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State Health Officials Prepared to Take Legal Action to Enforce Ebola Protocol

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Maine’s top health officials say they are prepared to take legal action to enforce ebola safety measures.

Officials from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention say health workers are doing brave work, but this comes with a real risk.

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Community Talks About Domestic Violence at Forum

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

Community members are taking action on domestic violence in the area.

People gathered at Beal College for a domestic Violence Forum with community members including abuse advocates and law enforcement.

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Leanna Norris Trial: Day 2

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

The trial continued in Bangor Tuesday for a woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter whose body was found in a car in Stetson last year.

25-year-old Leanna Norris of Auburn has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Frankfort Snow Shovel Company Raising Money For Cancer Research

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 days ago

There’s snow in the forecast for this weekend and a Frankfort business wants to help folks clean up and fight cancer all at the same time.

At Mt. Waldo Plastics in Frankfort, this two-man operation manufactures the only snow shovels made entirely in Maine. They’ve only been up and running for a little more than a month but co-owner Mike Thibodeau says they’ve already sold thousands of snow shovels.

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Man Admits to Lying About Saving Siblings from Kennebec River

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A man from Waterville admitted Tuesday to making up a story about trying to save two siblings from the Kennebec River.

32-year-old Jon Duffy pleaded guilty to filing a false public report and theft.

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King and Mellencamp Promote “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” Musical

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Stephen King and John Mellencamp were in Orono Tuesday promoting their musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

It’s a tale of love, jealousy, and lust.

Two brothers battle over a girl.

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Haunt To Benefit Winslow Family 4th Of July Starts Thursday Night

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 days ago

One of central Maine’s most anticipated Halloween attractions kicks off Thursday in Winslow.

The annual Halloween haunted walk to benefit the Winslow Family 4th of July Celebration takes place this week.

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Brewer Officer Draws Gun While Intervening in Conflict

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

Police say what appeared to be a man holding another man at gun-point in Brewer this afternoon was actually one of their own responding to a fight he witnessed.

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Vassalboro Man Found Guilty of Sexual Assault of Child

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A Vassalboro man accused of molesting a girl was found guilty today.

The Kennebec District Attorney office says Travis Lyon, 37, touched the girl several times between March 20-11 and August of last year, beginning when she was eleven.

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4th of July Shooter Sentenced for Felony Firearm Possession

Updated 3 days ago

The man accused of firing 70 shots from his apartment window in downtown Bangor on the Fourth of July last year is going to prison for five years.

Perrin Oliver, 44, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

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Former Finance Director to Prison for Stealing $20K+ from Tribe

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

The former finance director of the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s Pleasant Point reservation is going to prison for a year-and-a-half for stealing more than $20,000 from the tribe.

59-year-old Charles Fourcloud was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

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FairPoint Claims Vandalism Connected to Strike, Union Rep. Responds

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

FairPoint officials are offering $5,000 for information regarding vandalism of its network or equipment they believe are tied to a workers’ strike.

The company says its investigated eight such incidents since union workers walked off the job on October 17th.

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Gardiner Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A man from Gardiner pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbing a pharmacy.

Jesse Mansir, 31, appeared in federal court in Bangor.

Court documents say Mansir walked into the Rite Aid pharmacy in Gardiner in August and handed the clerk a note demanding drugs.

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$2,500 Reward for Information About Illegally Killed Female Moose

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A $2,500 reward is being offered to find the person or persons who illegally killed a female moose.

The Maine Warden Service and Operation Game Thief got a tip that a cow moose was killed earlier this month in an area of Piscataquis County that didn’t have any cow moose permits issued the year.

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Augusta Man Admits to Robbing Bank in Hallowell

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A man from Augusta has admitted to robbing a bank in Hallowell, by claiming he had a hand grenade and a gun.

66-year-old John Slater pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

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American Folk Festival Names Volunteers of the Year

Updated 3 days ago

The American Folk Festival named their Volunteers of the Year. The award is named in memory of Gerry Turner, who worked with the festival until his death in 2011.

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Apartment Fire Burns Sunday Night

Updated 3 days ago

Fire crews in Richmond quickly extinguished a fire in a Front Street apartment Sunday night.

No one was injured but the five people living the building have to find somewhere else to stay.

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Ebola Nurse Who Was Quarantined Now In Maine

Updated 3 days ago

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is back in her home state of Maine.

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2nd Congressional District Candidate Profile: Common Core Education

Updated 3 days ago

Just one week left until Mainers head to the polls. The 2nd congressional district race is among the ballot items.

Now, we continue to hear from the two major contenders, Republican Bruce Poliquin and Democrat Emily Cain.

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Ex-Prison Guard Charged With Touching Girl

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former Maine prison guard from Vassalboro is on trial for allegedly sexually touching a young girl starting when she was 11 years old.

Travis Lyon, who worked at the Maine State Prison in Warren when he was indicted in February, pleaded not guilty to unlawful sexual contact and has been free on bail pending trial, which started Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court.

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