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Maine Gets $35M In Heating Assistance Funds

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is getting a $35.3 million payment from the federal government to help residents heat their homes this coming winter.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the grants through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program on Wednesday. About $1.3 million of the award is being set aside for Maine’s American Indian Tribes.

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Senate Candidates Discuss Federal Income Tax

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

During a taping of our Candidate Profiles series, we asked Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic candidate Shenna Bellows about their thoughts on federal income tax.

We asked, “Do you think the current federal income tax system is fair, or should there be changes?”

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Governor Candidates Spar In Televised Debate

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in the tight race for Maine governor are meeting in their first televised debate.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud launched into each other from the start Wednesday night, and independent Eliot Cutler drew laughs when he asked, “Do you really want four or eight more years of this?”

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State Moves Virtual Charter School Forward

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Charter School Commission is advancing a plan for a second virtual charter school in the state.

The commission voted Wednesday to move the application from Maine Virtual Academy to the next step. It also voted not to advance applications from the Lewiston-Auburn-based Acadia Academy and Sanford-area Inspire ME Academy.

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Not Guilty Plea In Death Of Pregnant Girlfriend

Updated 6 days ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend in Maine is pleading not guilty.

Evaristo De Deus appeared in Androscoggin County Superior Court on Wednesday. He is charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Laudrinha Kubeloso, who was four months pregnant when she was struck and killed by an SUV. De Deus later tried to flee to Haiti.

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Second Man Dies From Biddeford Arson Fire

Updated 6 days ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Police say a second man has died due to an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, last month.

Twenty-one-year-old James Ford died Tuesday night at a hospice facility in Scarborough. Firefighters rescued Ford and his roommate from the apartment on Sept. 18. The roommate, 23-year-old James Moore, died a couple of days later from smoke inhalation.

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Sens. King, Kaine Visit Qatar Before Coming Home

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Sens. Angus King and Tim Kaine are back in Washington after wrapping up a nine-day swing through the Middle East and south-central Asia with a visit to Qatar.

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Briefs In Appeal Of Cliff Push Trial Next Year

Updated 6 days ago

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for a man convicted of pushing his wife off a Maine cliff says briefs in his appeal of the conviction will not likely be filed until next year.

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Brewer High School Showcases Renovations to Public

John Krinjak

Updated 7 days ago

After more than a year of anticipation, renovations are complete at Brewer High School.

Tonight the public got a chance to see the remodel first hand.

The school held an open house, and everyone from the community was invited.

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Sam’s Club Recalls Popular Baby Wipes for Bacteria Concerns

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

Sam’s Club is recalling a brand of popular baby wipes after they were found to have bacteria that can make kids sick.

The recall affects Simply Right baby wipes sold from June 30th to the beginning of this month.

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President Obama is Coming to Maine

Updated 7 days ago

In support of Mike Michaud, Obama’s changing his campaign strategy.

Opting not to campaign in several senate races, instead he’ll work for democrats running for governor.

It includes a stop in Maine the week leading up to Election Day to support Mike Michaud who, along with independent Eliot Cutler, is challenging Governor Paul LePage.

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Man Seriously Injured in Fort Kent Accident

Updated 7 days ago

A Fort Kent man was seriously injured Wednesday when the truck he was driving left the road, striking a telephone pole.

Police say 49-year-old Rene Valcort was traveling on Route 11 in Wallagrass when he struck a culvert.

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Maine Voters Already Casting Ballots

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

The Bangor City Clerk’s Office is very busy this time of year.

“We have less than three weeks and it is really crazy here. we’re receiving absentee ballot requests. One right after another. We can’t fill them quick enough,” said Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin.

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Mainer Memoir Book Signing in Searsport

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

Aspiring artists in the Midcoast area are encouraged to head to the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Thursday for a book signing by a Maine artist, now author.

David Estey created a memoir, influenced by life events that have happened all over Maine.

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Darling’s Cuts Check to Komen Foundation

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

Darling’s Auto Group has come through in a big way to help fight cancer.

Today Darling’s presented the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Maine a check for more than 31-thousand dollars.

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Bangor Man Admits to Firing Off Gun in His Apartment

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

A man from Bangor admitted to firing off a gun in his apartment but won’t go to jail if he can stay out of trouble for the next year.

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UMaine Grad Student Surveying Waste Collection Methods

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

A University of Maine grad student is taking a closer look at how we throw out the trash.

Travis Blackmer is focusing on the “Pay As You Throw” program.

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Beauty Schools Raise $45K+ for Domestic Abuse Prevention

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 days ago

More than $45,000 dollars will go to anti-domestic violence programs thanks to beauty schools around the country.

Empire Beauty School in Bangor was part of the National Day of Beauty.

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Bangor Book Festival Kicks Off Thursday Night

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

Bangor’s 8th Book Festival kicks off Thursday night.

There will be events throughout dowtown Bangor and at the Library this weekend.

People can check out authors, illustrators and their new works.

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Waldoboro Defense Lawyer Ordered to 30 Days in Jail for DV Case

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

A well-known defense lawyer from Waldoboro was ordered to serve 30 days in jail after violating a plea agreement designed to keep him out of jail for a domestic violence case.

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