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Augusta man arrested in connection with stabbing

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 23, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.
An Augusta man was arrested late Monday in connection with a stabbing over the weekend, according to police. Jason Boucher, 34, is being held without bail at the Kennebec County Jail on a charge of elevated aggravated assault, Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department …

Augusta sex offender gets 30 more days in jail for violating probation

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 23, 2014, at 12:50 p.m.
ROCKLAND | A 44-year-old man who was convicted eight years ago for sexually assaulting a 17-month-old boy in Rockland will serve another 30 days in jail for violating his probation. George W. Gossage admitted Tuesday to violating his probation for operating a motor vehicle after his driver’s licence was …
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Width restriction on I-295 in West Gardiner

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 22, 2014, at 7:54 a.m.
WEST GARDINER, Maine — Due to road construction on the northern end of the Maine Turnpike, the Maine Department of Transportation has issued a width restriction will be in place on Interstate 295: Vehicles and loads over 10 wide traveling Northbound on Interstate 295 must exit at or before Exit 51 …

Two arrested after bath salts, heroin, cocaine, marijuana plants seized in drug bust

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2014, at 8:42 a.m.
AUGUSTA | A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday after a large quantity of drugs, including 13 grams of bath salts, were found during a search warrant at a River Street residence. The search was conducted at 4 p.m. and resulted in the arrests of Franklin Arbour Jr., …
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Rumble strips to be installed on section of Route 202 in Winthrop

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 17, 2014, at 12:52 p.m.
WINTHROP, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation crews will be grinding rumble strips into the pavement along the roadway centerline on Route 202 in Winthrop beginning Thursday, Sept. 18.The location is  a 4.60-mile stretch of Route 202 beginning 0.08 of a mile east of the intersection of Route 202 and Annabessacook Road extending east …

Augusta officers hurt in motorcycle crash during charity ride recovering

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2014, at 9 a.m.
Two Augusta police officers involved in a motorcycle accident earlier this month continue to recover, according to Deputy Chief Jared Mills. Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire is focusing on rehabilitation, according to Mills. Sgt. Christopher Shaw and Gregoire’s wife, Cathy, were also involved in the accident, Mills …
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Maine State Museum part of Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine State Museum in Augusta will open its doors free of charge as part of  “Smithsonian” magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live!  on Saturday, Sept. 27. In order to be admitted for free, participants need only visit the website www.Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to download a free ticket for two people and present it …
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Agency’s first 5K race for recovery attracts 170-plus participants

on Sept. 15, 2014, at 4:14 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Crisis & Counseling Centers  celebrated recovery from mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at the agency’s inaugural On Track to Recovery 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Sept. 13. The race attracted more than 170 participants, community members and nonprofit leaders to the Kennebec River Rail Trail in Augusta.“Thank you all …

Police say speed, alcohol may have contributed to fatal motorcycle accident in Winslow

By CBS 13 on Sept. 14, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
Speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to a fatal motorcycle crash in Winslow on Friday, according to the Winslow Police Department. Police responded to reports of a motorcycle crash with serious injury on Augusta Road in Winslow at around 4 p.m. Police said the driver, 27-year-old Thomas Marceau …

Deputies arrest 2 in connection with Manchester Rite Aid robbery

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Two people have been arrested in connection with a Rite Aid pharmacy robbery in Manchester, according to sheriff’s deputies. Brooke Frost, 24, and Devon Gray, 26, both of Manchester, are both charged with robbery, stealing drugs, possession of scheduled drugs and theft, according to Sgt. Frank Hatch …

Deputy chief: Augusta chief, sergeant, chief’s wife continue to recover from injuries

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 09, 2014, at 11:26 a.m.
Two city police officers involved in a motorcycle crash over the weekend continue to recover from their injuries. Augusta Police Chief Robert Gregoire, his wife, Cathy, and Sgt. Chris Shaw are “recovering from their injuries and making progress with each day that passes,” Augusta Deputy Chief Jared …
Students at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine enrolled in the marine systems engineering program work with a computer and small engine earlier this year. The school was ranked eighth among regional colleges in the north by U.S. News & World Report.

Bowdoin, MMA lead Maine colleges ranked by U.S. News & World Report

By Nell Gluckman on Sept. 09, 2014, at 9:19 a.m.
BANGOR | Colleges and universities in Maine were pitted against their peers across the country on Tuesday when U.S. New & World Report released its 2015 Best Colleges list. The list is used widely by students and parents selecting a school to attend and by alumni seeking to evaluate …

Augusta police chief in critical condition after motorcycle crash

By CBS 13 on Sept. 08, 2014, at 7:17 p.m.
The Augusta police chief remains in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle over the weekend. Chief Robert Gregoire, who made headlines last spring when he took on a fight against panhandling, is hospitalized with neck injuries. Police say Gregoire was riding a motorcycle Saturday in Jay for …

Sheriff’s deputies seek woman who robbed Manchester Rite Aid

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 08, 2014, at 11:37 a.m.
A Rite Aid on Western Avenue was robbed on Saturday for the second time in a month, according to police. Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office said police are seeking a solo female suspect. Police were called to the store shortly after 3 …
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Reconstruction continues on Western Avenue in Augusta

on Sept. 08, 2014, at 10:12 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — The reconstruction of Western Avenue in Augusta has been challenging at times and the Maine Department of Transportation wants to express its gratitude to the traveling public for entering the site with patience and attention to the traffic changes that have occurred since the start of construction. The project is …
Marc Payne (left) of Avian Haven and Brent Bibles of Unity College release two eaglets on Friday in Augusta. The birds were rescued from their Bangor nest after their parents fell ill in May.

Bangor eaglets released in Augusta

By John Holyoke on Sept. 05, 2014, at 3:29 p.m.
AUGUSTA — Biologists and representatives from a bird rehabilitation facility successfully released two eaglets on Friday into the wild near the Kennebec River. In May, the two eaglets were rescued from their nest in Bangor after their parent eagles fell ill. The male adult was electrocuted after flying into a …

I-95 accident has traffic down to one lane between Augusta, Waterville

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 05, 2014, at 1:29 p.m.
SIDNEY | Traffic on Interstate 95 is down to one lane Friday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident in the southbound lanes, state police said. Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said the accident occurred around 1 p.m., and one vehicle was overturned. The crash occurred at Mile Marker …
CAMPAIGN 2014
Eliot Cutler speaks with members of the media following a press conference at the park on Maine Street in Old Town Thursday. Cutler spoke about jobs and the economy in Maine.

Cutler blisters LePage for ‘inept’ and ‘fantasy’ economic development policies

By Christopher Cousins on Sept. 04, 2014, at 5:28 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler, who touted an economic development plan Thursday that rehashed some of the policy proposals he’s discussed in recent months, lashed out at Republican Gov. Paul LePage for talking more about jobs than planning to create them during his first term as …
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Winthrop man arrested on child porn charge

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 03, 2014, at 6:31 p.m.
A local man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of possession of child pornography, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said. Jon A. Hall, 20, was charged with possessing sexually explicit material of a child under the age of 12 by the Maine State Police …

Man, 21, arrested in two Augusta pharmacy robberies

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 03, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
A man police believe is responsible for a pair of Rite Aid robberies in Augusta has been arrested, police said. Dominic Pomerleau, 21, was taken into custody early Wednesday morning, according to Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills. The FBI assisted Augusta police in locating Pomerleau, according to …
 
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