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Albion Shooting Latest

Updated 6 years ago

A co-worker of a 34-year-old Albion man who was shot and killed last week during a confrontation with a state trooper says the man had a dislike for police.

Johnathan Sullivan lost his construction job a week before the shooting, but friends and co-workers said he displayed no signs of depression.

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Dixmont Stabbing

Updated 6 years ago

One man was sent to the hospital with superficial stab wounds after he went to a home on Route 143 in Dixmont to do some work.

Sheriff’s Deputies tell TV5 the man was hired by the home’s owner who was not home at the time.

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More Wind Turbines Coming to Maine?

Updated 6 years ago

A Boston-based developer of wind turbines that can operate in deep water has been meeting with state leaders about plans for a large wind power project in the Gulf of Maine.

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Lincoln Woman Dies in Crash

Updated 6 years ago

It happened at about twelve thirty Sunday afternoon at the intersection of the Charleston and Atkinson Roads.

State police say 87-year-old Margaret Higgins was a passenger in a car driven by her son, Carroll Higgins.

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Interstate 295 Open Again

Updated 6 years ago

The southbound lanes of Interstate 295 from Gardiner to Topsham are open once again.

That’s three weeks ahead of the scheduled completion of the massive repaving project that shut down the 18-mile section in mid-June.

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Highway Named for Alfond

Updated 6 years ago

A highway in central Maine now bears the name of a prominent Maine philanthropist who died last fall at age 93.

On Friday, the state Department of Transportation dedicated Route 7, from Corinna to Garland, as the Harold Alfond Memorial Highway.

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Mainers Defend Man Accused of Threatening Obama

Updated 6 years ago

Two people closest to a man charged with threatening to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama say he has no violent tendencies and would never have seriously threatened violence against anyone.

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Fatal ATV Crash

Updated 6 years ago

Game wardens are investigating a fatal ATV accident in Washington county.

It happened this afternoon in Beddington.

Wardens were called to an ATV trail on the east shore of Beddington lake at about 12:30 pm.

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Stockton Springs Fire

Updated 6 years ago

The fire call on Lower Sylvan Road came in at 11:51 a.m. Friday.

Stockton Springs fire chief Harry Patterson says by the time his company arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Crews from Prospect and Searsport responded as well.

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Guns Recovered

Updated 6 years ago

Theives broke into the Corner’s Rod and Gun Shop in Solumbia on July 28th and took 12 handguns from a case.

Two of the guns were recovered when police arrested four people over the weekend.

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Bangor Man Arrested in Florida

Updated 6 years ago

The Secret Service says Raymond Hunter Geisel made the threat during a training class for bail bondsmen in Miami in late July. Another tipster said Geisel also threatened President Bush.

A search of Geisel’s SUV and hotel room uncovered a loaded handgun, knives, dozens of rounds of ammunition, body armor and a machete.

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Sebago Lake Drowning

Updated 6 years ago

Neighbors say the swimmer, 63-year-old Art Lester of Casco, headed out to his sailboat Thursday morning after it came off its mooring about 100 yards from the beach. He re-attached the boat to the mooring line, and was swimming back to shore when he disappeared in the water.

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Thieves Targeting Churches

Updated 6 years ago

Police say someone broke into the Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Family Bible Church late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

Police found tire tracks leading to the back of the buildings.

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Jackson Lab Anniversary

Updated 6 years ago

60 years ago, the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars gave the lab a $60,000 donation.

That original donation helped the lab rebuild after a fire swept across Mount Desert Island, destroying the facility.

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Fire Rips Through Bangor Home

Updated 6 years ago

It broke out on West Street, near Fairmount Market. Fire fighters say flames were shooting out of the home’s windows when they arrived at around 10pm.

No one was at home when crews arrived, and we’re told no one was injured in the fire.

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Nurses Get Contract

Updated 6 years ago

The more than thirty registered nurses at the hospital are part of the Maine State Nurses’ Union.

Union president Ona McAvoy said Wednesday that the nurses agreed to the hospital’s latest offer for a four year contract.

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Apartment Poisoning

Updated 6 years ago

Officials believe a separated vent pipe from a new water heater is to blame for the carbon monoxide, which left two women unconscious.

The first clue came when Lisa Ouellette’s boyfriend arrived to find her unconscious Sunday afternoon. It wasn’t until early Monday, however, that officials unraveled the mystery when Ouellette’s family members arrived from out of town and began feeling ill in the same apartment.

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Lawmakers Return Home

Updated 6 years ago

The Maine Democrat says he organized the trip to get a firsthand look at the quality of health care provided to U.S. military personnel in Iraq.

Three members of Michaud’s House veterans affairs health subcommittee participated, along with Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake and two other congressmen. During the trip, the delegation met with Gen. David Petraeus and other U.S. officials.

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Plane Crash UPDATE

Updated 6 years ago

State Police say a man from the Town of Franklin died and his young daughter was injured when the two-seat, ultra-light plane he was piloting crashed a short distance from shore in Franklin Tuesday night. Dead is 52 year old Kenneth Tracy. His daughter, 8 year old McKenzie Tracy, survived the crash and is being treated at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Nearby residents immediately went to assist the plane’s occupants after it hit the water in Taunton Bay, about 200 yards off Dwelley Point. The crash was reported at 7:27 PM. CPR was administered to both father and daughter after they had been removed from the wreckage, who only the daughter was revived. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are expected in Franklin today to begin attempting to determine why the plane went down. The Maine Marine Patrol and State Police this morning removed the plane from the water at high tide. The plane had taken off from an airstrip in Eastbrook where Tracy kept the plane in a hanger. In addition to state troopers and officers from the Maine Marine Patrol, deputies from Hancock County and Franklin firefighters went to the crash site Tuesday night.

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Night Out

Updated 6 years ago

It’s part of the &quot:National Night Out&quot: campaign designed to help steer kids away from substance abuse and crime.

Members of the Penobscot Nation tribal youth council organized the event.

There was everything from bounce houses to face painting.

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