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Susan Patten

I have been covering Maine people and stories of public interest for more than 25 years. With genuine interest, I provide news and public affairs information to the people of Maine utilizing both radio and online media platforms. My other passions include my family and music. I am the founder of The Gifts of Music and also volunteer for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure.
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Augusta Man Charged for Allegedly Shaking Baby

6-month Aleah Peaslee remains in grave condition at Maine Medical Center having been admitted last month with severe injuries police say were caused by being violently shaken.

Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says the Kennebec County Grand Jury handed up an indictment Friday against a 21 year old Augusta man.

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PCSO

Maine Sheriff’s Association Names ‘Manager of the Year’

The role of administrator is no easy task and that's certainly the case when it comes to managing personnel, budgets and property, which includes a county jail.

The Maine Sheriff's Association recently held its winter training conference in Portland and awards were also given out.

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Photo, DOC

Gardiner Shooting Suspect Caught

A suspect on the run from police following a shooting in Maine is caught in Massachusetts.

Acting Director of Security with the Maine Department of Corrections, Dwight Fowles, says 30 year old Paul Coyne was arrested early this morning by Massachusetts State Police.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

More Maine Sheriff’s Hang Up Their Badges

Two more Maine Sheriff’s announce they’ll be hanging up their badge and ending their careers in law enforcement.

Penobscot County Sheriff Glenn Ross announced his plans to retire at the end of the year and not seek re-election, bringing to a close his thirty-six years in law enforcement

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Got Power? Maine PUC Report on GMD/EMP Threat to Grid [Full Report]

For some time now, national experts have been sounding the alarm regarding the vulnerability of our nation's electric power infrastructure.

The threat to the electric grid comes from three possible sources; solar space weather, a nuclear detonation in our atmosphere, or a cyber attack.

Last year, the Maine Legislature required the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to study the impact that a geomagnetic disturbance (GMD), or electromagnetic pulse (EMP), could have on the power grid.

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Moose

A Safe and Successful Moose Hunt

The Fall moose hunt numbers are in from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) and it was a safe and successful year.

This is the fourth year the state has used aerial surveys to determine the moose population and health of the herd.

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IceFish

Ice Fishing Enthusiasts Feed the Hungry in Maine

Mainers always help Mainers, and one statewide program is expanding to put fresh fish into the hands of those who need it the most; the poor and hungry.

'Tis the season for ice fishing derbies and one angler has figured out a way to deal with regulations, making it possible for weigh-in fish from derbies to be distributed to hunger-relief agencies.

A new pilot project in southern Maine is being coordinated through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Foresty's Hunters for the Hungry Program.

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