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    March 1, 2012

    Drugs, a $3,000 debt and threats alleged in firefighter’s death

    The case of a missing Florida firefighter, which has garnered local and national media attention and fueled questions by the public up and down the East Coast, took a tragic turn this week after a Maine man was charged with murder Feb. 28 and a body was found a day later in Newburgh. Jerry Perdomo, 31, of Orange City, Fla., was last seen or heard from on Feb. 16, when police were told he left the Bangor home of a …

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    February 29, 2012

    Police: Body found in Newburgh identified as Florida firefighter

    State Police announced the discovery of a body in woods off Dahlia Farm Road in Newburgh Wednesday morning and by late afternoon, they had confirmed it was missing Florida firefighter Jerry Perdomo. According to state Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland, the state Medical Examiner’s Office was at the scene shortly after the discovery, but identification was not confirmed until the body was …

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    December 25, 2011

    Police identify four men killed in Route 3 crash in Palermo

    Four men were killed in a Christmas Day crash on Route 3 in Palermo, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland, and unsafe speed in the snowy weather is believed to be a contributing factor. It was the deadliest motor vehicle crash in Maine this year, McCausland reported. Killed in the crash were Tyler Manduca, 18, and his 21-year-old brother, Kyle Manduca, both from Bucksport. …

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    August 4, 2011

    Camden police issue warrant in Rite Aid robbery case

    Acting on a tip, Camden police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Sean Higgins, 29, of Rockland. Higgins is wanted in connection with Tuesday night’s robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in downtown Camden. At approximately 6:30 p.m., Aug. 2, a male with light brown hair wearing gray wind pants with dark stripes down the sides and a dark hooded sweatshirt entered the pharmacy and appeared at the prescription …

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    July 7, 2011

    Temblor recorded 36 miles from Bar Harbor

    The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that a 2.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in Maine at 5:23 a.m. Thursday, and that its epicenter was in Brooksville. The depth of the earthquake was 2.9 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was located near the end of Pola Road, off Route 176, which is also known as Coastal Road. Brooksville is about 10 miles from Searsport, 13 miles from Bucksport and 14 miles …

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    June 21, 2011

    Bear visits Pitcher Pond bird feeder

    Michael Marriner thought he was shooing a dog from the yard at his Pitcher Pond camp on Third Avenue Sunday night, but the furry black animal was no canis lupus familiaris. “It started to climb a tree and I realized it was a bear,” said Marriner. The medium-size black bear retreated to a tree in the back yard, said Marriner, giving him enough time to grab his camera before it came back for what it was looking …

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    December 25, 2010

    Winter storm watch out, blizzard watch in

    The National Weather Service is keeping an eye on a strong storm system that is expected to move up the eastern seaboard Sunday, prompting a blizzard watch through Monday afternoon. Accumulating snowfall will enter southern Maine early Sunday evening, and will continue, becoming heavy at times, into Monday afternoon. In addition to snow, storm force winds over the coastal waters are expected to build large …

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    September 2, 2010

    Baldacci, McAleer urge preparedness as Earl’s exact path still unpredictable

    In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Gov. John E. Baldacci said Maine is in a ready state of preparedness in advance of Hurricane Earl, which is expected to begin impacting the state around midnight Friday, Sept. 3. Areas of impact, Baldacci said late Thursday, are expected to be coastal Hancock and Washington counties, with a potential for tropical storm waves and winds between 38 and 73 mph. Baldacci …

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