Bowen Pleads Guilty

Updated 6 years ago

Forty-four-year-old David Bowen of Portland pleaded guilty yesterday to the murder of Kenneth &quot:Butch&quot: Conrick of Gary, Indiana. As part of a plea agreement, Bowen faces up to 50 years in prison. He’ll be sentenced October 7th.

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Lobstermen Short on Herring

Updated 6 years ago

Commercial harvesters are being barred from landing Atlantic herring in the western half of the Gulf of Maine during certain periods of September, a move aimed at averting an early closure of the area.

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EMMC Plan OK’d

Updated 6 years ago

Bangor’s planning board OK’d a plan to build a new parking garage on the State St. campus.

The plan calls for a four-story garage that would add about 650 parking spaces next to the current garage.

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River Salmon Endangered

Updated 6 years ago

The plan is being published in Wednesday’s Federal Register.

It calls for applying the endangered species designation to Atlantic Salmon from the Androscoggin, Kennebec, and Penobscot Rivers.

The fish are already listed at the Dennys, along with Cove Brook and the East Machias, Machias, Pleasant, Narraguagus, Ducktrap, and Sheepscot Rivers.

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Bangor Hydro Beefs Up Security

Updated 6 years ago

Theyinstalled motion detectors and surveillance equipment at several power substationsdiscovering several copper wire thefts in recent weeks at power substations in northern Maine. The utility said thieves have also targeted copper grounding wires attached to homes.

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Longer Days, But Fewer of Them

Updated 6 years ago

One of the options being considered is shortening the school week from five days to four.

Under the current guidelines, Maine students have to go to school at least 175 days a year, but Senator Nancy Sullivan has introduced emergency legislation that would change that measurement from days to hours.

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Millinocket Mill

Updated 6 years ago

The Katahdin paper company has halted production, making it’s last ton of paper Tuesday morning.

Company officials have been talking about closing the mill for some time, due to high oil prices. They say it’s simply become too expensive to run the mill.

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Corinth Burglary

Updated 6 years ago

Police say Richard Dunham and his family discovered a safe was stolen when they came home Monday morning.

Dunham’s family owns Merl Sam Dunham well drilling of Corinth.

Dunham is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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Smoking Law in Effect

Updated 6 years ago

A law passed by the Legislature earlier this year is modeled after a Bangor ordinance.

Maine’s statewide law outlaws smoking in cars while youths under 16 are present. The law authorizes $50 fines for violations, but for the first year police may issue only warnings.

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Millinocket Mill Update

Updated 6 years ago

Town Councilor Scott Gonya, who’s also a millworker, says the town should consider using eminent domain to seize the mill and its generators, and turn the generators into a public utility.

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New Registration Fees

Updated 6 years ago

As of Monday, fees increased by $10 for vehicle registrations, vanity license plates and titles.

Don Cookson of the secretary of state’s office said the added fees will generate revenue to support bridge and road maintenance.

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MDA Telethon

Updated 6 years ago

Once again, TV5 teamed up with the muscular dystrophy association for our yearly effort to raise money for Jerry’s Kids.

Locally, you contributed $308,74 to fight the disease.

In all, the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day telethon raised a record $65 million across the country.

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POWs Honored at New Museum

Updated 6 years ago

Nearly two dozen former prisoners of war from Maine are being honored this weekend with Silver Star Honorable Service Medals.

Gov. John Baldacci presented the awards to 17 former POWs from World War Two, the Korean and Vietnam wars.

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Heavy Holiday Traffic Predicted

Updated 6 years ago

Southbound traffic’s going to be heavy as holiday weekend tourists head out of Maine.

The turnpike says about 158,000 vehicles are expected to travel the toll highway on Monday, with a large share of them exiting the state between noon and 8:00 p.m.

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Missing Girl Located

Updated 6 years ago

Searchers have found an 8-year-old girl who was missing after wandering into a rugged region of western Maine.

State Warden Service spokeswoman Deb Turcotte says Leah Cuetara, who had been missing since Saturday morning, was found at about 1:50 p.m. Sunday.

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Missing Girl Found Safe

Updated 6 years ago

Alittle girl reported missing in Bangor Friday has been found safe and sound.

9-year old Haley Stratton was reported missing Friday evening.

She hadn’t been seen since 4pm on Clinton street in Downtown Bangor.

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Oakland Man Arrested After Shooting

Updated 6 years ago

A man from Oakland is in jail after police say he fired a shotgun into a Waterville home where four people were sleeping.

It happened just after 4 am.

Police received calls that a man was outside a house on Kennebec street and had fired a gun several times.

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McLain Autopsy Latest

Updated 6 years ago

Members of a team of forensic experts

looking into a 28-year-old murder case say they have found

unspecified items worth following up on by re-examining evidence

and the body of a 16-year-old girl that was exhumed Thursday.

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School Districts Go to 4-Day Week

Updated 6 years ago

More than 100 school districts in 16

states have decided to go with four-day school weeks. Now, a Maine

legislator is pushing the idea in hopes of cutting heating and

transportation costs.

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More Time For Lobstermen

Updated 6 years ago

NOAA’s Fisheries Service announced Friday that the conversion date has been pushed back, from October until April 5, 2009. The rule change is intended to protect whales from becoming entangled in the ropes.

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