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Police: Farmington Man Throws Table At Car

Updated 20 hours ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Farmington man has been charged after allegedly throwing a table at a passing car and then punching the teenage driver because he was upset by the sound of the vehicle’s exhaust.

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Ex-Cape Elizabeth Official Killed In Accident

Updated 2 days ago

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — The former director of Cape Elizabeth’s public works department has died after a vehicle backed into him and pushed him into a trash compactor at the town’s recycling center.

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Maine Launching New Job Training Program

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are looking for people interested in participating in a new job training program.

The new program is focused on people who have been out of work for six months or longer and are looking for jobs in the health care sector. Officials say the program’s first phase will begin in the Lewiston-Auburn area next month.

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Officials Warn Of Wreath, Tree-mailing Rules

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is advising residents who send Christmas trees and wreaths out of state to be aware of mailing regulations.

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Police Arrest 3 In Burglary Ring Case

Updated 2 days ago

YORK, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine say they have arrested three York County residents for a string of burglaries and thefts in three counties over the past two months.

Police say 23-year-old Christopher Michaud of Limerick, 20-year-old Cole Meserve of Standish and 21-year-old Amber Meserve of Limerick are being held at York County Jail on $10,000 bail each and were scheduled for arraignment in Springvale District Court on Monday. A state trooper investigating the case says the defendants are responsible for more than 20 burglaries and used money generated from the thefts to buy drugs.

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Investigators Search For Clues In Biddeford Fire

Updated 2 days ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Investigators are searching for clues of what caused a fire that destroyed a Biddeford apartment building.

Officials with the State Fire Marshall’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were on the scene of the fire on Monday.

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Poliquin To Sit On House Financial Services Panel

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Bruce Poliquin will serve on the House Financial Services Committee after he’s sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Republican elected to fill Maine’s 2nd Congressional District seat was tapped by his House GOP leadership to serve on the committee that handles housing, banking, insurance and other economic issues.

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Black Friday Sale at Maine State Prison Showrooms

Updated 2 days ago

Handmade crafts by Maine state prison inmates will be part of a big *black Friday* sale this weekend.

Decorations, furniture, toys and more can be found at the two Maine state prison showrooms in Thomaston and Windham.

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Gas Prices Down Nearly Another 3 Cents In Maine

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas is down nearly another 3 cents in Maine.

Gasoline price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is down to $2.94.

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Brewer Police Seeking Suspects in Reported Donation-Box Theft

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Police in Brewer are trying to track down two men who, they say, stole a donation box from the counter of a Dunkin Donuts.

Investigators say the theft happened on November 3rd at the Dunkin Donuts along Wilson Street.

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Behind The Bench: Determining Bail

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

While browsing your comments on TV5’s Facebook page, and while listening to conversations throughout our newsroom, TV5’s Caitlin Burchill noticed the topic of bail has many folks talking.

She saw and heard questions like, why do two people accused of the same crime have different bail amounts? Or why does someone accused of a lesser crime have bail set higher than someone with a seemingly more serious offense?

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Head of DHHS Pushing for Federal Changes to Food Stamp Program

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

The head of the Department of Health and Human Services is pressing Maine’s congressional delegation to help make federal changes to the food stamp program – including requiring photos on benefits cards.

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Downeast Lakes Land Trust to Teach People Tipping

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

Folks with the Downeast Lakes Land Trust want to help people take part in a holiday tradition.

They’re headed into the woods near Grand Lake Stream to go tipping and cut balsam fir to make wreaths.

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St. Michael’s Students Help Provide Thanksgiving Meals For Families In Need

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

For more than two decades groups of 8th graders have helped thousands of folks in central Maine enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Many of those they help, likely would have gone without.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Organizers Need Help Finding Person in Need

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

Folks who organize a free Thanksgiving dinner for folks in need in the Deer-Isle Stonington area would like some help finding a certain person in need.

They received a request from someone who likely picked up food at the Island Food Pantry, but that person didn’t include contact information in the request envelope.

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Juvenile Firesetting: What to Look For and How to Help Prevent It

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A psychological urge, a learned behavior, or just curiosity – there are several reasons kids might want to start a fire.

“Sometimes it might be something they witness by a friend, a relative even, using fire as a tool or using fire maliciously, more carelessly and they see someone doing it so they think it’s okay to do,” explains Captain Matt Redding with the Old Town Fire Department.

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Hancock Woman Killed in Trenton Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A woman from Hancock was killed in a head-on collision in Trenton around 10 a.m. Monday morning.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old Brenda Woods was traveling on the Jordan River Road when she smashed into another car.

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Warrant Issued for Man Accused of Hitting, Killing Mother

Updated 2 days ago

The Biddeford Police Department has issued warrants for the arrest of a man accused of hitting and killing his mother Sunday night.

Police said Shane Robert Jones, 26, of Bracket Street in Biddeford, ran over Kimberly Jones, 49, while leaving his home at 5:15 p.m.

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Officials: Caribou Hit & Run Driver Easy to Catch

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

Police say it wasn’t too hard tracking down a driver who smashed her car into a Caribou radio station Saturday, then took off.

According to police, 47-year-old Christy Paul of New Sweden failed to stop at the end of the Caribou Connector, crossed Sweden Street, and drove right into WFST.

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Update: EMHS Information Systems Outage Resolved

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

EMHS officials say an information systems interruption, experienced earlier in the day, has been resolved.

All systems are now operational, they tell us.

The technical issue complicated patient care for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems for hours.

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