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Maine’s Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel Releases Information [Full Report]

There were 26 homicides in Maine in 2013, and according to the Department of Public Safety, 12 of them were domestic violence related.

Back in 1997, the state legislature mandated the creation of the Domestic Abuse Homicide Review Panel, and it's been required to review the homicide cases involving domestic violence in order to prepare recommendations for change.

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Longtime Bangor High School Principal Norris Nickerson Dies

Longtime Bangor High School Principal Norris Nickerson passed away on Wednesday, according to a statement released by the Bangor School Department.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

It’s a Story of the “Little Turbine that Could”

Maine is competing nationwide, and in fact has become a finalist, in a project that combines bright minds with the power of our offshore winds.

After pulling through this last winter, the memory of ocean gales are still fresh in the minds of Mainers and they've been recorded by a wind turbine prototype created by the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

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Here’s An Interesting Fact! Look At The Calendar This Week…What Do You See?

Beginning on Thursday, April 10th...and continuing right through this Saturday, April 19th...what do you see?? Go ahead and look...I'll wait.

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A Victim of Sexual Assault Shares Her Story in Hope of Empowering Others

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and for me, it's personal.

While one might recount a personal experience by claiming "I have this friend...," this story is very personal, and it is about a dear friend.

This April, fifteen years after her brutal attack, we've decided together that I should tell her story again in hope that other victims of sexual assault will come forward and report the crime to police.

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Photo, Chris Hondros, Getty Images

A Blood Moon; Just Another Celestial Happening, or Message from God? [Poll]

It's referred to as a blood moon, and it's essentially a full lunar eclipse that gives the moon a red appearance.

While the backyard astronomer is delighted to catch a glimpse of this celestial occurrence, others believe this eclipse, and others to follow, are a sign from God.

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Photo, College of the Atlantic

National Grant Leads to Development of COA’s Sustainable Farming Model

The Peggy Rockefeller Farm will soon become a working lab of sorts for students attending the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, and for the community as well.

COA just received a 200-thousand dollar grant from the Arthur Vining Davis foundation for the purposes of creating an experiential learning environment. Physics and Engineering lecturer at COA, Anna Demeo says the grant will allow students to actively participate in the design and development of sustainable solutions. 

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Photo, Spc. Joe Alger,Getty Images

Maine Military Veterans Have Skills and Experience the State Can Use

Maine is home to a large population of military veteran’s and the state is starting training sessions soon for veterans to learn how to convert their military skills into occupational licenses.

The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation will host a series of educational outreach sessions to help veterans and current service members with getting state occupational licenses. 

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Quotas Set for Maine’s Elver Harvest

This year Maine’s elver eel season opens late and comes with new rules and guidelines.

The Department of Marine Resources has reached an agreement with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that sets the elver eel catch limit this year to 11-thousand 749 total pounds. 

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquaremedia.com

Where Law Enforcement and Treatment Meet in Maine’s ‘War on Drugs’ [Video]

Crime, sex, and drugs, but the only rock 'n' roll in these women's lives is the time they've wasted going in and out of the corrections system in Maine, all because of their addiction to drugs.

"Most of them never start out intending to become addicts and criminals," states Kennebec County Sheriff Randal Liberty.

Sheriff Liberty oversees a drug rehabilitation program inside the jail and it's showing great success in dropping the county jail's recidivism rate, not to mention the fact it's saving lives and potentially breaking a terrible cycle of family dysfunction and substance abuse in Maine.

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