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Man Killed in Interstate Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A man from Plymouth has dead following a crash on the Interstate in Orono.

It happened just after 4pm Sunday, just north of the Kelly Road exit.

State police say 50-year-old Lawrence Smith was at the wheel of a GMC pickup truck when it started raining heavily.

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Council Debates Changing Bridge Name

Updated 6 years ago

City officials in Augusta will consider

whether the name of a bridge across the Kennebec River should be

changed in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against the Roman

Catholic priest for whom it was named.

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Winslow Residents Forced to Evacuate

Updated 6 years ago

Several residents along Dellaire Street in Winslow were forced to evacuate their homes Friday night after an alarm sounded to warn of a ground shift.

Town officials say the believe Friday night’s rain, coupled with the drawdown caused the erosion and slumping.

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Bear Killed in Bangor Neighborhood

Updated 6 years ago

Some residents in Bangor awoke to quite a sight this morning — a 150 pound black bear somehow wandered into the Fairmount neighborhood.

Game wardens say they think the bear may have been disoriented when it wandered onto I-395 and then onto the Bangor Municipal Golf Course and then into the adjacent neighborhood.

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Theriault Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Brad Theriault publicly apologized to the Sokoloski family for the part he played in the crash that killed 21-year-old John Sokoloski in August 2005.

Members of both families relayed to Justice William Anderson, how the events of that afternoon have effected them.

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Lightning Deaths

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities have identified the man and woman killed when struck by lightning outside their home in Standish.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says the victims were 22-year-old Anthony Clarke and 28-year-old Krysta Bearor.

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Theft Suspects Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old Joel Ross of Lubec is being charged with receiving stolen property.

Sheriff’s deputies say they found construction tools when they searched Ross’ home.

Police say the tools were taken from a house near the Lubec – Trescott town line.

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Fatal I-95 Accident

Updated 6 years ago

It happened around 4:30 Friday morning in the Northbound lane near Dysarts truck stop in Hampden.

Trooper Scott Jamilton says 22-year old Whitney Hammond of Pittsfield was driving when she apparently fell asleep at the wheel.

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Trooper Injured

Updated 6 years ago

Trooper Jason Wing and other officers were responding to assist Fryeburg police in controlling a large fight that broke out early Friday at a campground. After being called off, an Oxford County sheriff’s deputy found the injured trooper walking along a highway.

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Police Shooting Ruling

Updated 6 years ago

Rowe announced Thursday that Indian Township Officer Alexander Nicholas II and Game Warden Scott Francis were legally justified in using deadly force against 40-year-old Douglas Kelley on May 12.

According to Rowe, Kelley was drunk when he drove to the reservation and confronted his ex-girlfriend, lamenting that she no longer loved him before pulling a handgun.

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Snake in the Wash

Updated 6 years ago

The reticulated python somehow got into Mara Ranger’s 1800s-era farmhouse and made its way into the machine. That’s where Ranger found it yesterday. While reaching into the machine, she felt something move around and saw the snake poke its head out.

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Lamoine RV Dump Blocked

Updated 6 years ago

The Bureau of Parks and Lands wanted the facility in order to accommodate campers.

They say the park in Lamoine is one of the few camping parks in the state that still doesn’t have a dumping station.

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Horse vs. Police Cruiser

Updated 6 years ago

Officer David Savage was reportedly driving on Old County Road early Wednesday morning, when the horse ran into the passenger-side door.

The impact broke the cruiser’s windshield and side window, and ripped the light bar off the roof.

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Palmyra Boy Finds Hospital

Updated 6 years ago

It’s so rare he’s the only case in the entire state. Isiah Washburn is nearly 10-months old.

Just last week, his parents found out that their baby has the life-threatening disorder.

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Red Shield

Updated 6 years ago

Outside the courtroom, the head of Red Shield said he’s within days of signing a deal to re-open the mill in Old Town.

A federal judge in Bangor finalized the company’s plan to borrow 1.2 million dollars.

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Future Planners of Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

Every ten years, the planning board takes a look back at the city’s comprehensive plan, then comes up with a direction they want the city to go in.

This year, city councilors are opening the process to the public.

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Holtrachem Cleanup

Updated 6 years ago

It’s all part of the effort to clean up the former Holtrachem plant in Orrington.

The question is whether to remove mercury downstream from the plant, or let the river flush the pollution away naturally.

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Muncey In Court

Updated 6 years ago

Ryan Muncey entered his plea in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn on Tuesday.

He is charged in the June 11th killing of 26-year-old Casey Stanley.

After the stabbing, Muncey and his girlfriend allegedly fled the state with their 1 and 2-year-old children.

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Bomb Scare

Updated 6 years ago

The bomb squad was called in around 5:30 after someone noticed a suspicious suit case that was left outside the Beth Israel Synagogue on York Street.

No one knew where it came from, authorities weren’t taking any chances.

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Police Look for Robbery Suspects

Updated 6 years ago

They’re looking for 29-year old Travis Gustin and 20-year old Caitlin Connolly, both from Dexter.

The two are accused of stealing money from a house in Millinocket.

State police also have warrants out for their arrest, and believe the two may have fled to the Lagrange area.

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