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Augusta pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle

An Augusta man who was struck by a vehicle Friday night has died.

Dana Banister, 52, was struck by a vehicle driven driven by 45-year-old Eugene Whipple of Augusta in the intersection of Western Avenue and Sewall Street about 7:16 p.m., according to Deputy Chief Kevin D. Lully of the Augusta Police Department.

Banister was taken to a local hospital and later succumbed to his injuries, Lully said Saturday.

Few other details about the crash have been released, which Lully said remains under investigation.

Impeachment puts Maine’s Susan Collins and Jared Golden in difficult, mirroring positions

LEWISTON, Maine — House Democrats are nearly certain to impeach President Donald Trump this week. Senate Republicans — barring a major shift — would acquit him. Few have as much riding on the proceedings as two Mainers with mirroring political problems in 2020.

A Gazetteer and a Subaru fueled this photographer’s two-year journey across Maine

ROCKLAND, Maine — The pages of photographer S.B. Walker’s rebound DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer are filled with gold lines traced along the roads he’s traveled. Considering he’s not originally from Maine, the ground he’s covered is quite impressive.

Since 2014, Walker has driven more than 100,000 miles across Maine to document people and places in the state. He wasn’t in search of anything in particular, instead his photographic journey was fueled by intuition and curiosity.

Holiday heroes in Harrison Township helping tornado victims at annual tree lighting

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – The third annual Harrison Township Tree Lighting Ceremony was held in Dayton on Saturday. Hundreds of people showed up to participate in the event planned by the township, Sheriff’s office, local fire department and New City Church.

Some of the families who attended said the event was a holiday miracle. They are still struggling to make ends meet after the Memorial Day tornadoes and the holiday season was looking like it would be a tough time.

Coalition of Ohio motorcycle clubs donates thousands of dollars of toys to foster children in the Miami Valley

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A statewide organization donated time and toys for children in foster care. 

The Ohio Coalition of Clubs is a group of 60 motorcycle clubs. On Saturday they delivered donated bikes and toys for children in foster care at the Haines Children’s Center on North Main Street in Dayton. 

Hundreds of volunteers adorn Miami Valley veterans’ graves for the holidays

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Thousands of volunteers gathered at cemeteries across the country Saturday for “Wreaths Across America”. In Dayton, volunteers met at the national cemetery at the Dayton VA, and at Memorial Park. 

Wreaths Across America” sponsors and volunteers place wreaths on nearly 2 million graves of military members. Tens of thousands of volunteers participate nationwide. 

More than 1400 students earn degrees at Wright State’s fall commencement ceremony

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – On Saturday morning more than 1400 students walked across the stage at Wright State University’s fall commencement ceremony. 

The ceremony began at 10 a.m. at the Nutter Center. Outgoing president Cheryl Schrader addressed the class. She spoke about the resolve of the students and community after many challenges this past year. 

The graduates ranged in age from 18 to 80. International students from 20 different countries also earned degrees. 

Several people injured in rollover crash on W. Third St.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Several people were taken to the hospital after a crash on W. Third Street under the I-75 bridge.

An SUV ended up on its side after the two-vehicle crash. Crews had to use equipment to cut at least one person out of the SUV.

It is unknown at this time how many were taken to the hospital or the severity of any injuries.

Teen shot in Kettering home dies, 17-year old charged

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – A teen who was shot in a home on Parran Place in Kettering has died from his injuries.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that 17-year-old Noah Channell, of Kettering, has died. Channell was shot around 6:15 Friday evening.

The Kettering Police Department announced that a 17-year-old juvenile has been charged in relation to the shooting. Police say the juvenile, who has not been identified, has been charged with reckless homicide, and receiving stolen property.

Flash flood warning issued in Southern Maine

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for much of the Southern Maine coast on Saturday.

The warning is in effect until 1:30 p.m.

As of 10 a.m., much of Southern Maine already had received 2-4 inches of rain, with Portland receiving 2.31 inches and Saco with the most at 4.07 inches, according to the weather service.

People in the flash flood areas should not walk or drive through flood waters and should move to higher ground if necessary.

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