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Plane lands on interstate

Plane lands on interstate

Some drivers on the Maine turnpike received an unexpected surprise Friday morning. A warden service pilot was forced to put his small plane down on the highway after running out of gas. The Maine turnpike authority reports the plane landed in Litchfield shortly before 9 a.m.  No one was hurt. After refueling, the plane took … Read More

Teen suicide bill

Teen suicide bill

The following is a copy of a press release issued today in Augusta.   Today the Maine Senate unanimously supported the enactment of a measure aimed at preventing suicide among youth in Maine. LD 609, sponsored by Representative Paul Gilbert (D-Jay) requires suicide prevention awareness for all school personnel and advanced training that includes prevention education for some employees. “Awareness and training will … Read More

Ohio Street Murder Suspect Indicted

Ohio Street Murder Suspect Indicted

BANGOR – The Penobscot County grand jury has indicted 23-year-old Akeem Harris of New York for Murder. The indictment was returned as a result of an investigation of a stabbing that occurred on April 9th, just after 6pm at 1160 Ohio Street in Bangor, a housing complex known as Birch Circle.  Harris is accused of … Read More

Clean air report

Clean air report

BANGOR – The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2013 report released today finds that while ozone and particle pollution (soot) levels improved in many parts of Maine since the 2012 report, there were still some spikes in unhealthy air days. Bangor was ranked as one of the 16 cleanest cities in the … Read More

Grenade found in Bangor

Grenade found in Bangor

BANGOR – The discovery of a grenade caused some tense moments this morning in Bangor.   Public works crews were doing some work along Davis street when they found what appeared to be an old hand grenade by a business. They called police and Main street was shut down until the bomb squad removed the grenade … Read More

Turkey virus

Turkey virus

Virus in Maine’s Wild Turkey Population   What is Lymphoproliferative Disease Virus (LPDV)?                 This is a virus that causes minor to extreme lesions on a turkey’s head and legs. It is thought to spread between turkeys by direct skin contact or through mosquito bites. Some turkeys can fend off minor infections and survive while others can develop extreme … Read More

Turkey virus

Turkey virus

Virus in Maine’s Wild Turkey Population   What is Lymphoproliferative Disease Virus (LPDV)?                 This is a virus that causes minor to extreme lesions on a turkey’s head and legs. It is thought to spread between turkeys by direct skin contact or through mosquito bites. Some turkeys can fend off minor infections and survive while others can develop extreme … Read More

Porter Sentenced

Porter Sentenced

A man who shot and killed a Florida firefighter received his sentence Monday. 25 year old Daniel Porter will serve 16 years of a 30 year sentence for the death of Jerry Perdomo. Authorities say Perdomo came to maine in February of 2012 to collect money Porter owed him for a drug deal. He later pleaded … Read More

Moment of silence

Moment of silence

Governor Paul R. LePage is calling for the State of Maine to join the people of the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in a Moment of Silence on Monday afternoon to mark one week following the Boston Marathon bombings. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino have called for the minute … Read More

Fatal crash

Fatal crash

A young man from Saint Albans was killed early Friday morning after crashing into a tree. Police say 18 year old Austin day was driving around 2 a.m. went he went off the mountain road. He died at the scene. His dog also died following the crash. Police suspect that alcohol and speed were factors.    

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