Maine's News, Sports, And Weather Leader - WABI TV5 http://wabi.tv Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:18:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Fire Leaves Family of 8 Homeless in Dexter http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/fire-leaves-family-8-homeless-dexter/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/fire-leaves-family-8-homeless-dexter/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:18:46 +0000 Tania Morales http://wabi.tv/?p=147843

A family of 8 is now homeless after a fire destroyed their home in Dexter over the weekend.

Neighbors called to report the fire on Silvermills Road around one Saturday afternoon.

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A family of 8 is now homeless after a fire destroyed their home in Dexter over the weekend.

Neighbors called to report the fire on Silvermills Road around one Saturday afternoon.

“It took us a few minutes to get a good interior attack because we needed that help from out of town. Our initial crew did a really good job knocking the fire down initially, we had the fire under control probably within 20 minutes,” says Mark Bailey, Lieutenant of the Dexter Fire Department.

What was a quick battle for local fire departments, is looking to be a longer battle for the Stewarts.

“I just happened to check my phone because it was vibrating in my pocket it was a number I didn’t recognize so I clicked on it and it said call me immediately your house is on fire and i’m like oh my god you know,” says Ashley Stewart, one of the 8 living in the home at the time.

Ashley Stewart says she was and still is in disbelief.

“Everything’s gone, with the water damage and the fire. I have four kids and I’m not sure where were going to go from the hotel,” she says.

No one was home at the time of the blaze, we’re told they are insured.

The family did lose their three dogs.

“The dogs were bad enough you know. I would’ve lost everything save the dogs but it’s just overwhelming,” she says.

Caution tape is still being hung as the Fire Marshal and other authorities try to determine the exact cause of the fire, which they initially believe started in the lower half of the house.

The family also has a Go-Fund-Me website set up.

If you’d like to donate the website is, gofundme.com/evbdxo

Neighbors are also accepting any type of donations on the families behalf, for a list of what’s needed or a drop off location call Merlene Bailey at (207) 924-4192.

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Tuesday Is National Voter Registration Day http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/tuesday-national-voter-registration-day/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/tuesday-national-voter-registration-day/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:52:42 +0000 Rob Poindexter http://wabi.tv/?p=147837 Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day.

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says the day is a way to remind us we can save time by registering to vote before election day. Maine does let people register on election day. But, Dunlap says, doing it early can protect you in case of an emergency.

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Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day.

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says the day is a way to remind us we can save time by registering to vote before election day. Maine does let people register on election day. But, Dunlap says, doing it early can protect you in case of an emergency.

“It’s a user-friendly process,” he said Monday. “We just want to make people aware that this is coming up in the next six weeks. We have an election process going on and you have to register to vote and provide some information about where you live and who you are. And then you’re all done.”

You can register to vote at your town office or online at http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/votreg.htm

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A Great Stretch of Weather Ahead http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/great-stretch-weather-ahead-2/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/great-stretch-weather-ahead-2/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:45:46 +0000 Chris Ewing http://wabi.tv/?p=147834 CLICK for Weather Graphics:

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The gusty northwest breeze that developed behind the cold that moved offshore earlier today will slowly die off this evening. A cooler airmass will continue to spill into New England tonight behind the front and low temps across Maine will dip into the mid 30s north and upper 30s to low 40s elsewhere. High pressure will bring partly to mostly sunny skies to our area tomorrow, with an approaching weak and moisture starved cold front bringing a few clouds to mostly northern parts of the state tomorrow. High temps Tuesday will range from the upper 50s north to the mid 60s south.

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The gusty northwest breeze that developed behind the cold that moved offshore earlier today will slowly die off this evening. A cooler airmass will continue to spill into New England tonight behind the front and low temps across Maine will dip into the mid 30s north and upper 30s to low 40s elsewhere. High pressure will bring partly to mostly sunny skies to our area tomorrow, with an approaching weak and moisture starved cold front bringing a few clouds to mostly northern parts of the state tomorrow. High temps Tuesday will range from the upper 50s north to the mid 60s south.

High pressure will build across the Northeast behind the cold front beginning tomorrow evening and under clear skies and a light wind the temps will dip into the 30s to near 40 by Wednesday morning. The ridge of high pressure will bring our region a mostly sunny day Wednesday with high temps running in the 60s which is seasonable for the later part of September.

A surface trough and upper level disturbance will develop off the Southeastern US Coastline over the next few days and it will likely try to drift north along the East Coast later in the week. At this point in time it appears the trough along with its clouds and showers will remain well south of Maine later this week as the ridge of high pressure over the Northeast continues to control the conditions across the Pine Tree State. Temps late this workweek and over the weekend will continue to warm across Maine as the large high settles just to southeast and a west to southwest breeze pulls unseasonably mild air into the Northeast. High temps Thursday will likely climb into the mid 60s to low 70s, with even warmer readings likely Friday and Saturday. Sky conditions Thursday through Saturday will likely range from partly to mostly sunny, with no rainfall in the forecast right through next weekend.

 

Tonight: Partly to mostly clear, with a diminishing wind and low temps in the mid 30s to low 40s.

 

Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and slightly cooler, with high temps in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

 

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with high temps in the 60s.

 

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with high temps in the mid 60s to low 70s.

 

Friday: Mostly sunny, with high temps in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

 

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with high temps in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

 

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As Races Ramp Up, Maine Democrats Make Their Case To Voters http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/races-ramp-maine-democrats-make-case-voters/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/races-ramp-maine-democrats-make-case-voters/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:42:57 +0000 Rob Poindexter http://wabi.tv/?p=147830 The battle is raging in the race for control of the Maine Legislature. While most eyes are on the candidates vying to become Maine’s governor, what some say is of equal importance, are the majorities in the Maine House and Senate.

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The battle is raging in the race for control of the Maine Legislature. While most eyes are on the candidates vying to become Maine’s governor, what some say is of equal importance, are the majorities in the Maine House and Senate.

Republicans won that all-important majority in 2010 for the first time in 40 years. Just two years later the Democrats wrestled that majority back. This year, the battle for that critical majority is being viewed by many political experts as a referendum on polarizing Republican Governor Paul LePage. Monday, LePage’s biggest political adversaries went on the offensive as Maine Democrats running for the state legislature rallied in Augusta to make their case to voters.

After knocking on doors and talking to tens of thousands of Mainers, Democratic candidates filed into the Hall of Flags in the state house to talk about their vision for Maine. That plan includes helping middle class Mainers, addressing rising property taxes, raising the minimum wage, expanding Medicaid coverage, making college more affordable for Maine residents, and job growth. Many of the party’s priorities are outlined in Mike Michaud’s “Maine Made” initiative outlined on the Democratic gubernatorial candidate’s website. https://michaud.ngpvanhost.com/mainemade

“There are so many Maine people working part time that want to work full time. As Democrats, we want to focus on getting people back to work and moving the economy forward,” said Jeff McCabe, a Skowhegan Democrat running for reelection.

Democrats also went on the attack, calling the past four years under Governor LePage a failure, adding that part of that blame falls on Republican lawmakers who they accuse of “rubber-stamping failed policies.” That includes a record number of vetoes issued by the governor, many of them sustained by Republicans who at times held just enough seats in the House and Senate to successfully play defense for LePage.

“It’s troubling to me that people are falling out of the middle class. That children aren’t able to go to college and that people are racking up huge debt just to move forward in life,” McCabe said.

After the morning press event, Republicans said the state faces significant fiscal issues that must be addressed before any additional spending can be considered. Maine’s temporary sales tax increase is set to expire in June of next year. That means roughly
$180 million in revenue the state will not have over the next biennium. Republican leaders say extending that tax increase is not an option they’re willing to discuss, leaving no money to fund many of the pieces in the Democrats’ plan.

“Are they proposing we leave that increase in place and add to it? How are they gonna fund these new initiatives they continue to talk about? The people of of Maine understand math and they understand that now is not the time to add to the tax burden of our state,” said Senate Republican Leader Mike Thibodeau.

Thibodeau was also quick to defend the governor’s record, especially regarding job growth over the past four years.

“They seem to have revisionist history here. The fact of the matter here is the governor, under his leadership, we’ve created 22,000 new jobs here in Maine in the private sector. I know that runs contrary to how Democrats typically like to create jobs, which is public sector jobs. They like more people working for the state,” Thibodeau said.

There’s now just six weeks of campaigning left until election day.

 

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Whale Bones Being Exhumed In Lubec http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/whale-bones-exhumed-lubec/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/whale-bones-exhumed-lubec/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:45:58 +0000 Wayne Harvey http://wabi.tv/?p=147811

About 30 volunteers spent their Sunday digging in the mud just off the shore of Mowry Beach in Lubec.

They were hoping to remove a treasure buried there two decades ago. “It’s a Finback whale” said Chuck Kniffen the organizer of the Mowry Beach Recovery and Rearticulation Project. “It’s about 55 foot long, I’m thinking I’ve heard 70 tons as far as weight goes.”

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About 30 volunteers spent their Sunday digging in the mud just off the shore of Mowry Beach in Lubec.

They were hoping to remove a treasure buried there two decades ago. “It’s a Finback whale” said Chuck Kniffen the organizer of the Mowry Beach Recovery and Rearticulation Project. “It’s about 55 foot long, I’m thinking I’ve heard 70 tons as far as weight goes.”

The carcass of the male finback was wrapped in fishing line when it washed ashore at Mowry Beach in 1994. In recent years an exhumation project has been in the works according to Kniffen “This is the one bone we got out and we uncovered some of the skull and we got a line on the whale pretty much so you can see where the head is and where the tail probably is.”

The bones have to be dried, cleaned and treated before the skeleton can be put back together, then it will be displayed.

“It has so much more than just plain science look at the bone,” said Kniffen”. “We hope it reaches a lot further than that and we hope to put it on a, be able to use it as an educational tool, which is, as a matter of fact, essential to our taking it.”

The bones may be displayed inside or outside or even possibly be part of a travelling exhibit, that isn’t decided yet but the one certainty according to Kniffen it will be educational. “There are tons of things we can learn from that particular animal and where that leads us is hopefully to a cleaner ocean, but nonetheless one we can all work with.”

The volunteers and Kniffen will be back at the site again October 4th and 5th to get as many of the remaining bones out of the mud as possible. “We’ll probably get the skull, we’ll probably get down into the rib cage if the remainder has to be left, it’s not going anywhere. We’ll probably mark it with geopositioning rather than stakes and what not and come back next year while these bones are being treated because it’s going to take some time for the assemblage.”

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Unity College Students Participate in Climate March http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/unity-college-students-participate-climate-march/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/unity-college-students-participate-climate-march/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:21:43 +0000 Joy Hollowell http://wabi.tv/?p=147814

Students and faculty at Unity College just returned from New York City.

They participated in the People’s Climate March Sunday.

Joy Hollowell spoke with the group about their experiences as well as what they hope will be accomplished at Tuesday’s United Nations Climate Summit.
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Students and faculty at Unity College just returned from New York City.

They participated in the People’s Climate March Sunday.

Joy Hollowell spoke with the group about their experiences as well as what they hope will be accomplished at Tuesday’s United Nations Climate Summit.
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“It was kind of crazy enthusiasm. Just the amount of people and the amount of music and the amount of chanting for change.”

Jimmy Pickett says he was overwhelmed by the turnout for the People’s Climate March Sunday in New York City. The freshman at Unity College was among a group of 25 representing the Maine school in the Big Apple.

“It was insanely exciting,” agrees sophomore Michael Rossi. “There were so many people there with giant floats and balloons.”

Tim Hill, a senior at Unity College, helped organize the bus ride down.

“I think it’s a really strong presence to have people there,” says Hill, “and it’s a true testimony to what people can do when you now have a global problem that unites us.”

“Our students understand the importance of having their voice heard and representing Unity College in the climate change debate,” says John Zavodny, Dean of Academic Services. He says Unity College is ahead of the curve when it comes to commanding climate change.

“Climate change is going to be the defining problem of the 21st century,” says Zavodny. “Eventually, everybody is going to have that come to Jesus moment when they realize. At Unity college, we try to prepare ourselves to be there when the world finally wakes up and realizes the importance of the issue.”

Pickett calls Sunday’s march a defining moment.

“Just to know that one day people will be reading about this in their history books,” he says. “Like we’re learning about civil rights and women’s rights, people will be learning about our involvement in climate rights and climate justice.”
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Tuesday, more than 120 world leaders will meet for the United Nations Climate Summit.

The hope is to have a new global climate treaty by the end of next year.

 

 

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$800,000 Coming to Acadia National Park http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/800000-coming-acadia-national-park/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/800000-coming-acadia-national-park/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:49:57 +0000 Joy Hollowell http://wabi.tv/?p=147805 More federal funding is on the way for Acadia National Park.

An $800,000 grant will go towards the continued planning and construction of the Acadia National Park Welcome Center as well as the Acadia Gateway Intermodal Facility.

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More federal funding is on the way for Acadia National Park.

An $800,000 grant will go towards the continued planning and construction of the Acadia National Park Welcome Center as well as the Acadia Gateway Intermodal Facility.

The site in Trenton will be a park and pick up spot for day visitors to the national park.

The grant money comes from the Federal Transit Administration.

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Orrington Hit and Run Crash Victim Has Died http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/orrington-hit-run-crash-victim-died/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/orrington-hit-run-crash-victim-died/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:33:37 +0000 News Desk http://wabi.tv/?p=147797 Authorities say the Brewer woman who was the victim of a hit and run crash in Orrington earlier this month has died.

Deputies say 59-year-old Robin Rie was trying to make a turn off Route 15 on September 13th when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

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Authorities say the Brewer woman who was the victim of a hit and run crash in Orrington earlier this month has died.

Deputies say 59-year-old Robin Rie was trying to make a turn off Route 15 on September 13th when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

The impact sent Rie’s car into a nearby house.

According to deputies, Sparks left the scene and was later found in Bucksport.

We’re told details of the investigation will be sent to the District Attorney’s office to determine if charges will be filed.

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I Love My Pet: Monday, September 22, 2014 http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/love-pet-monday-september-22-2014/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/love-pet-monday-september-22-2014/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:44:09 +0000 Allison Arbo http://wabi.tv/?p=147791

On Monday’s I Love My Pet, we met Brandy.

Brandy belongs to Samantha, and she is a Chihuahua…

Brandy is special because, she loves to dance.

She is also very full of energy.

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On Monday’s I Love My Pet, we met Brandy.

Brandy belongs to Samantha, and she is a Chihuahua…

Brandy is special because, she loves to dance.

She is also very full of energy.

As you can see from her picture, she also likes to take naps snuggled up in blankets too.

Chloe is looking for a forever home, she’s at the Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta.

She is 4 years old.

Chloe has a very sweet and friendly personality.

She has had a lot of instability in her short life, and would love to find a home where she can feel secure and loved.

Chloe is a lap cat once she is comfortable in her new home.

Her adoption fee is $40 this week and she comes with a free vet visit to use at a local vet of your choice.

If you are looking to adopt Chloe, or you would like to adopt another pet from the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, call 626-3491 or go to pethavenlane.org

To have your pet featured, send us a photo by e-mail to wabi@wabi.tv, put “attention I Love My Pet” in the subject line, or you can mail it to WABI-TV5, attention I Love My Pet, 35 Hildreth Street, Bangor 04401, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you’d like your picture returned.

Be sure to include your name, your pet’s name and tells us what makes them so special.

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Senior Watch: Medicare Part D Open Enrollment http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/senior-watch-medicare-part-d-open-enrollment/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/senior-watch-medicare-part-d-open-enrollment/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:36:51 +0000 Allison Arbo http://wabi.tv/?p=147787

Lee White from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, was in for this week’s Senior Watch to tell us about the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment.

Open enrollment starts on October 15th to December 7th. At this time you can join, switch, or add a Medicare Drug Plan. Also during this time you can join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage Plan.

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Lee White from Eastern Area Agency on Aging, was in for this week’s Senior Watch to tell us about the Medicare Part D Open Enrollment.

Open enrollment starts on October 15th to December 7th. At this time you can join, switch, or add a Medicare Drug Plan. Also during this time you can join, switch, or drop a Medicare Advantage Plan.

The new coverage on these plans will start on January 1, 2015.

There are a few options you have to make these changes or review your Medicare plans, you can go online to medicare.gov or call them at 1-800-633-4227. You can also call Eastern Area Agency on Aging to help you with your Medicare Open Enrollment, you can reach them at 1-800-432-7812.

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Fire at Drumstick Factory in Newport Contained to Metal Stairwell http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/fire-drumstick-factory-newport-contained-metal-stairwell/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/fire-drumstick-factory-newport-contained-metal-stairwell/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:13:12 +0000 Catherine Pegram http://wabi.tv/?p=147764

Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire at a drumstick factory in Newport.

The fire was contained to an area under a metal stairwell, which stopped it from spreading to where the drumsticks are produced.

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Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire at a drumstick factory in Newport.

The fire was contained to an area under a metal stairwell, which stopped it from spreading to where the drumsticks are produced.

The director of operations at Vic Firth says a watchman at the facility reported the fire Sunday morning.

He says it began in a large plastic trash barrel on the first floor and set off sprinklers in the building.

Dozens of firefighters responded.

Dave Crocker tells us some of the drumsticks got wet, but none of them caught fire.

He says an electrical panel was damaged so part of the finishing area of the building is now down.

Crocker says it appears finishing materials on a rag may have spontaneously combust and sparked the fire.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is looking into it.

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Skies Continue to Clear, Cooler Temps Overnight http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/fog-showers-early-clearing-later/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/fog-showers-early-clearing-later/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:11:29 +0000 Jessica Conley http://wabi.tv/?p=147720 CLICK for Weather Graphics:

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Skies continue to clear through the rest of the afternoon. Temperatures will start to fall though as the cold front moves though the state. Highs make it into the mid to upper 60s and low 70s. Skies clear out for the overnight hours into the day Tuesday behind a cold front, so overnight lows will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s.

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Skies continue to clear through the rest of the afternoon. Temperatures will start to fall though as the cold front moves though the state. Highs make it into the mid to upper 60s and low 70s. Skies clear out for the overnight hours into the day Tuesday behind a cold front, so overnight lows will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s.

 

Tuesday will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. It will be cold overnight into Wednesday. We will have lots of sun for the second half of the workweek as an area of high pressure moves in and sticks around even into next weekend. Highs will be the coolest on Wednesday, in the upper 50s and low 60s; warmer Thursday, with highs in the mid to upper 60s; then a bit above normal Friday with many locations reaching the low 70s.

 

 

Monday: Highs 65° – 70° with fog and showers early then gradually clearing through the day.

 

Tuesday: Highs 59° – 65° with a mix of sun and clouds.

 

Wednesday: Highs 59° – 63° with mostly sunny skies.

 

Thursday: Highs 63° – 69° with sun.

 

Friday: Highs 67° – 72° with mostly sunny skies.

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Part-Time Hampden Police Officer Pleads Guilty to DV Assault http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/part-time-hampden-police-officer-pleads-guilty-dv-assault/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/part-time-hampden-police-officer-pleads-guilty-dv-assault/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:56:48 +0000 Catherine Pegram http://wabi.tv/?p=147761

A part-time Hampden police officer will no longer be able to work in law enforcement after pleading guilty to domestic violence assault.

The Penobscot County district attorney’s office says William Briggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail earlier this month, with all of the time suspended.

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A part-time Hampden police officer will no longer be able to work in law enforcement after pleading guilty to domestic violence assault.

The Penobscot County district attorney’s office says William Briggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail earlier this month, with all of the time suspended.

He also has to serve one year of probation.

This spring Briggs was initially accused of unlawful sexual contact for an incident at his home involving a woman who was 18.

Hampden Police Chief Joe Rogers says Briggs was taken off the job at the time and resigned the same day he was sentenced.

He says because Briggs now has a domestic violence conviction, he can no longer carry a gun, which means he can’t hold a law enforcement job, again.

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Should service dogs be exempt from leases stating “no pets allowed”? http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/service-dogs-exempt-leases-stating-pets-allowed/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/service-dogs-exempt-leases-stating-pets-allowed/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=147757 Yes    77% (550 Votes)

No     23% (167 Votes)

 

Total: 717 Votes

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Yes    77% (550 Votes)

No     23% (167 Votes)

 

Total: 717 Votes

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Kitchen Bytes: Frisee Salad http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/kitchen-bytes-frisee-salad/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/kitchen-bytes-frisee-salad/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:26:45 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=147754

For this weeks Abby’s Kitchen Bytes, Abby Freethy,  showed Joy how to make a quick and easy corn salad, now that it is in season.  If you have any questions for Abby about this segment or you would like to know how to make the dish, you can email her at abby@northwoodsgourmetgirl.com.

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For this weeks Abby’s Kitchen Bytes, Abby Freethy,  showed Joy how to make a quick and easy corn salad, now that it is in season.  If you have any questions for Abby about this segment or you would like to know how to make the dish, you can email her at abby@northwoodsgourmetgirl.com.

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Two Hospitalized After Motorcycle was Struck http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/two-hospitalized-motorcycle-struck/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/two-hospitalized-motorcycle-struck/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:21:56 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=147751

Two were taken to the hospital after a motorcycle and SUV collided in Easton. According to state police, 18-year old Zachary Lamoreau of Easton was turning left into a driveway.

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Two were taken to the hospital after a motorcycle and SUV collided in Easton. According to state police, 18-year old Zachary Lamoreau of Easton was turning left into a driveway.

56-year old Stuart Craig and his wife Kathy, of Mars Hill, were coming towards Lamoreau on their motorcycle. Lamoreau told troopers he did not see the couple.

Both crags were thrown from their bike upon impact. Stuart Craig was treated and released from a local hospital.

Kathy Craig was taken to a Bangor hospital for treatment. No word yet on her condition.

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West Paris House Fire Displaced 21 Residents http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/west-paris-house-fire-displaced-21-residents/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/west-paris-house-fire-displaced-21-residents/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:16:19 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147726

WEST PARIS, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an improperly installed wood pellet stove caused a weekend blaze in West Paris that destroyed a home and displaced 21 people.

About 60 firefighters from more than a dozen surrounding communities responded to the blaze reported just before midnight Saturday.

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WEST PARIS, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an improperly installed wood pellet stove caused a weekend blaze in West Paris that destroyed a home and displaced 21 people.

About 60 firefighters from more than a dozen surrounding communities responded to the blaze reported just before midnight Saturday.

Chief Norm St. Pierre says the fire started after an improperly installed wood pellet boiler caused the building’s vinyl siding to overheat.

The fire spread rapidly up the building’s walls into the attic and the home was fully engulfed within minutes.

There were no injuries.

The American Red Cross found emergency housing for the displaced residents, ten of whom are children.

 

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Union Man Arrested After Police Pursuit http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/union-man-arrested-police-pursuit/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/union-man-arrested-police-pursuit/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:14:45 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147723 WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Union man has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in an allegedly stolen car.

Police tell WGME-TV that 23-year-old Anthony Baker took off when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding in Wiscasset at about 4 a.m. Sunday.

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WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — A Union man has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase in an allegedly stolen car.

Police tell WGME-TV that 23-year-old Anthony Baker took off when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding in Wiscasset at about 4 a.m. Sunday.

The chase north on U.S. Route 1 ended in Nobleboro when officers deployed spike strips in the road to flatten the vehicle’s tires.

Police say Baker’s car had been stolen from his sister and he had a rifle and two knives in the vehicle, which he is not allowed to have under terms of his probation.

He was taken to jail and faces several charges, including eluding a police officer and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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Partnership To Help Resolve Rental Disputes http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/partnership-help-resolve-rental-disputes/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/partnership-help-resolve-rental-disputes/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:13:44 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147722 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The National Alliance on Mental Illness is partnering with the Augusta Housing Authority to offer training to landlords and tenants to prevent crises that might result in someone with mental illness becoming homeless.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The National Alliance on Mental Illness is partnering with the Augusta Housing Authority to offer training to landlords and tenants to prevent crises that might result in someone with mental illness becoming homeless.

The goal of the two sessions is to give landlords and tenants the ability to better recognize and understand people with mental illness before a mental health issue escalates into a crisis that could lead to eviction.

The first session is Tuesday. The second is Oct. 21.

Jenna Mehnert, executive director of NAMI Maine, tells the Kennebec Journal  that landlords often don’t understand mental illness.

Alicia Hafford, a peer counselor, says there is a misconception that people with mental illness are violent, and landlords are reluctant to take them on as tenants.

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Former US Ambassador To Syria Speaking at UMaine http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/former-us-ambassador-syria-speaking-maine/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/former-us-ambassador-syria-speaking-maine/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:12:19 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147718 ORONO, Maine (AP) — The former U.S. ambassador to Syria is speaking at the University of Maine.

Robert Ford, who held the position from 2011 until earlier this year, will discuss domestic policies and U.S. strategy in Syria on Monday at the Buchanan Alumni House.

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ORONO, Maine (AP) — The former U.S. ambassador to Syria is speaking at the University of Maine.

Robert Ford, who held the position from 2011 until earlier this year, will discuss domestic policies and U.S. strategy in Syria on Monday at the Buchanan Alumni House.

Ford served for three decades in the U.S. Department of State and the Peace Corps. The Maryland resident went to Syria in 2011 during the civil war and worked with Syrian opposition forces and helped bring them to the Geneva peace talks.

Ford is also a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

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Man Who Pushed Wife Off Cliff Nears Sentence http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/man-pushed-wife-maine-cliff-nears-sentence-2/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/man-pushed-wife-maine-cliff-nears-sentence-2/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:11:27 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147717 ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine resident convicted of bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff is due to be sentenced this week.

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine resident convicted of bashing his wife on the head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff is due to be sentenced this week.

Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday for Charles Black, who faces up to 30 years in prison for his conviction of six felonies including attempted murder.

Prosecutors say Charles Black and Lisa Zahn, retired teachers from Kansas, argued over an affair he had with an Arizona woman and the way he spent inheritance money before he attacked her.

A jury convicted Black of hitting Zahn with a rock before pushing her off an 800-foot cliff in April 2011. Both ended up falling down the mountainside and ended up in the hospital.

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Trustees To Vote On Budget Proposal http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/trustees-vote-budget-proposal/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/trustees-vote-budget-proposal/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:09:56 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147716 FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees are meeting to consider asking the state for more money to continue a tuition freeze. They’re also discussing the elimination of three academic programs at the University of Southern Maine.

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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees are meeting to consider asking the state for more money to continue a tuition freeze. They’re also discussing the elimination of three academic programs at the University of Southern Maine.

The budget proposal up for consideration Monday calls increases from the current $176.2 million to $182.2 million for fiscal year 2016 and $189.1 million for fiscal year 2017. If approved, the system will be able to maintain a tuition freeze in place since the 2012-13 school year for two more years.

The trustees also are scheduled to cast final votes on plans to scrap the American and New England studies, geosciences and the Lewiston Auburn Arts and Humanities programs. Many faculty members and students oppose the move.

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Artists Hope To Turn Statehouse Copper Into Art http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/artists-hope-turn-statehouse-copper-art/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/artists-hope-turn-statehouse-copper-art/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:07:41 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147654 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is considering a plan to sell or give some of the weathered green copper from the Statehouse dome to jewelers and artists.

Artists say that preserving the beauty and history of the 100-year-old copper through art is a no-brainer.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is considering a plan to sell or give some of the weathered green copper from the Statehouse dome to jewelers and artists.

Artists say that preserving the beauty and history of the 100-year-old copper through art is a no-brainer.

But lawmakers are still grappling with how much the proposal would cost and whether the state can afford it.

Under the plan, the state would also hold a design competition to create souvenirs, which would be sold to the public. Other pieces of the copper would be used to create a public art piece for the Statehouse Capitol Complex.

Lawmakers on a bipartisan panel of legislative leaders could vote on the proposal this week.

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Advocate Groups Gets $1 Million In Grants http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/advocate-groups-gets-1-million-grants/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/advocate-groups-gets-1-million-grants/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:03:25 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147568 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine groups working to eliminate elder abuse and violence against children are getting more than $1 million.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said the Maine groups will receive the funds through the Department of Justice.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine groups working to eliminate elder abuse and violence against children are getting more than $1 million.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said the Maine groups will receive the funds through the Department of Justice.

Family Crisis Services in Cape Elizabeth will get more than $380,000. The organization is planning to work with the Portland Police Department and other groups on a strategy for addressing elder abuse in the area by training law enforcement and improving services for victims, among other things.

Portland Public Health and Maine Behavioral Health will receive more than $622,000 for a project aimed at eradicating violence to children and aiding victims.

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Bidding Closes On Historic Lighthouse http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/bidding-closes-historic-lighthouse/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/bidding-closes-historic-lighthouse/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:01:44 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147561 HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A historic lighthouse in Casco Bay will likely have a new owner after the federal government closed out an auction for the structure.

The Halfway Rock Light Station, built in 1871, is located on a two-acre ledge of rock off of Bailey Island, near South Harpswell.

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HARPSWELL, Maine (AP) — A historic lighthouse in Casco Bay will likely have a new owner after the federal government closed out an auction for the structure.

The Halfway Rock Light Station, built in 1871, is located on a two-acre ledge of rock off of Bailey Island, near South Harpswell.

The lighthouse has been on the National Register of Historic Places for 26 years.

The federal General Services Administration, which conducted the auction, typically reviews a winning bid before a property is awarded and identifies the bidder when the deal goes through. Bidding had been topping out at over $200,000.

Bidding began July 17 at $30,500 and increased gradually over several weeks, and was extended several times after an initial projected closing date of Aug. 26.

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Absentee Ballots Are Being Mailed Out http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/absentee-ballots-mailed/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/absentee-ballots-mailed/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:58:30 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147559 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Early voting is getting under way in Maine — for those in uniform.

Maine election officials say that they’re mailing absentee ballots for military service members and civilians living outside the country. There were 300 requests on file, and those ballots were due to be sent Saturday.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Early voting is getting under way in Maine — for those in uniform.

Maine election officials say that they’re mailing absentee ballots for military service members and civilians living outside the country. There were 300 requests on file, and those ballots were due to be sent Saturday.

Absentee ballots will be available for request from everyone else 30 days before the election.

Absentee ballots are Maine’s version of early voting. They can be requested up until Thursday before the election for most voters. Even though they’re cast early, the votes aren’t counted until the polls close on Election Day.

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Moose Populations Down As Winter Ticks Cull Herd http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/moose-populations-winter-ticks-cull-herd/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/moose-populations-winter-ticks-cull-herd/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:56:57 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147557 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hunters getting ready to hunt moose in northern New England will face a season of less competition and fewer moose, as winter ticks have cut down the states’ moose populations.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hunters getting ready to hunt moose in northern New England will face a season of less competition and fewer moose, as winter ticks have cut down the states’ moose populations.

Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are all issuing fewer moose hunting permits this year, and officials in all three states say they had to reduce permits because of the impact of ticks.

Maine’s moose season kicks off in the northern part of the state on Monday. Officials say Maine is coming off a peak year for winter ticks, which have helped reduce the moose herd from 76,000 in 2012 to between 65,000 and 70,000.

Winter ticks are a problem for moose in northern New England, Minnesota and much of Canada. The parasites bleed the animals dry and can cause anemia.

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1 Dies In Fire Believed To Be Arson http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/1-dies-fire-believed-arson/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/1-dies-fire-believed-arson/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:55:34 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147558 BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, is now being investigated as a homicide after one of the fire victims has died.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael Moore died Friday afternoon at the hospital.

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BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Investigators say an apartment fire in Biddeford, Maine, is now being investigated as a homicide after one of the fire victims has died.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael Moore died Friday afternoon at the hospital.

Moore was one of two men pulled unconscious from the building early Thursday. His roommate is in critical condition. They were rescued from a third floor apartment.

The Portland Press Herald reports that police are continuing to search for the person who set the fire in the back stairwell of the building.

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Judge Rejects Effort To Get Pot On York Ballot http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/judge-rejects-effort-get-pot-york-ballot/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/judge-rejects-effort-get-pot-york-ballot/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:53:34 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147454 YORK, Maine (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by pro-marijuana activists that would have forced the town of York to put a legalization question on the November ballot.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Superior Court Judge Paul Fritzsche said in his ruling on Friday that York can’t regulate marijuana use because it’s not governed by local ordinances. It’s governed by state and federal law.

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YORK, Maine (AP) — A judge has rejected a request by pro-marijuana activists that would have forced the town of York to put a legalization question on the November ballot.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Superior Court Judge Paul Fritzsche said in his ruling on Friday that York can’t regulate marijuana use because it’s not governed by local ordinances. It’s governed by state and federal law.

After activists gathered enough signatures, York’s selectmen voted not to put the measure on the ballot by a count of 3-2 at a meeting earlier this month. Some York officials argued that legalizing marijuana would conflict with the town’s charter.

Marijuana legalization measures will appear on the November ballot in South Portland. Organizers are also hoping to put the measure on the ballot in Lewiston.

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Court Dismisses Do-not-resuscitate Appeal http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/court-dismisses-resuscitate-appeal/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/court-dismisses-resuscitate-appeal/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:52:11 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147448 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has dismissed a mother’s appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate order for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother’s wishes.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has dismissed a mother’s appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate order for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother’s wishes.

The child welfare agency that won a judge’s approval to make medical decisions on behalf of the infant backtracked last week, saying it will defer to the wishes of the teenage mother.

The mother originally agreed to a DNR order but changed her mind.

Officials say the baby suffered severe brain injuries when she was shaken by her father, who is awaiting trial.

On Friday, a supreme court spokesman said the mother’s appeal was “dismissed as moot.” The mother’s attorney, Scott Hess, said he’s disappointed that the supreme court will not hear the case.

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Federal Judge: Whistle-blower Lawsuit Can Proceed http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/federal-judge-whistle-blower-lawsuit-can-proceed/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/federal-judge-whistle-blower-lawsuit-can-proceed/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:50:45 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147435 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a whistle-blower lawsuit against the state of Maine can move forward.

The Portland Press Herald reports that a U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday that Sharon Leahy-Lind and Katie Woodbury can proceed with their lawsuit against the Maine Center for Disease Control.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a whistle-blower lawsuit against the state of Maine can move forward.

The Portland Press Herald reports that a U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday that Sharon Leahy-Lind and Katie Woodbury can proceed with their lawsuit against the Maine Center for Disease Control.

The state sought to have the case dismissed.

Leahy-Lind, a former director of the Division of Local Health, says she was retaliated against when she refused to shred public documents related to a grant program. Woodbury, a current office manager for the CDC, has also joined the lawsuit.

The two are seeking compensation, punitive damages, legal fees and for it to be declared they acted lawfully.

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Gov. LePage Presents Awards To 8 Companies http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/gov-lepage-presents-awards-8-maine-companies/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/gov-lepage-presents-awards-8-maine-companies/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:48:54 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147434 SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is awarding eight Maine companies for their commitment to their employees and communities.

The Republican governor handed out the 24th annual Governor’s Award for Business Excellence to each of the winners on Friday at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is awarding eight Maine companies for their commitment to their employees and communities.

The Republican governor handed out the 24th annual Governor’s Award for Business Excellence to each of the winners on Friday at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.

Three award recipients are in Portland: Kepware Technologies, Winxnet and Hall Internet Marketing.

Others are Priority Real Estate in Topsham; Huhtamaki in Waterville; GAC Chemical in Searsport; Fluid Imaging Technologies in Scarborough; and Haven’s Candies in Westbrook.

LePage says the companies represent the “best of the best” in Maine.

Last year’s winners included TD Bank North in Portland, Howie’s Welding and Fabrication, Inc. in Jay and Lapointe Lumber Company in Augusta.

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Maine-built Clipper Found On Ocean Floor http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/maine-built-clipper-found-ocean-floor/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/maine-built-clipper-found-ocean-floor/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:47:32 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=147409 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine-built clipper ship that sank while transporting cargo from Boston has been discovered off the coast of California.

Researchers found the Noonday with the help of a remote-controlled submarine equipped with sonar and video that allowed them to see underwater video footage in real time. The Portland Press Herald reported that the researchers were participating in a five-day underwater survey that ended Monday.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine-built clipper ship that sank while transporting cargo from Boston has been discovered off the coast of California.

Researchers found the Noonday with the help of a remote-controlled submarine equipped with sonar and video that allowed them to see underwater video footage in real time. The Portland Press Herald reported that the researchers were participating in a five-day underwater survey that ended Monday.

The Noonday, which was found on the ocean floor west of San Francisco, was built on Badger’s Island in the Piscataqua River in 1855 to haul cargo to California during the Gold Rush.

Built for speed, the ship was under full sail carrying general cargo to San Francisco on New Year’s Day 1863 when it struck a submerged rock as it approached San Francisco Bay.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald,

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Showers Tonight & Tomorrow, Then Sunny Most of the Week http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/showers-tonight-tomorrow-sunny-week/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/22/showers-tonight-tomorrow-sunny-week/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:25:33 +0000 Jessica Conley http://wabi.tv/?p=147676 CLICK for Weather Graphics:

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We’ll have mild temps today, with partly to mostly cloudy skies after some fog and showers early. Skies clear in the late afternoon. Highs make it into the mid to upper 60s. Skies clear out for the overnight hours into the day Tuesday behind a cold front, so overnight lows will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s.

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We’ll have mild temps today, with partly to mostly cloudy skies after some fog and showers early. Skies clear in the late afternoon. Highs make it into the mid to upper 60s. Skies clear out for the overnight hours into the day Tuesday behind a cold front, so overnight lows will drop into the upper 30s and low 40s.

 

Tuesday will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. It will be cold overnight into Wednesday. We will have lots of sun for the second half of the workweek as an area of high pressure moves in and sticks around even into next weekend. Highs will be the coolest on Wednesday, in the upper 50s and low 60s; warmer Thursday, with highs in the mid to upper 60s; then a bit above normal Friday with many locations reaching the low 70s.

 

 

Monday: Highs 65° – 69° with clouds and showers early then gradually clearing through the day.

 

Tuesday: Highs 59° – 65° with a mix of sun and clouds.

 

Wednesday: Highs 59° – 63° with mostly sunny skies.

 

Thursday: Highs 63° – 69° with sun.

 

Friday: Highs 67° – 72° with mostly sunny skies.

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Woman Killed in Rt. 2 Bethel Crash http://wabi.tv/2014/09/21/woman-killed-rt-2-bethel-crash/ http://wabi.tv/2014/09/21/woman-killed-rt-2-bethel-crash/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:20:20 +0000 Adrienne DiPiazza http://wabi.tv/?p=147695

A 60-year-old woman died Sunday in a multi-car accident on Route 2 in Bethel.

Officials with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department say the three-car crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon near Sunday River Road.

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A 60-year-old woman died Sunday in a multi-car accident on Route 2 in Bethel.

Officials with the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department say the three-car crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon near Sunday River Road.

They said the woman was killed on impact.

Two other people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said.

Route 2 was closed for part of the afternoon.

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