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Taliban attacks school in Pakistan, dozens killed

| December 16, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Officials in Pakistan say an attack on a military-run school in the city of Peshawar is being carried out by a Pakistani Taliban group trying to overthrow the government. Officials say at least 126 people have been killed, mostly children, and dozens more are wounded. But the attack is ongoing. One parent whose […]

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Customers take advantage of tree farm’s honor system

| December 15, 2014

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) – The owner of a Maine Christmas tree farm says customers are taking advantage of his business’ honor system by stealing trees and wreaths. Todd Murphy, of Trees to Please in Norridgewock, Maine, says about $2,000 worth of merchandise has been stolen this season, including about a dozen trees worth $400 over the […]

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Maine Toll Revenue Mostly From Non-Mainers

| December 12, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine Turnpike officials say nearly two-thirds of all the toll revenue collected on the highway this year is coming from motorists who don’t live the state. The Portland Press-Herald reports that’s an increase from two years ago, when an estimated 54 percent of the $105 million in tolls came from out-of-state drivers. […]

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A Professor at the University of Maine at Presque Isle Travels the World all for Science

| December 12, 2014

From Presque Isle Maine, to Warsaw, Poland.  Professor of Geology at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Kevin McCartney, has been traveling around the world all in the name of science. He’s been to Japan, China, and is currently in Poland. “Well I am actually finishing up my fourth month. I am doing what […]

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The future of the Presque Isle City Hall still in question

| December 12, 2014

Presque Isle City Hall sits at 12 second street and is in need of some work. “The council noticed that this building is going to have to have some money spent on it in the very near future. So what they wanted to do was explore the possibility of how much they could get if […]

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