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Maine Legislature Kills Bill That Would Have Banned Drivers Using Hand-Held Cellphones [POLL]

Augusta State Senator Roger Katz had introduced a bill that would have banned Maine drivers from using hand-held cellphones. The Maine Legislature has officially killed that bill with Wednesday's vote of 82-65 against it.

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United Relay Across America for Special Olympics to Begin in Augusta

The Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America is described as a once in a lifetime opportunity for America to unite to build communities of respect and inclusion. Over the course of 46 days, in a hand-to-hand exchange, people throughout the nation will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the country and deliver it to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics Word Games. The Unified Relay will begin in Augusta on May 26.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

United Way E-Waste Recycling Event

This Saturday, May 2nd, the United Way of Kennebec Valley is sponsoring an E-Waste and Shredding event at the Augusta Civic Center.

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Augusta Woman in Nepal Still Unaccounted for After Deadly Earthquake

Dawn Habash from Augusta, who was hiking alone in Nepal, was still unaccounted for, as of Sunday (April 26) night. A devastating earthquake struck the Himalayan nation Saturday (April 25) with the latest death toll being upwards of 2,500 people.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Flood Warning For The Kennebec River [Video]

There is a flood warning for the Kennebec River at Skowhegan, at North Sidney and at Augusta until 3 a.m. on Thursday. The river is expected to crest at or just above flood stage this morning and start to fall below flood stage this evening.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Final Phase Of Construction Has Started On Western Avenue In Augusta

The major reconstruction project on the heavily-traveled outer section of Western Avenue in Augusta has resumed.

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photo from KOA

Augusta-Gardiner KOA Campground Raising Funds To Sends Kids With Cancer To Summer Camp

The Augusta/Gardiner KOA Journey Campground will be offering camping on Saturday, May 9 for just $10 as part of Kampgrounds of America's annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with cancer.

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Photo by Julie Beaulieu
Photo by Julie Beaulieu

Fire on State Street in Augusta

Fire broke out Friday evening (April 3) at 15 State Street, Augusta, near the Cumberland Farms. It was reported just prior to 7:30 pm. Fire departments from Augusta, Winthrop, Gardiner and Togus were on the scene at the multi-unit apartment.

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Alexander Shalamov, Thinkstock

Group Wants To Open Augusta’s Bicentennial Nature Park To Non-Residents

Members of Friends of Bicentennial Nature Park, a group that raises money to hep offset the city of Augusta's expenses running the city-owned park, wants to allow non-residents into the park as a way to boost revenue.

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Augusta Police Department facebook

Rescuers Continue Search for Possible Body in Kennebec River

Witnesses Saturday (March 21) told the Augusta Police that a woman was seen falling under the ice in the Kennebec River.

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