Augusta Murder Latest

Updated 6 years ago

Police continue to investigate the homicide of a 72-year-old woman who was found in her Augusta apartment on Friday, Feb. 22nd.

Police say Audrey Lou Benn was found late Friday afternoon by a friend who had gone to her basement apartment on State Street.

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Deputy Hurt in Crash

Updated 6 years ago

A Somerset County sheriff’s deputy was bumped and bruised and required some stitches but escaped serious injury in a head-on collision between his cruiser and a pickup truck.

According to Maine State Police, Deputy Eugene Cole was responding to a 911 hangup call Saturday morning when he lost control of his car on an icy stretch of Route 2 in Norridgewock.

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Syrup Season Nears

Updated 6 years ago

Maine syrup producers are tapping their

trees and hoping for a rebound from last year’s poor showing.

Maine’s 2007 syrup production fell to 225,000 gallons, a 25

percent drop from 2006 and the lowest output in six years.

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Baldacci Meeting with Governors

Updated 6 years ago

Energy is the top agenda item at the annual

winter meeting of the National Governor’s Association, which Maine

Governor John Baldacci is attending in Washington.

On the first day of the meeting Saturday, governors from

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Murder in Augusta

Updated 6 years ago

Police say a 72-year-old woman who was
found dead inside her Augusta apartment was the victim of a
Audrey Lou Benn was found late Friday afternoon by a friend who
had gone to her basement apartment on State Street.
The state medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide
following an autopsy on Saturday, but the cause of death is being
Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said Benn had no
known relatives, and that state and Augusta police were
investigating the scene and interviewing people on Saturday.

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Heating Help on the Way

Updated 6 years ago

Maine is in line to receive nearly $4
million more in federal heating assistance.
Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins say Maine is due to
receive an additional $3.84 million, its share of the $40 million
in emergency heat assistance funding the Department of Health and
Human Services has released to 11 states.
The senators say the additional Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program comes as record oil prices have a devastating
impact on many Mainers, especially low-income families and seniors.
LIHEAP, which serves about 48,000 households in Maine, has
received nearly $41 million to date for this season.

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Crash Report Released

Updated 6 years ago

A new report says an inadequate safety
gate, a distracted crew and an inexperienced volunteer were
possible contributing factors to a two-toboggan crash at the Camden
Snow Bowl’s annual toboggan races.
The report provides a detailed narrative of the Feb. 9 accident
that sent six people to the hospital during the ski area’s annual
U.S. National Toboggan Championships, a tongue-in-cheek competition
in which some participants race in outlandish costumes.
During the competition, a toboggan carrying four people
overturned and came to a rest at the bottom of the 400-foot
toboggan chute. Another toboggan with four people was then
inadvertently released down the chute and crashed into the
overturned sled.
The report’s recommendations include adding a new safety gate at
the top of the toboggan run and training more chute-loading crew
members so untrained volunteers aren’t needed.

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Newburgh Crash Blamed on Dog

Updated 7 years ago

State police say 51-year-old Stephen Richmond, a native of Arizona, was stopped at the intersection of Routes 9 and 69.

Witnesses say the car started through the intersection, and into the side of an oncoming tractor trailer, driven by 32-year-old Daniel Chauffe, of Winterport.

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Fatal Fire Suspicious

Updated 7 years ago

State police identified the victims as local businessman Christopher Bolduc and his wife Carol Bolduc, both 42, and their 15-year-old son, Joshua.

Lt. Brian McDonough of the Maine State Police said the fire has been categorized as suspicious, but he would not elaborate. He declined to comment on where in the home the bodies were found or provide any details of the fire scene.

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Investigation Leads to Drugs

Updated 7 years ago

Even more arrests are expected following the investigation.

22-year-old Joshua Weaver was taken into custody this week at a home on Union Street.

Police say Weaver was dealing Heroin.

Officers reportedly seized more than 450 bags of the drug as well as needles and illegal pills.

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Woodland Homicide

Updated 7 years ago

Darrel Smith’s body was found inside the woodshop next to his home two weeks ago.

State police detectives say he had been shot to death and robbery may have been the motive.

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Robbery Suspects In Court

Updated 7 years ago

A man accused of attacking an elderly shopper in the Bangor Mall parking lot on Tuesday was in Penobscot County District Court Wednesday afternoon.

Jeremy Winn was arrested in Waterville on Tuesday, Feb. 19th.

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Weight Watchers

Updated 7 years ago

The best way to lose weight is to never be hungry. A good, nourishing meal that’s friendly to your weight loss goals can be ready before you even walk in the door at night. All it takes is getting a few things ready to throw into a slow-cooker in the morning. Instead of getting home and mindlessly munching on all kinds of bites of whatever is about and quickly piling in the calories without feeling any satisfaction from eating have a meal ready (smelling delicious) the minute you walk in the door.

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Internet Smokes

Updated 7 years ago

The Supreme Court has shot down some parts of a Maine law that bans internet tobacco sales to children.

The high court says federal transportation law blocks Maine from regulating transportation companies that deliver tobacco products directly to consumers.

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Another Orrington Fire

Updated 7 years ago

For the second night in a row, firefighters from Orrington were called to a house fire. Orrington ire chief Michael Spencer says quick thinking on the part of firefighters from five towns saved the home on the Center Drive.

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Guns Recovered

Updated 7 years ago

Ellsworth police has solved a pair of burglaries involving guns. Police say a 30-30 Winchester rifle and a revolver were taken from two different homes on Rt. 1A.

They both were recovered over the weekend.

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Fishing Regulation Hearing

Updated 7 years ago

Senator Olympia Snowe will be in Brewer Tuesday to preside at a senate hearing on the impact of a new whale protection rule that’s drawing fire from lobstermen.

The rule sets October 1st as the deadline for lobster crews to replace all the rope that connects their boats to their traps.

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Armed Robber Jailed For Ten

Updated 7 years ago

A man from Ireland who pleaded guilty to armed robbery charges stemming from a 2006 bank holdup will spend close to the next ten years behind bars.Niall Clarke (26)pleaded guilty to robbing the Bank of America Branch at the Bangor Mall at gun point in October of 2006.

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Fire Claims Home in Holden

Updated 7 years ago

The call came in around 3:30 Tuesday morning that the home at 288 Clark Hill Road in Holden.

Fire fighters from at least five towns reported to the fire. When crews arrived, the house was already fully engulfed in flames.

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Clarke Sentencing Tuesday

Updated 7 years ago

He was a successful Computer Science graduate with no criminal record, until he robbed a bank in Bangor.

The robbery took place two years ago.

Niall Clarke (27)of Ireland is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesdy.

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