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I-95 South Reopened after Chain Reaction Crash in Etna

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

A chain reaction crash shut down I-95 south in Etna late Wednesday afternoon.

Officials on the scene tell us a logging truck collided with another vehicle around 4:00 PM.

That caused three more vehicles to pile up.

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Maine Group Earns 85,000 Signatures For Clean Elections Initiative

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

A Maine group is another step closer to getting a measure aimed at strengthening Maine’s public election law on the next ballot.

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections gathered 85 thousand signatures, more than the number needed to put the issue to a vote in November.

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DHHS Breaks Down Budget

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to spread its $3.4 billion dollars in state and federal funds across all the agencies it oversees.

The head of DHHS presented a spending plan to the appropriations committee in Augusta Wednesday.

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Maine Sees Mixed Grades on 2015 Tobacco Control Report Card

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

A mix of grades in this year’s report card suggests there’s room for improvement when it comes to tobacco control in Maine.

“We’re obviously not the worst in the country, but we’re not as good as we could be and not as good as we need to be.”

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Music for Warmth in Ellsworth

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

Heating homes in Washington and Hancock counties is the focus behind an evening of entertainment in Ellsworth Saturday.

“When you fill this hall with everyone here to do pure good for a good cause that we can all identify with, it’s just the energy in this room that’s incredible,” says Ellsworth Knights of Columbus Event Organizer, Chris Whalley.

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Seven Arrested for Smuggling Suboxone into Prison

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

Maine drug agents have charged seven people with smuggling suboxone into the Maine State Prison.

During a four-month investigation, agents say they discovered suboxone strips were being mailed inside greeting cards from Connecticut to addresses in Mid-Coast and Central Maine.

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Six Years in Fed Prison for Bradley Woman Tied to Bangor Bath Salts Case

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

Another person involved in a major bath salts ring in Bangor is going to prison – this time for six years.

31-year-old Gina Nelson of Bradley was sentenced in federal court in Bangor Wednesday.

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Swanville Woman Charged with Embezzling $10,000 from Employer

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

A Swanville woman is accused of stealing $10,000 from her employer.

Knox County Deputies say 43-year-old Andrea Walsh is accused of embezzling money from A&B Welding.

She appeared before a judge Wednesday.

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Farmington Hospital Increases Visitation Restrictions Due to Flu

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

The flu is spreading so fast in some areas Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington has imposed higher visitor restrictions.

No one under 12 is allowed in the Child Health Unit unless that person is healthy and is visiting a sibling.

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Owls Head Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Harassment

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

A convicted sex offender from Owls Head was arrested Tuesday night for harassment by phone or electronic device.

Knox County Deputies say 38-year-old Sumner Swett was contacting girls.  We’re told a school resource officer came to police with the information.

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Camden Snow Bowl to Open Jan. 31st & Give Refunds

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

After weeks of delays, the Camden Snow Bowl has set an opening date and is offering refunds to season pass holders.

The mountain will be open for skiers this Saturday, January 31st.

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Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries After Truck Falls Down Embankment

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

A 67-year-old man was air-lifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after his truck fell about 50-feet down an embankment and onto a frozen stream Wednesday afternoon.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office says a school-bus driver discovered the man in his pick-up truck off Route 16 in Embden.

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Eastern Area Agency on Aging Expands

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

Eastern Area Agency on Aging has expanded.

Wednesday was the grand opening of their annex at the Airport Mall in Bangor.

Seniors, caregivers, and adults with disabilities lined up to learn more about the location’s programs, taste food distributed by the Meals on Wheels and catering programs, and meet the staff.

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2+ Years in Fed Prison for VT Man Who Stole $300K from Brownville

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A man convicted of wire fraud for stealing $300,000 from the town of Brownville is going to federal prison for more than two years.

The federal judge in Bangor Wednesday also ordered 64-year-old Craig Sanborn of Vermont to pay the money back.

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Wholesale Club to Join Bangor Business Community

Updated 5 days ago

BJ’s Wholesale Club is coming to Bangor.

The company will be moving into the former Home Depot building on Longview Drive, according to the companies that brokered the deal earlier this month.

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East Machias Man Goes to Jail, Loses License for 2012 Fatal Crash

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A man from East Machias is going to jail for six months and has lost his license for more than four years for a truck crash that killed his passenger.

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AG: Shooting of Howland Man by Trooper Was Justified

Updated 5 days ago

The Attorney General has determined the state trooper who shot a Howland man in June was justified in his actions.

Trooper Benjamin Campbell responded to a well-being check at the home of 36-year-old Dale Saucier.

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Investigators Say Deadly Portland Fire Was Accidental

Updated 5 days ago

Fire investigators have concluded that a fire that killed six people in a Portland apartment was an accident caused by improper disposal of smoking materials.

Steve McCausland from the Maine Department of Public Safety said Wednesday that the deadliest blaze in 40 years in the state started on the porch of the home.

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Man Accused Of Killing Family Still Held Without Bail

Updated 5 days ago

GARLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s court system is still determining when a man charged with killing his girlfriend and her two young children will face a bail hearing.

Keith Coleman of Garland faces three counts of murder for the deaths of 36-year-old Christina Sargent, 10-year-old Duwayne Coke and 8-year-old Destiny Sargent. A Maine attorney general’s office spokesman says Coleman’s court case is being continued “day to day” by defense counsel.

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Maine’s Congressional Delegation Responds to State of the Union

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

Maine’s congressional delegation reacted to President Obama’s State of the Union address Monday.

In a written statement, Republican Representative Bruce Poliquin said, in part, “Once again, President Obama filled the House chamber and our living rooms at home with empty promises for the remainder of his term. However, I hope the President was sincere in wanting to work with Congress to pass legislation that will help our hard-working families and small businesses succeed.”

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