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Home sales and prices were both up in Maine in the month of August, continuing a yearlong trend. The Maine Association of Realtors says 2,072 home were sold in August, up nearly 6 percent from August 2017. The association says the median sales price for those homes was up nearly 7 percent... [Read More]
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Wiping away tears, a Winthrop teen pleaded guilty Wednesday to stabbing her parents to death and killing their family dog. Andrea Bal... [Read More]
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State Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, and Cathy Nichols, her Republican challenger, agree that the issues most on voters' minds in Senate District 25 this fall are taxes, bringing civility to Augusta and ensuring good job opportunities for young people. Where they disagree is how best to address these issues and others facing the... [Read More]
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Wilberta May Nichols West, 89, of Wiscasset, passed away on the afternoon of Sept. 18, 2018 at the LincolnHealth-Miles Campus in Damariscotta. Born on July 12, 1929 in Augusta, she was the oldest of five children to Ross White and Sherley May... [Read More]
The state is not renewing the teaching credentials of a former Democratic lawmaker who resigned following misconduct allegations published in a magazine story. The Maine Department of Education says it denied Dillon Bates' credentials on Sept. 14. Bates said he withdrew his appeal of the state's decision because of practical reasons. He... [Read More]
A teenager charged with the fatal stabbing of the 19-year-old's parents and a pet dog is set to plead guilty. Andrew... [Read More]
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A judge this week heard testimony about shotgun shells, pellets, broken glass, DNA and other evidence collected from the scene of a May 2017 shootout in Belgrade. The nonjury trial of Scott Bubar, who is accused of aggravated attempted murder of Kennebec County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sgt. Jacob Pierce and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, picks up for a sixth day Wednesday at the Capital Judicial Center. Glass from a shattered window in a door that is sealed with police evidence tape is seen at the front entrance to a mobile home at 1003 Oakland Road in Belgrade on May... [Read More]
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A teenager charged with the fatal stabbing of the 19-year-old's parents and a pet dog is set to plead guilty. [Read More]
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Maine wildlife managers are making it easier for hunters to register their big game animals with a new web-based system. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says the new system's running at tagging stations around the state. Department Commissioner Chandler Woodcock says the system will allow tagging stations and hunters to quickly register their animal. Woodcock says one of the advantages of the new system will be to provide biologists and game wardens with real-time harvest data about game animals. The system went into use on the first day of the bear season, Aug. 27. It replaces... [Read More]
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She made the announcement at Kennebec Technologies in Augusta, a small business whose President endorsed the plan. [Read More]
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Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills went to a precision manufacturing business in Augusta to announce her plan to strengthen Maine's economy. Mills' told reporters Maine needs to do more to boost business and jobs. [Read More]
Maine's top election official says that ballots are being printed despite the GOP governor's veto of an election funding bill. Maine Public reports that Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says the veto means Maine will pay its bills late for the November election and end up paying it back with interest. Dunlap said the next Legislature will have to deal with such bills. Gov. Paul LePage criticized the over $300,000 spending bill for being pushed in the 11th-hour without adequate input from taxpayers. Dunlap said absentee ballots for overseas voters and those in the military will be available... [Read More]
As the search continued Monday for a convicted murderer who walked away from Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston last week, th... [Read More]
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Patrick Shorey, 25, of Augusta was arraigned in district court in West Bath Sept. 17 for a June 2, 2017 crash that killed a Connecticut woman and seriously injured her husband in Dresden. Shorey was arrested Sept. 14, following a grand jury return... [Read More]
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25-year-old Patrick Shorey pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, aggravated OUI and other counts. [Read More]
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An Augusta man faces charges including vehicular manslaughter and aggravated operating under the influence in connection with a June crash in Dresden that killed an elderly Connecticut woman. Patrick Shorey, 25, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning by video from Two Bridges Regional…. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News. [Read More]
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Good morning from Augusta. President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court seems to be in its first real danger after a woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually …... [Read More]
Two defendants in high-profile homicides in Maine are due to appear in court for change-of-plea hearings this week. Nineteen-year-old Andrew Balcer is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday in Superior Court in Augusta to fatally stabbing his parents on Oct. 31, 2016. He was 16 at the time but was going to be tried as an adult. Balcer told detective that he "snapped." Also Wednesday, a hearing is set for Quaneysha Greeley of New York City, who's charged with murder in the 2017 death of a woman whose body was found alongside a road in Cherryfield. Greeley's defense attorney declined... [Read More]
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The busiest part of the year for Maine's bear hunt is entering its final days while the seasons for deer and moose draw closer. Most Maine bear hunting takes place during the season in which it's legal to use bait. The bait season ends on Sept. ... [Read More]
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The state of Maine is asking residents to round up their old banned and unusable pesticides and register to dispose of them safely. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says the weed- and bug-killers must be disposed of properly because otherwise they can harm human health and the environment. The state asks residents to pre-register by Oct. 5 to dispose of pesticides in Portland, Augusta, Bangor or Presque Isle. The state says the pesticide disposal program has kept more than 103 tons of pesticides out of the waste stream since 1982. It's funded through product registration fees.... [Read More]
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