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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Sparks State Police Increased Patrols

| April 11, 2014

Maine State police have joined a nationwide effort to reduce auto accidents that result when drivers don’t pay attention to the road. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. State Police and the Bureau of Highway Safety met in Augusta today to redefine what distracted driving means and to increase awareness.  We spoke with a […]

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State Police And MDOT Work Together On Message Boards And Speed Advisory Signs

| February 28, 2014

Maine state police are working with the department of transportation to keep drivers advised.   They have set up remote operated highway and roadway advisory signs. They allow for real time communication with motorists.  These signs will have messages and speed limits for current road conditions. Maine State Police Troop F LT. John Cote,  “It could […]

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Backlog of Concealed Weapons Permits Cleared

| January 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine state police have cleared a backlog of concealed weapons permits, issuing a total of 11,000 of them. Gov. Paul LePage said Friday that there was a backlog of 5,000 requests that were cleared by the Maine State Police Special Investigations Unit within the Maine Department of Public Safety. Last year, […]

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Two Tragic Deaths, Three Fires In and Around Oakfield

| September 23, 2013

Neighbors say they just can’t believe it. It was just before dawn on Monday that firefighters responded to a fire at this home at 331 Oakfield-Smyrna road, and found the bodies of a man and a woman inside — both suspected to have been shot. This was one of three fires in the Oakfield Island […]

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Maine State Police Step Up Presence on I-95 Northbound Detour

| August 19, 2013

Zooming cars and blue lights have been seen constantly on the interstate 95 northbound detour this summer. State police say the closure of that part of the highway has dramatically increased traffic through the small towns of Island Falls and Oakfield, and with that, has come a huge increase in traffic violations. John Cote of […]

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