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Teen killed in Prospect dump truck collision

PROSPECT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- 16 year old John Bapst Memorial High School student Owen Krause was killed in a car accident on Route 1A in Prospect on Wednesday morning. Police say Krause's Lincoln sedan suddenly veered left into the oncoming lane and struck a dump truck head-on. The Bapst junior was killed instantly.

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Bapst Head of School Mel Mackay says grief counselors are at the high school today and will be tomorrow, in order to help students and staff cope with Krause's death. Mackay also sent a letter home with parents informing them that all after-school activities were cancelled on Wednesday.

In wake of violent protests, demonstrators in Belfast call for peace

BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER)--Ripple effects from deadly protests in Libya have reached Maine and people in Belfast have a message of their own for the protestors.

Moved by the violence in Libya, demonstrators took to the streets of Belfast to call for peace.  Many of the people were asking for respect and understanding, saying that a movie which sparked aggression in Libya was terrible but the violence that resulted was even more terrible.

Rams hang on the edge Redskins

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Penobscot Valley and UMaine alum Matthew Mulligan blocked a punt and minutes later became the first Mainer to score a touchdown in the NFL, helping the Rams to 31-28 win over the Redskins. 

The Bangor native finished with two catches for 14 yards.

Sam Bradford had three touchdown passes on 26-of-35 attempts for 310 yards to lead the St. Louis Rams to a 31-28 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Danny Amendola totaled 15 catches for 160 yards and a score while Matthew Mulligan and Brandon Gibson each caught a touchdown pass for the Rams (1-1), who snapped an eight-game losing streak that went back to last season.

Daryl Richardson carried the ball 15 times for 83 yards while Steven Jackson added nine carries for 58 yards in the win for St. Louis, which won its home- opener after going 1-7 in front of the fans last season.

New lobster plant being built in Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Construction crews are hard at work in Rockland, converting a former newspaper printing plant into the state's newest lobster processing plant.

The plant in the city's industrial park has been gutted, all the old equipment hauled away to make room for a large salt water tank for lobster storage, as well as all the cooking and freezing equipment for processing the meat. The project is a partnership between Rockland lobster dealer Jamie Steeves, of J & J Lobster, and New Brunswick processing plant owner Frank Benoit, of Les Pecheries de Chez-Nous, Ltee.

People in Maine's lobster industry say the recent protest by fishermen in New Brunswick was a reminder about how dependent Maine has become on Canada as a market for its lobsters, and that has revived interest in the need for more processing plants here.

Canadian man plans Rockland lobster processing plant

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Rockland officials say a Canadian man is planning to open a lobster processing plant in the city.

Officials say details aren't yet complete, but that plans are to locate the plant in an 11,000-square-foot building that once housed a newspaper printing plant.

The Bangor Daily News says the building went idle in July 2011 when the Village Soup community newspaper company closed the facility.

Maine officials have been encouraging the development of more lobster processing plants in the state to add value to lobsters that are caught in Maine waters, rather than shipping them to Canada to be processed.

There are now three large processing plants in Maine, with a fourth plant opening last week in the mid-coast town of St. George.