Finding a Solution to Providing Heat to Mainers

AUGUSTA - Thousands of Mainers have struggled through this bitter cold winter. That issue was the focus of a press conference in Augusta Tuesday. Governor Paul LePage has a plan that looks to use a number of alternative heating solutions to help resolve the issue, but it's a proposal that's very similar to a bill that he vetoed in 2013.

Bangor High School Showcase

BANGOR - The halls of Bangor High School were crowded Tuesday evening, but it wasn't just with students.

Maine House Votes on Medicaid Expansion


AUGUSTA - As many as 70-thousand Mainers who need health converge are paying close attention to what's happening in Augusta.

After the house and senate passed medicaid expansion, the future of the bill lies in the hands of the governor, but the ultimate decision is up to Maine Voters.

War on tobacco

Maine's attorney general is among those calling on drug chains to stop selling tobacco.

They want them to follow the lead of the CVS pharmacy chain--which has agreed to stop selling cigarettes and other forms of tobacco in their stores by October.

The attorneys general from 28 states say the businesses increasingly market themselves as sources of community care--which sends a mixed message when they also sell tobacco.

They want Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens and other drug chains to help people kick the habit.

Fire injury

  The State Fire Marshal's Office says a Randolph man suffered serious smoke inhalation Monday evening in a fire at his home.  60 year old Richard Messer is being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  Fire Investigators said the fire started from a metal stove pipe attached to the fireplace in the house.  The two story log cabin style home, located at 38 Mill Road, was destroyed.  Both Messer and his wife were home at the time of the fire and escaped, but Messer then went back into the house - three times - attempting to rescue the family's cats.  Three of the them were rescued, although some additional cats were not.  Messer was stopped by first responders from entering the house a fourth time, after they arrived on scene.  Messer was initially taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral in Augusta and later transferred to the Portland hospital

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