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Photo of a portrait of slain Aroostook County Sheriff's deputy Harold Hillman

Aroostook officer seeks national recognition for deputy slain 100 years ago

2 hours ago ISLAND FALLS | On Dec. 21, 1914, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputy Harold C. Hillman left his Island Falls home for what his wife thought …
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UMaine student turns woodworking passion into unique, handcrafted cribbage boards

1 hour ago A self-described tinkerer, inventor and artist, Bangor resident Travis Higgins has quickly made a name for himself among local store owners and cribbage enthusiasts selling …
Three sleepy puppies "in the sack" are being cared for in one of Santa's sub-precincts, awaiting Christmas day and a permanent home as a gift from Santa in this December 1956 file photo. They are part of a litter of five at the Bangor Humane Society's shelter on Howard Street. Ernest F. Crowell, humane society agent, said they are a mixture of spaniel, collie and shepherd. Also at the shelter and anxious to find an owner are two cute boxer pups.

Happy holidays: The spirit of Christmas past across Maine

It has been known as “the most wonderful time of year,” and Bangor Daily News photographers have been capturing that Christmas spirit in Maine. Our …

Pedestrian struck by vehicle near Brewer City Hall

A pedestrian was struck at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in front of Brewer City Hall, according …
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Members of Sydney's Islamic community hold a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Peshawar School attack, Dec. 18, 2014. Pakistan began burying 132 students killed in a grisly attack on their school by Taliban militants that has heaped pressure on the government to do more to tackle an increasingly aggressive Taliban insurgency.

The lone wolf: a new terror

Volunteers in Lewiston hand out free smoke detectors

LEWISTON — Fire officials statewide say it has been a devastating year for fire deaths …

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