Lincoln Man Charged in Crash

Updated 7 years ago

Police say Ryan Hurd of Lincoln was driving on Route 27, when he lost control of his car. Hurd was allegedly traveling close to 100 miles an hour.

The car slammed into a utility pole and burst into flames, killing 34-year-old Terry Richardson Junior of Dover Foxcroft.

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Aid For California

Updated 7 years ago

30 folks from Maine will head out by Friday morning.

The Pine Tree chapter of the Red Cross is helping to organize the mission.

Executive director Suzan Bell says the Mainers will help with case management, mass care, community outreach, and shelter work.

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Fatal Accident in Sidney

Updated 7 years ago

Kennebec County Sheriff Randall Liberty tells TV5 the accident happened Thursday at 1:45 p.m. on Route 27 in Sidney.

78 year old Gerald Wrigley was the driver. He died on scene.

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Racino Debate

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) The debate will be held on Nov. 1 at Husson College in Bangor, and will feature representatives from the Yes On Question One coalition and CasinosNo! The event will be open to the public and will be aired on radio station WHSN-FM.

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Disease Rears Its Head in Southern Maine

Updated 7 years ago

State heath officials say three cases have recently been diagnosed.

Dora Anne Mills of the Maine Center for Disease Control says there’s no common connection among the three infected adults, and there are probably others in Maine who have the contagious viral disease.

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Stone & Spinney Sentenced

Updated 7 years ago

43-year-old Bradley Stone pled guilty to all 5 counts against him. He was sentenced to two years behind bars.

36-year-old Melissa Spinney pled guilty to posession and furnishing of cocaine. She’ll serve 5 days at the county jail, with 2 months probation.

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Auburn Inn Keeper Pleads Guilty

Updated 7 years ago

The charge is a misdemeanor.

Clint Zimmerman, the owner of the Munroe Inn, was fined $1,500, and was ordered to pay $127 in restitution to the woman who complained to police that she was being watched on video from her bathroom.

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Fire in Dixmont Keep Crews Busy

Updated 7 years ago

The flames apparently started in a shed connected to the home, and spread from there.

The fire, fanned by strong winds, quickly traveled up into the attic, making things even tougher on firefighters.

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Buckland Home

Updated 7 years ago

Bradley Buckland was shot by a sniper in Baghdad and critically injured. He underwent surgery and is now at a military hospital in Germany.

If he remains stable Buckland will be flown to Walter Reed army medical center in Washington Tuesday.

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Etna Crews Work Dixmont Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Crews hit the road about 5 minutes after their department was reinstated by the Etna board of selectmen.

Last Monday, the board voted to shut the department down following a series of disagreements with some members, but at Monday night’s meeting, the board decided to remove that vote, putting the fire department and E.M.T.’s back in service.

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High Schoolers Required to Apply to College?

Updated 7 years ago

Maine’s top education official wants to require high school seniors to apply to college before they can get their diplomas.

Education commissioner Susan Gendron is proposing the idea.

It will have to be approved by the legislature before going into effect.

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Fatal Crash in Ellsworth

Updated 7 years ago

A young man from Ellsworth was killed in a car crash Saturday night.

It happened on Route 180 in Ellsworth, near the Otis line.

Emergency crews arrived on scene just before seven thirty pm.

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More Roadwork Planned for Bangor

Updated 7 years ago

Drivers in Bangor and Brewer need to get ready for even more road construction.

Starting Monday, the Penobscot river bridge connecting the two cities will be under repair.

The work will start at 6 a.m. and is expected to take about a week.

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Toll Increases

Updated 7 years ago

If you’re planning any road trips that will take you south through New Hampshire in the near future…get ready to shell out some more cash at the toll booths.

Tolls across New Hampshire will increase on Monday.

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Recall Effort Underway

Updated 7 years ago

Portland Republicans are launching a

recall campaign aimed at School Committee members who voted to make

prescription birth control available to students at one of the

city’s three middle schools.

On Monday, activists plan to begin gathering the 500 voter

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Ice Cream Recall

Updated 7 years ago

A Maine-based ice cream maker is recalling some

of its product because it contains unlabeled eggs that might harm

people with egg allergies.

The affected ice cream was sold in Massachusetts, Maine and New

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Car Complaint

Updated 7 years ago

A Canadian couple who were turned down

dozens of times when they tried to buy a new car in the U.S. are

challenging what they regard as illegal discrimination.

Rhonda Chancey and Allan Coombs, a married couple from

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Casino Battle Latest

Updated 7 years ago

The Washington County racino battle is

heating up, with the two sides accusing each other of inaccuracies

in campaign ads that began running on television this week.

Backers of the Passamaquoddy Tribe plan took issue with a claim

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Lincoln Fire Destroys Shop

Updated 7 years ago

The call came in at around 5:30 pm Thursday, the caller said she thought that an apartment building on West Broadway was on fire. Upon arrival however, crews discovered that it was actually the shop, Robinson’s Equipment, down the street from the apartments, which was ablaze.

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Accused Burglar in Court

Updated 7 years ago

He’s accused of committing a series of home invasions in Bangor, Brewer, and Holden early Tuesday morning.

So far, Hatch faces one count of burglary, and one count of theft, but prosecutors tell us more charges could follow.

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