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Explosion in State Street Office Building

Updated 7 years ago

There were some tense moments Monday afternoon in downtown Bangor.

An office building on State Street had to be evacuated after some sort of an explosion.

People on the first floor say they heard a slight rumbling sound coming from the basement and then a portion of the buildings electricity went out.

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Hollywood Slots Decision

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – The committee’s House chairman, Democrat Jeremy Fischer of Presque Isle, said he believed that would be enough to persuade Penn National to resume work on a permanent gaming emporium in Bangor.

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Raceway Scare

Updated 7 years ago

Yesterday afternoon, a metal bar fell from the ceiling, and landed among a group of people standing below.

They were sitting in the stands between the third and fourth races.

No one was injured in the accident, but Penn National official John Johnson says he’s not taking any chances.

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Interstate Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A section of Interstate 95 in Medway was closed to traffic in both directions following a fiery car-truck crash in which the trucker was rescued after his tractor plunged off a bridge into the Penobscot River.

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Autopsy Complete

Updated 7 years ago

The State Medical Examiner’s office has completed its autopsy on a body found floating in the Saco River at Buxton, but the results won’t be released until positive identification is made.

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Dump Construction Begins

Updated 7 years ago

The plan to make electricity out of garbage at a landfill in Hampden is a lot further along.

Officials from Casella Waste Wystems, the Governor’s office, town leaders and construction workers got together for a ground breaking Monday.

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Benefit Baby Shower

Updated 7 years ago

Churchgoers in Old Town spent this mothers day helping moms in need.

Saint James Episcopal Church held its second annual benefit baby shower Sunday.

They collected donations of diapers, wipes, formula and infant cereal…everything they collect will be given to the Crossroads Ministries in Old Town.

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Father fights to change sentencing

Updated 7 years ago

The father of a 14-year-old girl murdered nearly 18 months ago in Fayette by a neighbor her same age says he’s trying to honor his daughter’s memory by helping to craft legislation that would affect the sentencing of juvenile offenders.

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Cruise Ship Arrives

Updated 7 years ago

The first cruise ship of the season has arrived in Bar Harbor.

92 visits are scheduled this season…that’s 19 more than last year.

Shop owners are looking forward to all the business the ships bring with them.

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Body Found

Updated 7 years ago

A body found floating in the Saco River in Buxton has been transported to the state Medical Examiner’s

Office in Augusta.

Several teenagers spotted the body just before midnight in an

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Food Drive

Updated 7 years ago

Letter carriers across Maine and the country reached out to help feed the hungry this weekend.

They collected food donations as part of their annual food drive.

This is the 14th year for the program.

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Graduation Weekend

Updated 7 years ago

It is graduation weekend for thousands of students across Maine, including those at the seven University of Maine campuses.

At UMaine Orono, close to two thousand students were awarded degrees Saturday.

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Maine Fish Supplies Safe

Updated 7 years ago

These statements follow reports of contaminated fish food in other parts of the country.

Earlier this week, federal health officials announced that some farmed fish in the US were fed with fish meal linked to the ongoing recall of pet foods.

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Police Standoff in Rangeley

Updated 7 years ago

It began when the Fire Marhsal’s office, along with Rangeley Police went to arrest an arson suspect. As they arrived at 53-year old charles brown’s home, they heard a gunshot.

Authorities decided to back off, calling in the state police tactical team for assistance. And that’s the way it remained until about 2:15 Thursday afternoon when the tactical team moved in.

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Soldier Killed

Updated 7 years ago

Specialist Kyle Little died on Tuesday when a bomb exploded near his vehicle.

His father, Mike Little lives in North Berwick. Specialist Little was raised by his mother in Massachusetts, but often visited his father in Maine.

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Bank Robber Behind Bars

Updated 7 years ago

Police say 24-year-old Joselynn Albert entered an Augusta Gardiner Savings Bank branch at 11 am, and handing the teller a note demanding money.

She made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Racino Taxation Protest

Updated 7 years ago

They joined representatives from the horse racing industry in circling the state house, Letting lawmakers know what they think about a proposed tax increase that has put the project in jeopardy.

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Snowmobile Club Catches Fire

Updated 7 years ago

The fire badly damaged the Eastern Maine Snowmobilers Club building on the Leven Seller Road.

When seen from the front of the building, the damage doesn’t look too severe, but a quick walk around the back, and the destruction becomes apparent.

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Prospect Home Destroyed in Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Fire crews got the call late Wednesday afternoon, but there wasn’t much they could do when they got to the Switzer Spring Road.

Flames had already spread through the first and second floors.

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Ellsworth School Changes Approved

Updated 7 years ago

The vote, taken Monday night, was unanimous: The new Kindergarten through 5th grade grammar school will be attached to the current middle school.

The state will pick up most of the expense, but citizens in town will be asked for more than a million dollars to put toward the project.

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