot Saturday.

It happened on Kezar Lake in Lovell around 10 a.m.

The Cessna 206 was carrying three adults and two children.

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Fatal ATV Accident

Updated 7 years ago

Wardens tell us that Dillan Shink of Wilton was riding with his uncle when the ATV flipped over and pinned the young boy underneath the vehicle.The boy was pronounced dead at Central Maine Medical Center.

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Storm Damage

Updated 7 years ago

Residents across Maine are still cleaning up from a wild weather weekend. People in Somerset county are cleaning debris from strong thunderstormsthat left cars damaged by falling tree limbs and winds that flipped docks over.

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Beach to Beach Swim

Updated 7 years ago

Dozens of swimmers took the plunge into Green Lake Sunday to help raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

The Beach to Beach Swim is now in its seventh year.

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Tourism Numbers

Updated 7 years ago

Newly compiled figures from 2006 reveal a mixed picture for Maine’s tourism industry.

Overnight trips to the state rose 4 percent last year but day

trips fell by 9 percent.

The reasons for that drop aren’t clear, but rising gasoline prices may have been a factor.

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Plane Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A float plane with five people aboard flipped onto its side and submergedSaturday while landing on Kezar Lake in Lovell, killing the 69-year-old pilot.

Four family members – two adults and two children – were transported to hospitals. The Maine Warden Service said one of the children, a 4-year-old, was flown out by helicopter.

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ATV Death

Updated 7 years ago

A 12-year-old boy was fatally injured when the A-T-V he was riding with a family member in the central Maine town of Leeds flipped over, pinning him beneath the machine.

Authorities say alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the crash that took the life of Dillan Shink of Wilton.

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Fatal Shooting

Updated 7 years ago

One man is dead and another is in the hospital following an early morning shooting outside a home in Parsonsfield, in western York County on Saturday.

Authorities say a third man has been questioned by detectives, but no charges have yet been filed.

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Weekend Construction

Updated 7 years ago

Road crews will be removing the concrete median strip and making other improvements as part of the construction of the new Augusta Crossing Shopping Center.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction.

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Promise for Domtar Workers

Updated 7 years ago

ICS of Maine a company that manufactures structural insulated panels for new homes will call Baileyville home.

Governor John Baldacci was on hand for the announcement made this morning at a meeting with union leaders and mill officials at Washington County Community College in Calais.

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UPDATE: Red Tide Poisoning

Updated 7 years ago

The Maine Center for Disease Control says randy beal scraped mussels off a barrel found floating in the ocean around Jonesport, and served them to his family Tuesday night.

Beal is in critical condition at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

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Washington County Shooting

Updated 7 years ago

CRAWFORD – Joel Wilson was shot in the face at a camp site and driven this morning to a store in Crawford by his younger brother, Matt. The injured man was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Calais then transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

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Blueberry Harvest Expectations

Updated 7 years ago

The Agriculture Department says it won’t be a record harvest but should be better than average.

The department predicts 66-million pounds of blueberries will be harvested this year.

The crop has averaged 65-million pounds over the past five years. Last year’s crop was 74-million.

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Car Crashes Motel

Updated 7 years ago

A car crashed into the Trenton motel Wednesday afternoon.

State police say 65-year-old Diane Kuehn of Pennsylvania was travelling along Route three at around 3:30pm when she fell asleep at the wheel.

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