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Fatal Car Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A man from Randolph is dead after a car crash in Augusta.

It happened around 8:30 pm Saturday night on Eastern Avenue.

Police say 45-year-old Dale Duncan was alone in his vehicle when he went off the road and hit a tree.

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Arrest in Prentiss Murder

Updated 7 years ago

State Police have arrested a Prentiss man in connection with the death another man from that Penobscot County town.

48-year-old Joseph Dumas was arrested by detectives and charged with murder.

He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

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Lawmaker Enters Birth Control Debate

Updated 7 years ago

A state lawmaker is stepping into the
debate over prescription contraceptives at Portland’s King Middle
Republican State Senator Doug Smith of Dover-Foxcroft wants to
submit a bill that would require parental consent before any Maine
school could give prescription birth control to children 14 or
As it stands, students need a parent’s permission to go to the
clinic at King Middle School. But state law allows them to receive
confidential care for reproductive health services.
Smith has submitted his bill to legislative leaders, who would
have to allow it to be considered in the 2008 session.

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Two Marines Face Poaching Charges

Updated 7 years ago

Two young men are facing jail time and big fines.

They’re accused of illegally killing three moose in Somerset county.

Game Wardens were called after border patrol agents discovered a broken down pickup truck on the side of Route 15 in Jackman..

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Prison Escapee Lands in Maine

Updated 7 years ago

A convicted murderer who escaped from a
Louisiana prison last year is back in the custody after being
arrested in Canada.
Richard McNair was caught 100 miles north of Maine by Royal
Canadian Mounted Police on October 25th and he was turned over to
federal authorities Thursday in Houlton, Maine. He spent at least
one night at a jail or prison in Maine.
McNair escaped on April 5th, 2006, from the U.S. Penitentiary in
Pollock, Louisiana, by smuggling himself out in a pile of mailbags.
He also escaped twice in North Dakota.
He was serving life in prison.
McNair was convicted of killing a Minnesota man, Jerome Theis
(THEES), in November 1987 during a burglary at a Minot grain
elevator. Richard Kitzman, an elevator employee, was shot three
times but survived.

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Marijuana Bust

Updated 7 years ago

Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies found 51 pounds of processed marijuana, $114,000 in cash and a large amount of packing material, scales, and ledgers when they arrested 54-year-old Robert James and his 53-year-old wife Sandra.

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Rabid Cat

Updated 7 years ago

It’s the second rabid cat to be identified in the central Maine town this year. Those bitten by the cat will receive a series of rabies shots.

Several pets that recently had close contact with the cat were being placed in quarantine to make sure they are not infected by the virus.

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Bangor Landmarks

Updated 7 years ago

Those plans have gotten the attention of some worried residents.

Thursday night, they addressed their concerns before the historic preservation commission in Bangor.

EMMC construction manager Patrick Taber laid out why demolishing the two State Street properties had been part of the hospital dialogue, saying that at this point, the buildings are &quot:…just a financial burden to the hospital.&quot:

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Plum Creek Hearings

Updated 7 years ago

The Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Audubon said a dozen experts they hired to assess the project have detailed its adverse impacts, and will be available to testify next month before the Land Use Regulation Commission.

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Charges Dropped

Updated 7 years ago

26 year-old Ben Preston was struck by a pickup truck in September at his family’s home in Winterport.

32-year old Nikki Thibodeau had been facing a manslaughter charge.

Wednesday Thibodeau testified in front of a Waldo County Grand Jury.

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Water Resources

Updated 7 years ago

The vote was 79-14 to pass the bill. Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins voted to override, joining 43 Democrats, 32 other Republicans and two independents.

The vote marks a milestone for a president who spent his first six years with a much friendlier Congress controlled by his Republican Party.

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Granville Lumber

Updated 7 years ago

Rhoades Bulding Products bought the stores, which had been owned by Ned Jennings for 22 years.

New owner Chris Rhoades already owns the H.F. Pinkham stores in Milbridge and Machias and another building supply company in Ellsworth.

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Halloween Prank Gone Bad

Updated 7 years ago

32-year-old Avery and 22-year-old Aaron Sawyer were visiting their mother’s Clinton street home on Halloween night, when the house was egged.

The brothers hid in the bushes with a metal flashlight, to wait for the eggers to return.

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Wind Farm Gets the Okay

Updated 7 years ago

The Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) approved a zoning change, unanimously, for a 57-megawatt project on Stetson Mountain, located in T8 R3, between Danforth and Springfield, in Washington County.

The applicant is Evergreen Wind Power.

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Miville Sentenced

Updated 7 years ago

33-year-old Marc Miville will spend the next twelve years behind bars.

The prosecution asked for twenty years, while Miville’s attorney had asked for five.

Miville pled guilty to five charges, including robbery and kidnapping.

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Voters Reject Racino

Updated 7 years ago

(AP)-Mainers have rejected a racetrack casino in eastern Maine and a proposal to relax the state’s term limits law.

The so-called racino proposal would have allowed Maine’s Passamaquoddy Tribe to develop a harness-racing track with up to 1,500 slots in Washington County.

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Election Results

Updated 7 years ago

Question 1 Indian Racino 624 of 626 precincts – 99 percent Yes, 129,891 – 48 percent x-No, 142,101 – 52 percent Question 2 Economic Bond 624 of 626 precincts – 99 percent x-Yes, 138,239 – 51 percent No, 131,902 – 49 percent Question 3 School Bond 624 of 626 precincts – 99 percent x-Yes, 139,305 – 51 percent No, 131,991 – 49 percent Question 4 Conservation Bond 624 of 626 precincts – 99 percent x-Yes, 171,536 – 63 percent No, 100,455 – 37 percent Question 5 Extend Term Limits 624 of 626 precincts – 99 percent Yes, 88,712 – 33 percent x-No, 180,718 – 67 percent

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Food Drive

Updated 7 years ago

Randy McCoy of the B-98.5 morning buzz is camping out at Camp Keyes in Augusta, collecting food until Friday.

The Army National Guard helped pitch a tent for McCoy and sergeant David Lane to hunker down in.

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Mattawamkeag Accident Update

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) Roger Jarvis of Mattawamkeag was thrown from the vehicle early yesterday morning when it went veered out of control on Main Street and slammed into a tree.

Jarvis died yesterday afternoon at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

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Moore In Court

Updated 7 years ago

A man from Blue Hill, who’s charged in a shooting that happened last week, made his first court appearance Monday. Douglas Moore (46) is accused of elevated aggravated assault and criminal threatening with a firearm, among other charges. Police say Moore shot 51-year old Dean Curtis of Brooksville in the stomach and thigh. A third bullet grazed the man’s leg. Authorities say as many as five shots were fired.

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