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UPDATE: Gardiner Area High School Freshman Missing Since Saturday Found Safe

UPDATE: Michael J. Booth, a 14-year-old freshman at Gardiner Area High School was last seen by his parents late Saturday (Oct. 18) night. He has now been found safe. According to the Gardiner Police Department, h
He was found Tuesday (Oct. 21) morning at a home in Gardiner. Police found him while following up on a tip.

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Wayne Man Charged In Connection With Assault On A Baby

State Police arrested a Wayne man early Monday morning after his three month old son was hospitalized overnight after the child was thrown down a flight of stairs.

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4th Annual Blaine House Food Drive

Gov. LePage is taking some time off from the campaign trail this weekend to open up his home for the 4th annual Blaine House food drive. Mainers are invited to drop off non-perishable goods and get a tour of the Blaine House in Augusta from the governor between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. The food drive at the Blaine House will also be held on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. 

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Check Out This Debate on Question One About Bear Baiting

Oh, question one, about bear hunting. Here is the text of the question: “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety, or for research?” I am one of the undecided. I want and need to know more to make an informed decision. 

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WCSH Video

Watch the Latest Maine Gubernatorial Debate [VIDEO]

Candidates for Governor of Maine debated last night at the Augusta Civic Center. In case you missed Gov. Paul LePage (R), Congressman Mike Michaud (D) and Independent candidate Eliot Cutler on WCSH/WLBZ last nigh

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Early Voting has Started in Maine: Request Your Absentee Ballot

Maine citizens who are registered to vote may use this free service to request an absentee ballot for the November 4, 2014 General & Referendum Election. Ballots must be received no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.

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Asad Malik, Getty Images

Maine Couple Wife Carrying Champions

The North American Wife Carrying Championships were held on Saturday at Sunday River and a Maine couple won. Jesse Wall and Christina Arsenault can now compete in the World Championships in Finland.

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Patient Being Held At Maine Medical Center At Request Of CDC: Ebola Not Confirmed

There are multiple reports that the CDC has asked Maine Medical Center in Portland to hold a patient for observation as a precaution, but there is not a confirmed case of Ebola.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Tumble

I put on a lot of miles this past weekend. I drove to Bingham on Saturday and to Waterville on Sunday and it was good to see gas prices down! The average gas price in Maine was down 6.5 cents per gallon this past week, according to GasBuddy.com.

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Messalonskee Strong: Community Supports Familes Involved in Tragic Hayride Accident

Investigators are blaming a mechanical problem for the Halloween-themed hayride crash Saturday night (Oct. 11) in Mechanic Falls that killed 17-year-old Cassidy Charette of Oakland and injured many others. The state fire marshal’s office says investigators are trying to figure out exactly why the Jeep towing the hay wagon wouldn’t or couldn’t stop, going down a hill in the woods and struck a tree.

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