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Fire damages Folsoms Auto Sales, Service & Salvage in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN — An accidental fire caused extensive damage Monday morning to Folsoms Auto Sales, Service & Salvage, a longtime, family-owned business in Skowhegan.

The cause of the blaze at 232 Rowe Road was deemed accidental, Fire Chief Shawn Howard of the Skowhegan Fire Department said later in the afternoon.

“We’re looking at failure of a certain piece of equipment,” Howard said.

Howard said investigators from the Office of State Fire Marshal had been called to the scene to assist in the investigation. He did not have additional information on the equipment that caused the fire and said it will likely be the insurance company that investigates further.

The fire was reported just before 10 a.m. Howard said additional alarms were sounded because of the location of the fire and the potential for it to get worse because of the vehicles inside the garage.

“With the large fuel load and the

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Heartland auto shop sees rush of winter weather vehicle repairs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – Much of Wednesday’s snow has melted away and the roads are clear, but conditions caused dozens of wrecks across the Heartland.



a car covered in snow: Missouri State Highway Patrol says they got more than 100 calls from people needing service during the snow Wednesday.


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Missouri State Highway Patrol says they got more than 100 calls from people needing service during the snow Wednesday.

Now, local repair shops face a rush of new customers.

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Car repairs pick up during the winter at James Auto Body and Glass.

The manager, Josh Lineberry, said in a few days he expects to see more cars coming in with damage due to Wednesday’s road conditions. “There’s a little bit of a delay in when the calls and cars start coming in from the initial accident times.”

“They’re usually taken to salvage yards if they slide off and need to be towed before they make it here,” stated Lineberry.

He said insurance is part of the

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Atlantic City Indoor Auto Racing events cancelled for 2021

The Atlantic City NAPA Auto Parts race weekend has officially become the fourth and final COVID-19 victim of the 2021 Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP Racing Fuels. The 19th annual event promoted by Len Sammons inside the famous Boardwalk Hall had originally been planned for January 29th and 30th.

The race weekend was then postponed a month to the end of February in hopes that conditions would improve and restrictions be loosened allowing the event to held. However, strict New Jersey State gathering restrictions have remained in place for large seating indoor arenas.

While a recent trend of improving COVID-19 cases and a growing number of vaccination gives hope for the future, it has come too late to salvage the Indoor Auto Racing Championship Series fueled by VP in 2021.

“It’s with great regret that we cancelled the fourth and final scheduled race on our indoor series

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Gary police seek termination of officer charged in salvage auto title investigation | Latest Headlines

In recent months, the police department has fired two officers for using excessive force and making racially insensitive comments, and a sergeant was placed on unpaid leave after he was charged Oct. 29 with felony cheating at gambling.

Gary Police Chief Brian Evans said after a December police commission meeting he’s committed to protecting his department’s reputation.

“We’re cleaning our own porch,” he said. “We’re doing what we have to do to maintain the trust of the community.”

According to records in the criminal case, Range signed off on 18 individual affidavits for restoration of a salvage vehicle that were subsequently submitted by a Gary car lot to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

On each form, Range certified he was a law enforcement officer in Indiana and had personally examined each vehicle, its major components and ownership documents, according to court records.

Range attested that the salvage restoration of

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