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Proposed Bill to Ban Handheld Cellphones for Drivers

Proposed Bill to Ban Handheld Cellphones for Drivers

| April 14, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Republican-controlled Maine Senate has supported a bill that would prohibit people from using hand-held cellphones while driving. The Senate on Tuesday voted 24-10 in favor of rejecting the Transportation Committee’s recommendation that the bill be killed. The Senate then gave the bill initial approval, sending it to the Democratic-led House […]

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Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle Crash

| April 13, 2015

State Police say an Augusta man was critically injured Sunday afternoon in  a motorcycle crash in Vassalboro.  39 year old Andrew Olson suffered serious head injuries when his motorcycle went off the Cushnoc Road and struck a guy wire attached to a utility pole. Trooper G. J. Neagle said it appears Olson lost control on […]

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Mars Hill Drug Bust Update

Mars Hill Drug Bust Update

| April 3, 2015

A Mars Hill woman is behind bars  after law enforcement executed a warrant to search her home. According to MDEA Supervisory Special Agent Craig Holder, 44-year old Leda Giggey was arrested at her home on Benjamin Street Friday afternoon for trafficking in Schedule W drugs, a Class B felony. MDEA, the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office […]

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Ski Resort Shuts Down 2nd Chairlift

Ski Resort Shuts Down 2nd Chairlift

| April 3, 2015

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) – A Maine ski resort has shut down a second chairlift less than two weeks after a malfunction on another lift injured seven skiers. Sugarloaf ski area announced Thursday that it had taken the Timberline lift out of service as a precaution after a maintenance crew found the drive […]

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Fire Chief Theft

Fire Chief Theft

| April 3, 2015

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) – A prosecutor is giving a former Skowhegan fire chief time to consider a plea agreement for felony charges that he stole from a New Hampshire town. The Morning Sentinel reports Richard E. Fowler Jr. will face a trial in Superior Court if he does not take the plea. Strafford County, New […]

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