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Pit Party Busted

| July 1, 2014

On Friday, June 27, ┬áthe Aroostook County Underage Drinking Taskforce was given information of a pit party just off of the Albair Road in Caribou. A response team was formed, a plan was initiated and at approximately 11:00pm, the team responded to the underage drinking pit party. Approximately 60 people from the central Aroostook County […]

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Women’s Clinic Opens at Augusta VA Facility

| July 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – A new clinic for women veterans has opened at the VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus in Augusta. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud were among the dignitaries who attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The number of women served by Togus and other VA hospitals has been increasing, and the […]

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Former Maine Court Employee Guilty of Theft

| July 1, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A former Maine court employee has been convicted of theft and tampering with public records. A judge found 48-eight-year-old Danielle Beckwith guilty on Monday. She worked as a supervisor at a transcript production office at Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor when she was accused of attempted theft by deception. Prosecutors accused […]

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Maine Man Dies Before Accident That Cuts Power

| July 1, 2014

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) – Authorities say an 81-year-old Ellsworth man suffered a medical emergency and died before crashing into a utility pole in an accident that knocked out power to most of the city’s downtown. WNSX-FM reports Edward McFarland was apparently dead before crashing on Water Street on Tuesday morning. Police told the station McFarland […]

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Maine Welcomes Home Guard Unit From Afghanistan

| July 1, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – All of the Maine Army National Guard members who deployed to Afghanistan in August are back home. About 1,000 family members and supporters welcomed more than 150 members of the 133rd Engineer Battalion back to U.S. soil at the Augusta Armory Tuesday. Another 13 who deployed were greeted in a ceremony […]

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