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Fisherman Missing in Mattawamkeag

Updated 6 years ago

The three were out trolling in a canoe on the Penobscot River, North of the Welden Dam, when the boat’s outboard motor cut out at around 8:45 Wednesday night.

With the recent rain, the river was flowing strong, and the canoe drifted onto the dam’s splashguard, and the water pressure flipped the boat, along with its three occupants, over the dam.

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Father’s Day Cooking with Ann Marie Orr

Updated 6 years ago

Grilled shrimp with a spice twist

Marinade: 1 bunch cilantro, chopped coarsely-reserve some chopped for garnish 1 tablespoon (or less) of chili flakes 2 shallots, chopped 2 lemons zest 2 limes zest and juiced to 1/4 cup (juice more limes if necessary) 1 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 canola oil

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Dexter Fire Decimates Barn

Updated 6 years ago

The call to Zions Hill Road came in around 7 am. When firefighters arrived, they found flames shooting out to the rear of the house.

Crews from Dover-Foxcroft, Corinna, and Sangerville quickly put out the blaze.

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Lewiston Man Dies in Auburn Park

Updated 6 years ago

Witnesses say that 26-year-old Casey Stanley of Lewiston died after being stabbed in the chest near Main Street in Auburn at around 7:30 Wednesday evening.

Auburn and State Police say they are working together to try and figure out what happened, and who is responsible.

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Auburn Stabbing Latest

Updated 6 years ago

26-year-old Casey Stanley was killed in a walking trail around 7:30 Wednesday night.

Police would like your help if you’ve seen 25-year-old Alisha Turner and 28-year-old Ryan Muncey.

They are believed to be on the run with their two children, ages two and one.

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Good Voter Turnout for Primaries

Updated 6 years ago

Even during an off-year primary election, when the turnout tends to be lower, a steady stream of voters could be seen going to the polls Tuesday.

There are no official numbers at this point, the communities all across the state have seen large numbers of voters.

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Primary Returns

Updated 6 years ago

US SENATE RACE:

Tom Allen 56,521 – 85 percent
Tom Ledue 9,703 – 15 percent

516 of 615 precincts returned – 84% counted

US HOUSE DIST. #1:

GOP:
Charlie Summers 16,162 – 60 percent
Dean Scontras 10,940 – 40 percent

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Heating Oil Costs Remain High

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Actual prices ranged from a low of $4.35 at a dealer in southwestern Maine to a high of $4.80 in the eastern part of the state. Kerosene prices averaged $4.98 statewide.

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Ellsworth Home Invaded

Updated 6 years ago

Police say the Oak Street resident arrived home on Tuesday, to find a man in his back yard.

When the home owner went inside, he discovered his house had been broken into, and a coin collection worth several thousand dollars was missing.

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Plane Diverted

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) Twenty-year-old Samir Hadj Larbi of Paris was charged last Thursday with interfering with a flight crew after the plane landed in Bangor while en route from Paris to Newark, N.J.

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Data Breach Lawsuit

Updated 6 years ago

(AP) According to a decision announced Monday, the case will be heard by U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby in Portland.

The decision means that lawsuits already filed in Maine, New Hampshire, Florida and New York will be consolidated into a single case under the federal court’s multi-district litigation program.

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Maine Army National Guard Headed to Iraq

Updated 6 years ago

About 500 soldiers, with the 133rd Engineering Battalion, were notified they may be deployed in February of 2010.

It’s thought the soldiers will be helping to build and repair the Iraqi infrastructure.

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Jail Incident

Updated 6 years ago

18 year old Leo Hylton has been placed in segregation, after he was reportedly involved in a fight with another inmate on Friday.

Hylton, who is from Augusta, was transferred to the Cumberland County Jail from Kennebec County.

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State Primary Elections

Updated 6 years ago

Candidates seeking their party’s nomination have been criss-crossing the state in one last push before Tuesday’s elections.

Campaigning has been heavy in Southern Maine, where six democrats and two republicans are vying for the house seat being vacated by Democratic Congressman Tom Allen. He’s challenging Republican Senator Susan Collins.

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Petition Drive

Updated 6 years ago

Last April, state lawmakers approved increases in taxes on beer and wine, along with soda and syrup for soda fountains.

The extra money will be used to fund the Dirigo Health Insurance Program.

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Keep Animals Cool

Updated 6 years ago

Doctor Dave Cloutier with Veazie Veterinary Clinic says the quick warm-up can make it easy to forget that pets need more water and more access to shade now.

That’s because it’s harder for them to cool down when they heat up, since they can only pant or sweat through their paws.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash

Updated 6 years ago

The entrance to Birch Point State Park in Owl’s Head was the scene of a fatal crash over the weekend.

Knox County sheriff’s deputies say a person driving a motorcycle lost control and crashed into some rocks and trees.

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Gas Tax Increase

Updated 6 years ago

The average price of gas in Maine is now 4:05 a gallon. That’s up 37-cents in the past month and it’s going up again next month because of a tax increase.

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Fatal Fire in Millinocket

Updated 6 years ago

Authorities say a fire that swept through a mobile home in Millinocket has claimed a woman’s life.

Stephen McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety says firefighters found the body after extinguishing the blaze Sunday morning.

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Gas Tops $4/gal. Nationwide

Updated 6 years ago

The rest of the nation has joined Maine in paying $4 a gallon for gas.

AAA and the Oil Price Information Service say the national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose to $4.005 overnight from $3.988.

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