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Orono Power Failure

Updated 6 years ago

Some folks in Orono woke up to blinking alarm clocks Wednesday morning.

For several hours power was out to most of the town, including to the University of Maine Campus.

The lights went out about 1:45 am.

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Firefighter Funeral

Updated 6 years ago

49-year-old Michael Snowman, a 25-year-veteran of the department, was helping crews at a house fire in Detroit when he had an apparent heart attack.

Snowman will be remembered at a public service Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Hartland First Baptist Church.

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Corinna Car Accident

Updated 6 years ago

The 16-year old was traveling on the Greenbush Rd. when he suddenly lost control.

His car ended up striking a utility pole, snapping it in half, and causing the lines to come down.

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Bank Robbery

Updated 6 years ago

Augusta Police dispatchers are confirming that shortly before 9 Tuesday morning there was a bank robbery at the Gardiner Savings Bank of Maine on State Street in Augusta.

WABI TV-5 News has a crew at the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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Stolen Medical Files

Updated 6 years ago

They washed ashore in a river in Pembroke last week. Hospital officials say they had no idea the files were even missing, until they were contacted by a police officer.

Officials tell TV5 that there are strict procedures in place to protect files.

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Housefire in Glenburn Closes Road

Updated 6 years ago

The fire was reported at 4:30 Tuesday morning. Crews from five towns were called in to battle the blaze, at 1463 Pushaw Rd, near Lucky’s Landing.

Five people lived in the house. Glenburn fire captain David Braley says everyone made it out safely, but the grandfather was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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PAGANS IN MAINE Part 2

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:I think that a lack of knowledge, the knowledge being about what we believe in creates fear.&quot:

&quot:If someone chooses to call themselves a Witch, that means that, Oh I’ve read something about Wiccan or I saw a movie, but again that’s a denomination in a broader faith and I think your question about have I experienced discrimination, being a woman, yes. Being a woman of size, yes. Being part of this organization, no, or no not yet.&quot:

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Pregnant Woman Beaten

Updated 6 years ago

Apennsylvania man is in jail, accused of attacking his pregnant girlfriend. 20-year-old George Mitchell is being charged with elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant person.

The 20-year-old victim is five months pregnant. The victim is from New Jersey and told Ellsworth police Mitchell repeatedly punched her in the face and stomach on and off for two hours.

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Hofland Faces More Charges

Updated 6 years ago

Aman from Searsport accused of holding 11 fifth-graders hostage in Stockton Springs last month has been charged in another crime. The Waldo County Grand Jury indicted 55-year-old Randall Hofland for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

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Not Too Late To Save Part 2

Updated 6 years ago

Even though it’s mid-November, it’s not too late to tighten up your home and hold on to some of your hard-earned money. But plugging too many holes could be bad for your health, even deadly.

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Hearing Loss Part 2

Updated 6 years ago

As the population gets older, the number of people with hearing loss grows. But researchers say we’re also bringing it on ourselves – with our noisy toys.

&quot:Well, if they make the iPod so it can go that loud, it must not be dangerous to listen to it as loud as it will go,&quot: says Cassie Clement, laughing, about what she used to think. She knows better than that now – she’s in a clinical audiology class at the University of Maine.

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New Law to Effect Maine Adoptees

Updated 6 years ago

Any adult adoptee that was born in Maine, and would like to receive a copy of their original birth certificate when the new law takes effect, can now contact Jon Hachey at the following address and provide him with the information we will need to locate their records:

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Hartland Firefighter Dies

Updated 6 years ago

Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland says firefighters responded to a call at 8:00 a.m. Monday at a home on River Road.

The victim, 49-year-old Michael Snowman of Hartland, was setting up hoses outside when he experienced difficulties. Snowman was taken to Sebasticook Valley Hospital and later transferred via LifeFlight Helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center, where he died from an apparent heart attack.

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Heating Oil Prices Fall

Updated 6 years ago

The average statewide price of $2.70 per gallon, more than 90 cents cheaper than a month ago, and about $2.00 less than the average in June.

John Kerry of the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security says the reason is simple: Demand for oil has dropped because of the economic decline.

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Naples Update

Updated 6 years ago

Maine State Police say 52-year-old Anthony Valeriani died from a gunshot wound to the chest, and that his estranged wife, Patricia, confessed to the shooting.

46-year-old Patricia Valeriani was interviewed by police before being treated for an injury at Maine Medical Center. She has not been charged.

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Catholic Bishop Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage

Updated 6 years ago

The leader of Maine’s Roman Catholic diocese is issuing a letter opposing gay marriage.

Bishop Richard Malone’s letter was being read to Catholics at Masses across the state on Sunday.

The letter calls on Catholics to work to preserve the traditional sacrament of marriage by opposing efforts to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Girl Killed in Vassalboro Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A 17-year old girl is dead after a car crash on the Stone Road in Vassalboro.

Amanda Edwards of Vassalboro was the passenger in a car driven by a 17-year-old boy from South China.

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Moores Trial Underway

Updated 6 years ago

The trial is underway for a man accused of killing a woman in Bangor in 2007. 59-year-old Ashton Moores has pleaded not guilty. He’s accused of killing 43-year old Christina Simonin. Her body was found in a parking lot near an apartment house at 148 Union St. Two teenagers who discovered the body say it was wrapped in a comforter and a tarp, tied off with rope and placed under a car in a parking lot near the apartment. The state questioned the two teens, along with another witnesses, police, a medical examiner, and a young man who lived in Moores’ apartment building. Moores’ former neighbor testified that he heard loud banging and yelling coming from Moores’ apartment the night the murder is believed to have occurred. He also saw Moores walking back to his apartment around 4:30 the following morning with a wheel barrel and shovels. The blue tarp that the victim was discovered in was identified during the trial as a mattress cover. A blue mattress cover resembling the one the victim was found in was seen outside of Moores’ apartment just days before the murder. The prosecution is confident in their case at this point. The defense claims the state should have focused on several other potential suspects instead of Moores. They also say a murder weapon was never found and there’s no motive. The trial will resume at 9 Tuesday morning. Ashton Moores is already a convicted arsonist and killer. He set fire to several homes in Waterville, Belfast and Orono.

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PAGANS IN MAINE

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:Someone is Methodist versus Christian, so if you say Pagan, that may include someone who is Wiccan but someone who is Wiccan, that is more like the denomination versus the broader faith.&quot:

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Not too late to save Part 1

Updated 6 years ago

Even though colder weather is starting to creep in, you still have time to make your home more energy efficient.

In fact, it’s not too late to save energy – and money – before the snow flies.

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