Trooper Injured

Updated 6 years ago

Trooper Jason Wing and other officers were responding to assist Fryeburg police in controlling a large fight that broke out early Friday at a campground. After being called off, an Oxford County sheriff’s deputy found the injured trooper walking along a highway.

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Police Shooting Ruling

Updated 6 years ago

Rowe announced Thursday that Indian Township Officer Alexander Nicholas II and Game Warden Scott Francis were legally justified in using deadly force against 40-year-old Douglas Kelley on May 12.

According to Rowe, Kelley was drunk when he drove to the reservation and confronted his ex-girlfriend, lamenting that she no longer loved him before pulling a handgun.

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Theriault Sentenced

Updated 6 years ago

Brad Theriault publicly apologized to the Sokoloski family for the part he played in the crash that killed 21-year-old John Sokoloski in August 2005.

Members of both families relayed to Justice William Anderson, how the events of that afternoon have effected them.

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Theft Suspects Arrested

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old Joel Ross of Lubec is being charged with receiving stolen property.

Sheriff’s deputies say they found construction tools when they searched Ross’ home.

Police say the tools were taken from a house near the Lubec – Trescott town line.

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Lightning Deaths

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities have identified the man and woman killed when struck by lightning outside their home in Standish.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office says the victims were 22-year-old Anthony Clarke and 28-year-old Krysta Bearor.

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Lamoine RV Dump Blocked

Updated 6 years ago

The Bureau of Parks and Lands wanted the facility in order to accommodate campers.

They say the park in Lamoine is one of the few camping parks in the state that still doesn’t have a dumping station.

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Grocery Food Costs

Updated 6 years ago

Luxury items like prepackaged or single serve meals are giving way to items that can stretch the food dollar and function as more than one meal. Hard-working staples such as bread, pasta and eggs are moving to the top of the grocery list.

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Horse vs. Police Cruiser

Updated 6 years ago

Officer David Savage was reportedly driving on Old County Road early Wednesday morning, when the horse ran into the passenger-side door.

The impact broke the cruiser’s windshield and side window, and ripped the light bar off the roof.

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Palmyra Boy Finds Hospital

Updated 6 years ago

It’s so rare he’s the only case in the entire state. Isiah Washburn is nearly 10-months old.

Just last week, his parents found out that their baby has the life-threatening disorder.

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Snake in the Wash

Updated 6 years ago

The reticulated python somehow got into Mara Ranger’s 1800s-era farmhouse and made its way into the machine. That’s where Ranger found it yesterday. While reaching into the machine, she felt something move around and saw the snake poke its head out.

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Future Planners of Bangor

Updated 6 years ago

Every ten years, the planning board takes a look back at the city’s comprehensive plan, then comes up with a direction they want the city to go in.

This year, city councilors are opening the process to the public.

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Bomb Scare

Updated 6 years ago

The bomb squad was called in around 5:30 after someone noticed a suspicious suit case that was left outside the Beth Israel Synagogue on York Street.

No one knew where it came from, authorities weren’t taking any chances.

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Holtrachem Cleanup

Updated 6 years ago

It’s all part of the effort to clean up the former Holtrachem plant in Orrington.

The question is whether to remove mercury downstream from the plant, or let the river flush the pollution away naturally.

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Muncey In Court

Updated 6 years ago

Ryan Muncey entered his plea in Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn on Tuesday.

He is charged in the June 11th killing of 26-year-old Casey Stanley.

After the stabbing, Muncey and his girlfriend allegedly fled the state with their 1 and 2-year-old children.

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Police Look for Robbery Suspects

Updated 6 years ago

They’re looking for 29-year old Travis Gustin and 20-year old Caitlin Connolly, both from Dexter.

The two are accused of stealing money from a house in Millinocket.

State police also have warrants out for their arrest, and believe the two may have fled to the Lagrange area.

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Red Shield

Updated 6 years ago

Outside the courtroom, the head of Red Shield said he’s within days of signing a deal to re-open the mill in Old Town.

A federal judge in Bangor finalized the company’s plan to borrow 1.2 million dollars.

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Questions for Corrections

Updated 6 years ago

Lawmakers on Tuesday also probed for explanations of how a recent prison hostage-taking happened and how such an event could be prevented in the future.

Commissioner Martin Magnusson told members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee that probably no system could screen out all weapons in a maximum security prison.

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Sex Offender Registry

Updated 6 years ago

Last year, the state supreme court said Maine’s sex offender law might be unconstitutional because it retroactively increases criminal punishments for people who have already completed their sentences.

Attorney General Steve Rowe spoke before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee in Augusta, saying there are 20 pending cases in court regarding the sex offender registration and notification act.

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Robbinston Fire Update

Updated 6 years ago

Fire officials say that as of Monday night, the fire has been fully contained. Though they expect to remain on the scene for another couple of days, snuffing out hotspots.

The fire started Sunday afternoon. Authorities say it most likely began at a camp site in the woods.

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Oil Off the Coast

Updated 6 years ago

If Congress does lift the ban, it would open the door to drilling in the Gulf of Maine, specifically in George’s Bank.

Reactions to the news have been mixed, some doubting it would happen even if the ban was lifted.

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