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Jails Full? Here's One Way To Remedy It

Jails Full? Here’s One Way To Remedy It

KENNEBEC COUNTY – The Kennebec County Sheriff is asking local police departments to stop making arrests for minor nonviolent offenses.     Sheriff Randall Liberty says the county jail is always overcrowded. He sees this as a common sense solution to save Maine city and town governments — and taxpayers — money.   Liberty says people arrested and put … Read More

Human Trafficking Bill Submitted

Human Trafficking Bill Submitted

AUGUSTA – State lawmakers will consider a bill aiming to strengthen the state’s laws against human trafficking.     Republican Senator Amy Volk has submitted a bill that would make a misdemeanor sex trafficking charge a felony if someone is convicted of two of more offenses. Volk says the idea is to help prevent human trafficking.     And this … Read More

Bill To Put Hunting Management Solely In Scientists Hands

Bill To Put Hunting Management Solely In Scientists Hands

AUGUSTA – After November’s ballot question about banning the use of bait, dogs, and traps to hunt the state’s bears – lawmakers are considering ways to block similar efforts in the future. Some lawmakers hope to change the constitution to make it illegal for the public to alter laws about wildlife management.     That would include … Read More

Spring Is Here

Spring Is Here, Outdoor Events Still A Go

BANGOR – Today’s weather certainly didn’t make it seem that way, but it is spring… And in Bangor a few of the season’s big outdoor moments are coming right up.   Despite a few other Maine races having to cancel because of icy waters… The Kenduskeag stream race is “as of now” still a go for … Read More

Easport Breakwater on The Mend

Easport Breakwater on The Mend

EASTPORT – Reconstruction of the Eastport breakwater is underway.     The breakwater suddenly collapsed in December, sinking one boat and damaging others. The 15-million-dollar project could take as long as two years to complete.     The port authority received State and Federal Grants for most of the cost.

Car vs Moose in Houlton

Car vs Moose in Houlton

HOULTON – A young woman from greenville escaped serious injury after her car collided with a moose.   On Sunday, 19-year-old Olivia Bouchard was traveling on Route 11 in T9 R5 when a moose entered the roadway. She struck the moose, which vaulted over the hood of her car and crashed through the windshield.     Bouchard received numerous … Read More

Bath Salts Arrest In Aroostook County

Bath Salts Arrest In Aroostook County

MARS HILL – The drug, bath salts isn’t making as many headlines in recent months, but drug agents say it’s still a big problem in Maine.     Including in Aroostook County where a 44 year old woman is accused of selling the dangerous drug. Leda Giggey was arrested Friday following a raid at a home on … Read More

Bill Would Require Short Term Lodging Licensing

Bill Would Require Short Term Lodging Licensing

AUGUSTA – A bill has been proposed that would require short-term lodging to be licensed by the state.   The measure would require state residents who rent out their properties for short-term stays to follow the same rules as owners of hotels, inns, and bed-and-breakfasts.     The only exception would be those who rent to vacationers for more … Read More

Lawmakers Look to Add Krabbe to Newborn Medical Screenings

Lawmakers Look to Add Krabbe to Newborn Medical Screenings

AUGUSTA – The disease is extremely rare – and there’s only one known case in Maine. It’s a rare genetic disorder, and those with it aren’t expected to live for more than two years.   Addilyn Davis was diagnosed with Krabbe when she was just six months old. The disease is fatal – but proponents of … Read More

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