Bangor, Maine News, Sports, and Weather - WABI TV5 http://wabi.tv Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:09:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Sun & Clouds Today with the Chance for a Few Late Day Showers http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/sun-clouds-today-chance-pm-showers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sun-clouds-today-chance-pm-showers http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/sun-clouds-today-chance-pm-showers/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:08:49 +0000 Jessica Conley http://wabi.tv/?p=138583 CLICK for Weather Graphics:

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We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds today after some morning fog. There is a trough of low pressure that extends into our area that will bring the chance for some afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms to the region. The best chance for these will be in northern and western areas, in the mountains and higher elevations. For tomorrow, much of the same as another trough moves into the region. Highs tomorrow will make it a few degrees warmer but the chance for some isolated showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and evening remains.

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We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds today after some morning fog. There is a trough of low pressure that extends into our area that will bring the chance for some afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms to the region. The best chance for these will be in northern and western areas, in the mountains and higher elevations. For tomorrow, much of the same as another trough moves into the region. Highs tomorrow will make it a few degrees warmer but the chance for some isolated showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and evening remains.

 

A ridge of high pressure moves in for Friday which will bring mostly sunny skies to the area for the day. Highs will make it into the upper 70s and low 80s. Saturday and Sunday become unsettled again with highs dropping just a couple of degrees each day. We’ll have more clouds around this weekend as well.

 

 

Today: Some fog early. Highs in the low to mid 70s with a mix of sun and clouds. Some isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible later in the day.

 

Tonight: Some showers or thunderstorms early with skies becoming partly cloudy and lows in the upper 40s and low 50s.

 

Tomorrow: Highs in the mid to upper 70s with partly sunny skies. A few isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible later in the day.

 

Friday: Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s with mostly sunny skies.

 

Saturday: Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s with mostly cloudy skies and a few afternoon or evening showers and thunderstorms.

 

Sunday: Highs in the mid to upper 70s with partly to mostly cloudy skies and afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms likely.

 

Please, contact me anytime with any weather questions, comments, or concerns at jconley@wabi.tv  or on Twitter @MeteoroloJess or you can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MeteorologistJessicaConley

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Sorrento, Corinth Fire Departments Receive Federal Grant Money http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/sorrento-corinth-fire-departments-receive-federal-grant-money/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sorrento-corinth-fire-departments-receive-federal-grant-money http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/sorrento-corinth-fire-departments-receive-federal-grant-money/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:39 +0000 Caitlin Burchill http://wabi.tv/?p=138637 More federal money heading to Maine to help support local fire fighting.

The Sorrento Fire Department will receive a little over $230,000 for a new tanker truck.

And, Corinth is getting almost $150,000 to fund a new pumper truck.

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More federal money heading to Maine to help support local fire fighting.

The Sorrento Fire Department will receive a little over $230,000 for a new tanker truck.

And, Corinth is getting almost $150,000 to fund a new pumper truck.

The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

 

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Stabbing in Sullivan http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/stabbing-sullivan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stabbing-sullivan http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/stabbing-sullivan/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:37:51 +0000 Caitlin Burchill http://wabi.tv/?p=138631 A person has been stabbed in Sullivan Wednesday morning.

A State Police spokesperson says it occurred on the Morency Road.

He says the wounds do not appear to be life threatening.

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A person has been stabbed in Sullivan Wednesday morning.

A State Police spokesperson says it occurred on the Morency Road.

He says the wounds do not appear to be life threatening.

State Police and Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputies are on scene.

Two people are in custody.

TV5 has a crew on scene. We will have more information as it becomes available.

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Senior Spotlight: Bangor Senior Forum http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/senior-spotlight-bangor-senior-forum/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=senior-spotlight-bangor-senior-forum http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/senior-spotlight-bangor-senior-forum/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:41:15 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=138620

 

Deborah Wisdom from Sunbury Village was in the studio with Joy on Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. She spoke to Joy about an upcoming open forum event for seniors that will be happening at Sunbury Village. The event will be on Friday, August 1st at 2:00PM.

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Deborah Wisdom from Sunbury Village was in the studio with Joy on Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. She spoke to Joy about an upcoming open forum event for seniors that will be happening at Sunbury Village. The event will be on Friday, August 1st at 2:00PM.

Seating is limited, so if you would like to attend the free event, please RSVP at 262-9600.

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Pesky Pig in Oakland Finally Captured http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/138616/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=138616 http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/138616/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:34:39 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=138616

You may remember us telling you about an escaped pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Oakland.

According to the morning sentinel, the four-month old was captured Tuesday.

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You may remember us telling you about an escaped pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Oakland.

According to the morning sentinel, the four-month old was captured Tuesday.

The 80-pound animal scared two children walking on the trail between Messalonskee Middle and High Schools and then chased a high school student and attacked a woman.

According to the newspaper, Oakland’s animal control officer and an expert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture tracked, baited and captured the pig.

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Should someone convicted of felony OUI should have it on their record for life? http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/someone-convicted-felony-oui-record-life/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=someone-convicted-felony-oui-record-life http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/someone-convicted-felony-oui-record-life/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:30:59 +0000 Neal Timoney http://wabi.tv/?p=138614 Yes     72%

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Exhibit To Honor Earhart’s Visit To Maine http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/exhibit-honor-earharts-visit-maine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=exhibit-honor-earharts-visit-maine http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/exhibit-honor-earharts-visit-maine/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:28:55 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138611 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group representing women pilots is planning to mark the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s visit to Maine.

An informational display is planned for Saturday in a hangar at Maine Instrument Flight, adjacent to the state airport in Augusta.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group representing women pilots is planning to mark the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s visit to Maine.

An informational display is planned for Saturday in a hangar at Maine Instrument Flight, adjacent to the state airport in Augusta.

Lori Plourd, chairwoman of the Katahdin Wings Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, tells the Portland Press-Herald that one of the goals is to encourage women to learn how to fly and show that aviation can be a viable career choice for women.

Members of the Maine Aviation Historical Society also plan to be on hand for the event.

Earhart visited Bangor, Waterville and Augusta in August 1934.

The aviation pioneer disappeared in the South Pacific in 1937 while attempting to circumnavigate the Globe.

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Officer Stops Man For Speeding, Then Saves Him http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/officer-stops-man-speeding-saves/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=officer-stops-man-speeding-saves http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/officer-stops-man-speeding-saves/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:11:25 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138590 KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Getting pulled over for speeding may have been the luckiest thing that happened to an elderly man in Maine.

Gavin Falconer was stopped on Saturday by a police officer in Kennebunk. But shortly after giving the officer his license and registration, the 84-year-old suffered an apparent heart attack and slumped over in the car with no pulse.

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KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Getting pulled over for speeding may have been the luckiest thing that happened to an elderly man in Maine.

Gavin Falconer was stopped on Saturday by a police officer in Kennebunk. But shortly after giving the officer his license and registration, the 84-year-old suffered an apparent heart attack and slumped over in the car with no pulse.

Police said the officer, Michael Harrington, quickly went from writing out a warning for the speeding infraction to administering CPR. A second officer then arrived with a defibrillator.

Falconer was brought to a hospital where he is recovering. He told WMTW-TV that he hoped to see the officer again and thank him.

Harrington said the incident is proof that there is no such thing as a “routine” traffic stop.

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Amtrak’s Downeaster Wrapping Up Difficult Month http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/amtraks-downeaster-wrapping-difficult-month/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=amtraks-downeaster-wrapping-difficult-month http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/amtraks-downeaster-wrapping-difficult-month/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:05:46 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138586 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Amtrak’s Downeaster is wrapping up the worst month for train cancellations since the passenger rail service launched more than a decade ago.

The train’s on-time performance usually runs around 80 percent but it dipped to about 15 percent in July and ridership has dropped because of delays and cancelations caused by track repairs following a harsh winter.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Amtrak’s Downeaster is wrapping up the worst month for train cancellations since the passenger rail service launched more than a decade ago.

The train’s on-time performance usually runs around 80 percent but it dipped to about 15 percent in July and ridership has dropped because of delays and cancelations caused by track repairs following a harsh winter.

Patricia Quinn of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority says Pan Am Railways, which owns the track between Brunswick and the Massachusetts border, has been replacing 2,000 rail ties.

She said trains should be on time next week.

Despite the delays that began in June, the Downeaster closed its fiscal year on June 30 with a 4.7 percent increase in ridership and record ticket revenue of $8.6 million.

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Sentencing For Maine Wife Pusher Set For Sept. 25 http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/sentencing-maine-wife-pusher-set-sept-25/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sentencing-maine-wife-pusher-set-sept-25 http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/sentencing-maine-wife-pusher-set-sept-25/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:03:46 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138587 ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Court officials say a former Maine resident convicted of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff will be sentenced on Sept. 25.

A Maine jury convicted 71-year-old Charles Black of six felonies on July 21. The top charge of attempted murder carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Officials say the sentencing date is tentative.

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Court officials say a former Maine resident convicted of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff will be sentenced on Sept. 25.

A Maine jury convicted 71-year-old Charles Black of six felonies on July 21. The top charge of attempted murder carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Officials say the sentencing date is tentative.

Black is convicted of hitting his then-wife Lisa Zahn on the head with a rock before pushing her off 800-foot Maiden Cliff in April 2011. Authorities say the couple had been arguing about Black’s infidelity and that he had been spending some of Zahn’s inheritance money.

Both fell down the mountainside and were hospitalized. The cliff is located in Camden Hills State Park. Black later moved to Utah.

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Vigil Held Outside Slain Family’s Apartment http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/vigil-held-outside-slain-familys-apartment/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=vigil-held-outside-slain-familys-apartment http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/vigil-held-outside-slain-familys-apartment/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:02:44 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138579 SACO, Maine (AP) — A candlelight vigil has been held for a Maine family killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

People gathered Tuesday night outside a Saco apartment building, where the family lived.

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SACO, Maine (AP) — A candlelight vigil has been held for a Maine family killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

People gathered Tuesday night outside a Saco apartment building, where the family lived.

Investigators say Joel Smith killed his wife and three children with a shotgun Saturday night, and then killed himself. Smith reportedly had financial problems.

Authorities say 35-year-old Heather Smith was shot along with the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Lily, in the parents’ bed. Joel Smith’s body was found on the floor nearby, the shotgun by his side.

Twelve-year-old Jason Montez and 7-year-old Noah Montez were found dead in their separate bedrooms.

Mourners released balloons into the air Tuesday night with messages from other children.

Heather Nason babysat the children and tells WMTW-TV that she’s “going to miss them greatly.”

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Lewiston Man Who Streamed Sex Act Gets 25 Years http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/lewiston-man-streamed-sex-act-gets-25-years/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lewiston-man-streamed-sex-act-gets-25-years http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/lewiston-man-streamed-sex-act-gets-25-years/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:58 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138519 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 30-year-old Lewiston man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child.

Court documents indicate Ethan Hinkley streamed video online as he forced a teenager to masturbate at knifepoint

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 30-year-old Lewiston man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child.

Court documents indicate Ethan Hinkley streamed video online as he forced a teenager to masturbate at knifepoint

A federal judge said she didn’t feel a proposed 15-year sentence for Hinkley would adequately protect the public, so she added 10 years to the sentence on Monday. Defense lawyer J. Hilary Billings filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday.

Prosecutors allege that in July 2012 Hinkley forced two boys, 12 and 15, to masturbate and play with a sex toy. Images of the older boy were streamed online. Hinkley allegedly threatened to cut off the older boy’s genitals if he refused.

The boys went to police the next day and Hinkley was arrested.

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Judge Keeps Bail Provisions For Former Chief http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/judge-keeps-bail-provisions-former-chief/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=judge-keeps-bail-provisions-former-chief http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/judge-keeps-bail-provisions-former-chief/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:55:48 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138468 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative has been denied permission to have supervised contact with four of his grandchildren.

A judge ruled Tuesday against 74-year-old Andrew Demers Jr. of New Gloucester. He pleaded not guilty in April.

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine State Police chief charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old relative has been denied permission to have supervised contact with four of his grandchildren.

A judge ruled Tuesday against 74-year-old Andrew Demers Jr. of New Gloucester. He pleaded not guilty in April.

Defense lawyer Walter McKee sought to amend the conditions of Demers’ $5,000 cash bail. He said the children’s parents supported the effort, but District Attorney Stephanie Anderson asked to keep the bail conditions intact.

Gross sexual assault carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. Demers served 26 years with the state police and served as chief for six years before retiring in 1993.

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Peace Camp In Otisfield Unites Israeli, Palestinian Teens http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/peace-camp-otisfield-unites-israeli-palestinian-teens/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=peace-camp-otisfield-unites-israeli-palestinian-teens http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/peace-camp-otisfield-unites-israeli-palestinian-teens/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:49:12 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138461 A raging conflict in the Gaza Strip isn’t dimming the hopes for peace among those who’ve taken part in a unique American camp.

Seeds of Peace is preparing to welcome teens from Israel, the Palestinian territories and other conflict-plagued countries at its camp in Otisfield, Maine.

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A raging conflict in the Gaza Strip isn’t dimming the hopes for peace among those who’ve taken part in a unique American camp.

Seeds of Peace is preparing to welcome teens from Israel, the Palestinian territories and other conflict-plagued countries at its camp in Otisfield, Maine.

For many, the camp is the first opportunity to form friendships with peers that might be considered enemies.

The camp began in 1993. Past participants say, even today, the lessons learned there nudge them to consider their words, have compassion for the other side and always to aim for peace.

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Rumford Officer Justified In Shooting http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/rumford-officer-justified-shooting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rumford-officer-justified-shooting http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/rumford-officer-justified-shooting/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:44:12 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138444 RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general has ruled that a Rumford police officer was legally justified in using deadly force against a suicidal woman who was advancing on him with a knife.

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RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — The Maine attorney general has ruled that a Rumford police officer was legally justified in using deadly force against a suicidal woman who was advancing on him with a knife.

Police responded after 25-year-old Jessica Byrn-Francisco reported to her counselor that she’d ingested drugs in an attempt to take her own life.

Investigators say an officer tried to subdue her to take her into protective custody before she unfolded a knife. Investigators said she advanced on the officer before turning her attention to Sgt. Tracey Higley, who retreated before firing twice when she declined orders to drop the knife.

Investigators said both police officers tried to use stun guns but the tactics failed. The woman survived the shooting and faces charges of criminal threatening, a case that is pending.

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Car Crashes Into Tractor In Maine, Injuring Driver http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/car-crashes-tractor-maine-injuring-driver/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=car-crashes-tractor-maine-injuring-driver http://wabi.tv/2014/07/30/car-crashes-tractor-maine-injuring-driver/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:42:02 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138441 LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Limington, Maine, car crash between a tractor and car shut down traffic in the area for hours and hospitalized one of the drivers.

Police say the crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. Tuesday when Limerick resident Richard Chaput crashed his car into an agricultural tractor operated by Gaetan Paulin of Limington. Police say Caput apparently did not see the tractor as he followed a turn in the road.

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LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Limington, Maine, car crash between a tractor and car shut down traffic in the area for hours and hospitalized one of the drivers.

Police say the crash occurred at 4:13 a.m. Tuesday when Limerick resident Richard Chaput crashed his car into an agricultural tractor operated by Gaetan Paulin of Limington. Police say Caput apparently did not see the tractor as he followed a turn in the road.

Limington Fire and Rescue extricated Chaput, who was transported to Maine Medical Center. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The tractor operator did not require medical care.

Paulin is an employee of Brackett’s Apple Orchards and was headed to spray an orchard. Police say the spray chemicals did not pose a threat.

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Former Vice Presidential Candidate Promotes New Book in Bangor http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/former-vice-presidential-candidate-promotes-new-book-bangor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=former-vice-presidential-candidate-promotes-new-book-bangor http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/former-vice-presidential-candidate-promotes-new-book-bangor/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:39:11 +0000 Logan Briggs http://wabi.tv/?p=138573

Former vice presidential candidate and Maine broadcaster Pat Lamarche was in Bangor Tuesday promoting her new book.

Pat Lamarche was at the Bangor Public Library for a sneak peek at “Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?”

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Former vice presidential candidate and Maine broadcaster Pat Lamarche was in Bangor Tuesday promoting her new book.

Pat Lamarche was at the Bangor Public Library for a sneak peek at “Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?”

She says it’s about getting out the real story about who built our country and how they went about it.

Lamarche says the book is the real story of laborers, educators, artists, and others throughout US history.

“I’d love to have this book in every high school in the country. I think that people need to know the truth, or that this book pokes somebody in the eye to write a better book,” said Pat Lamarche, Author.

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Skies turned partly sunny today as the storm and cold front that brought the showers and thunderstorms to Maine Sunday and Monday continued to move north and east of New England.  Skies tonight will be partly to mostly clear as drier air continues to spill into our region and by dawn temps will be running several degrees below normal as temps range from the upper 40s to mid 50s. Over the next few days a storm in the upper levels of the atmosphere will remain parked just to the north of the Great Lakes Region and that will likely allow a few hit and miss showers and storms to dot our region each of the next few afternoons, otherwise the skies will run partly sunny Wednesday and Thursday. Across Maine the best shot of seeing the brief pop-up showers and storms the next couple of days will be across the north and mountains. Temps the next few days will range from low 70s to very low 80s, which is just a bit below normal.

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Skies turned partly sunny today as the storm and cold front that brought the showers and thunderstorms to Maine Sunday and Monday continued to move north and east of New England.  Skies tonight will be partly to mostly clear as drier air continues to spill into our region and by dawn temps will be running several degrees below normal as temps range from the upper 40s to mid 50s. Over the next few days a storm in the upper levels of the atmosphere will remain parked just to the north of the Great Lakes Region and that will likely allow a few hit and miss showers and storms to dot our region each of the next few afternoons, otherwise the skies will run partly sunny Wednesday and Thursday. Across Maine the best shot of seeing the brief pop-up showers and storms the next couple of days will be across the north and mountains. Temps the next few days will range from low 70s to very low 80s, which is just a bit below normal.

. As we start the month of August a weak ridge of high pressure will develop over New England and likely bring partly sunny skies to Maine Friday, with near normal temps as highs climb into the upper 70s to low 80s. A storm riding up along a stalled front just to the east of New England might bring more numerous showers to mostly eastern parts of New England this weekend, but the storm’s showers may also stay just offshore, we will keep you posted as we get closer to the weekend.

 

Tonight: Partly to mostly clear, with low temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, with widely scattered showers possible and high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.

 

Thursday: Partly sunny, with hit and miss showers and storms likely and high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.

 

 

Friday: Partly sunny, with widely scattered showers possible and high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.

 

Saturday: More clouds than sun, with scattered showers and storms likely and high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.

 

Sunday: Variably cloudy, few scattered showers possible and high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.

 

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Mason Wins Charlie’s Maine Open Championship http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/mason-wins-charlies-maine-open-championship/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mason-wins-charlies-maine-open-championship http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/mason-wins-charlies-maine-open-championship/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:04:14 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=138564

Charlie’s Maine Open Championship Final

Augusta Country Club

Andrew Mason -8

Mark Purrington -6

Jeb Buchanan -5

Eric Egloff -5

Bryan Bigley -5

Joe Toland -5

7 Players Tied at -4

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Charlie’s Maine Open Championship Final

Augusta Country Club

Andrew Mason -8

Mark Purrington -6

Jeb Buchanan -5

Eric Egloff -5

Bryan Bigley -5

Joe Toland -5

7 Players Tied at -4

 

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Former Black Bear Smith Named PIFL MVP for 2014 http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/former-black-bear-smith-named-pifl-mvp-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=former-black-bear-smith-named-pifl-mvp-2014 http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/former-black-bear-smith-named-pifl-mvp-2014/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:58:47 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=138561

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Portland Lands 2015 Eastern League All Star Game http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/portland-lands-2015-eastern-league-star-game/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=portland-lands-2015-eastern-league-star-game http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/portland-lands-2015-eastern-league-star-game/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:53:23 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=138558

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Maine State Senior American Legion Tournament Starts Tomorrow in Bangor http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/maine-state-senior-american-legion-tournament-starts-tomorrow-bangor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=maine-state-senior-american-legion-tournament-starts-tomorrow-bangor http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/maine-state-senior-american-legion-tournament-starts-tomorrow-bangor/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:46:45 +0000 Eric Gullickson http://wabi.tv/?p=138555

American Legion State Tournament

Brewer Falcons vs Staples Crossing 10 AM

Bessey Motors vs Post 51 12:30 PM

Franklin County vs Pastime 3:30 PM

Morill vs Bangor Comrades 6:30 PM

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American Legion State Tournament

Brewer Falcons vs Staples Crossing 10 AM

Bessey Motors vs Post 51 12:30 PM

Franklin County vs Pastime 3:30 PM

Morill vs Bangor Comrades 6:30 PM

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Democrats, Republicans Tout Legislative Candidates http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/democrats-republicans-tout-legislative-candidates/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=democrats-republicans-tout-legislative-candidates http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/democrats-republicans-tout-legislative-candidates/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:14:54 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138460

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The races for the Maine House and Senate are finalized and both parties say they are poised to win this November.

Monday was the deadline for parties to submit replacements for candidates that had dropped out since the June 10 primary.

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The races for the Maine House and Senate are finalized and both parties say they are poised to win this November.

Monday was the deadline for parties to submit replacements for candidates that had dropped out since the June 10 primary.

Republicans, who want to retake both chambers, are fielding candidates in all but one of the 151 races for the House of Representatives. House Republican Leader Ken Fredette says that shows the momentum is in their favor.

Democrats have 139 candidates and say they are well positioned to maintain control with more than double the number of incumbents on the ballot than Republicans.

In the Senate, Republicans are fielding 34 candidates, while Democrats are running candidates in all 35 races.

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15 Rescued From Saco River Canoe Trip http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/15-rescued-saco-river-canoe-trip/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=15-rescued-saco-river-canoe-trip http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/15-rescued-saco-river-canoe-trip/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:59:59 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138440 FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Police say 15 people were rescued from the Saco River after the river swelled during a late-night canoeing trip.

WGME-TV ( ) reports a large group of canoers and campers were taking the overnight trip along the river in Fryeburg. The station reports the river swelled 2 feet in just 10 minutes, capsizing one of the canoes. It took rescue crews four hours to bring all of the campers to safety early Tuesday morning.

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FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Police say 15 people were rescued from the Saco River after the river swelled during a late-night canoeing trip.

WGME-TV ( ) reports a large group of canoers and campers were taking the overnight trip along the river in Fryeburg. The station reports the river swelled 2 feet in just 10 minutes, capsizing one of the canoes. It took rescue crews four hours to bring all of the campers to safety early Tuesday morning.

The swelling river left the group stranded in a part of the river that is not easily accessible by land. Police say that high water and thick fog made for extremely unsafe conditions. No one was hurt.

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Tornado Confirmed In Limington, Maine http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/tornado-confirmed-limington-maine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tornado-confirmed-limington-maine http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/tornado-confirmed-limington-maine/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:58:59 +0000 The Associated Press http://wabi.tv/?p=138451 GRAY, Maine (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in the town of Limington, Maine.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley said a team is in the field Tuesday to make measurements and to track the tornado’s path. Trees were uprooted, power lines were knocked down and a teenage boy was struck by lightning in Naples as the thunderstorm roared through the area Monday.

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GRAY, Maine (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in the town of Limington, Maine.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley said a team is in the field Tuesday to make measurements and to track the tornado’s path. Trees were uprooted, power lines were knocked down and a teenage boy was struck by lightning in Naples as the thunderstorm roared through the area Monday.

Tornadoes are supposed to be a rarity in Maine but there have been several recent reports of twisters.

Earlier this month, a tornado touched down in St. Albans. Hawley said there also were reports Sunday of a waterspout over Sebago Lake but it caused no damage and couldn’t be confirmed.

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KIDNEY STONES: THE HOTTER IT GETS THE MORE IT HURTS

Research released this past month from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia has reported an increase in the number of individuals, including children, developing kidney stones. Although there are many factors that can contribute to kidney stone formation, the research showed that there was a direct relationship between the average daily temperatures and the risk of having a kidney stone. Also, after heat waves, medical visits for this stones peak about 3 days later. The researchers reported that if our average daily temperatures increase as most climatologists predict, we will continue to see more kidney stones. Currently there are 70% more kidney stone events than we had 20 years ago with approximately 1 in 10 adults suffering this painful condition.

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KIDNEY STONES: THE HOTTER IT GETS THE MORE IT HURTS

Research released this past month from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia has reported an increase in the number of individuals, including children, developing kidney stones. Although there are many factors that can contribute to kidney stone formation, the research showed that there was a direct relationship between the average daily temperatures and the risk of having a kidney stone. Also, after heat waves, medical visits for this stones peak about 3 days later. The researchers reported that if our average daily temperatures increase as most climatologists predict, we will continue to see more kidney stones. Currently there are 70% more kidney stone events than we had 20 years ago with approximately 1 in 10 adults suffering this painful condition.

The primary mechanism of this heat-related increase is thought to be the dehydration that can occur in hot weather, causing more concentrated urine as our body tries to conserve water. This is best prevented by increasing our fluid consumption. But there are other things we could do to prevent this painful problem – and many experts say the pain of blocked ureter from a stone can exceed the pain experienced during childbirth. Besides making sure we are drinking 2-3 quarts of fluid daily with more during hot weather, it is important to decrease overall salt in the diet since our kidneys have to work overtime to excrete the salt losing valuable water in the process. In the past because most stones have calcium, some doctors had advised cutting back on this mineral. However, now most experts believe that calcium is not chief culprit. Instead most stones also contain oxalates which are found in chocolate, tea, nuts, spinach, sweet potato, and other foods. It makes better sense to decrease these foods rather than to decrease calcium.
FAQ’s
1. I drink very little water during the day, but do consume tea, coffee, juice, soft drinks, and milk. Do these fluids count toward the 2-3 quart daily amount?
Answer–yes and no. Although they are not as good as pure water, they help. However it is smart to limit your intake of caffeinated products to 12-16 ounces per day, juice to 6-8 ounces per day and soft drinks 0-1 daily for other health reasons. That would still require at least a quart of water which is the best hydrating fluid!

2. How do you know when you are working on a kidney stone?
Answer — it is not just low back pain which can be a sign — usually there will also will be a trace of blood in the urine. Sometimes this cannot be seen with the naked eye but a simple test at a doctor’s office can easily determine this problem. Sometimes the pain is very severe, associated with nausea and vomiting. When this occurs it is very difficult to increase fluid intake, and at that point most experts would generally recommend an urgent visit as soon as possible to get evaluated and treated

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For many parents, affording new school supplies every year can be a struggle–and that can be a major source of anxiety for kids.

But a Rockland woman is leading an effort to make sure every student hits the ground running.

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For many parents, affording new school supplies every year can be a struggle–and that can be a major source of anxiety for kids.

But a Rockland woman is leading an effort to make sure every student hits the ground running.

Last summer personal trainer Stephanie Williams had an idea.

“I’m a fitness instructor and was teaching a class one day and we basically just thought that it would be neat to all come up with a backpack and fill it with school supplies,” said Williams.

A few backpacks became 110, and this year Williams is looking to beat that number-all for local children who could use a helping hand.

“There’s about 38 percent of children who don’t know where their next dinner is going to come from, and we find that if we can help out in any way we can, whether it be school supplies or any other support, we think that that’s important,” said Williams.

And this year local marketing firm DreamLocal has gotten on board with “Backpacks for Kids” as well.

“We’re a digital marketing agency, so our job is to help spread the word about all the good work Stephanie’s doing. We’re using facebook, we’re using press releases, and anybody that we can to help share what we’re trying to do,” said Williams.

Thanks to that help, they’ve got 50 backbacks with three weeks still left to go.

About a week before school starts Stephanie will be delivering these backpacks to local superintendents, who will then distribute them to teachers for the first day of school.

And hopefully bring smiles to the faces of children throughout the mid-coast region.

“I find that every child needs to have positive self esteem. And if they are going to school and they don’t have anything, then that’s really going to ruin their first day of school, so just supplying them with a new backpack and some pencils and a few supplies may make their day. And it will help them to not worry about those small things and focus on what’s important, and that’s their education,” said Williams.

The deadline for donations is August 22nd.

Suggested list of items needed:

#2 Pencils Pens Crayons

Markers Colored Pencils Erasers

Glue, Glue sticks Spiral Notebooks White Lined Paper (loose)

3 Ring Binders (1-3″) Zipper Binder Pencil Case

Safety Scissors Highlighters Ruler

Divider Tabs

Drop-off locations:

Southend Grocery – 67 South Main St., Rockland

Mid-Coast Gym – 44 Park St., Rockland

Mid-Coast Recreation Center – 535 West St., Rockport (MRC)

For more information visit dreamlocal.com or call 542-1514.

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4 Mos. Jail for Community Center Funds Thief http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/4-mos-jail-community-center-funds-thief/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=4-mos-jail-community-center-funds-thief http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/4-mos-jail-community-center-funds-thief/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:56:38 +0000 Adrienne DiPiazza http://wabi.tv/?p=138503 A Palmyra woman is going to jail for four months for stealing $20,000 from the Sebasticook Valley Community Center in Newport.

Jamie Meservy pleaded no contest to the charges against her.

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A Palmyra woman is going to jail for four months for stealing $20,000 from the Sebasticook Valley Community Center in Newport.

Jamie Meservy pleaded no contest to the charges against her.

She has paid back the money she took and is not allowed to handle other people’s money.

The judge said he may have imposed a lighter sentence but didn’t because Meservy showed no signs of remorse.

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No Sentence Yet for Orono Child Sex Offender http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/sentence-yet-orono-child-sex-offender/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sentence-yet-orono-child-sex-offender http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/sentence-yet-orono-child-sex-offender/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:50:07 +0000 Adrienne DiPiazza http://wabi.tv/?p=138501

No sentencing Tuesday in the case of an Orono man charges with more than 120 sex crimes against children.

After hours in the courtroom, Justice William Anderson said he needed more time to go over the case of 40-year-old Wyatt Higgins-Tripp. Prosecutors say Tripp had more than a thousand instance of sexual contact with young boys inside his home.

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No sentencing Tuesday in the case of an Orono man charges with more than 120 sex crimes against children.

After hours in the courtroom, Justice William Anderson said he needed more time to go over the case of 40-year-old Wyatt Higgins-Tripp. Prosecutors say Tripp had more than a thousand instance of sexual contact with young boys inside his home.

Tuesday in court he pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Some of the victims were in the courtroom and read statements to the judge.

The state is asking for a minimum of 10 years in prison. The defense says Tripp would be better served if he spent less time in jail and more time getting treatment.

The court did not set a date for sentencing.

 

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Senate Candidate Bellows Stops in Bangor During Walk Across Maine http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/senate-candidate-bellows-stops-bangor-walk-across-maine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=senate-candidate-bellows-stops-bangor-walk-across-maine http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/senate-candidate-bellows-stops-bangor-walk-across-maine/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:35:43 +0000 Caitlin Burchill http://wabi.tv/?p=138490

U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows trekked through Bangor Tuesday.

The democrat who’s hoping to defeat incumbent Republican Susan Collins is walking 350 miles across the state. She started in Houlton.

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U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows trekked through Bangor Tuesday.

The democrat who’s hoping to defeat incumbent Republican Susan Collins is walking 350 miles across the state. She started in Houlton.

At a press conference today, Bellows says she hopes this grassroots campaign will highlight what’s happening in local economies. She says she’d represent working class people in Washington.

Bellows also shared her stance on issues and stories about her travels, including a stop in Mattawamkeag along the way for a town hall meeting.

“We were very grateful for Shenna in her visit. We are very grateful she spent time in our community and got to know the people there,” said Tom Vicaire. He and his wife hosted Bellows in Mattawamkeag.

“This is a tough challenge. This is a tough race. It’s not easy to walk 350 miles from Houlton to Kittery, but anything worth doing takes effort and hard work and tenacity and I’m here to ask for your vote in November,” said Bellows.

Bellows says she was inspired to do this by former Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen, who walked across the 2nd congressional district when he ran for the seat in 1972.

She’ll stop in sixty-three communities along the way.

She’s expected to finish the walk in Kittery two weeks from today.

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Some campers in Bangor are spending the week learning about life in the media.

They’re taking part in Maine Media Camp at the New England School of Communications.

Three dozen high school students from seven states are there.

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Some campers in Bangor are spending the week learning about life in the media.

They’re taking part in Maine Media Camp at the New England School of Communications.

Three dozen high school students from seven states are there.

The camp gives them a chance to experience all kinds of aspects of the media and communications industries – from television reporting to video production to  radio broadcasting.

Andrew Skillings from Biddeford says, “Don’t stick to one field, don’t stick with just audio engineering or digital photography. they want you to experience a little bit of everything. And even if you’re not going to minor in those fields, look at them, join clubs with them.”

Natalie Bunton from Newfields, New Hampshire, says, “You might want to do radio broadcasting but you need to know about audio, sound, everything, EP. It’s not just one subject you’re looking at.  It’s just one of them. Which is really kind of cool. I never really noticed that you have to know a lot about everything to be hirable.”

The students live on the Husson University campus during the week, giving them a little taste of college life, too.

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The Maine DEP heard from the public Tuesday afternoon as they try to decide what to do about some potentially dangerous chemicals found in ordinary household products.

The chemicals being called into question are called phthalates and they’re commonly found in soft plastic products like shower curtains, rain coats and garden hoses.

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The Maine DEP heard from the public Tuesday afternoon as they try to decide what to do about some potentially dangerous chemicals found in ordinary household products.

The chemicals being called into question are called phthalates and they’re commonly found in soft plastic products like shower curtains, rain coats and garden hoses.

They’ve been linked to birth defects, learning disabilities, behavioral problems and other issues in kids. Whether Maine consumers have the right to know what products contain these chemicals is now in the hands of the Maine DEP.

“They’re also often used in personal care products like shampoos and lotions. A tell-take sign that your product might contain phthalates is the use of the word fragrance. That’s a catch-all term used to conceal chemicals like phthalates in products,” said Emma Halas-O’Connor from the Environmental Health Strategies Center.

A large group rallied outside the DEP headquarters in Augusta prior to the public hearing. The same group dropped off more than enough signatures on petitions to force the DEP to act under state law. They’re asking that four of these phthalates be named as priority chemicals under the Kids Safe Products Act and that manufacturers who use these phthalates in their products be required to report that to the state.

Jeff Gearhart, who works for an organization called healthystuff.org, that tests products for dangerous chemicals, was one of those who testified.

“We found 79% of the products we’ve tested have phthalates plasticizers in them that have been banned in children’s products by the U.S. Consumer products safety commission. So they’re quite prevalent in vinyl products that are actually throughout our economy.”

Paige Holmes considered herself an informed consumer. That was before she had herself tested for phthalates.

“Lo and behold I had the highest level of phthalates of anyone in the group. and higher than 90% of Americans tested by the U.S. CDC.”

Even more disturbing for Holmes, she has no idea where these phthalates came from. The public comment period ends September 29. After that, the DEP has 120-days to make their ruling.

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Fatal Vassalboro Two-Car Crash http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/fatal-vassalboro-two-car-crash/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fatal-vassalboro-two-car-crash http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/fatal-vassalboro-two-car-crash/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:28:21 +0000 Caitlin Burchill http://wabi.tv/?p=138476 A Windsor man died in a two-car crash in Vassalboro Tuesday.

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office says 91-year-old Clifford Welch was a passenger in a car that was struck by a pickup truck while pulling onto Route 3 from Legion Park Road.

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A Windsor man died in a two-car crash in Vassalboro Tuesday.

The Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office says 91-year-old Clifford Welch was a passenger in a car that was struck by a pickup truck while pulling onto Route 3 from Legion Park Road.

It happened around 8 Tuesday morning.

His wife was driving. She was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The pickup driver was not seriously hurt.

The accident is under investigation.



 

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Finance is Fun: Retirement By The Numbers http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/finance-fun-retirement-numbers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=finance-fun-retirement-numbers http://wabi.tv/2014/07/29/finance-fun-retirement-numbers/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:29:50 +0000 Allison Arbo http://wabi.tv/?p=138471

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about retirement and how are people getting ready for retirement, or already in retirement, how are they liking the decisions they made?

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Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about retirement and how are people getting ready for retirement, or already in retirement, how are they liking the decisions they made?

She explained how they are making decisions and what decisions people are  making about the retirement transition.

How much- About 85% of what you are bringing in now is the amount many experts say is what you’d do well with in retirement. Fidelity Investments has estimated, living until perhaps age 92, we should try to save 6 times our ending annual salary. What do you expect to be earning near retirement? Aim to save 6 times that. But the sobering fact is that according to a survey by Employee benefit Research about 36% of folks have saved LESS than $10,000.

Social Security- According to a study by Nationwide Financial 38% of retirees regret having claimed their Social Security benefits early. An article in Investments News reports that retirees can claim Social Security benefits as early as 62, but their benefits are permanently reduced by 25% compared to waiting until full retirement age of 66 to begin payments. And those willing to wait even longer earn delayed retirement credits worth 8% per year for every years they postpone benefits up to age 70, increasing their benefits by an additional 32%. And that, my friends, is real money.

What age- The longer you wait the better for your wallet. Delaying retirement by even just a few years can increase your annual Social Security benefit, may allow your savings to grow for a few additional years. But healthcare costs are also a concern. And if you retire before age 65, and before you are eligible for Medicare, it could add to your healthcare costs.

Citations:

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/print/WSJ_-R001-20131028.pdf

http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20140604/FREE/140609975

http://www.investmentnews.com/article/20140612/BLOG05/140619968

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