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Crash Leads to Arrest

Updated 7 years ago

27-year-old Daniel Watson is charged with O.U.I., operating after suspension, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Bangor police tell us that Watson drove his Jeep into a ditch at around 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

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Moosehead Development

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – Maine’s wilderness zoning board begins two days of public deliberations Tuesday on the largest subdivision ever proposed for the state’s North Woods.

The Land Use Regulation Commission will meet in Augusta to consider Plum Creek Timber Co.’s proposal for 975 house lots and two resorts in the Moosehead Lake region.

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Memorial Day Fire

Updated 7 years ago

It happened near camp Molly Molasses, which is used by Girl Scouts and other young campers.

An air patrol for the Maine Forest Service spotted smoke just after two o’clock Monday afternoon.

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Soldier Killed

Updated 7 years ago

A South Portland High School graduate has died in the line of duty in Afghanistan. The principal of that school says word of Justin Buxbaum’s death came from a relative who works for the school district. There’s been no official confirmation of his death. Buxbaum graduated from South Portland in 2004.

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Home Invasion

Updated 7 years ago

Police are on the lookout for suspects after what they call a vicious home invasion in Pittston earlyTuesday morning. State police spokesman Steve McCausland says it happened around 2 a.m.at a home on the Stoney Acres Rd.

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Winterport Memorial

Updated 7 years ago

Mary Newey and her family have been coming to the Winterport parade for years.

Her husband carries the American flag with the veterans, while all of her grand kids join her on the sidelines.

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Memorial Day Crash Claims Two Lives

Updated 7 years ago

Two men were killedMonday afternoon when the S.U.V. they were riding in crashed on the interstate in Old Town.

State police say 59-year old Gregory Hoyt and 57-year old Bruce Sawyer, both of Windham were killed when Hoyt over-corrected after falling asleep at the wheel Monday afternoon.

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Klahr Center Opens

Updated 7 years ago

The new home of Maine’s Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta is ready to open to the public.

Gov. John Baldacci and other dignitaries attended Sunday’s opening of the Michael Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta.

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Police Investigate Bangor Crash

Updated 7 years ago

Bangor police are investigating a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.

It happened Sunday afternoon on outer Ohio street, near the Davis road intersection.

Police say 60-year-old Patsy Thomas of Bangor was driving her brand new 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle when she crossed the center line and collided with a 2002 Toyota driven by 75-year-old Marie Clark of Brewer.

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Memorial Day Ceremonies Held

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) Gov. John Baldacci marched in Monday’s parade through downtown Bangor and awarded state medals and certificates to veterans at the Cole Land Transportation Museum. He said the sacrifices of those who gave their lives to protect America’s freedoms will never be forgotten.

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Memorial Day Ceremonies Held

Updated 7 years ago

Gov. John Baldacci marched in Monday’s parade through downtown Bangor and awarded state medals and certificates to veterans at the Cole Land Transportation Museum. He said the sacrifices of those who gave their lives to protect America’s freedoms will never be forgotten.

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Man Dies During Rafting Trip

Updated 7 years ago

A whitewater rafting trip ended badly Sunday on the west branch of the Penobscot River, just north of Millinocket.

It happened at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Game Wardens say 53-year-old Walter Cruz of Seekonk, Massachusetts was a passenger in a commercial raft with a group from the New England Outdoor Center.

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Plane Crash in Millinocket

Updated 7 years ago

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a small plane with five people

aboard in Millinocket.

Police say two people were treated and released from a hospital

Saturday after the plane crashed into a fence just south of the

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Rockport Drowning

Updated 7 years ago

A prominent Boston surgeon has drowned in

Maine after the dinghy he was in capsized in 48-degree waters.

The Coast Guard said Dr. Erwin Hirsch of Marblehead, Mass., was

unconscious when he was pulled from the water Friday afternoon.

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Patriotic Display Vandalized

Updated 7 years ago

A Winterport family is angry this Memorial Day weekend.

They’re disgusted that someone vandalized the patriotic welcome-home display they set up for a soldier about to return home from Iraq.

Brittney Ginn’s fiance, Lance Corporal William Shibles, is a Marine who’s spent the last eight months in Iraq.

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Camping Reservations Up

Updated 7 years ago

With Memorial Day weekend at hand, Maine’s

parks are gearing up for a busy camping season.

The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands says it has taken 500 more

reservations at the 12 state-run campgrounds than at this time a

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Protest on Sears Island

Updated 7 years ago

A group of conservationists held a somber protest on sears island in Searsport Saturday.

They held a symbolic wake and funeral march for the future of the island.

They say the land is threatened by plans to build an industrial port.

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Ring Pleads No Contest

Updated 7 years ago

30-year-old Scott Ring pled no contest to aggravated criminal O.U.I. charges.

It was part of an agreement worked out with the district attorney’s office.

Ring was driving on Route 175 in Orland IN 2007, when his truck veered over the line and hit an oncoming truck.

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Winterport Meeting House Reopens

Updated 7 years ago

This weekend’s opening is just in time to celebrate it’s 175th anniversary.

The meeting house closed about two years ago, so work could be done on the steeple, but that’s not all folks will notice.

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Dexter Group Headed to New Orleans

Updated 7 years ago

The First Free Baptist Church of Dexter will continue efforts to help hurricane Katrina victims.

Over the next couple of weeks, they are holding fundraisers to pay for the cost to get there.

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