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Two Vehicle Accident in Rockland Sends Three to Hospital

Updated 2 days ago

A two vehicle crash in Rockland Tuesday night sent three people to the hospital.

Rockland police say the van, driven by 46 year-old Barbara Seiders of Thomaston, was making a left hand turn.

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Attorney General Dismayed By No Pay Boost For Assistants

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills and some lawmakers are raising concerns about Gov. Paul LePage’s delay in signing off on a pay boost for assistant attorneys general.

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Cutler Releases First TV Ad In Governor’s Race

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler has released his first television advertisement.

The ad launched Tuesday touts Cutler’s business experience. Cutler highlights a company he helped start after the 2010 campaign that he says has sold more than 5 million pounds of Maine lobster to China.

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Potential Marijuana Legalization Concerns Medical Marijuana Caregivers

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 days ago

A bill to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in Maine was defeated in the legislature last session but some communities like Portland and South Portland have taken steps on their own to make possesion of marijuana legal for people over 21 in preparation for a possible citizens initiative in 2016 to legalize marijuana statewide. But some in the medical marijuana community have worries about the possible legalization of marijuana and the impact that could have on them.

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Restoring Acadia’s Historic Hiking Trails: Part 1

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

Hiking Acadia is a pastime almost as old as the state of Maine itself.

“People have been hiking Mt. Desert Island and these moutains since the mid-1800s,” said Gary Stellpflug, Trails Foreman at Acadia National Park.

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Penobscot Job Corps Celebrates the National Program’s 50th Birthday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A big birthday is being celebrated in Bangor.

The nationwide Job Corps program turns 50 Wednesday.

Local students are participating in a variety of events to celebrate.

Those studying for a job in the construction field put on a medieval catapult competition.

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NY Man Being Held Without Bail in Bangor on Drug Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A man from New York is now being held without bail in Maine on drug charges.

The Penobscot County District Attorney’s Office says a judge agreed Tuesday to revoke 18-year-old Isaiah Orane’s bail.

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Woman Guilty of Embezzling $300K+ From Downeast Mill Investor

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

 

A woman from Portland is waiting to be sentenced after a jury convicted of her of embezzling more than $300,000 from a Chinese company that planned to invest in a paper mill in Baileyville.

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Two Men Accused of Area Robberies to Go to Prison

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

Two men accused of robberies in Glenburn and Orrington last fall will be going to prison.

36-year-old Chester Birmingham of Patten pleaded no contest to robbery and burglary.

39-year-old Donald Getchell of Greenbush pleaded guilty to robbery, burglary and violating bail.

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Worst Road in Maine? That’s Route 15, Officials Say

Updated 3 days ago

It’s official…the worst road in Maine is a section of Route 15.

The Maine Better Transportation Association asked residents to submit their stories of treachorous travel.

Gabriel Zacchai of Camden won first prize for his entry about his springtime trip from Blue Hill to Stonington.

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Belfast Police Say They Have Identified Suspect From Pool

Updated 3 days ago

Belfast police say they have identified the man wanted for questioning about a suspicious incident last week at the city pool, but have yet to speak with him.

Police have stepped up enforcement around Belfast City Park after this man was reported to be hanging around the pool during children’s swimming lessons.

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Man Gets 4 Years in Prison for Role in Washington Co. Pot Farm

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A man from Mexico is going to prison for four years for his role in a major pot growing ring in Washington County.

53-year-old Moises Soto was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

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Belfast Bay Music Festival

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Folks will be grooving for a good cause in Belfast Friday.

Local Maine bands will be taking the stage at the steamboat landing from 2-10pm for the Belfast Bay Music Festival.

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Meth Lab Found: Police Say It’s the 18th This Year

Updated 3 days ago

State police say for the 18th time this year drug agents have dismantled a suspected methamphetamine lab.

Troopers responded to a home on River Road in Oakfield, Aroostook County, after being told someone was trying to burn the house down.

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Planned Power Outage in Eddington

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Some folks in Eddington should expect to have no power Wednesday beginning at 9am.

Emera Maine officials say the planned outage should last no more than 30 minutes.

It’s to conduct maintenance on the electrical system in the area of Field Lane, Rooks Road, Pine Tree Lane, Chestnut Road, Clark Hill Road, Mann Hill Road, Fisher Road, Gilmore Road, Harvest Road, Collett Road, Green Drive, and Loon Lane.

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Connection with Belfast Murder

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

The husband of a Belfast woman who was shot and killed last summer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the shooter.

James O’Connell, the lawyer representing Donald Arsenault Jr., says he filed the complaint last week.

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UMaine Schools See Jump In Out-of-state Enrollment

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An increase in the number of out-of-state students enrolled in University of Maine System schools this fall is providing a financial boost for the cash-strapped system.

The Portland Press Herald reports that as of Aug. 10 commitments from out-of-state students — who pay nearly three times the in-state tuition — are up 12 percent over the same time last year.

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Man Dies When Struck By Vehicle in Surry

Updated 3 days ago

Authorities have identified the man was struck and killed by a car while walking in Surry today.

It happened on Toddy Pond Road this morning.

Deputies say 54 year old James Miekka of Surry was walking with his guide dog when he was struck.

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Psychiatric Patient Charged With Attacking Nurse

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A patient at the state-run Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly using a chair to attack his nurse.

Police say 23-year-old Frank Stewart became angry with staff on Saturday evening in a dispute over an aluminum plate.

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Candidates In Governor’s Race To Speak In Bangor

Updated 3 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in the race for Maine governor will be speaking at events for the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce this fall.

The group says that independent candidate Eliot Cutler will speak at its chamber breakfast event on Sept. 11.

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