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Augusta Man Accused of Stealing Checks From Mail to Stay in Jail

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

 

An Augusta man accused of stealing checks from the mail will remain behind bars for now.

31-year-old Ryan Pomerleau appeared in federal court Wednesday and waived his right to a detention hearing, so he’ll stay in jail with no bail.

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Man Dies in Franklin County Crash

Updated 1 week ago

A man delivering newspapers died this morning in a crash on Route 142 in Salem Township in Franklin County.

Police say 48-year-old Thomas Poulin of Farmington was near the end of his route when his lost control of his car on a curve, striking a tree.

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Second Man Dies After Arson Fire in Biddeford Last Month

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

 

Authorities say a second man has died from the result of an apartment fire in Biddeford last month that was set on purpose.

State police say 21-year-old James Ford died Tuesday night.

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Bangor Walks to End Abuse Next Week

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

People in Bangor will be lacing up their walking shoes for a good cause next week.

Bangor Walks to End Abuse is happening next Thursday right in the heart of downtown.

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Belfast Crash Knocks Out Power to Hundreds

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

 

Hundreds of customers lost power after a car hit a pole in Belfast early this morning.

It happened at the corner of Route 7 and Head of the Tide Road around 5:30.

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Update: Morning Travel Delayed Due to Crash on Route 3 in Trenton

Updated 1 week ago

A car crash in Trenton stopped traffic in both directions for a couple hours today.

Hancock County deputies say 21-year-old Michael Corbin of Bar Harbor was going north on Route 3 just after 7 this morning when his vehicle crossed the center line and hit a pickup truck head on.

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Holding Small Business Workshop

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Have you ever considered starting your own business?

The University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension is holding a workshop for those interested in starting small, specialty food businesses.

It’s from 9 a.m. to 12 next Thursday, October 23.

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Second Congressional District Candidate Profiles: Mill Jobs

Updated 1 week ago

There are less than three weeks until Mainers elect who they want to represent them in Maine’s second congressional district.

We asked the two major candidates for that seat, Republican Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Emily Cain, a series of questions relating directly to Mainers, including this one:

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Police: Harmony Homeowner Stabs Intruder

Updated 1 week ago

HARMONY, Maine (AP) — Police are investigating a reported home invasion in Harmony in which the homeowner stabbed one of three intruders, who then fled the scene.

The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to a call around 11 p.m. Monday from a homeowner who said that three people had entered his house in an attempt to steal property.

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Ex-Police Chief To Plead Guilty To Sex Assault

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for the former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child says his client plans to plead guilty.

Andrew Demers Jr., of New Gloucester, had been scheduled to appear in the Cumberland County Courthouse on Tuesday for a hearing.

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Man Gets 45 Days For Egg Farm Shooting

Updated 1 week ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Connecticut man hired to shoot rodents at a Maine egg farm has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for accidentally fatally shooting a farm worker.

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Services Available For Verso Employees

Updated 1 week ago

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Verso Paper Company employees are taking advantage of services as they are readying for the closure of the mill on Dec. 1.

WNSX-FM reports the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce held a meeting on Tuesday to help prepare the workers for the closure. The closure of the Bucksport mill is expected to put more than 500 people out of work.

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Vigil Held for Hayride Accident Victim

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

There were many heavy hearts in Central Maine Tuesday.

About 100 people came out for a candlelight vigil in memory of Cassidy Charette at Mount Merici Academy in Waterville.

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Brewer Nursing Home Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

A local nursing home is celebrating a major milestone.

The Brewer Center for Health and Rehabilitation marked their 40th anniversary with a ceremony Tuesday.

Longtime workers joined current staff members, along with residents, in marking the occasion.

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McDonald’s Customers Encouraged to Donate to Ronald McDonald House

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

McDonald’s restaurants across Maine are asking customers to support families in need.

Company leaders hope customers will donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities as part of their “Day of Change” fund raising effort Wednesday.

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Camden Restaurant to Support Family of Hope Elephants Founder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A restaurant in Camden wants to help the family of the man who brought elephants to Maine.

Jim Laurita died last month when one of the two elephants who lived in Hope accidentally stepped on him and crushed him.

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First Responders Endorse Susan Collins in Senate Race

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

First responders are endorsing Senator Susan Collins for re-election.

Representatives from the International Association of Firefighters, the Professional Firefighters of Maine, the Maine State Troopers Association, and Maine Association of Police backed the Republican incumbent at the Hose Five Fire Museum in Bangor Tuesday.

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Foresters Discuss Future in Orono

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Maine foresters got together Tuesday to talk about the future.

Climate change and pests were key parts of the conversation.

The Maine Division of the New England Society of American Foresters held the meeting in Orono.

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Recent BHS Adoption Symbolizes Match-A-Thon Event

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

If you’ve been considering adding a furry friend to your family, the Bangor Humane Society is having their annual “Mega-Match-a-Thon” event this weekend.

Sometimes the perfect pet chooses us.

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Students Study Water at Festival in Orono

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Kids were soaking up a lot of knowledge in Orono Tuesday.

UMaine hosted the Northern Maine Children’s Water Festival.

About 650 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders spent the day learning about water: what it’s used for, and how to keep it clean and protect it.

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