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Playground Fire Arrest

Updated 6 years ago

He was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal mischief and failure to report a dangerous fire.

Officials say the boy set the July 9th fire that charred part of the creative playground.

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Newspaper Cutbacks

Updated 6 years ago

Publisher John Christie says it equals about 10% of the company’s payroll.

He says most of the cuts will come voluntarily through buyouts.

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel have been affected by declining advertising revenue and rising costs of doing business.

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Thwarted Burglary Ends in Chase

Updated 6 years ago

It all started when two witnesses reportedly interrupted a burglary at Dysart’s Travel Stop in Newburgh. An alarm was triggered, and a private security firm contacted police, who were in route when the would-be burglars fled in a black Chevy Impala.

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Protesters Gather to Oppose Development Plan

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Maine Earth First! claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s demonstration outside the Augusta offices of the Land Use

Regulation Commission, which is weighing the development proposal. Meg Gilmartin, who was suspended atop a tepee-like wooden tripod, said the &quot:destruction of the largest undeveloped area east of the Mississippi will not be tolerated.&quot:

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Petrucelly Makes First Court Appearance

Updated 6 years ago

Enoch Petrucelly made his first court appearance in Knox County Superior Court on Tuesday. He is charged with murder in the death of his brother, 24-year-old Michael Petrucelly.

The two brothers lived together in Palmyra and traveled by ferry to North Haven on Saturday to visit friends. According to a police affidavit, Enoch Petrucelly was romantically involved with a woman they were visiting and told his brother he’d kill him if he put a hand on her.

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Mill Closing

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Irving spokeswoman Mary Keith says workers were briefed Tuesday on plans to close the mill on August 25th. The company cited the ongoing slump in home construction as well as a 97 percent increase in fuel costs and a 40 percent increase in transportation costs since 2000.

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Police Seek Aid in Theft

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say thieves hit the Palmyra Variety Store on Main Street twice Saturday night.

It’s believed that the culprits absconded with over ten thousand dollars worth of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and lottery tickets.

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Tuna Salad Recall

Updated 6 years ago

The supermarket chain says the recall covers pre-packaged 12 oz. containers of Stop &amp: Shop Tuna Salad with a sell-by date of August 19, as well as tuna salad sold at the service deli.

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Dixmont Stabbing

Updated 6 years ago

One man was sent to the hospital with superficial stab wounds after he went to a home on Route 143 in Dixmont to do some work.

Sheriff’s Deputies tell TV5 the man was hired by the home’s owner who was not home at the time.

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Hiker Rescued

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Rangers say Martha Wagner of Mount Desert fell late Sunday afternoon on a trail on Sargent Mountain. Searchers found her near the summit with facial injuries and a possible concussion. Because of the location and the time of day, rangers were concerned about getting Wagner down the mountain safely.

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Flooding Cleanup Continues

Updated 6 years ago

Floodwaters in Maine are receding this weekend thanks to a letup in the region’s incessant rain, but predictions of more wet weather are raising concerns about the prospect of renewed flooding.

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Albion Shooting Latest

Updated 6 years ago

A co-worker of a 34-year-old Albion man who was shot and killed last week during a confrontation with a state trooper says the man had a dislike for police.

Johnathan Sullivan lost his construction job a week before the shooting, but friends and co-workers said he displayed no signs of depression.

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Lincoln Woman Dies in Crash

Updated 6 years ago

It happened at about twelve thirty Sunday afternoon at the intersection of the Charleston and Atkinson Roads.

State police say 87-year-old Margaret Higgins was a passenger in a car driven by her son, Carroll Higgins.

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More Wind Turbines Coming to Maine?

Updated 6 years ago

A Boston-based developer of wind turbines that can operate in deep water has been meeting with state leaders about plans for a large wind power project in the Gulf of Maine.

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Mainers Defend Man Accused of Threatening Obama

Updated 6 years ago

Two people closest to a man charged with threatening to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama say he has no violent tendencies and would never have seriously threatened violence against anyone.

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Interstate 295 Open Again

Updated 6 years ago

The southbound lanes of Interstate 295 from Gardiner to Topsham are open once again.

That’s three weeks ahead of the scheduled completion of the massive repaving project that shut down the 18-mile section in mid-June.

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Fatal ATV Crash

Updated 6 years ago

Game wardens are investigating a fatal ATV accident in Washington county.

It happened this afternoon in Beddington.

Wardens were called to an ATV trail on the east shore of Beddington lake at about 12:30 pm.

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Highway Named for Alfond

Updated 6 years ago

A highway in central Maine now bears the name of a prominent Maine philanthropist who died last fall at age 93.

On Friday, the state Department of Transportation dedicated Route 7, from Corinna to Garland, as the Harold Alfond Memorial Highway.

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Stockton Springs Fire

Updated 6 years ago

The fire call on Lower Sylvan Road came in at 11:51 a.m. Friday.

Stockton Springs fire chief Harry Patterson says by the time his company arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Crews from Prospect and Searsport responded as well.

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Thieves Targeting Churches

Updated 6 years ago

Police say someone broke into the Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Family Bible Church late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Police found tire tracks leading to the back of the buildings.

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