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3rd Man Convicted In Berkshire Triple Slayings

Updated 2 days ago

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of murder and other charges for his role in the kidnapping and slaying of three Pittsfield men in 2011.

Caius Veiovis yelled at the Springfield jury that convicted him Friday, saying “I’ll see you all in hell.” They had considered his case for the past week.

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Academics, Scientists Lead Groundfish Research

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of scientific and academic institutions is leading a researching initiative about the groundfish stocks in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank.

The federal New England Fishery Management Council is giving $800,000 to the Northeast Consortium for the project. The consortium includes the University of New Hampshire, University of Maine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. University of New Hampshire officials say the consortium will seek proposals related to the project.

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Fall Wild Turkey Season Begins This Week

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s fall wild turkey hunting season is set to begin in less than a week.

The fall season begins Oct. 2 and lasts until Halloween. There will be a two turkey limit in ten wildlife management districts in central and southern Maine. Hunters In eight other districts in central and southern Maine will be limited to one turkey. Turkeys of either sex and any age are legal to hunt.

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Vermont Man Guilty Of Wire Fraud In Court Oct. 6

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town faces a court conference next month prior to his sentencing.

A judge convicted Craig Sanborn in May and he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His case is scheduled for an Oct. 6 pre-sentencing conference, and he could be sentenced within a month.

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Panel Rejects LePage Nominee To USM Board

Updated 2 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine panel has rejected one of Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 8-6 against Susan Dench’s nomination to the 16-member board on Friday.

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Gov. LePage Will Participate in Debates

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

Governor LePage says he will be participating in 5 scheduled debates before election day.

The governor had previously said he would not do any debates with his opponents Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud and Independent candidate Eliot Cutler.

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Greenville Benefit Honors Journalist James Foley Killed by ISIS

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

“His work was tremendous and his legacy is all the people that he’s touched, all the good will that he’s left behind.”

That’s what Bill Foley says of his nephew Jim, who many now know as video journalist James Foley.  His name made headlines after a video released showed his brutal beheading by terrorist group ISIS in August.

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The Color Run Brightens Up Bangor

Updated 3 days ago

The happiest 5K on the planet finally found its way to Bangor on Sunday.

After many requests for it to make an appearance, coordinators of The Color Run brought the event to the city.

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Police ID Victims in Deadly Livermore Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

Investigators believe a Livermore man fell asleep at the wheel just before a crash that left two dead, Saturday.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says 27-year-old Matthew Bussiere was driving North on Federal Road Saturday when his SUV crossed the center line and hit a minivan.

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Students Camp Out To Raise Awareness of Homelessness

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

This park in Dexter is a veritable tent city-well, box city-on this September night.

“You can sleep without a box, I do it, but most people bring boxes. It makes it a little warmer,” said high school junior Alanna Page.

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Habitat for Humanity and Volunteers Replace Roof

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

A homeowner desperately needing a new roof got help Saturday afternoon, thanks to the generosity of the community.

Habitat for Humanity in the greater Bangor area built the home on Pearl Street more than 25 years ago.

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Bangor Organizations Rally for Peace

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

People for peace in all areas of life descended on the Bangor waterfront to spread awareness, Saturday.

A week after hundreds of thousands of people marched to New York City to bring attention to climate change, people in Maine are responding.

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Drug Take Back Day Across State

Updated 4 days ago

Saturday, Bucksport Police Department was just one of many agencies across the state participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

People with any unused or unwanted drugs were encouraged to drop them off at one of the many drop off sites across Maine.

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UPDATE: Police ID Man Shot and Kill Man in Chester

Updated 3 days ago

State police have identified the man who was shot and killed Saturday by troopers during a standoff in Chester.

Authorities say 34-year-old Shad Gerken of Woodville cut game warden, Sargent Ronald Dunham, with a knife, although the injury wasn’t serious.

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Nurses Gathered in Orono for Centennial Celebration

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

Nurses from around the state are in Orono this weekend.

The Maine chapter of the American Nurses Association is hosting their annual conference at the University of Maine.

Nearly 150 registered nurses are celebrating their past while also planning for the future.

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Crews Contain Flames from Illegal Campfire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

Fire crews worked to contain a wildfire Friday afternoon in Trenton.

Forest Rangers say flames from an illegal campsite, near Route 3, got out of control.

Ranger John Cousins is pictured below, surveying the damage.

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Fire Displaces Family of 5 in Columbia

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

A family of 5 was displaced following a fire in Columbia, Friday afternoon.

Forest Rangers say they were called to the scene along Webb District Road around 4 pm.

Nobody was hurt but responders say the home is a total loss.

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Maine Panel Rejects LePage Nominee To UMS Board

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine panel has rejected one of Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s nominees to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

The Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 8-6 against Susan Dench’s nomination to the 16-member board on Friday.

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Tuber Time: Potato Harvest Underway in Northern Maine

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

Aroostook County is one of the last areas in the country to close schools for the potato harvest.

TV5 visited a farm to see how operations are running.

Schools are on break and there are potatoes to dig up on Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater.

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Fall Fun at Thunder Road Farm in Corinna

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

Forget about falling into fall. At Thunder Road Farm in Corinna, you can bounce into it.

Kindergarteners from Dover-Foxcroft enjoyed the beautiful day at Thunder Road Farm.

They bounced on the jumping pillow, boarded the cow train, and hopped aboard the hay ride.

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