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Lifeguard Shortage

| July 2, 2014

SACO, Maine (AP) – Some coastal Maine communities as well as the state are dealing with a shortage of lifeguards for their beaches, a situation some say puts public safety at risk. Old Orchard Beach is seven lifeguards short. Veteran lifeguard Ryan Chicoine  tells WMTW-TV many of his colleagues have taken jobs in towns that […]

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Missing 82-Year-Old Waterville Man Found

| July 2, 2014

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) – An 82-year-old man who disappeared from a car while his brother was in the grocery store has been found. Waterville Police Sgt. Daniel Goss tells WZON-AM that Wesley Johnston was found sitting under a tree in the woods Tuesday night. He suffered from severe dehydration after spending eight hours in the […]

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FBI Looking for Man Wanted in Maine Bank Robbery

| July 2, 2014

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) – The FBI and Maine law enforcement agencies are looking for a man wanted in connection to a robbery at a Hallowell bank last week. The FBI’s Boston Division said Wednesday that it’s searching for John Slater of Augusta. It says a federal arrest warrant was issued for Slater by the U.S. […]

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Two Maine Public Colleges Among Most Expensive

| July 2, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A U.S. Department of Education report puts the University of Southern Maine and Maine Maritime Academy among the most expensive public colleges for in-state students. USM came in 23rd for four-year colleges with $18,177 a year in net costs, or the amount students paid after grants and scholarships. The report lists […]

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Sheriff’s Office Charges Caribou Man with Drug Trafficking

| July 1, 2014

Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Ward Ballard, 49, of Caribou, charging him with two counts of felony trafficking in scheduled drugs. The charges are a result of an investigation by Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputies that began with a traffic stop, on Route 1 in Mars Hill, on the evening of June 18th. At that time, Ballard […]

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