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Springer Plea

Updated 6 years ago

AP- Derwin Springer Jr. pleaded not guilty Monday in Penobscot County Superior Court to gross sexual assault and burglary.

He is charged with breaking into the home as the woman slept and putting a pillow case over her head before assaulting her.

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Child Dies of Accidental Strangulation

Updated 6 years ago

Investigators say a 2-year-old

Massachusetts boy died from strangulation when he became entangled

in a portable crib’s mesh netting in Maine.

Steve McCausland from the Maine Department of Public Safety says

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Bangor Police to Crack Down on Parking Violations

Updated 6 years ago

With all the shopping going on in the past few weeks…it was hard sometimes to even find a place to park in Bangor, especially for folks with disabilities.

But a new plan in might make it a little easier.

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Troops Stop in Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

Friends and family of Maine Army National

Guard members returning from Iraq gathered this morning at

Bangor International Airport for a chance to spend a few hours with

their loved ones.

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Wilton Man Charged With Manslaughter

Updated 6 years ago

A Wilton man is scheduled to appear in

Lewiston District Court on Monday to answer a manslaughter charge

in last month’s death of his girlfriend’s 17-month-old toddler.

State police say 25-year-old David Cook was arrested yesterday

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Coast Guard Warns Kayakers

Updated 6 years ago

With warm temperatures forecast for this weekend,the Coast Guard is warning winter kayakers of the dangers of coldocean waters. Coast Guard officials issued a statement expressing concern thatnovice kayakers may hit the ocean waters this weekend withtemperatures expected to rise into the 50s on the Maine coastSunday. They say winter is not the time for people who receivedkayaks for Christmas to test their paddling skills for the firsttime. Coast Guard recreational boating specialist Al Johnson sayspaddlers who do venture out should wear a dry suit or a full wetsuit. He says they should be prepared for the painful shock thatcan come with a sudden plunge into the water.

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Man Charged in Hit-and-Run

Updated 6 years ago

A man from Bangor has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that injured a pedestrian.

31-year-old Brian Rice was arrested on an unrelated incident early Saturday morning.

Police say they later determined Rice had been driving the car that struck 20-year-old Amanda Guay Friday afternoon at the corner of Cedar and Third streets in Bangor.

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Maine Roads Safe in 2008

Updated 6 years ago

State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says 150 people died on Maine highways in 2008, as compared to 183 deaths in 2007.

Highway safety and state police records show that the safest year on record was in 1959 with just 136 highway deaths.

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Republicans Select Farmington Replacement

Updated 6 years ago

Lance Harvell was chosen this week as the party’s nominee for the house district 89 seat that includes Farmington and Industry.

The seat had been held by three-term Democrat Janet Mills, who is giving it up to become attorney general.

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Brewer Tree Cleanup

Updated 6 years ago

Until January 22nd, you can drop trees off at the Brewer landfill on Elm Street during regular business hours.

Another alternative, the trees can be dropped off inside the lower gate at the Brewer Auditorium.

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Manna Ministries Christmas Dinner

Updated 6 years ago

This year, they’re serving up a free holiday meal at the Parks and Recreation Center on Main Street.

Director Bill Rae says at least one-thousand people are expected to show up.

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Island Evergreen Wreaths

Updated 6 years ago

One of the symbols of Christmas is the wreath hanging on the front door.

Some that hang on doors across the nation are made by three family members working out of the back of a barn in Bangor.

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Motiva Project Slowed Down

Updated 6 years ago

Workers there are building huge components for the Motiva Port Arthur Oil Refinery in Texas.

Cianbro’s Peter Vigue says the company has been able to put more people to work in the Brewer plant than was initially anticipated.

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Local Troops Heading Home

Updated 6 years ago

They are scheduled to arrive Saturday at Bangor International Airport before continuing on to Fort Carson, Colorado, for out-processing.

Capt. Shanon Cotta, a guard spokesman, says the 130 members of charlie company, 126th aviation regiment, will get to spend a couple of hours with family and friends during their stop.

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Dog Attack

Updated 6 years ago

Gerry Hendricks is charged with allowing dogs to run at large and keeping unlicensed dogs.

The sheep, owned by Reynolds Ritchie, were killed Saturday and Sunday while in a field.

Another neighbor, Debbie Hustus, reported that two dogs entered her barn and bit her cow on the leg before she chased them away.

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Teenager Arrest for Car Thefts

Updated 6 years ago

The youth faces four counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, charges stemming from burglaries from several motor vehicles, and two burglaries at Bangor businesses. Police describe the suspect as a transient, but are not releasing his name because of his age.

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Tracking Santa

Updated 6 years ago

They’re broadcasting Santa’s journey through the county.

Each year, to get folks in the holiday spirit, Penobcot County dispatchers follow Saint Nick’s annual journey through the skies.

So keep your eyes and ears open Christmas Eve night and don’t be surprised if you spot something strange overhead.

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Food Drive Has Principal Seeing Pink

Updated 6 years ago

For many students, Tuesday was the final school day before winter break.

The principal at Mattanawcook Junior High School in Lincoln ended up &quot:tickled pink,&quot: among other colors, by his students and their efforts to help others.

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Cushing Fatal Accident

Updated 6 years ago

The man was killed when he was thrown from his snowmobile into the path of an oncoming car on River Road in Cushing.

Troopers say 19-year-old Derek Benner was driving his snowmobile at a high rate of speed when he either fell or was thrown off the machine.

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Former Camden Restaurant Goes up in Flames

Updated 6 years ago

Firefighters spent much of Tuesday evening putting out a large fire along the waterfront on Bayview Landing in Camden.

The fire broke out at5:50 pm where construction was underway for a new restaurant, located where the Bayview Lobster Restaurant used to be.

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