Clamming Concerns

Updated 6 years ago

Diggers are producing plenty of clams but the demand is down. Clammers say there have been wild fluctuations in prices. At one point in may they were getting a dollar and 60 cents a pound.

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911 Glitch

Updated 6 years ago

Director Jim Ryan says the problem happened in one of the state’s electronic systems that distributes 911 calls among dispatchers.

Turns out that some of those calls weren’t getting through to dispatchers.

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Body Found

Updated 6 years ago

The body of Wayne Crosby was found in the Penobscot River Tuesday afternoon.

The East Millinocket residentwas fishing with his brother and another man last Wednesday (June 11) when some bad weather moved in.

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Police Find Couple Wanted for Questioning

Updated 6 years ago

A couple from Maine who were sought in connection with a fatal stabbing in Auburn have been taken into custody in southern Illinois.

Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said 28-year-old Ryan Muncey and 25-year-old Alisha Turner of Lewiston are being held at the Tri-County Jail in Ullin, Ill., on material witness charges.

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Missing Fisherman: Update

Updated 6 years ago

They say they wont give up until the body of Wayne Crosby is found. The East Millinocket resident was fishing with his brother and a friend Wednesday evening when some foul weather moved in.

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Summer Construction

Updated 6 years ago

The south bound lanes oF Interstate 95 from Gardiner to Topsham has been shut down for the summer, so the road can get an overhaul.

South-bound traffic is now forced to use alternate routes: the Turnpike being one option.

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Small Plane Crashes

Updated 6 years ago

Coast Guard officials say the Cessna 337 Skymaster took off from Millinocket regional airport Sunday afternoon.

It was headed to New Jersey when air traffic controllers in Brunswick lost contact with it shortly after one o’clock.

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Hudson Fire

Updated 6 years ago

It prevented a fire from being worse than it was.

The Clark residence on the Berry Pit Road caught fire.

It happened around nine Monday morning.

No one was home. Firefighters rescued a cat and a dog, another cat is missing.

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Baxter State Park Campgrounds Open

Updated 6 years ago

Baxter State Park officials have opened additional trails to the summit of Mount Katahdin as well as all major campgrounds in the wilderness park.

Park rangers on Saturday opened Chimney Pond campground to overnight guests roughly two weeks later than usual because of lingering snow and poor trail conditions.

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Syrup Production Down

Updated 6 years ago

Maine maple syrup production fell this year even as the output nationally rose by 30 percent.

According to the New England Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. syrup production for 2008 was more than 1.6 million gallons.

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Counterfeit Money Found in Fayette

Updated 6 years ago

Police are warning people to be on the lookout for counterfeit $20 bills after three of bogus bills turned up at the Fayette Town Office.

Maine State Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance said three fake bills were used in a car registration payment on Thursday. The clerk who accepted them thought they looked odd, so the town manager took them to a bank, where they were determined to be counterfeit.

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Couple Wanted For Questioning

Updated 6 years ago

A couple wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Auburn are yet to be found.

26-year-old Casey Stanley was killed on a walking trail around 7:30 Wednesday night.

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Ice Cream Shop Owner Fined

Updated 6 years ago

The federal Labor Department has fined a Winslow ice cream shop owner $1,500 for a having an inoperable latch on its walk-in freezer where an employee got trapped for four hours.

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Priest’s Name Removed from Scholarship

Updated 6 years ago

The University of Maine at Augusta has changed the name of a scholarship that had been named for a priest who has been linked to sexual abuse.

The scholarship had been named for the Rev. John J. Curran, who died in 1976 and had served as priest of St. Augustine Church in Augusta from 1962 to 1972.

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Father’s Day Recipes

Updated 6 years ago

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

6 medium peaches, halved and pits removed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
tsp. cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream
Raspberry sauce, recipe to follow

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Father’s Day Recipes

Updated 6 years ago

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

7 oz. Baby Spinach, washed and dried
4 oz. Baby Arugula, washed and dried
4 oz. mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup seasoned croutons
4 slices thick-cut bacon
1 medium shallot, minced
1 medium garlic clove, minced
3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
cup Cider Vinegar
cup Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

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Cobb Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

The trial for 48-year-old Kevin Cobb began earlier this week.

His daughter testified that the abuse began when she was ten.

The girl’s parents are divorced. She testified that the abuse happened for 6 years while she was visiting her father on weekends.

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Wrong Turn on I-95 Ends in Disaster

Updated 6 years ago

A Waterville man was badly injured after colliding with a guard rail.

According to trooper Jeff Beech, the driver was traveling north on the interstate when he took one of the crossovers to the southbound lanes.

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Merrill Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say 42-year-old Eric Merrill fired dozens of shots throughout his girlfriend’s house in Lincoln.

Since his arrest, the defense claims Merrill has been a model prisoner, and his rampage was a one time event.

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Maine Senators Remember Russert

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Senator Olympia Snowe calls Russert &quot:a journalistic giant of his generation.&quot: Snowe says the longest-serving moderator of NBC’s &quot:Meet the Press&quot: will be remembered for his rigorous preparation and objectivity.

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