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Police Search for Attackers

Updated 7 years ago

Police say a Virginia man who was beaten with a hammer and baseball bat at a Bangor motel was apparently a victim of mistaken identity.

Bangor police say two men wearing black ski masks were apparently looking for drugs when they forced their way into a room at the Riverview Motel and attacked 37-year-old Will Chan of Virginia Beach, Va., on Thursday night.

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Groundbreaking for Border Crossing

Updated 7 years ago

Ground has been broken on a new border crossing station in Calais that will help relieve traffic congestion at two existing border crossings between Calais and St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

Gov. John Baldacci, New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham, Senator Susan Collins, Congressman Mike Michaud and other officials took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday to mark the start of construction on the facility.

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Child Porn Investigation

Updated 7 years ago

Officials say James Cameron, who’s in charge of the state’s drug prosecutors, was fired Friday after a lengthy investigation.

Cameron was subject of an investigation into child pornography and that his computer had been seized.

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Acadia Closes Several Trails

Updated 7 years ago

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK IS A FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT AS THE WEATHER GETS WARMER.

BUT SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR TRAILS WILL BE CLOSED FOR MONTHS, IN ORDER TO HELP OUT SOME PEREGRINE FALCONS.

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Layoffs

Updated 7 years ago

In a memo to employees, Publisher John Christie said Friday the layoffs at the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville were not connected to the decision by their owner, the Seattle Times, to sell its Maine properties.

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Flag Controversy

Updated 7 years ago

University of Maine at Farmington art student Susan Crane of Auburn spread American flags fashioned from duct tape and plastic on the floor and asked people to step on them or walk around them.

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Harder to Get Maine Driver’s Liscense

Updated 7 years ago

GOVERNOR BALDACCI HAS SIGNED A BILL INTO LAW, MAKING IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO GET A DRIVER’S LISCENSE.

THE SENATE APPROVED THE BILL WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AFTER AN HOUR LONG DEBATE.

SUPPORTERS SAY THE BILL BUYS MORE TIME SO MAINERS CAN USE THEIR LISCENSES TO BOARD PLANES AND ENTER FEDERAL BUILDINGS.

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Ellsworth Preparing for State Budget Cuts

Updated 7 years ago

CITY OFFICIALS IN ELLSWORTH ARE HARD AT WORK ON A NEW BUDGET.

THE COMMUNITY EXPECTS TO GET HIT BY BIG CUTS IN STATE FUNDING FOR EXPENDITURES LIKE SCHOOLS AND ROADS.

CITY MANAGER MICHELLE BEAL SAYS THE CUTS COME AT THE SAME TIME THAT ELLSWORTH IS LOOKING AT A 5 PERCENT INCREASE IN CITY EXPENSES.

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Moore Pleads Not Guilty

Updated 7 years ago

46-year old Douglas Moore entered the pleas Friday.

Moore is facing four charges- including elevated aggravated assault, reckless conduct, and criminal threatening.

According to police, Moore got into an argument with 51-year old Dean Curtis of Brooksville, and shot Curtis three times.

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Local Dancers Travel Abroad

Updated 7 years ago

Some young dancers from Bangor are on their way to France, to perform and to experience a new culture.

Members of the Bangor Ballet and their chaperones will spend the next five weeks in Vendome, living with host families, going to school and taking dance classes with them.

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Tax Increase Divides Lawmakers

Updated 7 years ago

Governor Baldacci and fellow Democrats are praising the passage of legislation to continue funding the Dirigo Health Insurance Program.

Part of the money will come from a tax increase for business owners on beer, wine and soda.

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Lewiston Man Arraigned

Updated 7 years ago

22-year-old Matthew Audet was arraigned on a murder charge Thursday.

Police say Audet strangled his mother debra last month.

Court papers show the two were drinking and fighting in their apartment the night of the murder.

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Former UMaine Student Pleads Not Guilty

Updated 7 years ago

Matthew Cushing, who was indicted last week, was back in court Thursday.

Cushing is accused of stabbing his mother, step-father and step-brother to death at their home in Old Orchard Beach, then setting it on fire.

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Minimum Wage Increase

Updated 7 years ago

Thursday the Governor also signed a bill to increase the state’s rate from the current $7 per hour to $7.50, over a two-year period.

Of all the New England states, Maine and New Hampshire have the lowest minimum wage pay.

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Maine Driver’s Liscenses

Updated 7 years ago

The Maine House has approved a bill to tighten the rules for getting a driver’s liscense.

The bill passed by a narrow vote earlier this week.

It was pushed by Governor Baldacci, under pressure from the federal government.

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Drug Raid Funds Drug Task Force

Updated 7 years ago

34 year old Steven Rowley entered guilty pleas on a number of counts.

He was arrested earlier this month when police pulled him over and found cocaine in his truck.

He was also arrested last june when drug agents raided his home, finding cocaine, more than 200 pot plants and other drugs.

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Cat Survives Sullivan Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Jamie and Daniel Tracey’s home was destroyed by fire on April 5th.

Jamie barely escaped but managed to rescue two dogs.

Everyone thought all the other animals inside had died.

8 days after the fire neighbor and Veternarian Jenny Rees found dot dot under her porch.

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Two Dead in Car Crash

Updated 7 years ago

The accident happened on Route 105 in Windsor at around 9:30 Tuesday night. The Sheriff’s Office says both men were in their thirties. Officials spent most of the night reconstructing the accident and investigating the cause of the crash. Sheriff Randall Liberty says the car was traveling eastbound and lost control. Liberty says speed was a factor.

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Jefferson Starship Musician at Sumner High School

Updated 7 years ago

Paul Kanter indulged an old ambition of his to become a teacher. He spoke to an assembly of students on everything from the war to politics. Kanter talked about the activism of the Sixties, and urged students to get involved. Some of what Kanter said was controversial and even shocking to some of the students. But he says that’s the point. He says &quot:it’s more to excite them to go after what makes them passionate.&quot:

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New Tax

Updated 7 years ago

It was a strict party line vote, and will raise taxes on beer, wine, soda and flavored water.

The new tax will increase the cost of the beer, wine and soda by thirty seven percent.

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