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Salmon Habitat

Updated 7 years ago

The agreement on a timeline settles a legal dispute in Maine between the fisheries service and the Conservation Law Foundation and the Center for Biological Diversity. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby signed off on the agreement yesterday.

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Nurses Strike?

Updated 7 years ago

Nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center have withdrawn their intent to strike…for now.

The intent was withdrawn Tuesday morning just before a meeting with management in which nurses brought out a new proposal. A proposal they believed would sway management into an agreement.

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Emergency Notice To Contractors and Excavators

Updated 7 years ago

Central Maine Power Company has issued an urgent notice to contractors and excavators, or anyone else performing excavation with mechanical equipment in any community served by CMPC in the following counties: Franklin, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, or Waldo.

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Hampden Fire

Updated 7 years ago

The fire started Tuesday afternoon, and had been burning for a while by the time fire crews were able to arrive.

Officials say that a dispatching error sent fire fighters to the Old County Road, rather than the County Road, giving the flames added time to spread.

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Jail Webpage

Updated 7 years ago

Somerset County Commissioners are meetingthis evening to determine whether they should stop construction on a new jail in Madison. They’re concerned about a plan pitched by Governor Baldacci for the state to take over county jails. If that plan pans out then that could leave the county in debt because of the construction. Officials are expected to make a decision at tonight’s meeting. The statehas created an informational website detailing the governor’s prison and jail consolidation program.

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Van Accident Cause Revealed

Updated 7 years ago

After several months of investigation, State Police believe the driver of the van, 23-year old camp counselor Yehoshua Hoffman, fell asleep at the wheel.

The van was carrying over a dozen boys between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. They had been driving through the night from Camp Seven Springs in Bethel, New York, headed for an outdoor expedition in northern Maine.

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EMMC Nurses Continue Talks

Updated 7 years ago

Unhappy with their contract offer, more than 850 nurses say they’re prepared to go on strike if they don’t get what they want: to have more say on how they do their jobs.

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Swift Out On Bail

Updated 7 years ago

One of the two young men charged in the shooting death of a Franco-American entertainer in Augusta is free on bail. Corey Swift (18) was set free after relatives put more than 250-thousand dollars worth of property on the line to secure his release.

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Judge Considering Murder Trial

Updated 7 years ago

A Judge is trying to determine whether the state has enough evidence to put thirty-seven-year-old Shannon Atwood on trial for murder. Atwood pleaded not guilty to killing Cheryl Murdoch, and his wife, Shirley Moon-Atwood. Murdoch’s body was found in August 2006 in woods near Atwood’s mobile home, Moon-Atwood’s body was never found.

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Nurses Say They’ll Strike

Updated 7 years ago

After a final day of negotiations with hospital management on Sunday, union officials tell us that the two sides were unable to come up with an agreement.

On Monday morning, the nurses filed an intent to strike: Official notification to the hospital that in ten days, the nurses will walk. That means the one-day strike would start at 7am on October 11th.

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Teen Laid to Rest

Updated 7 years ago

Jackson is the 18-year-old from Whitefield who was shot to death last weekend by a Waldoboro police officer.

Jackson’s father spoke at the service, expressing his hope that no other family would suffer a similar loss.

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Family Home Severely Damaged

Updated 7 years ago

No one was hurt in the fire at the Goodhue family farm, but the house filled with generations of history may be gone forever.

Seven fire departments were on hand to put out the fire engulfing Greg Goodhue’s farmhouse. Goodhue was at a race at the time, but his sons were home when it all started.

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Explosion in Knightville

Updated 7 years ago

Residents of South Portland’s Knightville neighborhood were evacuated following an apparent natural gas explosion at a vacant house this morning. The blast occurred at around 9:30. Fire and rescue crews were at the scene, going from house to house to locate the source of the gas leak. The affected area is near the Casco Bay bridge and the Mill Creek shopping center.

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Fuel Spill Cleanup Completed

Updated 7 years ago

A major cleanup has was finally completed in Thomaston Saturday, after a fuel spill.

It happened Friday along the Saint George River, just a short distance from the Wadsworth Street bridge.

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Negotiations Continue

Updated 7 years ago

Another day… another step closer to a nurses’ strike at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Negotiations continued this weekend…talks have been underway between nurses and management for two months.

Both sides agree that the major sticking points are wages…and the nurses’ request to form their own Professional Practice Committee to address staffing issues.

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Interstate Crash Update

Updated 7 years ago

A Waterville man remains hospitalized after the truck he was driving overturned on the Interstate.

It happened Friday afternoon near Newport.

24-year old Adam Pollard was flown to EMMC, where he underwent surgery.

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Neilsen Trial Date in Question

Updated 7 years ago

A judge will not alter the trial schedule for accused quadruple murderer Christian Nielsen, but his lawyer says Nielsen’s dramatic weight loss could still push the trial back a week or so.

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Tribal Racino Campaign Begins

Updated 7 years ago

The group is encouraging voters to pass a ballot question that would allow the Passamaquoddy tribe to build a racino in Washington county.

Supporters claim that harness racing and gaming revenue would help the tribe, while providing much-needed jobs and revenue throughout the county.

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Anti-War Protest in Bangor

Updated 7 years ago

The demonstrators were from maineimpeach.org handed out fliers and held a rally to convince the public to join the cause.

They also asked folks to sign statements encouraging congressman Mike Michaud to call for impeachment.

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Wild Weather During the Heat

Updated 7 years ago

The hardest hit area appears to be around Augusta, where the storm brought down trees and power lines, though Downeast wasn’t spared either.

Winds gusted up to 45-miles per hour, as the storm moved from western Maine, through the capitol, and into the Rockland area, before blowing out to sea.

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