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Two Mainers Die in Plane Crash

Updated 7 years ago

The two people on board were killed.

The Federal Aviation Administration isn’t releasing their names but say the Piper PA32 plane was Registered to Hartley Marine Services in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

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Suspicious Death in Amherst

Updated 7 years ago

Sargeant Troy Gardner with the Maine State Police says that at about 3:00pm Monday afternoon someone called police to report a body on the side of the road, near Rt. 9.

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Governor Mourns Soldier’s Death in Iraq

Updated 7 years ago

Another soldier with ties to Maine has died in Iraq. Governor John Baldacci said Monday that Private First Class Jason Dore died Sunday from wounds inflicted by an improvised explosive device. Baldacci says he has expressed his condolences to Dore’s parents, who live in Moscow .

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Holtrachem Factory Owner Petitions Supreme Court

Updated 7 years ago

The former owner of the Holtrachem factory in Orrington has petitioned the US Supreme court to overturn a lower court ruling requiring the company to pay for a study of mercury contamination in the Penobscot river.

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Rumford Fire

Updated 7 years ago

More than 50 firefighters from 7 towns converged on a spectacular fire in rumford early Sunday morning.

The fire leveled nearly an entire block.

Five buildings were destroyed in all…and investigators say the fire may have been set.

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Aurora Fire Forces Family to Flee

Updated 7 years ago

About 50 fire fighters were called to Silsby Hill Road at around 6:30 Saturday night for a report of a building on fire.

They ended up staying on the scene for close to six hours fighting the blaze that was roaring when the first responders arrived.

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New Cancer Center Opens

Updated 7 years ago

A new, 42-million dollar cancer center opens its doors in Augusta on Monday.

The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care is operated by Maine General Health.

It will provide outpatient cancer treatment for up to 160 people a day.

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Aurora Family Left Homeless

Updated 7 years ago

Smoldering ruins are the only thing left of the home that was more than one hundred years old.

When Judy Monahan left her home to go to Bangor Saturday night she never dreamed flames would consume it before she returned.

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Students Indicted for Bomb Threat

Updated 7 years ago

Two college students from the Rockland area have been indicted for allegedly calling in a bomb threat to their school.

Geneva Banner and Erin Grade both attend the University of Southern Maine.

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MDI Fires Remembered

Updated 7 years ago

A new exhibit is on display at the Maine Air museum…in honor of the 60-th anniversary of the Mount Desert Island fires.

Back in 1967, 65 percent of Bar Harbor was burned by a forest fire.

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Fatal Car Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A 24-year old man from Fort Kent is dead…after a car crash early Saturday morning.

It happened on the South Perly Road in Fort Kent just after 1:30 a.m.

Police say John Boucher was driving a pickup truck when he hit a ditch, then went airborn…the vehicle then rolled over.

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Howard Remembered

Updated 7 years ago

Folks in Bangor are marking the 23-rd anniversary of the death of Charlie Howard.

Back in 1984, the 23-year-old was beaten, then thrown off the State Street bridge into the Kenduskeag stream…where he drowned.

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Fatal ATV Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A 10-year old boy has been killed in an ATV accident.

It happened at 7 p.m. Friday in Palmyra.

Game Wardens say 10-year old Kason Murphy died after the child-size four wheeler he was operating rolled over on his parents’ property on the Madawaska Road.

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Lucky Sevens

Updated 7 years ago

Convenience stores across maine were reporting increased sales of lottery tickets Saturday.

The lucky date…7/7/07, apparently has inspired folks to try their luck at winning the jackpot.

At Leadbetter’s super stop in Bangor, Powerball and Megabucks sales were up sharply.

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Conway Shooting

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – In a handwritten note given to Judge Pamela Albee, Woodbury said he feels like staff at the Carroll County Jail are taking it personally that he murdered three people. He requested a transfer.

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Soldier Sendoff

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – The soldiers are part of the 169th Military Police Company, based in Brewer.

After saying good bye to their families, they bored a Cyr bus bound for Fort Dix, New Jersey. They’ll stay there for two months until heading over to Iraq to help with security details and training Iraqi soldiers.

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Bog Buffer

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – The Nature Conservancy’s 12,710 acre easement joins two conservation areas to create a 23,000acreblock of protected forests and wetlands.

The Sunkhaze-Bradley Corridor will be managed as a natural area and will be accessible for recreational use. It connects Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Milford to the Maine Department of Conservation’s Bradley Unit. The property is owned by GMO LLC.

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Pre-Sale Fair Tickets

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – The Bangor state fair kicks off July 27th and runs through Sunday, August 5th.

Presale tickets went on sale Thursday at the Bass park complex in Bangor, they are $18.00 each.

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Sex Offender Monitoring

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – Chief Joseph Massey announced a partnership between the Waterville police department and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office to better track convicted sex offenders in Waterville.

Right now, there are 65 registered offenders in the city. Massey says his staff is not able to keep up with the demands related to keeping track of each offender, so Deputy Ron Raymond has been asked to assist the department.

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Textile Plants to be Sold

Updated 7 years ago

The three make up half of the six facilities nationwide that are being sold by Interface Incorporated out of Atlanta.

An affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Investment Firm is buying them for 70 million dollars in cash.

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