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Caribou Man Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Anthony Caparotta was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor on Tuesday to 68 months in prison and fined $17,900. A jury convicted him in June of marijuana distribution charges.

Prosecutors said Caparotta worked for Michael Pelletier, an Aroostook County man who was convicted of running a multimillion-dollar international marijuana smuggling operation from his wheelchair while collecting disability checks. Pelletier is serving a life sentence.

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A Railroad Car Goes Off The Tracks

Updated 6 years ago

A RAILROAD CAR FLIPPED OFF THE TRACKS IN DEDHAM MONDAY, SENDING ONE PERSON TO THE HOSPITAL…..

THE CARS WERE ON A SCENIC TOUR THROUGH THE REGION…WHEN THE DRIVER SAYS SOME DIRT THAT HAD BUILT UP AROUND THE TRACK… FORCED ONE OF THEM TO DERAIL…..

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Harford Pleads Not Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

Robert Harford was ordered to be held without bail at his arraignment in Knox County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Harford is charged with depraved indifference murder and manslaughter in the Aug. 17 death of his daughter, Ava.

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Ellsworth Accident

Updated 6 years ago

Officials say around 2:30 p.m., an excavator working on the Beckwith Hill Construction Project got tangled in power and telephone lines running across the road.

The Excavator pulled the wires down, snapped off the pole and dropped a transformer on several vehicles in the Darlings Parking lot.

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Stimulus Deadline

Updated 6 years ago

October 15th is the deadline for an estimated 22,000 Maine retirees and disabled veterans who may eligible for the rebate checks, but don’t normally file tax returns.

It’s also the deadline for the approximately 43,000 people who received extensions to file their tax returns.

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Sawmill Fire

Updated 6 years ago

Fire crews were called to the Johnson Sawmill on Whitten Road just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, but were unable to save it.

Owner Bob Johnson estimated the loss at $300,000. He believes the blaze might have been ignited by a spark from a generator.

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Art for the Sky on Indian Island

Updated 6 years ago

Daniel Dancer is one of the most requested artists in the united states.

He’s spent the past week working on a special piece of art, with help from some students and faculty at the indian island school.

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Siblings Entertain as the Frog Mountain Puppeteers

Updated 6 years ago

&quot:Hi, my name is Lucy Beckett…this is my friend, little Chukie.&quot:

IT’S HARD NOT TO DIVE INTO THE WORLD OF MAKE BELIEVE, WHEN ATTENDING THE SHOW, &quot:EVERYBODY LOVES PIRATES.&quot:

IN FACT, IT’S ALMOST DISHEATENING TO TAKE YOU BEHIND THE SCENES OF THIS PUPPET PRODUCTION…BUT WE MUST, IN ORDER TO SHOW YOU HOW IT ALL HAPPENS.

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SCOTUS Starts with Maine Cases

Updated 6 years ago

First, the justices will hear arguments over limits on lawsuits against tobacco companies.

The court will consider whether federal regulation of cigarettes prevents smokers from suing tobacco companies under state law for allegedly deceptive advertising of &quot:light&quot: cigarettes.

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Detroit Man Charged with Manslaughter

Updated 6 years ago

Charles Erickson of Detroit is charced with manslaughter and aggravated operating under the influence following a fatal single-vehicle crash.

It was about 2:00 a.m on Sunday when authorities say the truck Erickson was driving skidded off of Rt. 220 in Detroit and rolled over.

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Pounds of Pot

Updated 6 years ago

Police seized the drugs from vehicles they stopped coming and going from the weekend Harvest Fest sponsored by the marijuana advocacy group.

Police also seized other drugs, including speed, Ecstasy, mescaline, cocaine and prescription medications, and made a number of arrests.

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Governor King on Energy in Maine

Updated 6 years ago

Governor King told the crowd he’s on a waiting list for a hybrid vehicle, and that’s a place where he’d like to see more Mainers.

He says investing in alternative energy sources is essential in our state, and that’s why he says he’s supporting Obama’s energy plan…which includes a short-term $500-per-adult/$100-per-family rebate to help with costs this winter.

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New Section of Fort Knox Now Open

Updated 6 years ago

A section of the fort that’s been closed for years was officially opened Sunday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Cistern rooms had been cordoned off because of collapsing brick walls and vaulted ceilings.

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Coast Guard Investigating Hoax Reports

Updated 6 years ago

They hope that the public can helptrace those calls. The last of wich happened Saturday

A man called on a radio saying he had hit rocks near the Hampton Bridge in New Hampshire.

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Firefighters Remembered

Updated 6 years ago

Governor John Baldacci directed that

U.S. and Maine flags be flown at half-staff Sunday in honor of

firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Federal law sets aside the first Sunday in October to remember

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Coast Guard Hoax Calls

Updated 6 years ago

The Coast Guard is asking for the

public’s help in tracing several distress calls in northern New

England in recent weeks that officials say were probably hoaxes.

According to the Coast Guard, that latest hoax occurred Saturday

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Snowmobilers Ready for Winter

Updated 6 years ago

It’s too early for snow, but that hasn’t

kept snowmobile enthusiasts from attending the 12th annual Maine

Snowmobile Show.

The three-day show at the Augusta Civic Center from Friday

through Sunday featured the latest gear and technology on display

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Former Snowmobile Club Official Charged With Theft

Updated 6 years ago

The former treasurer of Maine’s

second-largest snowmobile club faces charges for allegedly stealing

up to $54,000 from the club.

Rangeley police say 61-year-old Gail Gavigan of Dallas

Plantation was charged with theft by unauthorized taking and theft

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“Champagne of Maine” Sets Sales Record

Updated 6 years ago

Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy has become

the first brand of alcohol to sell more than 1 million bottles in

Maine in a single year.

According the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery

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Eddington Woman Sentenced For SS Fraud

Updated 6 years ago

A 48-year-old Eddington woman has been

sentenced for collecting more than $45,000 in Social Security

benefits intended for her disabled daughter.

Felicia Brooks was sentenced Friday in federal court in Bangor

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