Canadian Dollar Strong

Updated 7 years ago

The Canadian dollar soared to heights unseen in 30

years last week.

That left some economists speculating that conditions are

aligning to take the loonie on par with the struggling U.S.

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Kucinich in Maine

Updated 7 years ago

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who

finished third in Maine’s Democratic presidential caucuses in 2004,

is in Maine this weekend.

He’s trying to line up support for his 2008 run.

Kucinich was asked to give the keynote speech at a dinner in

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Tuition Hike?

Updated 7 years ago

University of Maine System trustees meet

next week and are expected to consider a tuition increase.

A system budget proposal totals 499 million dollars — up

five-point-two percent from this year.

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Chicken Sausage Recall

Updated 7 years ago

About 35-thousand pounds of raw chicken sausage products are being recalled by Kayem Foods Incorporated.

The company says the products contain wheat, a potential

allergen, without listing it as an ingredient. No illnesses have

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Tour de Cure

Updated 7 years ago

Participants choose from a 15, 25 or 60 mile race. Folks of all ages take part, as well as cheering fans along the way.

Some people take it a step further and add themes and costumes to the mix, such as local personality John Easton. This year marks his 10th Tour de Cure.

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Baby Assaulted

Updated 7 years ago

A teenager accused of assaulting a baby is in jail tonight.

Police arrested 19-year-old Steven Waterman in Westbrook after they received a report that a 5 month old boy had been hurt.

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Ellsworth Standoff

Updated 7 years ago

Police were able to talk him out with any shots being fired.

The standoff began just after 12. Police were called about a man with a gun threatening to kill himself on the Red Bridge Road.

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Salvia Restrictions

Updated 7 years ago

The first puts restrictions on sales of the mind-altering drug salvia. Youths under 18 will now be prohibited from buying or possessing salvia. Violators will face penalties similar to those for youth tobacco possession.

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Body Found

Updated 7 years ago

Authorities are checking to see if a body found near the Aroostook River is the remains of 42 year old Tela Hart.

Hart has been missing since the fall of 2005.

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Chemical Leak at Mill in Western Maine

Updated 7 years ago

The leak happened at the newpage paper mill.

Officials say a worker accidentally combined two chemicals, causing chlorine gas to escape into the air.

Those exposed to the gas were taken to a special tent at the hospital for decontamination, then given oxygen for respiratory problems.

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Charges Dropped Against Tellier

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – Prosecutors chose not to pursue the criminal charge against Joseph Tellier after a judge’s ruling set the stage for another trial. Tellier’s first trial in March in York County Superior Court had ended with a deadlocked jury.

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Wheeler Passes

Updated 7 years ago

WABI – Wheeler served as sheriff for 12 years before entering the legislature in 1994. He served four consecutive terms.

Wheeler was also a selectman in the town of Bridgewater. Last year, he was re-elected to that post.

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Disaster Aid

Updated 7 years ago

President Bush has added the county to the list of declared major disaster areas.

That means folks in the area are now eligible for Federal Financial Assistance. Twelve other Maine counties have already been declared disaster areas.

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New School Gets the Okay

Updated 7 years ago

WABI – The majority of residents in both towns voted Tuesday to build the new facility, which will be used by students from pre-school through eighth grade.

Students from both communities have been bused to the elementary school in Winter Harbor, ever since the Gouldsboro school was shut down three years ago because of mold.

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Gun Theft Arrests

Updated 7 years ago

A Hampden teenager was in court Wednesday in connection with a break-in at the Maine Military Supply Store in Brewer last month.

18-year old Sayer Tamiso’s bail was set at one hundred thousand dollars worth of property.

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Pin Rx Verdict

Updated 7 years ago

WABI – Two of The company’s pharmacists are also facing punishment.

Pin Rx has been ordered to pay $500,000 in fines, plus half the costs for the Maine board of pharmacy hearing.

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Expansion of the Maine Veterans Home

Updated 7 years ago

Plans are moving forward to expand the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor.

Governor Baldacci signed an executive order Wednesday creating an 11-member Veterans Campus Planning Committee.

That panel’s job will be to come up designs near the current veterans home for a new outpatient clinic, Veterans’ hospice and housing.

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Bomb Threat Arrests

Updated 7 years ago

Federal authorities have nabbed the person they think made a series of bomb threats in the Bangor area.

A Hampden woman stands accused.

Authorities say 46-year old Jodi Holmes mailed threatening letters that forced three schools to close in March.

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Bar Harbor Looks to Mirror Bangor

Updated 7 years ago

WABI – More smoking restrictions could be on the way for Bar Harbor.

The restrictions, modeled after the ban already adopted by the city of Bangor, calls for snuffing out cigarettes in cars carrying children.

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Woman Charged in Fiance’s Death

Updated 7 years ago

WABI – In addition to the manslaughter charge, 41 year old Lauren Burke was also charged with drunk driving by an Aroostook County grand jury.

Burke and her boyfriend, 48 year old George Tozier, were at a bar in Ashland in February when Tozier left on foot.

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