Scammer poses as Emera Maine representative

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man posing as an Emera Maine representative is calling local businesses trying to trick them into paying him money. The scam artist is telling the business owners that their electric bill is unpaid or has been paid incorrectly and if it isn't paid in 45 minutes, their power will be shut off.

On Wednesday Emera received 13 calls from Bangor business owners about a man going by the name of James Pierce calling them pretending to be from Emera Maine. Pierce allegedly threatened the business owners and said if they don't pay him up to one thousand dollars right away, it's lights out. Some business owners said he even used profanity when they questioned his authority and asked to speak to his supervisor.

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Construction zone close call leads to speed crack down

(NEWS CENTER) -- A speed detail in the construction zone along Interstate 95's Union Street bridge project brought in about $10,000 dollars in fines in just two hours.

State Police set up that detail after a construction worker had to jump out of the way of a speeding vehicle in the construction zone last week.

Trooper Trevor Snow said he pulled over several drivers going at least 15 miles per hour over the posted 45 mile per hour speed limit.

"The safety of the workers is paramount," Snow said. "And I think we have an obligation and a duty to do everything we can to make that work environment for that construction crew and for other motorists travelling through the construction crew as safe an area as possible."

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'My Maine Ride' owner reaches settlement with the state

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Former My Maine Ride owner Glenn Gieser reaches a deal with the state.
The attorney general's office brought a lawsuit against Geiser earlier this year claiming he used deceptive practices violating Maine's "sticker rule."

After a lengthy back and forth between the state and Geiser's attorney-- Geiser agrees to suspending his license to own a car business for the next seven years and pay up to thirty-thousand dollars in repairs for cars purchased from his former businesses Bumper2Bumper, Inc or My Maine Ride.

Geiser, however, will be allowed to sell cars or work for a dealer or auto repair business under the condition that the business is not owned or operated by him or any member of his household. Geiser must notify the Attorney General's office within 30 days of any employment.

Geiser released a statement through his attorney Joe Baldacci.

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Medway man receives nine years in prison for violent home invasion.

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The 25-year-old man charged with breaking into a woman's home and brutally beating her was sentenced Tuesday morning. Nicholas Hutchinson will spend the next nine years behind bars for the violent home invasion back in 2012.

Nicholas Hutchinson previously pleaded no contest to the charges. The state offered the Medway man a plea deal of no more than ten years behind bars. Hutchinson along with another man entered a Greenbush home and after seeing the homeowner was present Hutchinson beat the victim, Marcia Fieger with various weapons. Her young son was hit with mace during the assault.

Hutchinson addressed the court blaming his drug addiction as what fueled his previous actions. He apologized to the victim and her family.