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Transgender court victory

Transgender court victory

The states highest court today overruled a lower court decision that stopped a transgender student from using the girls bathroom at her school. The Maine Supreme judicial court ruled that a Superior Court judge was wrong when he sided with the Orono school where that student attended classes. The issue came to light in 2007 … Read More

Kidnapper sentenced

Kidnapper sentenced

A man from Surry was sentenced today as part of a horrifying kidnapping case. 29 year old Travis Landry was ordered to spend the next fourteen years in prison. Authorities say it was in april of last year when Landry answered an ad for a BMW that was being sold by a man in southern … Read More

Train Collision

Train Collision

WEST BATH – A close call for a man and his 2 year old daughter today in West Bath. They survived after the pickup in which they were traveling was struck by a passing freight train. According to the Sagadahoc County Sheriffs’ department, they’re still not sure if 36 year-old Daniel Wallace stopped before crossing some … Read More

Large fires in Downeast Maine

Large fires in Downeast Maine

Fire crews from several departments have spent the morning battling two bad fires in Downeast Maine. One of them erupted at the Red Barn Motel In Milbridge. We’re told flames started in one of the rooms and have since spread to much of the building. The other fire broke out in a home on the … Read More

Fatal crash

Fatal crash

Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a deadly crash in Union. They say a man was killed Tuesday afternoon when a man lost control of his suv on route 27. It ended up striking a guardrail before coming to rest in some trees. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department says a passing motorist … Read More

Howland crash

Howland crash

A bad crash in Howland shut down a portion of interstate 95 this morning. Police say it involved a tractor trailer truck and a passenger vehicle. There aren’t many details available other than a helicopter was called to rush a victim to the hospital. The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed because of the crash, … Read More

Inmate death

Inmate death

Maine State Prison Inmate Death The Department of Corrections today confirms the death of a prisoner of the Maine State Prison in Warren. The prisoner’s death occurred approximately 5:45 a.m., January 21, 2014 at the Maine State Prison. Consistent with the department policy and the Attorney General’s Office protocols, the State Police and the Medical Examiner … Read More

Ocean acidification

Ocean acidification

Concerns about our changing ocean chemistry and how it could impact Maine brought people to the Augusta today. They were there to testify in favor of a bill that would establish a special commission to look at the effects of ocean acidification. The problem is that the increased use of fossil fuels is causing the … Read More

Performance to fight cold

Performance to fight cold

Heating Fund Benefit Good music for a good cause – that’s the idea behind a local benefit that is returning to Ellsworth. The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring “To Warm a Winter’s Night lll” at the Grand Auditorium on January 24th at 7:00pm. The evening of live music features four bands as well as an auction … Read More

Teacher charged with having sex with student

Teacher charged with having sex with student

A former cross country coach has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his students. 45 year old Benjamin Hodgdon the second was arrested and charged with gross sexual assault. Authorities say the victim was 13 when the alleged assaults took place back in 1999.Hodgdon was a coach at Tremont Consolidated School at the time. … Read More

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