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 2021-09-21 22:00 

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Disaster Planning Workshop Held...

A workshop on Disaster Planning was held at the Fort Kent Fire Department today....

 2021-09-21 21:45 

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CDC study says COVID-19 can spread in vaccinated...

Severe illness was more common among the unvaccinated. The hospitalization rate was almost 10 times higher for them compared with those who got the shots....

 2021-09-21 21:25 

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Sounding off: Veterans say their standard-issue earplugs caused hearing loss...

Veterans are suing a technology company in one of the largest multi-district litigation suits in history....

 2021-09-21 21:24 

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Disabled Traveler Says Airline Destroyed His Wheelchair During Flight....

According to federal data, disability-related air travel complaints add up to thousands each year and are on the rise....

 2021-09-21 21:15 

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Sheriff calls twin toddler deaths in hot car 'tragic accident' in S.C.; no charges filed...

The decision not to prosecute the dad was made by the solicitor's office after a three-week investigation by the sheriff's department....

 2021-09-21 20:49 

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'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day...

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans....

 2021-09-21 20:32 

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Maine senators announce $6.1 million grant for Maine DHHS...

The money will support efforts to promote childhood development, reduce child abuse, and enhance child and maternal health through home visits....

 2021-09-21 20:26 

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Police: Teen charged in high school shooting that wounded 2...

Police in Virginia say they've charged a 15-year-old boy in a shooting that wounded two fellow students at their high school....

 2021-09-21 19:55 

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Post-Trump, Democrats push to curb presidential powers...

House Democrats say they will vote on lHouse Democrats say they will vote on legislation this fall to curb the power of the president, an effort to rein in executive powers that they say President Donald Trump flagrantly abused.egislation this fall to cur...

 2021-09-21 19:43 

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Potato Harvest is Underway...

Potato Harvest is underway....

 2021-09-21 19:30 

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Bus Driver Shortage Effects Aroostook County School Districts...

Aroostook County, much like the rest of the nation is experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers....

 2021-09-21 19:24 

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Woman celebrates 107 trips around the sun...

Vanesta Gray celebrated her 107th birthday with her sister-in-law and hopes to see another one or two....

 2021-09-21 19:16 

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Sequoia National Park's Giant Forest unscathed by wildfire...

Giant Forest is home to about 2,000 sequoias, including the General Sherman Tree, which is considered the world's largest by volume and is a must-see for visitors to the national park....

 2021-09-21 18:55 

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Lawyer: R. Kelly unlikely to take stand in trafficking trial...

The prosecution's closing arguments could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon....

 2021-09-21 18:41 

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Human remains found at Lewiston solid waste facility, police say...

Police said the remains were found just before 9 a.m. Tuesday at the facility on River Road....

 2021-09-21 18:39 

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Q&A: America's new COVID-19 rules for international travel...

The across-the-board rules, which will take effect in November, will replace a hodgepodge of confusing restrictions....

 2021-09-21 18:30 

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Amazon relaxes marijuana policies as it pushes support for federal legalization...

Amazon has announced several policy changes regarding marijuana use, and the tech giant is also planning to push for federal legalization of the drug....

 2021-09-21 18:28 

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Fire breaks out at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans...

The smoke was visible across New Orleans and turned to a lighter shade of gray around 12:50 p.m. CT...

 2021-09-21 18:28 

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Police officer receives kidney from fellow Mo. officer who was killed in the line of duty...

A Missouri police officer received a kidney from another officer who was killed in the line of duty....

 2021-09-21 18:14 

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Maine college gets largest gift in history for music school...

Philanthropist D. Suzi Osher has given the $10 million gift to University of Southern Maine....

 2021-09-21 17:54 

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Officer consoles 1-year-old after parents arrested for overdose in car...

Police in North Carolina photographed an officer comforting a toddler whose parents had overdosed on heroin. They posted that picture on social media, where it has generated hundreds of comments....

 2021-09-21 17:23 

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6 tribes sue Wisconsin to try to stop November wolf hunt...

The tribal lawsuit comes three weeks after a coalition of wildlife advocacy groups sued to stop Wisconsin's wolf hunt this fall and void a state law mandating annual hunts....

 2021-09-21 16:42 

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Lawmakers attempt to revive nationwide eviction moratorium...

Eviction filings have begun to tick up since the moratorium was lifted but most advocates said a surge in actual evictions is still weeks away....

 2021-09-21 16:25 

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CVS plans to hire 25,000 workers on Friday...

The pharmacy giant is looking for retail associates, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, nurses and more....

 2021-09-21 16:13 

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MDOT removes remains of Watson Settlement Bridge...

The historic bridge burned down in July...

 2021-09-21 16:07 

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Centerline Rumble Strips, Coming to a road near you!...

Maine DOT is working on several projects throughout the county, including installing centerline rumblestrips on parts of the roadway...

 2021-09-21 15:28 

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Maine House speaker joins push to defend abortion rights...

Maine's Democratic House speaker has joined a group of state lawmakers that is filing court papers in support of maintaining abortion rights....

 2021-09-21 15:16 

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Biden bets on rapid COVID tests but they can be hard to find...

Experts say encouraging signs last spring led to false confidence about the shrinking role for tests: falling case numbers, rising vaccination rates and guidance from health officials that vaccinated people could largely skip testing....

 2021-09-21 14:58 

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House to vote on government funding, debt as GOP digs in...

The temporary spending bill unveiled Tuesday would fund the government through Dec. 3....

 2021-09-21 14:49 

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Sarah Dash who sang on 'Lady Marmalade' with Labelle, dies...

Labelle's best-known tune was "Lady Marmalade," a song about New Orleans sex workers from their 1974 album "Nightbirds.";...

 2021-09-21 14:42 

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In split vote, Portland council does not approve mask mandate...

Councilors who voted against the mandate said businesses in the city are already under a major strain....

 2021-09-21 14:35 

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Olympic gold medal swimmer hospitalized for COVID-19...

Olympic gold medal swimmer Madison Wilson of Australia has been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19....

 2021-09-21 14:34 

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Primary care provider offers tips on how you can keep your cholesterol in healthy ranges...

Cholesterol affects our health in a number of ways. On this week's Medical Monday, Megan Cole has some tips on how you can keep your cholesterol in healthy ranges....

 2021-09-21 14:31 

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Options shrink for Haitian migrants straddling Texas border...

More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants had been removed from an encampment at Del Rio, Texas, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country....

 2021-09-21 14:25 

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What is considered a medical exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine?...

With many places starting to require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, questions are arising as to what is considered a medical exemption. Megan Cole spoke with a doctor from Pines Health Services and has the details....

 2021-09-21 14:06 

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Officer accompanying CIA chief develops 'Havana' symptoms...

There are at least 200 cases under investigation, half of them involving intelligence personnel....

 2021-09-21 13:51 

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Gabby Petito's boyfriend sought in Florida nature preserve...

Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie had set out in July in a converted van to visit national parks in the West. They got into a fight along the way, and Laundrie was alone when he returned in the van to his parents' home Sept. 1, police said....

 2021-09-21 13:45 

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2 women arrested for allegedly performing illegal, fatal cosmetic surgical procedure...

The women were doing the procedures out of homes since at least 2012 and charged nearly $14,000 for three sessions, according to investigators....

 2021-09-21 13:23 

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McDonald's begins phasing out plastic toys in Happy Meals...

The company says it's working with partners to develop new toys, such as three-dimensional cardboard superheroes kids can build....

 2021-09-21 13:14 

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Packers running back loses his father's ashes in the end zone...

Running back Aaron Jones brought the heat Monday night as the Green Bay Packers hosted the Detroit Lions. It was his first home game since his father died of COVID-19 in April....

 2021-09-21 12:49 

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Potato Pickers Special...

Tuesday, Sept. 21st Potato Pickers Highlights: Part Two...

 2021-09-21 12:47 

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Federal appeals court to hear Missouri abortion law case...

A federal appeals court on Tuesday will consider whether Missouri can implement a sweeping law aimed at limiting abortions....

 2021-09-21 12:43 

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Potato Pickers Special...

Tuesday, Sept. 21st Potato Pickers Highlights: Part One...

 2021-09-21 12:15 

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[ Presque Isle ]

Weather on the Web...

Weather on the Web Tuesday, Sept. 21st - Morning Edition...

 2021-09-21 11:21 

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Johnson & Johnson says booster dose of its COVID shot prompts strong response...

J&J said in statement Tuesday that it ran two early studies in people previously given its vaccine and found that a second dose produced an increased antibody response in adults from age 18 to 55. The study's results haven't yet been peer-reviewed...

 2021-09-21 11:11 

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European court: Russia responsible for Litvinenko killing...

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday backed the conclusion of a British inquiry that Russia was responsible for the killing of Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London in 2006 after drinking tea laced with a radioactive material....

 2021-09-21 10:54 

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UK police charge 3rd Russian in 2018 poisoning of ex-spy...

Scotland Yard said prosecutors believe there is sufficient evidence to charge a man known as Sergey Fedotov with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, possessing and using a chemical weapon, and causing grievous bodily harm....

 2021-09-21 10:20 

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Key hearing set in Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case...

Several stakeholders are asking the judge to postpone the hearing for at least three weeks to allow time to review and file objections to the new proposal....

 2021-09-21 09:55 

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[ Presque Isle ]

Biden aims to enlist allies in tackling climate, COVID, more...

Biden plans to use his first address before the U.N. General Assembly to reassure the international community of American leadership on the global stage....

 2021-09-21 09:27 

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[ Presque Isle ]

Tesla driver arrested for allegedly using Autopilot while drunk, unconscious...

The Tesla hit a roadside wall on the freeway and kept going, alerting authorities the driver was unconscious....

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