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Traffic Alert: Mount Vernon Road Construction Starts On Monday

The end is in sight. The final phase of the road construction work on Mount Vernon Avenue in Augusta is scheduled to start on Monday, April 4th. The project is slated to be complete by June 21st.

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The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Augusta

When you think of Maine, you think of small towns and not much in the way of crime. Surprisingly, that isn't the case when it comes to Augusta. According the the website Neighborhood Scout dot com, Augusta is above the national average when it comes to both violent and property crime. Augusta's violent crime rate of 4.76 per 1,000 people is above the national average of 3.8 per 1,000. Augusta was also above average when it came to the property crime rate. Augusta property crime rate of 61.32 per 1,000, while the national average is 26 per 1,000.

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Augusta Woman Bit by Rabid Raccoon

An elderly woman in Augusta was bit last Thursday (March 17) by a rabid raccoon. Augusta police say the incident occurred in the area of Sewall Street, and that other raccoons have been spotted in the area.

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Paranormal Investigation In Augusta [VIDEO]

You have probably caught one of those television shows that search homes for paranormal spirits. Like the popular show 'Ghost Hunters'. Maybe you have used a Ouija Board or have gotten a reading from a spirit medium like Maureen Hancock. Recently a home in Augusta posted a YouTube video of a paranormal investigation done at their home.

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Augusta Woman Stabs Husband At Home And Again As She Drove Him To The Hospital

The Associated Press is reporting that an Augusta woman has been charged with assault after police allege she stabbed her husband with a kitchen knife and then stabbed him again as she drove him to the hospital.

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The Five Best Places For A Cup Of Coffee In Central Maine According To Yelp

Ahh, a great cup of coffee is a must! Also, March is National Caffeine Awareness Month. I am strictly an iced coffee drinker. It can be below zero and I walked into the radio with an iced coffee in my hand. Here are some of the best reviewed places to get coffee in central Maine, according to Yelp.com.

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Local Hero: Donna Keeler in Augusta Finds and Returns $10,000 Ring

Donna Keeler who works for the Kennebec Journal with her husband James, and takes care of the delivery of our paper here at B98.5, is our local hero today.

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Augusta Police Begin a ‘Wanderers Program”

The Augusta Police Department is starting a new wanderers program, that will allow parents, spouses or guardians to provide information in advance, that may help to locate a person who leaves home and is unable to return.

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Augusta Named One Of The 50 Best Small Towns In America

Livability.com ranked the Best Small Towns in America and Maine is well represented. The rankings were based on more than 12,000 towns with populations between 1,000 and 20,000.

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Vigil To Welcome Refugees To Maine To Be Held Wednesday Afternoon In Augusta

Governor Paul LePage, is one of over 30 U.S. governors who have said they do not want Syrian refugees in their states following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. Those who feel differently from the Governor, will be holding a vigil today to support refugees to Maine.

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