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Winter Weather Warnings and Advisories

| November 7, 2014

FROM THE NWS IN CARIBOU… SNOW WILL CONTINUE INTO THIS AFTERNOON AND DIMINISH TO SNOW SHOWERS BY EVENING AS GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS FOLLOW THE STORM. NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET -NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ALLAGASH …CLAYTON LAKE…MADAWASKA…FORT KENT…FRENCHVILLE… PRESQUE ISLE…CARIBOU…VAN BUREN…MARS HILL…BAKER LAKE… BILLY-JACK DEPOT…BAXTER ST PARK…CHAMBERLAIN LAKE… CHURCHILL DAM…MOUNT KATAHDIN …WINTER STORM WARNING […]

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Wait times down, choice cards in mail

| November 6, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Veterans Affairs Department says it has reduced wait times for appointments at VA health care facilities by 18 percent since May. Meanwhile, so-called choice cards began going out this week to thousands of veterans who live at least 40 miles from a VA hospital or clinic allowing them to see local […]

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GOP US Sen. Susan Collins easily wins 4th term

| November 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – According to the Associated Press Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has brushed aside a challenge by Democrat Shenna Bellows to win a fourth term. Collins is the last moderate Republican from New England in Congress. She has remained popular in a state where independents comprise the largest voting bloc. […]

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Maine utility crews allowed to vote remotely

| November 4, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine utility workers who are unable to get to the polls because they’re restoring power to homes and businesses will still be able to send in their ballots. An emergency proclamation signed by Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday allows the workers to vote remotely. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says […]

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Apartment building fire in Portland, Maine, leaves 5 dead, 1 critically injured

| November 1, 2014

PORTLAND, MaineĀ (AP) – Police now say five people are dead after a fire swept through a two-apartment building near the University of Southern Maine’s commuter campus. Initially, it was thought four people died in the fire early Saturday morning. Portland Fire Chief Jerry LaMoria later said there was a fifth victim. It’s uncertain if any […]

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