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Central Maine News: Jobs Coming to Camden; Richmond Residents Evicted

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These are some of the stories central Maine is talking about today.

(AP) — A judge has sentenced an Augusta woman to nine months in jail for trafficking cocaine. Carol Jean Gordon had pleaded guilty to charges that she sold cocaine at her home and elsewhere in Augusta. One of the sales was to an undercover agent.

(AP)— Jobs coming to Camden…A New Mexico-based business says it plans to invest more than $3 million and create 29 new jobs in Camden. Sierra Peaks Corporation says it plans to invest in two facilities in the manufacture of miniature acoustic microphones and other communications devices.

(AP) — A Lewiston couple have both been sentenced to less than a year behind bars for defrauding the federal government out of more than $46,000 in housing subsidies. Prosecutors say Roda Abdi and Ali-Nassir Ahmed lived in a federally subsidized apartment while they were buying multiple properties with cash. The Sun-Journal reports they also owned a profitable market.

(AP) A New Hampshire husband and wife charged by a moose while snowmobiling in Maine are under investigation for possibly following the animal. The Maine Warden Service says it is examining video of the encounter last week in Jackman that was posted on YouTube by Janis and Bob Powell of Belmont, N.H.
Cpl. John MacDonald says if it’s determined the couple followed the moose, they could be charged with misdemeanor wildlife harassment and fined $500.

A Jackman couple have been charged in connection with an ongoing investigation into the sale of heroin. Daniel Dubois and Alicia Goodwin were arrested late last week on U.S. Route 201 after police stopped and searched their vehicle and discovered several grams of heroin.

Plans were yesterday to evict all tenants at the Meadowbrook Trailer Park in Richmond. People who live there have been without water for a few days days because of a fear that sewage could contaminate the town’s drinking water. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said tests show high levels of E. coli leaking under the trailer park and into nearby water streams.

(AP) — Maine’s nursing homes could see a funding boost under legislation awaiting Governor Paul LePage’s signature. Lawmakers in the Democratic-led Legislature have approved a total of $14 million for the state’s nursing homes over the next three budget years.

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