A group of fishermen was saved yesterday by the Coast Guard after their skiff overturned in Eastport. One of the five crew members swam to shore and called for help. They were evaluated for exposure to the cold.

A Fairfield man was taken into custody after a standoff with police that spanned several hours yesterday. Police were originally sent to the home of Kenneth Ruggiero at around noon for a domestic violence complaint, but the 33-year-old refused to come out of his Montcalm street residence. He finally surrendered to police and was charged with domestic violence assault and terrorizing charges, as well as failure to submit to arrest

A Bucksport man will be tried for murder in a Kansas shooting. Robert Colson is accused of killing Matthew Schoshke at his home before taking the man’s dog and driving his stolen truck to California. Colson was arrested two weeks after Schoske's truck was found in California and his dog was returned to Schoshke’s family.

The Coast Guard is giving up its efforts to break up ice on the Kennebec River, after three ice breakers ran into problems last week. WVII-TV reports they made it up as far as the Kennebec Bridge in Richmond before finding the ice, that’s up to five feet thick in some areas, just too dense to break. One of those breakers will now head to the Penobscot River.

A Norwegian company says it has purchased land on the outskirts of Belfast and plans to build one of the world’s largest land-based salmon farms. Nordic Aquafarms says the project would include a 150 million dollar investment, employ 60 people, and take about two years to complete.

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