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Fatal Crash in Chelsea

Updated 7 years ago

A 66-year-old Augusta man was killed in a head-on collision on Route Nine in Chelsea Sunday morning.
Police say a pickup truck driven by Lawrence Armstrong was hit at nine o’clock by a northbound car driven by 29-year-old Derek Sullivan of Randolph that swerved into the oncoming lane.
According to the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, Lawrence Armstrong was killed on impact.
His wife was flown by helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition with pelvic and facial injuries.
Sullivan was also flown to Central Maine Medical Center, where he was in critical condition with internal injuries and compound fractures. A motorcycle rider who was traveling behind Sullivan suffered a broken wrist and ankle when he had to lay down his motorcycle to avoid the accident.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police said Sullivan has an active license, but has had a dozen driving convictions, including six speeding violations, and has had his license suspended twice.

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New Cancer Care Center Opens

Updated 7 years ago

Cancer patients in central Maine now have access to state of the art technology…at the new Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.

A grand opening celebration was held at the center in Augusta on Saturday.

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Drug Trafficker Convicted

Updated 7 years ago

A 56-year-old northern Maine man faces a

mandatory life sentence following his conviction on drug

trafficking, money laundering and other charges.

Michael Pelletier, formerly of Madawaska, was found guilty by a

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Graffiti Cleanup

Updated 7 years ago

Volunteers hit the streets of downtown Bangor Saturday to try and clean up some of the city’s graffiti.

The folks from &quot:Keep Bangor Beautiful&quot: organized the event.

They say while graffiti isn’t a *huge* problem in Bangor, it does exist…and they want to do their part to keep the downtown area looking good.

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Murder Suspect in Custody

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities have made an arrest in the

slaying of a 27-year-old Ellsworth man whose body was found last

week in a ditch in the Hancock County town of Amherst.

State police detectives arrested 34-year-old John Turner of

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Fewer High School Graduates Going on to College

Updated 7 years ago

A study was released this week by the Senator George Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute.

It shows that from 2001 to 2005, the number of Mainers who left high school with plans to attend college increased, but fewer actually enrolled.

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Diagon Alley in the Old Port

Updated 7 years ago

PORTLAND – A red-brick warehouse on the site of a former locomotive foundry was converted into London’s Diagon Alley. That’s the store-lined street where Harry buys his wands and other magical paraphernalia in J-K Rowling’s saga of the wizard world.

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Missing Teen

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – 15-year old Brianna Cook said she was going for a walk in the town of Detroit about 2:30 Tuesday afternoon and didn’t return.

Her family says they’ve looked everywhere and have contacted all her friends.

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Bangor Man Arrested for Amherst Shooting Death

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities have arrested 34 year old John J. Turner of bangor in connection with the shooting death of 27 year old Tad Howard of Ellsworth.

Turner was arrested this afternoon at the Acadia Hospital in Bangor.

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Okie had Troubles in the Past

Updated 7 years ago

That’s according to court documents that indicate John Okie has been convicted on charges including criminal trespass, speeding, eluding an officer and assault.

They stem from an incident in August 2005, in which Okie went to the house of a woman and her boyfriend.

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UPDATE: Fatal Car Crash in Hancock

Updated 7 years ago

Police say 21 year old Nathaniel Morrill was traveling on Route one in Hancock toward Ellsworth when his car crossed the center line into oncoming traffic.

Police say Morrill’s car clipped another car before colliding head on with a tractor trailer.

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Sex Offender Behind Bars

Updated 7 years ago

62 year old Charles Gamber of Richmond, Virginia was sentenced in federal court to four months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of indecent conduct.

A little over a week ago, two groups of women reported that Gamber exposed himself to them near Echo Lake.

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Update: Amherst Death

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities now say 27-year-old Tad Howard was murdered.

Sgt. Troy Gardner told TV-5, &quot:based on the evidence we collected at the scene, based on the information provided by the medical examiner’s office, as well as the evidence processed at the crime lab, we’re treating this as a homicide.&quot:

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Loon Count

Updated 7 years ago

FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon and the state fish and game department launched their first loon count on Maine’s lakes in 1983.

The 24th annual count gets under way Saturday morning when more than 800 volunteers head out on Maine’s lakes and ponds. The exercise helps Maine Audubon to create a snapshot of the size and health of Maine’s loon population.

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Free Iced Coffee

Updated 7 years ago

Tim Hortons restaurants have been serving it up.

Brewer store owner Marc Nicknair says the company’s doing it to say thanks to their customers and to get others to try them out.

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Murder Suspect Changes Plea

Updated 7 years ago

A Palmyra man charged with murdering his girlfriend’s 13-year old son changed his plea to not guilty by reason of mental defect. 39-year-old Todd Curry is accused of shooting several rounds into Anthony Tucker’s head last November outside of Curry’s home.

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Update: Wayne Murder Case

Updated 7 years ago

State Police have charged Okie with murder in connection with last week’s death of 19-year-old Alexandra Mills of Wayne.

Okie entered the courthouse telling reporters he didn’t do it. Defense attorney Lenny Sharon says his client appears to still be in a state of shock, but has no further comment on his mental status.

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Break in Wayne Murder Case

Updated 7 years ago

State police say John A. Okie of Newcastle is charged in the slaying of 19-year-old Alexandra &quot:Aleigh&quot: Mills, whose body was found by her father in their home in Wayne.

Lieutenant Gary Wright of the state police says Okie was arrested at about11:00 a.m.Tuesday morning at an uncle’s home in East Boothbay.

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Home Invasion Suspects Arrested

Updated 7 years ago

Police went to a home in Windsor Tuesday, and arrested the trio, Joshua, Jacob, and James McInniss.

Police say the brothers broke into the home of Shirley Varney and bound her disabled son to a refrigerator with duct tape.

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American Eagle Flies Away

Updated 7 years ago

The company says it will stop operating at Bangor International Airport and close the aircraft maintenance base there in November.

Nearly 80 people work locally for American Eagle. The company says it will offer to relocate them.

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