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Mayo Regional Hospital to Expand Cancer Services

Updated 6 days ago

A generous gift from a local family will let Mayo Regional Hospital expand services to cancer patients.

The hospital received $250,000 in memory of Tracy Hibbard-Kasprzak who died of colon cancer last May.

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Judge Denies Union’s Attempt to Stop Sale of Bucksport Mill

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Tuesday afternoon a federal judge denied a union’s attempt to block the sale of Verso’s Bucksport mill to a scrap metal company.

Judge John Woodcock says The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers failed to prove Verso’s actions constituted a “conspiracy to monopolize.”

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Police Warn Residents to Lock Vehicles After Overnight Crime Spree

Updated 6 days ago

State police are urging people to lock their vehicles after taking reports of at least a half dozen car break ins in Corinna.

According to police, the break ins happened along Mill Street and the downtown area between 11 last night and 2 this morning.

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Update: Verso Antitrust Lawsuit

Updated 6 days ago

A federal judge says he will not consider letters from prospective buyers of the Bucksport mill as part of the anti-trust case against Verso paper company.

Three companies, Pennsylvania-based Fibre Technologies, New York-based Mini-Mill, and Kerjiwal International, based in Singapore, sent letters to federal judge John Woodcock saying they are interested in purchasing and reopening the mill.

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Bangor Woman to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Role in Bath Salts Ring

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

It’s three years in prison for a woman from Bangor busted in a major bath salts ring in Bangor.

27-year-old Elizabeth Mikotowicz was sentenced in federal court Tuesday.

She’s one of fourteen people who’ve pleaded guilty to taking part in that drug ring.

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3 1/2 Years for Former Dysart’s Employee for Robbing Newburgh Store

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A former Dysart’s employee who admitted to robbing the travel stop in Newburgh at gunpoint is going to prison for three-and-a half years.

22-year-old James Manning of Newburgh was also ordered Tuesday to pay more than $1,600 in restitution.

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Woman Died in Brewer Crash Caused by Medical Emergency

Updated 6 days ago

Brewer Police say a woman involved in a two-car crash yesterday near the Brewer Auditorium has died, not because of injuries from the accident but because of a medical condition.

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Pet of the Week: Spencer

Updated 6 days ago

Kristin Harmon from the Bangor Humane Society was in the studio Wednesday with Joy introducing us to our pet of the week: Spencer.

Spencer is a five month-old male domestic shorthair cat, who has not been neutered yet, but said he will be by the time he gets adopted.

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Land Trusts Wary Of LePage Tax Plan

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A key provision in Gov. Paul LePage’s state budget proposal that would allow municipalities to tax conservation lands has some private land trusts concerned.

Many of Maine’s nearly 90 nonprofit land trust organizations are reviewing the governor’s proposal, which would eliminate the full property tax exemption for nonprofit organizations that own property in a locality with an assessed value of $500,000 or more.

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Trooper Responding To Crash Makes Drug Bust

Updated 6 days ago

PITTSFIELD, Maine (AP) — A Maine state trooper responding to a three-car crash on icy Interstate 95 in Pittsfield ended up putting a dent in the local drug trade.

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Prisoner Seeks Return To Psychiatric Facility

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine State Prison inmate described by a psychiatrist as a “predator” is asking the state’s highest court to send him back to a psychiatric hospital.

A lawyer for 34-year-old Michael James, serving time at the Warren prison on robbery and other convictions, wants his client returned to Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta, claiming a judge erred nine months ago in discharging him from the psychiatric hospital.

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Police Chief Due In Court On Drunk Driving Charge

Updated 6 days ago

PARIS, Maine (AP) — The police chief in a small Maine town is due in court this week to be arraigned for a drunk driving charge.

Police charged Michael Madden of Harrison with operating under the influence after he was pulled over in Naples in November. He is the chief of police in the Oxford County town of Paris. Madden is due in Bridgton District Court for arraignment on Tuesday.

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Vermont Man To Be Sentenced In Bangor For Defrauding Town

Updated 6 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for defrauding a Maine town is scheduled to be sentenced this week.

Craig Sanborn of Maidstone is set to be sentenced in federal court in Bangor on Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. A judge convicted him in May of submitting $300,000 worth of false invoices to Brownville, Maine, for materials and services he never bought. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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Biologists To Resume GPS Collaring Of Moose

Updated 6 days ago

GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is resuming the radio-collaring of moose this week.

Special teams will be using helicopters in the Greenville and Jackman areas in the second year of a five-year study aimed at providing a better understanding of the health of Maine’s moose population.

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Flooding Fears Again Delay Major Portland Apartment Plan

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A much-anticipated Portland, Maine development is being delayed again because of concerns about flooding.

Miami-based developer The Federated Companies wants to building 445 units outside of downtown Portland, the state’s largest city. Residents say it could have a major impact on the rental market in the city, which has very vacancy rates for prospective tenants.

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Man Settles Lawsuit With Petco Over Rat-bite Fever

Updated 6 days ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man is settling a lawsuit he filed against pet supply chain Petco over a case of rat-bite fever.

The Portland Press Herald reports a Petco spokesman confirmed there was a settlement but said the terms were confidential.

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GOP Touts Historic Vote Tally For Gov. Paul LePage

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage picked up the most votes for any candidate in a Maine gubernatorial race even though he fell short of a majority in the three-way race.

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MLK Vigil Held in Bangor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

Bangor residents paused to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday.

Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church gathered to remember Dr. King with a vigil in his honor.

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Firefighters: Propane Leak Likely Caused Explosion that Destroyed Home Near Wesley

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

Firefighters say a propane leak is likely what sparked an explosion that destroyed a home near Wesley.

They were called to the home on Heyward point road in Township 26 around 3 pm Monday.

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Fire Causes Rockland Renters to Evacuate Apartment

Updated 6 days ago

Thanks to sprinklers, damages from a fire that forced residents of a 44-unit apartment building in Rockland to evacuate their homes for a short time Monday night were minimal.

Firefighters were called to the 3-story building on Main Street around 5:30 pm.

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