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State Trooper Killed In Hunting Accident

Police in Texas say a man from Warren shot and killed a Connecticut state trooper in a hunting accident.

Deputies were called to a ranch in Maverick County, Texas Saturday.

50-year old Stephen Davis had a gunshot wound to the left side of his torso.

the shooter told police he shot at a wild hog and accidentally hit Davis.

no charges have been filed…the investigation continues.

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State Lawmaker Debate Tax Break

State lawmakers continue to quarrel over a bill that would extend some tax breaks.

The federal government recently revived several expired personal and business tax breaks.

Now state lawmakers have to decide whether to include those breaks on state income tax returns.

If they can’t agree, Maine taxpayers won’t be able to claim the federal tax breaks on their 20-15 state returns.

Last week, the republican-controlled state senate passed a bill to extend the tax breaks for two years.

Yesterday, the democratic-controlled house voted to support extending most tax breaks and setting aside 23-million-dollars for Maine schools.

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NOAA Is Asking People To Stay Away From Seal Pups

Gray seal pups may pop on the shoreline…but officials ask you to stay away….

Folks with NOAA Fisheries say gray seals give birth on islands and shoreline areas in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts from December through February…

The pups are born with a white, fluffy coat…and can sound like babies crying…but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re in distress….

You should stay at least 150 feet away from the seals…

If a pup is alone, its mother is likely eating and will return…

If you suspect an animal may be in trouble, call NOAA Fisheries 24-hour hotline…the number is on our website.

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