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Bond Issues

Updated 7 years ago

Governor John Baldacci is asking voters to

approve three bond issues that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot in this

weekend’s radio address.

In his weekly talk, Baldacci says voters’ decisions will have a

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Blood Shortage

Updated 7 years ago

The American Red Cross is seeking blood donors as

it deals with an unanticipated shortage across New England.

The American Red Cross Blood Services is down almost 1,600 units

in the region. Red Cross spokeswoman Donna Morrissey says that

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Man Sentenced for Smuggling

Updated 7 years ago

A 37-year-old Canadian man has been

sentenced to more than four years in prison for smuggling Oxycontin

into Maine.

Jamie Kitchen of New Brunswick was sentenced in federal

court in Bangor to 50 months in prison followed by three years of

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Marijuana Bust

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities in Somerset County continue their search for marijuana.

The Sheriff’s Department has made a number of busts in recent weeks, including at a home in Canaan.

Deputies searched Lauriston Cochran’s home on the Brown’s Corner Road Friday.

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Bangor Woman Takes High-Profile Job

Updated 7 years ago

The head of a museum in Maine has been named

the new director of the Clinton Presidential Library in Little

Rock, Arkansas.

Terri Garner is now executive director of the Bangor Museum and

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EMMC Nurses Reach Agreement

Updated 7 years ago

The nurses union wanted a bigger voice for staff nurses through a professional practices committee. Bargaining director Fernando Losada says that part of the agreement is now satisfactory to both sides. He says management will be involved in the committee, but bedside nurses will have an enhanced role.

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Waterville Mural Honors Lebanese

Updated 7 years ago

A 1200 square foot mural on a downtown building was unveiled on Thursday. The artwork is to help celebrate the contributions of citizens of Lebanese descent.

Local artist Kevin James created the mural. The painting took about five months to finish. A civic group known as Waterville Main Street picked up the twenty thousand dollar cost.

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Police Standoff Ends Without Injuries

Updated 7 years ago

37 year old Norman Thompson had been holed up in a house in Mexico since noon. He’s the same man who made national headlines last week, when he leaped from a third story window in Lewiston to escape arrest. A photographer captured the jump on film, and the photo was distributed around the country.

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Court Will Hear Killer’s Appeal

Updated 7 years ago

54 year old Jon Dilley was ordered to serve 60 years in prison for a double shooting back in August of 2004. That’s the maximum sentence allowed by law.

Dilley claimed that a mental condition caused him to kill his estranged wife, Chellie Calloway, and his mother, Sarah Murray, at his mother’s summer home in Boothbay Harbor.

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Kampfs Might Avoid Jail

Updated 7 years ago

Lawyers for Nicholas and Lola Kampf say they’ve reached a plea agreement in which the most serious charge of kidnapping will be dropped.

In return, the couple will plead guilty to assault and disorderly conduct.

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Bangor Council Approves Moratorium

Updated 7 years ago

Wednesday night, the Council voted to impose a moratorium on this sort of development.

The Council chamber was packed full of homeowners living near Six Mile Falls.

Lawyers for the developers argued that their clients had done nothing wrong, and yet the law is being changed to penalize them.

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Pasta Recall

Updated 7 years ago

The recalled pasta is&quot:Chicken Broccoli Fettucine Alfredo&quot:.The Aliki Food Corporation is recalling their product because of possible Listeria contamination.The five-pound boxes contain two trays of the pasta. Each box has the mark &quot:est 219&quot: inside the Canadian Food Inspection symbol.The product has an expiration date of September 8th. More than 70-thousand pounds were distributed to Maine as well as 11 other states.

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UMaine Student is Maine’s Hottest Bachelor

Updated 7 years ago

John Jacques is enjoying the spotlight after being named Maine’s Hottest Bachelor of the year by Cosmopolitan magazine.

His roommate’s girlfriend nominated him.

He’s been featured on Entertainment Tonight, as well as other national news shows.

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Bridge Dedication

Updated 7 years ago

Roland and June Quirion are the grandparents of Ryan Quirion Guthrie who was nine years old when he died. Ryan was riding with his grandmother when they were struck by another vehicle on Interstate 295 as they were crossing the Presumpscot bridge in Falmouth.

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Fatal Accident in Northport

Updated 7 years ago

An elderly man from Waterville was killed Tuesday, when police say he drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

The accident happened on Route One in Northport.

Police say 82-year old Maynard Norton was turning onto Route One from the Oak Hill Road, when he collided with a jeep.

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Guilty Plea in Bed and Breakfast Murders

Updated 7 years ago

Just one day before jury selection was scheduled to begin in a quadruple murder trial, the man accused of killing four people in Western Maine a year ago, admits to the crimes in court.

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Fire Prevention Week

Updated 7 years ago

The Penobscot Nation is hoping to take fire safety beyond the usual drills at its local schools.

They’ve started a new injury prevention program for kids up through the fifth grade.

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EMMC Nurses Back at Bargaining Table

Updated 7 years ago

It’s back to the bargaining table for nurses and administrators at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

They plan to meet with a federal mediator on Thursday, in the hopes of reaching a contract agreement.

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Historical Flag Fetches Big Bucks at Auction

Updated 7 years ago

A flag that’s believed to be the first American flag captured during the Civil War, was put up for auction by the James D. Julia Company on Monday.

It’s said that the flag was hauled down by southerners, three months before the rebels fired on Fort Sumter.

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Updated 7 years ago

They’re trying to come to terms on a deal that would now avoid a nurses’ strike.

The union, made up of 870-members, is sticking by it’s demand for a bigger voice in patient care.

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