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LOVE Artist Robert Indiana At Center Of Exhibit

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VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — Maine-based pop artist Robert Indiana will participate in International HOPE Day, a celebration of his art in countries across the world.

The artist is best known for his “LOVE” image, in which the L and O sit atop the V and E. His HOPE image follows a similar theme. The image will be a part of installations and events in Munich, Caracas, Miami, New York City and Vinalhaven, Maine on Indiana’s Sept. 13 birthday. He will turn 86 that day.

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Heating Prices Drop In August

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state has dropped 6 cents from a month ago to $3.39 per gallon.

The Governor’s Energy Office said Tuesday that the average statewide price for a gallon of heating oil ranged from $3.08 to $3.87. It also found the average price of kerosene dropped 4 cents over the last month, to $3.87 per gallon. The average propane price is now $2.85, a 3-cent rise per gallon over the last few weeks. Heating oil and kerosene are both slightly less expensive than last August, while propane is 25 cents more expensive.

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Climber Rescued From Maine’s Tumbledown Mountain

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BYRON, Maine (AP) — Game wardens say a Maine climber who suffered a compound fracture of her leg has been rescued from Tumbledown Mountain.

Officials say rescuers had to carry 28-year-old Maris Toland of Portland off the mountain overnight over difficult terrain. She was airlifted to Maine Medical Center Wednesday morning.

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Four Injured in Glenburn Crash

Joy Hollowell

Updated 6 days ago

Four people were taken to the hospital after a car crash in Glenburn Thursday morning.

According to authorities the car left the road at a high rate of speed and hit a tree around 3:15 a.m.

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Bangor L.L. Bean Call-Center Closing

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

The L.L. Bean call-center in Bangor is closing.

Company officials are telling employees that will happen in 2016.

The company says declining call volume due to online competition is causing the closure.

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Bangor L.L. Bean Call Center To Close

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Officials at L.L. Bean let employees at the Bangor call center know that the facility will be closing in 2016.

Carolyn Beem, Public Affairs Manager with L.L. Bean, says the decision was made because of declining call volume due to online competition.

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Capehart Cookout Encourages Community Involvement

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

Residents of Bangor’s New Capehart community came together for a cookout Wednesday afternoon.

The event was organized by Community Partnerships for Protecting Children.

The locally driven, national initiative is a collection of groups aimed at strengthening communities and preventing child abuse and neglect.

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Touch-A-Truck Comes to Speedway 95

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Local public agencies are getting ready to showcase their vehicles for the Camp Capella annual Touch-A-Truck event.

There will be equipment from tow trucks to helicopters on display for all to enjoy.

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Woman Accused of Dragging Victim from Car After Bad Drug Deal

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A woman from Standish is accused of a dragging a woman with her car along a road in Old Town as part of a drug deal gone bad.

19-year-old Samantha Murray is charged with robbery, aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, among other counts.

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Grand Jury Indicts Old Town Man for Physical, Sexual Abuse

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A man from Old Town accused of physical and sexual abuse was formally charged by a Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday.

40-year-old Derrick Barnett was indicted for gross sexual assault and domestic violence assault.

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Two People Indicted for Selling Heroin, Cocaine in Bangor Area

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

Two people accused of selling heroin and cocaine in the Bangor area were indicted by the Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday.

One of them was out on $20,000 bail when he was arrested.

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Waldo Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Crimes Involving Girl, Woman

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A Waldo man accused of sexual assault against a young girl and a woman has pleaded not guilty.

47-year-old Jason Brown appeared in Waldo County Superior Court Wednesday.

He’s charged with two counts of unlawful sexual contact.

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Belfast Man Builds Houseboat Out of Shipping Containers

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

One byproduct of America’s reliance on imports over exports is a surplus of shipping containers.

A Belfast man decided to put them to good use–and built a home out of them.

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Waterville Man Charged with Burglary, Theft

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

A Waterville man is accused of burglarizing a home in Winthrop while a juvenile was home.

Winthrop police say around noon Tuesday, the juvenile called 9-1-1 to report the break-in on Holmes Road before fleeing the residence.

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$50K Will Start EMCC Outdoor Rec Program

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

Eastern Maine Community College is expanding to the North.

A $50,000 grant from the Quimby Family Foundation will help the school start an Applied Science Degree in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism.

The program will be based in Millinocket.

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Orono Man Accused of Having Child Porn on Computer

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

The Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday indicted a man from Orono, accused of having child pornography.

34-year-old Robert Gelinas is charged with possession of sexually explicit material.

Prosecutors say police went to his home on March after getting information online.

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Bangor Church, Day Care & Food Pantry to Close

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

A Bangor church is closing its doors after 26 years, which means the day care and food pantry it runs will also be closing.

Grace Church on Broadway will have its final service this Sunday, August 31st. Russ Hewett, the church’s minister says since 1999 membership has declined and they can no longer to afford to pay the mortgage on the church.

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Stratton Mom Accused of Burning Daughter for “Being Bad”

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A Stratton woman is accused of burning her 4-year-old daughter with a wood-engraving tool as punishment.

39-year-old Jessica LaPlante of Stratton was charged with assault after an investigation that started when the girl’s father complained to DHHS.

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Newport Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A man from Newport is accused of sex crimes against a young girl a decade ago.

30-year-old Christopher Feuerbach was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday for gross sexual assault.

The Penobscot County District Attorney’s office says the incidents took place in Bradford in 2004.

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Brewer Native Shares Life as a Dancer in Israel

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

The worlds of art and war collide for Brewer native, Ian Robinson who’s been living in Tel Aviv, Israel.

“It was a different reality to be woken up by a siren meaning rocket fire headed toward your area,” Robinson said.

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