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Will They Be Armed? Maine’s Public Safety Commissioner Works on Report for Governor

They're asked to enforce the natural resources laws in Maine, as are the Marine Patrol and Game Wardens, the only difference is they're asked to do so today without the protection of a firearm.

A task force has been working for months to determine if Maine's Forest Rangers face danger on the job, that would justify the state going to the expense to equip and train them with guns.

The task force has completed its work and now it's up to the Commissioner of Public Safety to compile a report for Governor Paul LePage by December, based on their findings and opinions.

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The Spirit of Hope Kept Alive with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree

Last season, as many as 2 thousand children received Christmas gifts under their tree, restoring some hope, and the gift-giving spirit of the holiday.

That spirit can often be hard to come by for parents who struggle to pay for the basic necessities. When you're balancing seasonal expenses like heating fuel, warm winter clothing, and food, the thought of celebrating Christmas with the kids seems out of reach.

That's where the Salvation Army comes in, by coordinating the generosity of others, to benefit those most in need of compassion and support.

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Vehicle involved in crash in Smyrna, blamed on black ice.  Photo, Maine State Police
Vehicle involved in crash in Smyrna, blamed on black ice. Photo, Maine State Police

State Trooper and Others Injured; Black Ice to Blame

Motorists caught off guard by the conditions sustain injuries, as does the State Police Trooper sent to help.

State Police Trooper Jill Monahan was responding last night to the report of a car off the road in the Northbound lane of I95 in Smyrna.

As Trooper Monahan was talking with 19 year old Jayde McNich of Littleton, who was still sitting in her car after it had gone off the road because of black ice conditions, a pick up truck driven by 37 year old Eric Clark of Houlton lost control on the lack ice and skidded out of control into the rear of McNich's car.

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Copper Prices Feed Market For Scrap Metal

Maine Concerns: Maine’s Warranty Law+Preventing Copper Thefts

Every Sunday, Townsquare Media airs a public service program called "Maine Concerns." If you haven’t checked it out, you really should! We cover everything from local charitable organizations and their events, to health tips, and more.

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Photo-Darren McCollester,Getty Images
Photo-Darren McCollester,Getty Images

Pre-Paid Home Heating Deadline Nears

The deadline for Maine oil dealers, who offer pre-paid contracts for the heating season, to get their reports into the state is quickly approaching.

According to Maine’s Department of Professional and Financial Regulation reports are due by next Thursday

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Photo- Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images
Photo- Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images

A Family Tradition Revived to Support a Bangor Bus Route

Bangor City Councilor Joe Baldacci says he and his brother, Former Governor and U.S. Congressman John Baldacci, are teaming up for a Halloween themed spaghetti dinner next week.

It's all in an effort to show public support for the Community Connector Bus route serving the Odlin Road and outer Hammond Street areas of the city.

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Elderly Woman Victimized Resulting in Two Arrests and One Summons for Theft

Elderly abuse in Maine comes in many forms and a case being investigated by the Knox County Sheriff's Department involves alleged theft by care providers.

Detective Don Murray was handed the case after Deputy Paul Pinkham responded to a complaint of theft in excess of $20,000 from an elderly woman in Owls Head back in August.

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State Law in Maine Can Save You a Little Cash

So, you're at the checkout getting ready to purchase that new washing machine and the cashier asks you if you'd like to purchase an extended service contract or warranty.

The Maine Attorney General's office suggests you first consider Maine's Express and Implied Warranty Law.

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Don’t Let Your Prescription Drugs Fall Into the Wrong Hands

Often times those who are legitimately using prescription pain medications unwittingly open themselves up to a lot of possible danger.

Drug take-backs are a great way to rid yourself of unused or outdated meds and there's one coming up at the end of the month.

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Who Shot the Eagle? The Reward Gets Bigger

A long life, majestic looks, graceful, and in 1782 named a national symbol for the United States.

Yet despite all that, a bald eagle is found shot in Hermon by Game Wardens and they'd like to find out who is responsible.

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