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New Border Rules

Updated 7 years ago

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Assistant Commissioner Thomas Winkowski says the government will be flexible in implementing the new rules. But he urges people to prepare for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, which is intended to make the country’s borders safer from terrorism.

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Marshfield Update

Updated 7 years ago

Thursday was another difficult day for the grieving families and friends of those who were murdered. Darren Hart says his family is still reeling from the shock of his 41-year-old cousin Arron Settipani being killed.

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Two Dead In Marshfield

Updated 7 years ago

A man and a woman were shot to death in Marshfield Wednesday. A little girl was wounded.

A Machias man is in jail, accused of two counts of murder.

The two victims called police to report a shooting. By the time help arrived they were dead.

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Bail Set For LaGrange Man

Updated 7 years ago

Bail has been set for a man from LaGrange, accused of shooting and killing his wife, as she hid under their bed.

Jeremy Hart has been held without bail since his arrest on December 2nd. Hart is charged with killing 25-year-old Kristen Smart Hart on November 29th.

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Finance Authority of Maine

Updated 7 years ago

FAME has developed a new program to educate and assist Maine students and families with college loans and financial literacy.

The new Loan Default Prevention and Outreach Program includes Loan Counseling &amp: Money Management tutorials for students and several other initiatives to help students plan and manage college debt.

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Contraception Debate

Updated 7 years ago

Leaders voted 5-4 Thursday against allowing Republican Senator Doug Smith of Dover-Foxcroft to introduce his bill.

It was prompted by action last fall by the Portland School Committee allowing King Middle School to make a full range of contraception available, including birth control pills and patches.

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Electric Rates to Rise

Updated 7 years ago

Those higher prices will be offset in part by a reduction in delivery rates.

Meanwhile, the pending sale of the parent company of Central Maine Power to a Spanish utility company has passed muster with Maine regulators.

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Grant Appeal Denied

Updated 7 years ago

Grant, who’s 57, is serving a 70-year prison term for the slaying of Janet Hagerthy at her home in Farmingdale in November 2004. The retired nurse was choked, beaten and stabbed to death following an argument over how to start a snowblower.

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Orrington Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Firefighters arrived on the scene between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m Tueday night.

The house on Settlers Way belongs to John and Ruth York and their two children.

A neighbor indicated that the fire started in a wood stove that was located in an addition to the home.

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Lighter Ban

Updated 7 years ago

Dean displayed more than a dozen of the lighters, some of which looked like a toy camera, baseball bat, tractor and motorcycle, during a news conference Tuesday at the State House. He says the lighters were purchased over the past year in Maine.

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Truck Weight Limits

Updated 7 years ago

Baldacci signed the bill Tuesday hours after it was passed by the House and Senate. It will enable truckers to consolidate loads and save fuel costs.

Baldacci said the administration is also working on legislation to ease taxes for truck drivers hauling forest products.

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Fatal Crash

Updated 7 years ago

Police believe speed and alcohol played roles in a car crash in Franklin that injured four people last night. Police say 18-year-old James Klausky of Ellsworth was driving along the cards crossing road near the intersection of Route 182 when he crashed into a tree. Klausky and passenger 20-year-old Eric Tozier of Trenton were flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Jacob Bryant (22)of Ellsworth was taken to the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and later transferred to Bangor. Athird passenger was treated in Ellsworth and released.

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Ellsworth School Robbed

Updated 7 years ago

Thieves took advantage of the long weekend to break into a school in Ellsworth. A custodian discovered it when he arrived at the Bryant Moore School this morning. Police say the thieves got in by breaking out a window in the rear of building. Police say a small amount of cash and portable radios used by the janitors were taken. They say it appears the thief or thieves avoided larger items, gabbing only what they could easily carry. Anyone with information is being asked to contact the ellsworth police department at 667-2168

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Fatal Fire in Amity

Updated 7 years ago

The victim’s body was found in the rubble Monday morning. His name is being withheld until relatives can be notified.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire apparently took place Thursday night, but was discovered three days later when a plowtruck driverarrived at theresidence and found that the home had been destroyed.

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Series Trophy in Display

Updated 7 years ago

This marks the second time in just over a month that the trophy has made its way to Maine: It was displayed in Portland on December 14th.

Maine National Guard Troops and their families will have a private viewing of the trophy Monday morning in Bangor.

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Six Horses Saved

Updated 7 years ago

On July 25, 2007, an email arrived onCarol-Terese Naser’sdesk. A family of Six Horses in Maine was slated for slaughter.Naser’s attempts to buy them directly failed. Two days later, all Six Horses were sold to a slaughter dealer.

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Final Plum Creek Hearing

Updated 7 years ago

The associated press reports that dozens of people testified on Saturday before the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) on the plan to create 975 house lots and two resorts on 20-thousand acres around Moosehead Lake.

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Snowboarder Dies at Sugarloaf

Updated 7 years ago

A Colby College student was killed while snowboarding at Sugarloaf Saturday.

Carrabassett Valley Police say 19-year-old Andrew Peff died after going off the expert-level Haulback trail and crashing into the woods.

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Statewide Ban on Smoking in Cars with Kids?

Updated 7 years ago

A pair of identical bills that would ban smoking in cars when children are present goes before the Maine Legislature on Tuesday.
The measure, which is aimed at protecting kids from secondhand
smoke, is modeled after a year-old ordinance in Bangor. Three other
states have similar bans.
The proposal has the backing of the American Lung Association of
Maine, and Gov. John Baldacci has signaled that he’s likely to
support it.
For their part, tobacco companies say they’re not planning to
fight the measure. Instead, opposition could come from civil
libertarians, who’ve expressed concerns about what some regard as
excessive government intrusion in people’s lives.

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Fire leaves Family Homeless

Updated 7 years ago

A Skowhegan family is in desperate need of help after their home was gutted by fire.

Fire officials say the flames started when one or more of the family’s five children was playing with kindling from a woodstove.

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