Mainers Show Growing Concerns with ObamaCare

BANGOR - With surprisingly low ObamaCare enrollment numbers released just yesterday, and other woes tied to the President's signature health care policy, The White House is under intense pressure to get things fixed, and fast.
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Bangor Land Trust Receives Grant

BANGOR - A large portion of preserved land in Bangor will be seeing improvements thanks to a generous donor.

Ellsworth hospital cuts staff


It could be a tough holiday season for some hospital employees in Ellsworth.

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital announced that eleven people have been layed off because of budget troubles.

Hospital officials say a decline in inpatient care and other factors had created an almost three million dollar budget shortfall.

The layoffs and other cuts were necessary to fill the gap.

Some vacant positions are also being eliminated to find more savings.

The hospital is now offering career counseling and other assistance to help the employees move ahead,


Augusta Woman Stabbed to Death

State and Augusta Police are investigating the stabbing death of a young Augusta woman who was found dead inside her apartment at 32 Crosby Street last night.  The death is being investigated as a homicide.  The woman’s boyfriend is being treated at the Augusta hospital also for stab wounds that appear to be self-inflicted.


Dead is 24 year old Jillian Jones. Being treated at MaineGeneral is 38 year old Justin Pillsbury.  An autopsy on Jones’s body will begin this morning at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta. No one has been charged in the case and detectives hope to interview Pillsbury in the next day or so, as soon as his condition improves.


Augusta Police were called to the apartment at 8:08 p.m. when a friend of Pillsbury reported the stabbing. 


The couple had recently moved into the first floor apartment and two have been involved with each other for the past two years.  Jones grew up in Bingham and was studying to be a beautician in Waterville.   Pillsbury has lived in Augusta in recent years and is employed as a flagger at road construction sites. 


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