Apple crop looks great

It looks like it will be a great year for Maine's apple harvest.

Growers all around the state are reporting good conditions--with some saying it could be a better year than most.

That's the case at Conant's orchard in Etna.

They say they've had plenty of rain and sunshine which has been great for the crop.

They're looking forward to seeing lots of families who enjoy picking their own.

Conant's offers more than 20 varieties of apples, but they also have many other Maine produced products.

The farm stand on Route 2 is already open for the season and "pick-your-own" apples will be ready by the first weekend in September.

Man accused of sexually assaulting dog

A very unusual case out of Farmington.

That's where a man has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly sexually assaulting a dog.

Police say they learned about it Monday when they were called to a home to investigate a domestic incident.

They learned no assault on a person had taken place, but two of the people there informed police that 24 year old Albert Farmer had performed a sexual act on the dog.

Officials say the dog belongs to a friend and Farmer no longer has access to it.

He was taken to the Franlin County jail and has since been released. 

Measures to Aid Maine's Aging Population

AUGUSTA - A series of proposals expected to make life easier for Maine's aging population will be presented before the Legislature in December.

Man Sentenced in Shooting Death

BELFAST - Almost one year after the death of Lynn Arsenault and the shooting of her son Matthew Day, 44 year old Todd Gilday is heading to prison for the next 50 years of his life.  Prosecuting attorney Leanne Zainea said, "It showed the fact that Lynn Day Arsenault was innocent."

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