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Argument Leads to Bullets

Updated 7 years ago

We’re told that a fight broke out between 46-year-old Douglas Moore and 51-year-old Dean Curtis on Moore’s property off the Kingdom Road, Thursday afternoon.

It’s not known what caused the fight, but Curtis was shot.

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Are Dogs Being Poisoned in the Monson Area?

Updated 7 years ago

Kellie LeBrecque says her two-year-old Rottie-Lab mix died recently, after eating rat poison.

LeBrecque thinks poisoned meat was thrown in to her yard, she says the dog started vomitting recently.

By the next day, he had lost the use of his hind legs.

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Oakland Pharmacy Robbed

Updated 7 years ago

They say an armed man waering a ski mask entered the Oakland Pharmacy just before closing on Wednesday.

He apparently wasn’t looking for money. He wanted drugs.

We’re told the robber got away with an undisclosed amount of narcotics.

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Swanville Crash Kills Belfast Woman

Updated 7 years ago

State police say 75-year-old Lavaughn Rumney of Belfast drove through a stop sign, and was broadsided by a truck traveling on Route 141.

The force of the crash flipped Rumney’s car on its side and into a ditch.

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Boyfriend Charged In Murder

Updated 7 years ago

The boyfriend of a Portland woman whose body was found in a river is being charged with her murder. Portland police arrested 27-year-old Joel Olavarria-Rivera outside a hospital in Westbrook. He had reported to police that his girlfriend, 21-year-old Jennifer Soto, was missing. Her body was found in a river Saturday morning. Olavarria-Rivera and Soto had two children together. Police believe Soto was killed in her Portland apartment.

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Mohr Sentenced

Updated 7 years ago

A Bar Harbor man who was driving drunk when his car crashed and killed a passenger is going to prison for three years. Noah Mohr was sentenced on Wednesday.

Last week he pleaded guilty to manslaughter and operating under the influence.

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Early Elections

Updated 7 years ago

This year they’re making it quicker and easier than ever before: early voting is being offered to every eligible person in Bangor.

It’s part of Maine’s early voting pilot project. Residents of Bangor, Portland, and Readfield will be able to vote a few days early. The process similar to election day: voters can head to the polls, cast their ballot, and then place it directly into the ballot box or tabulating machine.

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Downtown Bangor Store Evicted

Updated 7 years ago

The order came down Tuesday morning after a code enforcement officer found the building unfit to use, and told volunteers they had two days to get everything out of the store.

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Cianbro to Purchase

Updated 7 years ago

The Brewer city council voted unanimously Tuesday morning to authorize Cianbro the right to purchase the property when ready.

Cianbro is currently leasing the property.

Brewer’s economic development director says this decision allows the company to invest in the property and do what they need in order to complete the project.

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Nielsen Appeals

Updated 7 years ago

Attorneys for 32-year-old Christian Nielsen apparently have issues with the judge who ruled that Nielsen was fit to stand trial.

In their notice of appeal, the attorneys argue that some of the evidence used to reach that conclusion should have been excluded.

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Barn Burns in Bradford

Updated 7 years ago

Calls came in to the at around 12:45 am, saying that a building at 970 main street was ablaze.

Fire fighters said that they could see the light of the fire more than a mile away.

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Boiler Explosion in Guilford

Updated 7 years ago

Crews from five departments responded to the scene on Route 15. They tried to contain the blaze to a concrete bin near the boiler room that held chips of wood.

The mill was evacuated for the rest of the day.

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Search for Lobsterman Called Off

Updated 7 years ago

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing Little Deer Isle lobsterman whose empty boat ran aground.

The Coast Guard, Maine Marine Patrol and local agencies spent nearly 24 hours searching the waters off Little Deer Isle for 68-year-old Byron Gross, whose 24-foot boat, the Ruby G, was discovered beached and still running.

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Coast Guardsman Killed In Crash

Updated 7 years ago

Acar accident is under investigation that killed a Coast Guardsman on Westport Island early Sunday morning. The Coast Guard says David Smith was traveling southbound on Route 144 shortly before 2 a.m. when his car crossed into the northbound lane, entered a ditch and struck a tree. Smith was in charge of the Coast Guard station in Boothbay Harbor.

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2 Dead After Shootout

Updated 7 years ago

Police say a Cambodian immigrant who served 18 months in prison on a murder charge that was later dropped died in a shootout in a dispute over drugs in Saco.

The other man was killed by police after a high-speed chase in Gorham.

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Police ID Homicide Victim

Updated 7 years ago

Police say a 21-year-old woman was killed in Portland before her body was dumped in a stream in Bowdoinham.

The Maine Department of Public Safety says the victim whose body was discovered Saturday morning in a tributary of the Cathance River by an offduty sheriff’s deputy was identified as that Jennifer Soto.

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Deer Hunt Starts Monday

Updated 7 years ago

Maine’s deer hunting season begins

in earnest on Monday.

The general firearm season for Maine residents got off to a

rain-whipped start on Saturday. Out-of-state license holders can

join Mainers in the woods on Monday.

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Road Reopens in Newport

Updated 7 years ago

A road in Newport is being reopened after
a family forced its closure by removing a culvert.
A family from neighboring Plymouth removed the culvert under the
Whitaker Road, which bears their name. A deep trench across the
road cut off access to 14 homes.
The Whitaker family claims ownership of the road and says it
never gave anyone permission to use it. They told landowners and
the town that Nov. 30th would be the cut-off date for closing it.
Local residents were surprised to find a big crater in the road
weeks ahead of the deadline. Newport officials opened up a detour
and then started repairing Whitaker Road. They also got a court
order prohibiting the Whitakers from touching the road until a
court hearing next week.

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Deer Hunt Begins

Updated 7 years ago

Maine deer huntershad a dreary start to the firearms season, with rain, fog and above-normal temperatures.
The firearm season opened for residents only on Saturday and resumes
Monday for out-of-state license holders as well. It ends Nov. 24th.

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Racino Ad Campaign Latest

Updated 7 years ago

The campaign supporting a referendum
proposal to allow a racino in eastern Maine has raised more then
$700,000 so far and continues to lead the opponents’ campaign in
New reports with state campaign spending overseers say the Yes
on Question 1 political action committee raised $701,000 through
Tuesday and had $301,000 on hand.
Casinos No! and a smaller PAC which oppose the Passamaquoddy
Tribe’s plan for the harness race track and slots facility received
a combined total of nearly $254,000. Between them, they have
$62,000 on hand.

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