AUBURN - Three people are facing drug charges after they were caught bringing over $7,000.00 worth of cocaine to Maine.
 
Early Wednesday morning, Maine Drug Enforcement Agents (MDEA) and Auburn police arrested 27 year-old Amanda Beth Rodriguez of auburn, Margoliz Julie Velazquez of Hartford, Connecticut, and 39 year-old Markevin Faucette of Lewiston.
 
Police stopped and searched their car after they exited the Maine Turnpike in Auburn.
Authorities say they were returning from Connecticut and were planning to sell the drugs in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
 
They are all being held at the Androscoggin County Jail on $75,000.00 bail each.
 
They're expected to appear in an Auburn courtroom, Friday.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:38

Climatologist: Maine Winters are Getting Warmer

Orono - A trend of warmer winters in Maine could mean the state's year round climate is changing.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 16:38

Hollywood Casino Hosts Job Fair

BANGOR - Hollywood Casino is hanging up the job wanted sign, as they are gearing up to expand their table games.
 
The dice game Craps is a new addition to the casino floor, and Hollywood is looking to hire around 10 more Dealers to help manage the new tables. 
 
Job seekers have to take a math test, as well go through an interview process before being offered the job.  Once on board, they will take part in weeks of training to learn the rules of regulations of the table games the casino hosts.
 
It was in 2011 when Penobscot county voters approved the addition of table games.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 11:54

Bangor Police Warn Against Purse Thefts

Bangor - An elevated number of recent purse thefts in the Bangor area have police concerned.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 08:36

Livermore Falls To Change Counties?

Livermore Falls - Officials in Livermore Falls want the town to leave Androscoggin County and become a part of Franklin County. 

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 08:35

Maine Hospitals Taking Precautions Against Flu

Some Maine hospitals are asking people to wear surgical masks when they visit to keep the state's surge in flu from spreading.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 08:30

Benefit For Millinocket Cancer Victim

Millinocket - Friends of a Millinocket guitarist and singer suffering from a rare form of
cancer will hold a fundraiser on Friday.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 08:29

State Officials Meeting With Lobstermen

State officials are meeting with lobstermen up and down the coast to find solutions to challenges facing Maine's lobster industry.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 08:28

Augusta Guard Officer Dies Unexpectedly

Augusta - A Maine Army National Guard leader is dead at Augusta's Camp Keyes. 
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 08:13

Teachers Union Opposes Charter Schools

AUGUSTA - The state teacher's union is pushing back against Governor LePage's plan to open more charter schools.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 05:42

Maine Tops In Preventive Dental Care For Kids

No place does it better than Maine, when it comes to keeping kids' teeth healthy.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 18:20

Homeland Security Funding Cut Drastically

AUGUSTA - Federal funding for local government functions are down, and officials are worried about the future.
AUGUSTA - Repairs for a section of road in Augusta are estimated to be in the millions of dollars range, and one government organization will be seeking bids for the project tomorrow.
 
The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking bids to improve roads near Maine General Medical Center at exit 113 in Augusta. Road improvement costs are estimated to be close to 11 million dollars, and officials say commuters will see some big changes.
 
The project would make access to the Maine General Medical Center much easier, as well as create access to other routes more commuter friendly.
 
MDOT says bids for the project will be open January 30th, and the department is looking at a project completion date of November of this year.

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