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Kittery Heroin Arrest

Kittery Heroin Arrest

| May 22, 2015

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Kittery Police arrested a Wells man Thursday night and charged him with selling heroin. Arrested is 29 year old Cole Dalton, who was charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin For the past month the MDEA York District Task Force and Kittery Police have been involved in an investigation into […]

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Driving-Cellphone Ban

Driving-Cellphone Ban

| May 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A bill that sought to prohibit drivers from using hand-held cellphones has been defeated in the Maine Legislature. The Democratic-led House voted 82-65 against an amended version of Republican Sen. Roger Katz’s bill on Wednesday. The bill is now dead. The Republican-controlled Senate had modified the proposal to reduce the penalties […]

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PUC Keeps Wind Project Negotiations Alive

PUC Keeps Wind Project Negotiations Alive

| May 20, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine utility regulators are moving forward with a plan to enter into a long-term contract with a proposed wind power project in Somerset County. The Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 on Wednesday to accept modified terms for an agreement to buy power from NextEra’s proposed Highland Wind project. If the company […]

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Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction Upheld

Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction Upheld

| May 19, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine’s highest court is upholding the conviction of a northern Maine man convicted of collecting more than $50,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while operating an engine repair business. An Aroostook County jury convicted 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. of Monticello of theft in April 2014. He injured his hand while working as […]

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Burglary at State Trooper’s Home

Burglary at State Trooper’s Home

| May 19, 2015

WEST GARDINER, Maine (AP) – State police say they’ve charged three people following a burglary at a state trooper’s home in West Gardiner, after one of the stolen items, a kayak, showed up for sale online. Police said Tuesday the arrests happened after the kayak was sold. They say they arrested 29-year-old Dustin Woodworth of […]

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