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15 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Police: Speed, alcohol likely factors in crash that injured Dexter man

Kenneth Bennett, 60, was attempting to negotiate a curve in the northbound lane when he lost control, said Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Dexter, ME, Skowhegan, ME

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Cambridge man accused of assault, threatening

A local man is facing multiple charges after an alleged assault on an acquaintance over the weekend, police said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, ME

WMTW-TV Auburn

National Weather Service says tornado touched down in Limington

Hendricus Lulofs told WMTW News 8 that after surveying the damage the tornado touched down briefly based on the way trees fell and that witnesses saw a funnel cloud.

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Related Topix: Weather, Limington, ME, Publishing, News Corporation, St. Albans, ME

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Bangor Daily News

New law to support the veterans treatment courts effective August 1

A new law to support and expand Kennebec County's successful veterans treatment court program will become effective Friday, Aug. 1. The veterans treatment court operates in Kennebec County and is open to any newly returned veteran in Maine, but may be difficult for veterans living farther away in other parts of the state to access.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Kennebec County, ME, Brewer, ME, Prison

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Body of Anson man found in Kennebec River

The body of a 21-year-old local man who disappeared while swimming in the Kennebec River on Thursday night was found Friday, officials said.

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Related Topix: Anson, ME, Madison, ME

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Quebec man arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle wife into US near Jackman

A Quebec man who was arrested last week after allegedly attempting to smuggle his wife into the country made his initial court appearance Monday at U.S. District Court in Bangor.

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Related Topix: Jackman, ME, Bangor, ME, Canada,

Bangor Daily News

Athens biomass plant to get $30 million investment

In a deal that would trigger about $12 million in state tax credits, a Missouri-based investment firm plans to put more than $30 million into a biomass plant connected to the Maine Woods Pellet Co.

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Related Topix: Millinocket, ME

Wed Jul 16, 2014

SeacoastOnline

Tornadoes reported in Maine; none confirmed

Mike Smith, emergency management director for Somerset County, tells the Morning Sentinel that there was a report of a tornado in the town of St. Albans.

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Related Topix: Weather

WMTW-TV Auburn

Wednesday Evening headlines from WMTW News 8

AND, I'M STEVE MINICH. IN SOMERSET COUNTY...THE TOWN OF MADISON IS STILL WORKING TO FIX THE DAMAGE... THE WORST OF IT, ON RIVER ROAD AND GOLF COURSE ROAD.

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Related Topix: Rumford, ME

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WMTW-TV Auburn

Flash flooding causes serious damage in Madison

OUR COVERAGE CONTINUES IN SOMERSET COUNTY, THAT'S WHERE FLASH FLOODING CAUSED SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE IN MADISON.

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Related Topix: Madison, ME, Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

WMTW-TV Auburn

Possible tornado hits St. Albans

A possible tornado caused extensive damage in the Somerset County town of St. Albans on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: St. Albans, ME, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Stolen pickup rolls over in Ripley after pursuit through two counties

A pursuit of a stolen pickup truck hauling stolen scrap metal that sped through two counties ended with the truck rolling over in Somerset County on Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

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Related Topix: Piscataquis County, ME, Penobscot County, ME, Corinna, ME

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Secretary of state declares vacancies in Androscoggin and Somerset counties

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced today that the Register of Probate vacancy in Androscoggin County and the Judge of Probate vacancy in Somerset County will both be filled at special elections to be held in conjunction with the general election on November 4. The Androscoggin County vacancy was created by the resignation of Wendy Sanborn, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Androscoggin County, ME

Bangor Daily News

Solon man injured when motorcycle collides with dog; dog dies of injuries

Norman Fickett, 77, was heading southbound shortly before 1 p.m. when a German shepherd darted across the road, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Solon, ME, Skowhegan, ME

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Day One to open new residential treatment center in mid-Maine

Day One recently won a bid from Maine Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services to serve youth from all over Maine at a residential treatment program in mid-Maine.

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Related Topix: Maine, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, York County, ME, Kennebec County, ME, Drugs

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Skowhegan man injured after motorcycle hits deer

A Skowhegan man was injured Tuesday morning when his motorcycle struck a deer on Route 23 in Ripley, police said.

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Related Topix: Skowhegan, ME

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