Power Out

Updated 6 years ago

Crews have been out all night working to restore power to hundreds of homes effected by the high winds generated during Tuesday night’s storm.

As of 7 o’clock Wednesday morning, Bangor Hydro listed eight hundred customers without power, down from a high of over 2,000 customers earlier in the morning.

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Embezzler Faces 3 1/2 Years

Updated 6 years ago

52-year-old Paula Caron was sentenced in Kennebec County Superior Court to 9 years in prison with all but 3 1/2 years suspended and3 years’ probation at a hearing in which her parents, children and friends asked for mercy for her.

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New England Man Dies of EEE

Updated 6 years ago

A 73-year-old Massachusetts man who contracted eastern equine encephalitis from a mosquito in either Maine or New Hampshire has died from the disease.

The state Department of Health confirmed the death on Tuesday: calling it a sad reminder of how serious EEE can be.

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Tucker Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say that 62-year-old Raymond Tucker, a long time animal control officer, was found guilty on Tuesday of class A gross sexual assault, class B unlawful sexual contact, and class C visual sexual aggression against a child.

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Healthy Dog treats

Updated 6 years ago

One man from Stockton Springs is doing his part and helping local farmers at the same time.

Sharon Pelletier tells us about Barkwheat Biscuits…..

&lt:Chris Roberts has always loved food,

&quot:I was always making brownies, cookies and bread all these things i shouldn’t be eating.&quot:

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Soldier With Maine Ties Killed

Updated 6 years ago

Deon Taylor was killed in action last Wednesday. The 30-year-old Taylor, who was a New York City police officer, had attended Carrabec High School in North Anson for two years before graduating in 1995.

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Arson Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

Police say three molotov cocktails were thrown at a building on Larkin St. early in morning.

18-year-old Jake Hesseltine of Old Town and 22-year-old Dwayne Bell of Bangor have been arrested and charged in the crime.

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Gas Terminal Terminated

Updated 6 years ago

Quoddy Bay LLC has withdrawn its request for state permits.

It happened after federal regulators dismissed the company’s application.

The commission said Quoddy Bay failed to provide information needed to move forward with an engineering review and environmental assessment.

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Prescription Drug Scheme Conviction

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say Christine Hesseltine worked for a Bangor doctors office for two years.

During that time, she wrote a number of bogus prescriptions so that others could pick up drugs at local pharmacies.

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Economic Symposium

Updated 6 years ago

In Maine, there are more than 130,000 people categorized as low income. On Monday hundreds gathered at the capital to talk about poverty and plead for action.

The conference featured workshops on affordable housing, energy, health care, and hunger.

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Disaster Funding

Updated 6 years ago

HUD Secretary Steve Preston on Tuesday announced the allocations for states affected by natural disasters.

Maine will receive about $2.2 million for flooding damage that occurred in several counties during severe storms last spring.

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Missing Lobsterman Update

Updated 6 years ago

The Coast Guard made its decision after a Falcon jet completed a final sweep at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, without any sign of 24-year-old Chris Whittaker. Officials say Whittaker left the day before, aboard a 21-foot skiff and was last seen about two miles east of Matinicus.

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Manhunt Still On in Searsport

Updated 6 years ago

The search continues for the man police say pointed a gun at an officer Thursday night before driving away.

A two-mile section of Route 1 between Searsport and Stockton Springs was shut down for a time on Friday, along with a local school district, as police searched for a local motorist who allegedly pointed a gun at an officer during a traffic stop and fled.

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New Jail Opens in Madison

Updated 6 years ago

Somerset County showcassed its new, $30,000,000 jail over the weekend.

Ceremonies include a ribbon cutting and flag raising at the dedication of the jail and sheriff’s department offices in Madison.

The building was openSaturday and Sundayfor public tours.

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Absentee Voting a Popular Alternative

Updated 6 years ago

Absentee voting beganMonday, andis becoming increasingly popular in Maine and other states. Maine election officials say that four years ago, 166,000 absentee ballots were submitted. A week and a day before this year’s election, nearly 135,000 have been requested and officials say it’s very likely the previous total will be surpassed.

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High Winds Cause Outages

Updated 6 years ago

Maine electric companies are making progress restoring service to customers affected by high-caused outages as the weather improves.

About 5,000 electric customers remain without service — less than half the total earlier Sunday.

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Canada Man with Half-ton of Pot

Updated 6 years ago

Prosecutors say Bruno Rousselle, a truckdriver from New Brunswick, was arrested at the border crossing in Houlton on October 16th.

Investigators say they found 1,064 lbs.of marijuana in the truck, with an estimated street value of $2,500,000.

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Home Sales Down

Updated 6 years ago

According to the Maine Association of Realtors, real estate agents sold 928 existing single-family homes in the state in September, down 9.7% from the same month last year.

The median sales price of those homes was $177,750. Down 6.5% from September 2007.

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Heating Oil Prices Continue to Fall

Updated 6 years ago

Prices havedropped by $1.78 since they peaked at $4.71 in early July.

The latest weekly survey found a price range from $3.20 in central Maine to $2.35 in the southwestern part of the state.

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MMA Students’ Job Prospects Looking Good

Updated 6 years ago

With the economy in the tank, college

seniors around the country may be facing a tough job market next

spring. But that doesn’t appear to be the case at Maine Maritime

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