Firefighters battled a massive blaze in Otisfield Sunday night.


OTISFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It took firefighters from 12 towns about three hours to knock down flames that tore through a 2-family farmhouse in Otisfield Sunday night.

The call came in just before 5:30 p.m. The Otisfield Fire Department said no one was home at the time and there were no injuries, but the blaze destroyed the home along Route 121.

The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.


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I'm Not Your Mother, But ...

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Paris man faces charges for injuring baby


PARIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police said a Paris man is facing charges after allegedly breaking his infant daughter's ribs.

24-year-old Joshua Dodd faces charges including assault on a child under 6 years old.

The alleged incident happened on Nov. 12. Police said Dodd said he lifted his 1-month-old daughter up by her arms and used his fingers to push down on her stomach because of bowel complications. Dodd said he saw a doctor use the same technique and thought it was okay.

Dodd is at the Oxford County Jail on $500 bail.


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It's coffee that will rob me of sleep. Even a cup at one in the afternoon can pack a wallop of caffeine. I learned my lesson the hard way.

I know I'm not the only one who has figured out that coffee can lead to a sleepless night. If you’ve been suffering from insomnia, maybe you should take a close look at what you eat before you go to bed. 

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Prediabetes: See It as an Opportunity

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If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, it means your blood sugar is higher than it should be, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's not inevitable that you'll eventually develop diabetes, but it increases your risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one-third of the adults in this country have prediabetes. Most of them have no idea.

Celebrating Our Veterans and a 100th Birthday

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Burton Curtis turned 100 years old November 11, 2014 — Veterans Day. A World War II veteran, he says he joined the United States Air Force because his country was in trouble and he needed to do something. What he did was became a glider pilot who carried out dangerous missions during the war. He went on to serve 30 years in the Air Force, retiring as Colonel Burton Curtis.

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Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Bethel


BETHEL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A traffic stop led to a drug bust in Bethel.

Maine State Police said a car was stopped, for operating without tail lights, at a residence on East Bethel Road at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday. The operator of the vehicle, 39-year-old Keith Behan was arrested for violation of bail conditions for a previous offense. The owner of the residence, 30-year-old Ashley Hautaniemi, was a passenger in Behan's car. Four pounds of marijuana and a growing operation were found in the residence. A total of 14 live plants and three to four pounds of processed marijuana were discovered.

The case will be turned over to the District Attorney's office for review and charges.