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North Pond Hermit Finishes Special Court Program

North Pond Hermit Finishes Special Court Program

| March 23, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -The man known as the North Pond Hermit has finished a special court program.  Christopher Knight was arrested on theft and burglary charges after stealing food, clothing and camping gear from homes.  He was living in the Maine woods for 27 years before he was arrested.  He was arrested in April 2013. He […]

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Chairlift at Sugarloaf Passed Inspection Last Fall

Chairlift at Sugarloaf Passed Inspection Last Fall

| March 23, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A state inspection report last fall revealed some minor issues with the chairlift that malfunctioned over the weekend at Sugarloaf.  Those issues were addressed. The Board of Elevator and Tramway Safety required the replacement of a hydraulic pump, repair of the two-way voice communication system and servicing of an auxiliary power […]

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Cyber Attack Briefly Takes Down Maine.gov Website

Cyber Attack Briefly Takes Down Maine.gov Website

| March 23, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine’s government website is back online after it was briefly down due to an external cyberattack. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said a “denial-of-service” attack caused the website to be briefly inaccessible on Monday. That type of hacker attack occurs when hundreds of thousands of email messages are sent to the […]

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19 year old Sentenced to 7 years for Assaulting Taxi Driver in Saint-Leonard, N.B.

19 year old Sentenced to 7 years for Assaulting Taxi Driver in Saint-Leonard, N.B.

| March 10, 2015

A 19 year old man, originally from the Grand Falls area, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for aggravated assault.  Jules Cote entered a guilty plea in Edmundston Provincial Court Monday.  The sentencing is in relation to an attack on a taxi driver that happened on November 26th, 2014 in Saint-Leonard, New Brunswick. […]

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Update on Fatal Crash

Update on Fatal Crash

| March 10, 2015

Police are releasing more details in the fatal crash the Madawaska Lake area.  Officials have confirmed that 38 year old Kim Lausier was pregnant at the time of the crash.  Lausier was killed in the crash, along with  33 year old Bobbie-Jo Johnston from Fort Fairfield, her mother, 52 year old Laurie Ann Johnston and […]

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