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Former Top Drug Prosecutor to Federal Prison for Nearly 16 Years

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

Former Assistant Attorney General James Cameron will spend 15 years and nine months in a federal prison for charges of transportation of child pornography and criminal contempt.

After being convicted in 2010 on charges he viewed sexual images of children and chatted online about sex with minors, he was released on bail pending an appeal.

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Girl Struck By Car While Walking in Milford

Updated 4 days ago

A seventeen year old girl was struck by a car while walking on the Main Road in Milford this morning.

Deputies say they’d received several calls the girl was wandering into traffic.

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Lawyer Gets 2 Years For Laundering Drug Money

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former criminal defense attorney and sports agent from Maine has been sentenced to two years in prison for laundering nearly $200,000 of a business partner’s illicit drug profits.

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Police: Porter Man Dies A Week After Fryeburg Crash

Updated 4 days ago

FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Police say a second person has died of injuries sustained in a traffic crash in Fryeburg earlier this month.

Paul Cundiff, the driver of a pickup truck that struck a tree late in the morning of Dec. 9, died Tuesday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

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ATF To Use Computer Model In Portland Fire Case

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are using a computer model to re-create the conditions of an apartment fire that killed six people in Portland in November.

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Medical Marijuana Certification Moves Online

Updated 4 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The certification process for Maine medical marijuana patients is moving online.

The Maine Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services says providers will be required to use a new online tool to certify patients.

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Delegation Implores FairPoint To Negotiate

Updated 4 days ago

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s congressional delegation has joined the governor in calling for FairPoint Communications to negotiate to end the two-month-old strike by about 1,700 workers.

U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch sent a letter to FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu Tuesday saying failure to reach a fair agreement with workers is not only hurting them but it is negatively affecting customers and the services it’s required to provide.

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RSU 14 Schools To Close For 3rd Day After Threat

Updated 4 days ago

WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — Schools in a Maine town will remain closed for a third day in the wake of receiving threatening emails.

Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports there will be no school in Regional School Unit 14 on Wednesday. The district serves about 3,300 students Windham and Raymond. The district released all of its students on Monday as police investigated the emailed threat.

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Court Affirms Ruling For Cyclist Hit By Bus

Updated 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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