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Police Awaiting Autopsy In Baby’s Death

Updated 3 days ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police are still awaiting the results of a state Medical Examiner’s Office autopsy of a baby found unresponsive in a Lewiston bathtub.

The Sun Journal reports the autopsy report could be finished in early November. State police spokesman Steve McCausland says the case is still under investigation and cannot be finished without the report.

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Bangor Leaders Consider Re-Naming Police Station in Memory of Don Winslow

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Bangor’s Police Station may be renamed, in memory of former Chief Don Winslow.

City Councilors discussed the idea during a workshop Monday.

He retired from the Bangor PD in 2007 after serving on the force for almost 28 years.

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Free Books From Southwest Harbor Library on Halloween

Updated 4 days ago

Trick or treaters will be treated with books at the Southwest Harbor library.

Families are encouraged to stop in from five to seven Halloween night to get their free books.

For more information contact the library 244-7065.

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Scam Targets People Who Shop on eBay

Updated 3 days ago

Here’s how it works: if you click on a product you are interested in buying on eBay, it can take you to a different site and will then ask you to re-enter your user name and password.

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Regulators Cut Maine’s Elver Fishing Quota

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators are cutting Maine fishermen’s quota for lucrative baby eels by about 18 percent.

The move came Monday after a federal panel recommended a quota of 9,688 pounds of elvers for next year. That’s a reduction from 11,749 pounds this year, the first year a quota was imposed. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s American Eel Management Board approved the recommendation at a meeting in Mystic, Connecticut.

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Gas Prices Still Going Down In Maine

Updated 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gas prices have fallen 2.9 cents a gallon in Maine in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.16 a gallon, down 27 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Community Members Walk to End Domestic Violence in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 days ago

Hundreds of community members took a stand against domestic violence Monday at the “Bangor Walks to End Abuse” event.

They gathered in Pickering Square in Bangor to support domestic violence survivors, remember those who have been lost, and make a statement that they won’t tolerate abuse in their community.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: University of Maine System

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

We continue our focus on the candidates running for governor in Maine – Democrat Mike Michaud, Independent Eliot Cutler and Republican Paul LePage.

We asked them the same series of questions.

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Veterans Defend LePage As Election Day Nears

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 days ago

Election day is one week from tomorrow. The three candidates in the governor’s race are scrambling to get every vote.

Monday, a group of veterans came out in support and defense of Governor LePage. Earlier this month during a debate, Democrat Mike Michaud ripped the governor for not doing enough to help veterans. Michaud told the governor, “…taking care of our veterans is more than having ice cream socials at the Blaine House.” Michaud was referring to a fundraising event held by First Lady Ann LePage that raised money for veterans and their families.

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Stockholm Man to Prison for 22 Years for Child Porn Case

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

 

A man from Stockholm accused of sexually abusing an infant is going to prison for 22 years for child pornography.

21-year-old Benjamin Rossignol was sentenced Monday in federal court in Bangor.

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Rossignol, Benjamin 11-18-13


Free Medication Safety Checks in Bangor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Seniors, with questions about their medications, are invited to a series of community outreach events, starting Tuesday.

Local pharmacy staffers are offering “Brown Bag” medication safety checks in Bangor.

Seniors are encouraged to drop by the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, along Essex Street, for free help, between 9 am and 3 pm.

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Gardiner Family Displaced After Sunday Fire

Updated 4 days ago

The Red Cross is helping a Gardiner family after fire damaged their West Street home.

Officials say they arrived Sunday afternoon to find smoke coming from the roof.

The fire was between the walls and quickly spread.

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Made in Maine Donkey Milk Soap

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 days ago

A farm in Newport is making its mark with a unique kind of soap.

Fat Belly Farm is believed to be the only one in the United States that makes donkey milk soap.

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Urchin Dragger Rescued From Lubec Narrows

Wayne Harvey

Updated 4 days ago

Two members of the Marine Patrol are credited with saving the life of an urchin dragger from the waters off Lubec Thursday.

Bracy Ashby’s boat overturned in the winds and waves, and he was clinging to the motor in the 50 degree water.

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Police: Speed a Factor in Castine Crash

Updated 4 days ago

Police say speed and driver inattention were factors in a crash on the Shore Road in Castine early Sunday morning.

Authorities say 22-year-old Christopher Carter of South Portland lost control of his car on a curve, crossed the road and rolled over in a ditch.

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Quarantined Nurse Released, Returning to Maine

Updated 4 days ago

(WMTW) A nurse quarantined while returning from treating Ebola victims in West Africa who was traveling to Fort Kent has been released by New Jersey officials.

The state Health Department said in a statement Monday that Kaci Hickox had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine.

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Trial Begins for Woman Charged With Killing Her Daughter

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

The murder trial of a woman who admitted to killing her two-year-old daughter began Monday in Bangor.

25-year-old Leanna Norris of Auburn pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of her daughter Loh Grenda.

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Tractor Trailer Operator Summoned for Distracted Driving

Updated 4 days ago

State police say the driver of a tractor trailer hauling wood chips was summoned for distracted driving after his vehicle left the road.

Troopers say 26 year old Steven Haggan of Levant was operating the truck on Interstate 95 in Island Falls when he reached to find the switch to heat his mirrors.

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Former Mayor of Brewer, State Rep. Dies

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

A former state representative and mayor of Brewer has died.

Michael Celli passed away Wednesday, October 22nd.  He was 59.

He served seven years on the Brewer City Council – four of them as mayor.

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Celli, Michael 10-27-14


Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: Common Core

Updated 4 days ago

We continue our focus on the candidates running for governor in Maine – Democrat Mike Michaud, Independent Eliot Cutler and Republican Paul LePage.

We asked them the same series of questions.

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