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Sexual assault

Sexual assault

SKOWHEGAN – A Somerset County man is behind bars, accused of raping his wife. 36-year-old Mark Johnson was arrested yesterday after he allegedly sexually assaulted his wife while she was unconscious or otherwise incapable of resisting.   Authorities say the alleged assault took place at the Trinity Shelter in Skowhegan where Johnson and his family were staying.   A … Read More

Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash

ATHENS – A man from Athens was killed this morning following an early morning crash. ​The Somerset County Sheriff’s Department says 39 year old Chad Flanders was traveling on Route 43 around 1:00 this morning when he lost control.    The pickup truck left the roadway and rolled over, landing on its roof.    Officials say Flanders wasn’t wearing … Read More

New USM President

New USM President

PORTLAND – The right person at the right time.  That’s what Senator Angus King is saying about Glenn Cummings who has been selected to become the next president of the University of Southern Maine.    The University System announced today that Cummings was picked to head the university after Harvey Kesselman decided to turn down the job.    He … Read More

Students From Six Local High Schools are Mapping Out Their Financial Future

Students From Six Local High Schools are Mapping Out Their Financial Future

BANGOR – In its 11th year, Financial Fitness is an event put on by the Bangor Chapter of Credit Unions and the Maine Credit Union League. Each student receives a scenario packet of their life at the age of 22. That packet includes things such as, occupation, income, credit history to financing a home.   Bangor Federal … Read More

Maine Amongst Top Leaders in Child Welfare

Maine Amongst Top Leaders in Child Welfare

BANGOR- While welfare has been a hot topic in Maine lately, one thing our state is excelling in is the child welfare system.   According to the Annie E. Casey foundation, there are 57,000 children in the nation’s welfare system that are living without the stability or support of a family. But Maine is now a … Read More

Lawmakers Override LePages Veto; Bill Will Allow For Transfers of Moose Permits

Lawmakers Override LePages Veto; Bill Will Allow For Transfers of Moose Permits

AUGUSTA – The legislature votes to over-ride the governor’s veto of a bill that would allow moose permit transfers to family members. The bill allows one family member to transfer a moose permit to another family member, but only in certain circumstances.   With strong bi-partisan support, the bill received unanimous committee approval.   Governor Paul LePage vetoed the … Read More

Senate Oks Cold Case Squad

Senate Oks Cold Case Squad, Measure Also Expected to Pass the House

AUGUSTA – An attempt to fund a cold case squad in Maine is moving forward. The Maine senate voted unanimously Tuesday to advance the bill. Last year lawmakers passed a bill to create the Cold Case Homicide Squad but did not receive the money needed to fund it.   This most recent bill would provide funding for … Read More

Brewer Budget Proposal Process Begins

Brewer Budget Proposal Process Begins

BREWER – It’s that time of year again, City and town governments working to agree on budgets for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. In Brewer the city council had a first reading of their proposed budget.     Last year officials decided keep the mill rate the same from 2013-14 to 14-15.. That resulted in the need to cut … Read More

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