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Man Must Pay For Acadia Damage

Updated 7 years ago

Aman from Southwest Harbor who destroyed part of a campground in Acadia National Park has been ordered to pay more than$3600 to cover the cost of repairs. A judge also sentenced Gregory Gilley to three years of probation and fined him$1000. Gilley pleaded guilty in June to destroying property in the park, a federal felony.

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Fire Damages Winslow Family Home

Updated 7 years ago

The call came in at about 10 pm, alerting authorities that smoke was coming from the home at 383 Clinton Avenue in Winslow.

When fire crews arrived on the scene, the Lopes family home was already engulfed in flames.

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Teacher Sentenced

Updated 7 years ago

Aformer Monmouth Academy teacher will spend the next nine months behind bars for having a sexual relationship with one of his students.Christopher Dumaine of Readfield pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. The 16-year old victim and her family sat in the back of the Kennebec County courtroom during the sentencing.

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Deadly Car Accident

Updated 7 years ago

That’s where a man from Lee was killed after his car traveled into the path of a pickup truck.

Officials say 86-year old Walter Fritz was traveling toward the interstate on an access road when his Chevy Cavalier suddenly crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a large pickup truck driven by 53-year old Vern Olsen of Hermon.

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Underage Drinking Party Busted

Updated 7 years ago

An underage drinking party in Castine has put 12 people in trouble with the law. Two people were arrested last night and ten others were summonsed. People say all but one of the people involved were students at Maine Maritime Academy. Authorities say some of those involved have been summonsed before and one person was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center by Lifeflight helicopter earlier this year because of alcohol poisoning. A Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy says it’s disheartening to see so many of the same people again, especially on the heels of a fatal accident in Castine last week that was alcohol related.

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Missing Bangor Man

Updated 7 years ago

The search is still on for a Bangor man who has been missing since Friday night. Family members and friends are desperately trying to locate 25 year old Matt Lacrosse. Lacrosse was last seen at Carolina’s Sports Bar in Bangor friday night. Since then, no one has been able to reach him. He missed work and a family function this weekend, which family and friends say is very uncharacteristic.

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Franklin Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Karen McNeil was already at work when the fire started just before5:30 AM. McNeil’sfather lives next door and was awaken byhis barking dog. When he looked out the window he spotted flames comming from next door. McNeil says he ran to the trailor but when he opened the door a burst of flames knocked him from the porch and blew out the windows. The home is a total loss.Whilethere were no human casualties, adog, two cats and some birds died in the blaze. There is no word on what started the fire.

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Body Recovered from Great Pond

Updated 7 years ago

Searchers recovered a body in Belgrade on Great Pond Sunday, where an aluminum skiff capsized, sending four people to the hospital, including three children. The accident had left authorities looking for a fifth
family member.

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Colby Ups Security

Updated 7 years ago

Colby College security is stepping up patrols after another report of a female student being assaulted by a man on campus. It’s the second time in less than a month that a woman has reported being forced to the ground at Colby. A Colby spokesman says a 20-year-old woman reported that she was attacked Saturday night near Lorimer Chapel by a man wearing a black ski cap with a pom pom. The man is described as a white male, 5-10, with an athletic build. Campus officials say they have no reason to believe it’s linked to another report attack on October 12th. Another campus security officer has been added, and Waterville police continue to keep a close eye on the area.

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Toddler Killed in Newry

Updated 7 years ago

A 2 1/2-year-old boy is dead after being run over by a pickup truck driven by his father while working at the Sunday River Ski Area.

Forty-two-year-old James Bennett of the Bethel area was doing maintenance work on the Starlight Trail behind the Grand Summit Hotel when he sat the boy, Wyatt Bennett, down on a wood pile while he moved his truck, according to state police.

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Prentiss Update

Updated 7 years ago

A Prentiss man is behind bars today, in connection with the death of a Penobscot County man. Police found 70-year-old Mario Litterio’s body Saturday morning in the woods near the Tar Ridge Road.

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Body Found

Updated 7 years ago

State police spokesman Stephen McCausland said investigators believe, pending an autopsy, that the body is that of 38-year-old Donna Paradis, who has been missing since Oct. 23.

The grave was found along an ATV trail that runs along railroad tracks.

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Fatal Car Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A man from Randolph is dead after a car crash in Augusta.

It happened around 8:30 pm Saturday night on Eastern Avenue.

Police say 45-year-old Dale Duncan was alone in his vehicle when he went off the road and hit a tree.

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Two Marines Face Poaching Charges

Updated 7 years ago

Two young men are facing jail time and big fines.

They’re accused of illegally killing three moose in Somerset county.

Game Wardens were called after border patrol agents discovered a broken down pickup truck on the side of Route 15 in Jackman..

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Prison Escapee Lands in Maine

Updated 7 years ago

A convicted murderer who escaped from a
Louisiana prison last year is back in the custody after being
arrested in Canada.
Richard McNair was caught 100 miles north of Maine by Royal
Canadian Mounted Police on October 25th and he was turned over to
federal authorities Thursday in Houlton, Maine. He spent at least
one night at a jail or prison in Maine.
McNair escaped on April 5th, 2006, from the U.S. Penitentiary in
Pollock, Louisiana, by smuggling himself out in a pile of mailbags.
He also escaped twice in North Dakota.
He was serving life in prison.
McNair was convicted of killing a Minnesota man, Jerome Theis
(THEES), in November 1987 during a burglary at a Minot grain
elevator. Richard Kitzman, an elevator employee, was shot three
times but survived.

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Lawmaker Enters Birth Control Debate

Updated 7 years ago

A state lawmaker is stepping into the
debate over prescription contraceptives at Portland’s King Middle
School.
Republican State Senator Doug Smith of Dover-Foxcroft wants to
submit a bill that would require parental consent before any Maine
school could give prescription birth control to children 14 or
younger.
As it stands, students need a parent’s permission to go to the
clinic at King Middle School. But state law allows them to receive
confidential care for reproductive health services.
Smith has submitted his bill to legislative leaders, who would
have to allow it to be considered in the 2008 session.

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Arrest in Prentiss Murder

Updated 7 years ago

State Police have arrested a Prentiss man in connection with the death another man from that Penobscot County town.

48-year-old Joseph Dumas was arrested by detectives and charged with murder.

He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

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Plum Creek Hearings

Updated 7 years ago

The Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Audubon said a dozen experts they hired to assess the project have detailed its adverse impacts, and will be available to testify next month before the Land Use Regulation Commission.

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Rabid Cat

Updated 7 years ago

It’s the second rabid cat to be identified in the central Maine town this year. Those bitten by the cat will receive a series of rabies shots.

Several pets that recently had close contact with the cat were being placed in quarantine to make sure they are not infected by the virus.

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Marijuana Bust

Updated 7 years ago

Kennebec County sheriff’s deputies found 51 pounds of processed marijuana, $114,000 in cash and a large amount of packing material, scales, and ledgers when they arrested 54-year-old Robert James and his 53-year-old wife Sandra.

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