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Calais man killed in fireworks accident

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a young Calais man was killed last night in a fireworks accident in Calais. 22 yr old Devon Staples was killed in the bizarre incident that took place in a backyard as Staples and his friends were firing off the fireworks. Investigators said Staples had placed the fireworks mortar […]

Local News – July 3, 2015

Killer Confesses (Ellsworth) – A convicted killer confessed to murder while a judge sentenced him to 60-years in prison. William Morse, who killed Trenton accountant Richard Bellitieri in July 2012 and then used the victim’s identity for more than a year, admitted that he shot Bellitieri in the head and dragged his body into a […]

Teen in critical condition after Great Pond swimming incident in Rome

From the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:  A Chesterville, Maine teen is in critical condition this afternoon as a result of a swimming incident on Great Pond in the town of Rome. The male was swimming with two other teens near Crooked Island and went below the surface. After being recovered by his friends, […]