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Court Affirms Ruling For Cyclist Hit By Bus

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court says a jury was right to award $750,000 to a Romanian student who was run over by a school bus while riding a bicycle in 2010.

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Evaluation For Man Charged With Killing Mom

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge is ruling that a Maine man accused of killing his mother must undergo an emergency mental health evaluation.

Forty-eight-year-old Andrew Leighton of Falmouth was scheduled for a hearing in Portland on Tuesday. The Portland Press Herald reports Justice Thomas Warren ordered the evaluation before the hearing began after conferring with attorneys for both sides.

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Lobster Boat Catches Fire Near Crane Island

Updated 2 days ago

The Coast Guard responded to a lobster boat fire off of Vinalhaven Tuesday.

It was reported just after 1:00 PM near Crane Island.

We are told the two people aboard the “Midnight Rider” jumped overboard and were rescued from a nearby rock.

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Ex-prosecutor To Be Sentenced In Child Porn Case

Updated 2 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former top drug prosecutor who fled Maine after being convicted on child pornography charges is due to be sentenced.

James Cameron’s lawyer is seeking a 6½-year prison term Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. Federal sentencing guidelines could mean a term of more than 30 years.

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Proposed Engineering Contract Discussed for Bangor Waterfront Development

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Officials in Bangor are preparing for future development along the city’s waterfront.

At a meeting Tuesday, councilors and city staff reviewed a proposed contract with a New York City-based company - FTL Design Engineering.

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Orono Veazie Water District Trustees Consider Buying Water from Old Town

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Water quality concerns have prompted officials representing the Orono Veazie Water District to consider buying water from Old Town.

District Trustees discussed the proposal during a meeting at Orono High School Tuesday.

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Local Sees “Ghosts of Bangor”

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Bangor man is helping people travel back in time.

Rick Haney is the creator of “Ghosts of Bangor.”

“The Ghosts of Bangor was a total accident (laughs). If you can believe it,” said Haney.

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2 Jump To Safety From Burning Lobster Boat Off Maine Coast

Updated 3 days ago

VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — Officials say two men escaped from a burning lobster boat off Vinalhaven, Maine.

The Coast Guard says the lobster boat was totally engulfed in flames when rescuers arrived Tuesday afternoon. An official told WZON-AM that two men jumped off and swam to a nearby island, where they were picked up by Vinalhaven Fire and Rescue.

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Maine Fines Natural Gas Company $25K

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Public Utilities Commission has signed off on a $25,000 fine for a natural gas company for safety violations.

Summit Natural Gas reached a consent decree that reduced the fine from $100,000 following violations that included using contractors without proper qualifications to install natural gas pipelines.

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Outside Experts Sought In Maine Hayride Death Case

Updated 3 days ago

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors will consult with outside experts before deciding whether there will be charges stemming from a fatal October hayride.

The Portland Press Herald ( ) reports that Assistant District Attorney Andrew Matulis received a final investigation report on the crash from state fire officials around Thanksgiving. He says his office will consult with experts and the state fire marshal’s office before deciding whether it will file charges against the owners of Harvest Hill Farms in Mechanic Falls.

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Penobscot County Sheriff Retirement Celebration

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Standing room only to honor Penobscot County’s Sheriff Tuesday.

Glenn Ross has served the county as a deputy, detective, chief deputy and, for the last 12 years, sheriff.

He is retiring at the end of this month.

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Students Fulfill Holidays for Many

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

Nearly 70 students with the program “Jobs for Maine Graduates” teamed up to help those less fortunate this Christmas.

After spending a month fundraising more than $3000, the students went shopping in Skowhegan.

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Bill To Revert Resting Rules for Truck Drivers ‘Back to the Old Ways’

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill which included a measure by Senator Susan Collins to suspend two revisions made last year to rest laws for truck drivers.

Many drivers and companies are in favor of changing it back to the way things were, but others have some safety concerns.

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Celebration Saturday in Bangor to Mark the Start of Kwanzaa

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A celebration to mark the start of Kwanzaa is set for Saturday, December 20th, in Bangor.

The week-long holiday, starting December 26th, focuses on African heritage.

Each day highlights one of seven principles, such as unity, purpose and faith.

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Camp in Grand Lake Stream Up for Grabs in $100 Ticket Raffle

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A camp in Grand Lake Stream could be yours this holiday – for the cost of a raffle ticket.

The Grand Lake Stream Guides Association is giving away the camp as part of a fundraiser.

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Bangor Police Believe Teens Responsible for String of Burglaries

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

Police in Bangor believe a group of teens may be responsible for a string of burglaries.

Investigators say a woman called 911 Tuesday afternoon to report that at least three men smashed a window and tried to break in to her home.

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Local Business Helping Pets in Need This Holiday

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

A local business is reaching out to man’s best friend this holiday season.

Loyal Biscuit Company is holding a fundraiser called “Fill Our Windows, Fill Their Bowls” to benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County and the Waterville Area Humane Society.

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114-Year-Old Boat Being Restored in Rockland

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

This is Blackjack. The 114-year-old friendship sloop is the latest project at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland. What is a friendship sloop, you ask?

“A friendship sloop is originally a vessel designed to harvest lobsters before the age of the engine,” said Hugh Lane, site manager at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland.

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Jingle All the Way to Belfast for a Parade

Updated 3 days ago

A festive walk will take place in Belfast this Saturday and you’re invited to don your best costume.

Mrs. Claus will lead a holiday costume parade along Harbor Walk to the east end of the footbridge.

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Holiday Party for the Machias Community

Updated 3 days ago

The annual holiday party in Machias will be held Thursday night, everyone is invited.

The University of Maine at Machias is hosting.

The party’s from 4 to 6 in the Reynolds Center on campus.

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