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Albion, Fort Kent Fire Departments Awarded FEMA Grant Money

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Two fire departments have been awarded grant money to better operations and safety.

The Albion department received over $50,000 for a new thermal imaging camera and 18 sets of turnout gear.

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UPDATE: Police ID Victims in Brewer Head-on Collision

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Brewer Police Department has released the names of the victims in a head-on crash on outer North Main Street (Route 9) Tuesday.

Just after 1PM, Brewer Police and Fire Departments responded to the crash.

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Brewer PD Releases Names of 4 People Seriously Injured in Head-on Collision

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Brewer Police Department has released the names of those injured in a head-on crash on outer North Main Street (Route 9) Tuesday.

Just after 1PM, Brewer Police and Fire Departments responded to the crash.

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Finding Relief from Lyme, Other Diseases through Yoga

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

People suffering from chronic conditions like Lyme disease are finding relief from an unlikely source–yoga.

When Suzanne Cobb got Lyme disease, she suffered debilitating symptoms for years. Then she found yoga.

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Early Fire Destroys Marine Services Garage

Updated 1 week ago

Fire crews were called out in Dedham Wednesday morning for a fire in a garage.

As a result, Bald Mountain Road in Dedham is closed while they fight that blaze. The fire was at Roy’s Marine Services.

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Smoking Banned At Lewiston Park

Updated 1 week ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The Lewiston City Council has banned smoking in a city park named after a former councilor and mayoral candidate who died of lung cancer.

The council voted 7-0 Tuesday to bar smoking at Mark Paradis Park after hearing from his widow.

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OOB Puts Breaks On Pot-growing Facility

Updated 1 week ago

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine (AP) — Old Orchard Beach town councilors have enacted an emergency moratorium on the cultivation of medical marijuana in nonresidential facilities.

The 60-day moratorium proposed Tuesday night is in response to a local man’s efforts to open a medical marijuana growing and research facility in an old post office in town.

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Early Vehicle Fire Causes Minor Injuries

Updated 1 week ago

Crews were called out to a fire in Hudson Wednesday morning.

The initial call was for people trapped in a vehicle, but when they got there, they found a man and his brother-in-law had been working on a pick-up.

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New Sharon Teen Indicted On Burglary Charge

Updated 1 week ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A New Sharon teen has been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury for allegedly stealing $50,000 worth of cash and jewelry from a Wilton home.

Eighteen-year-old Brian Durrell was indicted this week on charges of burglary and theft following his arrest in May.

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Tornadoes Reported In Maine; None Confirmed

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Severe storms that rolled through Maine overnight left a swath of damage, power outages and even reports of tornadoes.

Mike Smith, emergency management director for Somerset County, tells the Morning Sentinel that there was a report of a tornado in the town of St. Albans.

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First Lady Ann LePage To Skydive To Support Veterans

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine First Lady Ann LePage will skydive alongside quadruple amputee and veteran, Travis Mills, to help raise money for those who have served in the military.

LePage and Mills said that it will take place August 9 during the Freedom Fest, a concert in Fort Kent to raise money for the Northern Maine Veterans Museum and Community Center.

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Dedham Road Closed as Multiple Crews Fight Garage Fire

Updated 7 days ago

Fire crews were called out in Dedham this morning for a fire in a garage.

As a result Bald Mountain Drive in Dedham is closed while they fight that blaze.

The fire is reportedly at Roy’s Marine Services.

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Severe Weather: Flash Flooding and Whipping Winds

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

Whipping winds, lighting strikes, along with heavy rain did some serious damage in our area, Tuesday night.

Franklin, Somerset, and Oxford counties were hardest hit.

In St. Albans, those strong gusts tore dozens of trees and power lines out of the ground.

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Opening Statements Heard in Camden Attempted Murder Case

Updated 1 week ago

The trial began Tuesday for the Rockland man accused of hitting his wife with a rock and pushing her off a cliff in 2011.

Charles Black, now seventy one, is charged with attempted murder and assault.

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Dexter Man Accused of Killing Dog Denies Charges

Updated 1 week ago

A Dexter man accused of killing his dog denied the charges Monday.

53-year-old Anthony Bari pleaded not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity to aggravated cruelty to animals and criminal cruelty to animals.

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Big Band Concert, Dance to Support Music Education in Maine

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A big band concert and swing dance will celebrate the town of Orrington and support music education in Maine.

The Brian Nadeau Big Band is performing Thursday, July 17th,  from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Center Drive School in Orrington.

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The Gifts of Music


Who’s To Blame For Failed Attempt To Help Struggling Nursing Homes?

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

The finger-pointing in Augusta over the current crisis facing rural nursing homes in Maine is continuing with Democrats accusing the governor of lying in an interview with WABI TV5 News yesterday when he said he never threatened to veto a bill that would have supplied funding to nursing homes in Maine that are in danger of going out of business. The failure of state government to act is the main reason Pittsfield Nursing and Rehab is closing in September.

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UPDATE: 2 Dead, 4 Injured After Head-on Collision in Brewer

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Two people are dead after two cars collided head-on in Brewer Tuesday afternoon.

Four others have been seriously injured and taken to a hospital.

The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. on North Main Street, which is Route 9.

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South Korean Students Study at Bangor University

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

18 South Korean students are making Bangor their home this summer at Husson University.

“This is a month long English enrichment program. Students take classes all morning,” explains Colleen Grover, the Director of International Initiatives at Husson University.

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Arson Dogs From All Over North America Come To Yarmouth

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

According to the Maine State Fire Marshals office there were 147 cases of arson resulting in three deaths.

This morning in Yarmouth, some of the members of the team who help catch arsonists showed off their skills.

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