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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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Locals Spot Lion

Updated 7 years ago

Mountain lions disappeared from the Maine landscape back in the 1800′s.

But on Tuesday, a man from Oakland said that an animal that appeared to be a lion was in his backyard. The feline shed some fur, which the man collected, and sent off to be tested by wildlife officials.

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Veazie Woman Kidnapped

Updated 7 years ago

Three suspects have been arrested in connection to the alleged kidnapping, and will make their first court appearance on Thursday.

Veazie police say that they think that the unidentified victim was assaulted by 40-year-old Nicholas Pellon of Massachusetts. She wouldn’t press charges at the time, and Pellon was released from police custody.

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Mill Fire in Madison

Updated 7 years ago

Firefighters received a call at about 3:30 p.m. that the Anson plant, a former woodworking plant, was burning down.

Anson, Norridgewock, Solon, and Skowhegan fire departments assisted Madison firefighters with the blaze. An excavator was brought in to knock down walls of the building.

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NH Shooting Suspect Caught in Maine

Updated 7 years ago

Witnesses saw 31-year-old Michael Woodbury of Windham walking along some railroad tracks.

He fit the description of the gunman in a multiple shooting at a store in Conway, New Hampshire, so they called police, and Woodbury was quickly taken into custody.

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Fireworks a Go…For Now

Updated 7 years ago

The fireworks will be launched from Riverside Park, along the Bangor side of the Penobscot river.

Organizers tell us the final decision on whether to go, or scrub the fireworks because of the weather, might not be made until 15 minutes before the launch time. At the moment, the show is scheduled for 9 pm.

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Governor Passes Gun Order

Updated 7 years ago

He issued an executive order to fill the void until the bill is revamped.

The order focuses on people who’ve been found by the courts to be mentally incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Palermo Accident Kills Portland Woman

Updated 7 years ago

The Waldo county sheriff’s office tells us that Anne Witham’s BMW was traveling East on Route 3 when it left the road and hit a driveway embankment.

The car was launched into the air, hitting two parked cars and a utility pole before landing in a ditch.

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Wal*Mart Shoplifting Ring

Updated 7 years ago

Cameras at the Ellsworth Wal*Mart caught four people on video.

Police say the suspects entered the store two minutes apart and spread out around the store.

The four are accused of filling duffle bags with almost three thousand dollars worth of merchandise ranging from computer equipment and cameras to clothing and pregnancy tests.

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