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Home Employee Gets Jail Time

Updated 6 years ago

Lucia Faria was working at the Country Villa retirement home.

Prosecutors say she stole nearly $70,000 from residents and the home’s owners.

Faria claimed her brother was sick, and she needed money to go home to see him.

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Lobster Bait Concerns

Updated 6 years ago

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met in New Hampshire on Wednesday. They have decided to grant Herring fishermen 7 days to fish in October, but they did not give them any more days this month.

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Phoney Phones

Updated 6 years ago

A Bar Harbor man says it’s happened to him. James Crockett says his own phone number came up on one call and when he answered the call, he found himself talking to representative from the Dish Network.

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Dam To Disappear

Updated 6 years ago

On Tuesday night the town voted to rescind an agreement that prevented John Jones from removing the dam.

Several years ago he decided he wanted to remove it, but that concerned several other Winterport residents, and the town threatened to seize the dam through eminent domain.

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Hartland Fire

Updated 6 years ago

No one was home when the fire broke out. Neighbors heard some loud &quot:booms&quot:, and called 9-1-1 at first believing it to be a bon fire.

The home is a total loss, but firefighters managed to save two horses who were in back of the house.

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Park Ranger Accused of Night Hunting

Updated 6 years ago

Reid Caron of Allagash is one of two people scheduled to appear in court in December to answer to those charges.

Authorities say the other man charged is Jess McBrearty of Allagash.

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Maine Sailor Dies Aboard Ship

Updated 6 years ago

The Navy says 21-year-old machinist mate 3rd class Michael A. Gentile was killed on Sunday.

Few details are being released surrounding this death, but the Navy says the submarine was submerged in the waters off the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

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Boat Crash Verdict

Updated 6 years ago

But the jury was deadlocked on charges of manslaughter and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Robert LaPointe of Medway, Massachusetts was drunk and recklessly speeding across Long Lake at night when his 32-foot speedboat collided with a smaller boat in August of last year.

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New School in Hampden

Updated 6 years ago

Superintendent Rick Lyons of S.A.D. 22 said that all three towns have voted in favor of building the new high school.

Around 1900 people cast ballots, with about 70% of voters voting in favor of the school.

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Salt Shortage

Updated 6 years ago

Officials are struggling to find ways to keep pavements clear of snow and ice without breaking their budgets.

Heavy snow last year heightened demand for salt, and now many towns can’t find enough of it.

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Minimum Wage Increase

Updated 6 years ago

The state minimum wage will increase by a quarter on October 1st from $7 an hour to $7.25.

This is the first in a two-step increase that will eventually lift the minimum wage to $7.50 an hour by October of 2009.

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Mill Workers Want Timeline

Updated 6 years ago

Duane Lugdon of United Steelworkers International says the uncertainty will likely force more workers than necessary to leave the area.

Brookfield Asset Management is the current owner of the mill. It blames high oil prices for the indefinite shutdown earlier this month.

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Fatal Medway Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Police say speed is a likely factor in last night’s crash, which took the life of 28-year-old William Russell of Medway. Russel was a passenger in the truck driven by 43-year-old James Lee of Medway, who was taken with two other passengers to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

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I-95 Truck Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Somehow the the driver, 59-year-old Richarad Laroche of Vermont, escaped with only a bruised arm. The crash happened just before 1:00 p.m. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Northbound traffic was rerouted for several hours to Rt. 100 through Clinton, where motorists could re-enter the interstate. The truck was hauling 18 tons of cattle feed to Exeter when the rig began to have mechanical problems. Some of the grain the truck was carrying spilled into the river, along with a couple of gallons of oil from the truck. The Department of Environmental Protection and local fire officials were called in to access and manage that damage.

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Insurance Premiums

Updated 6 years ago

The hospital’s contract with Anthem ends next Tuesday. About 6,000 patients will be affected.

Hospital officials say Anthem already pays less for their portion of patient care than any of the other insurance carriers they do business with, and they tell us Anthem now wants to triple their discount.

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Fortune Pleads Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

Daniel Fortune was arraigned Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court on charges that include aggravated attempted murder and robbery.

Fortune is accused of entering the home of 48-year-old William Guerrette on May 27 and slashing him and his 10-year-old daughter Nicole. The two spent weeks in the hospital after the attack.

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Dog Attack

Updated 6 years ago

The 7-year-old dog that was attacked was bleeding profusely and taken to a veterinarian after suffering 14 bites from the pit bulls on Saturday. The German shepherd was unable to walk on Monday.

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Burglary Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say that the two could be responsible for a string of burglaries in that area.

Police arrested 19-year-old Paul Biester of New Jersey on Friday afternoon. 22-year-old Matthew Davidson turned himself over to authorities that night.

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Update: Burglary Arrests

Updated 6 years ago

Police say they could be responsible for a string of burglaries in that area.

19-year-old Paul Biester of New Jersey and 22-year-old Matthew Davidson were in Somerset County District Court facing multiple charges including burglary, theft and eluding an officer.

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Stabbing in St. Albans

Updated 6 years ago

Deputies got a call around 8:30 Sunday night saying that there had been a fight at a house on Todd’s Corner Road.

There they found one man who’d been stabbed with a knife at least twice, and another man who’d apparently been beaten with a baseball bat.

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