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New National Park, Recreation Area Proposed In Katahdin Region

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 hour ago

Planning is in the works for a new National Park in Maine’s north woods.

A land owner is proposing to donate one hundred thousand acres of land for a new national park and recreation area.

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Crustacean Craze: Funky-Colored Lobsters Spark Greater Public Interest

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 hours ago

Funky-colored lobsters. Fishermen along Maine’s coast seem to be bringing in a lot more of the eye-catching crustaceans.

One scholar says the change in trend is not in the species or environment, but in the attention.

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Judge: Police Assault Investigation Details Closed

Updated 5 hours ago

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — A judge says the Maine State Police do not have to release the details of an investigation into a sexual assault complaint brought against the chief of the Hallowell Police Department by one his subordinates.

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Annual Furnace Cleanings Crucial for Maine Homeowners

Tania Morales

Updated 5 hours ago

It’s time to start thinking about staying warm for the upcoming months.

September’s “National Furnace Tune-Up Month,” so it’s a great time to start preparations to keep your family safe this winter.

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UMaine Building Innovative Wave and Wind Simulator

John Krinjak

Updated 5 hours ago

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to weather the perfect storm?

Construction is underway on a new facility at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center that will simulate just that.

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Prudential Northeast Properties Joins New Brokerage Network

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 hours ago

One of Maine’s oldest real estate companies will now be operating under a different name.

Prudential Northeast Properties has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network.

About 130 real estate agents from all nine offices across the state gathered at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor Tuesday for new system training.

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Orono Officials Cracking Down at the Grove

John Krinjak

Updated 1 hour ago

Two weeks into the school year, and police in Orono have already dealt with two weekends of partying here at the Grove.

“The kids get rowdy and have fun and kind of gets a little out of control,” said Grove resident Jacquelyn Archambault.

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Bangor Priest Remains Behind Bars On Child Porn Charge

Updated 5 hours ago

A Bangor priest remains behind bars after police arrested him for possessing child pornography.

Adam Metropoulos, 52, is charged with possession of sexually explicit material and violation of privacy.

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Bangor Library Volunteer Admits to Stealing $31K Worth of Artifacts

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 hours ago

 

A volunteer at the Bangor Public library admitted Tuesday to stealing $31,000 worth of war memorabilia.

28-year-old Russell Graves was ordered to spend six months in jail.

Prosecutors say he also pleaded guilty to theft and a drug charge.

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Brewer Woman to Prison for Trying to Smother Woman, Steal Medications

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 hours ago

 

A woman from Brewer is going to prison for five years for robbing a 71-year-old woman of her medication, after putting a pillow over her face.

45-year-old Donna Dray was sentenced Tuesday for robbery.

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Kid’s K-9 Olympics in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 hours ago

Your dog can go for the gold in Bangor Saturday.

It’s the first ever K-9 Olympics at Carden Kennels in Bangor.

The event is for kids ages 5 through 16, and of course, their pups.

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5th Annual Holden Fall Frolic

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 hours ago

You can welcome in fall this weekend with a day of fun for the whole family.

Saturday is the 5th Annual Holden Fall Frolic.

It begins at 7am with a pancake breakfast.

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Bangor Fire Chief Placed on Non-disciplinary Paid Leave of Absence

Updated 5 hours ago

Bangor city officials say Fire Chief Scott Lucas has been placed on a non-disciplinary paid leave of absence.

City Officials say they will not release details about the Chief’s employment status change as it is a personnel matter.

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Camden Rite Aid Robbery Highlights Troubling Trend For Law Enforcement

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 hours ago

According to the Department of Public Safety, pharmacy robberies are down in Maine after a record number in 2012. Despite that fact, last night’s robbery attempt at the Rite Aid in downtown Camden does have law enforcement more concerned than ever.

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Farmington Man in Jail Accused of Raping Juvenile

Catherine Pegram

Updated 11 hours ago

A man from Farmington is in jail on $15,000 bail, accused of raping a juvenile.

27-year-old Josh Austin was arrested last week.

Police say they spent about a month investigating a complaint filed by the mother of the alleged victim.

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Deputies Say Orrington Crash Victim in Critical Condition

Updated 13 hours ago

Authorities have released the names of the two people involved in a crash in  Orrington Saturday.

They say 59-year-old Robin Rie of Brewer was trying to make a turn off Route 15 when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

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Winn Man Accused of Raping Woman, Attacking with Knife

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 hours ago

A man from Winn accused of attacking a woman with a knife and raping her is in jail on $5, 000.

62-year-old Michael Burt made his first court appearance Monday.

Prosecutors say the attack took place last week in Winn.

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Hermon Man Arrested After Day Long Manhunt

Updated 11 hours ago

A day long search for a Hermon man ended last night with his arrest.

Police say 21 year old Tyler Thomas got into a fight with his father Monday morning.

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Deal Reached To Pay For Proposed I-95 Interchange

Updated 16 hours ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The city of Waterville, the state and a private developer have worked out to a deal to share the $6 million cost of a proposed new interchange off Interstate 95 in town.

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Cruise Ship Passengers Bolster Portland’s Economy

Updated 16 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — City officials say the number of passengers scheduled to sail into Portland on cruise ships this year is up 15 percent over last year, providing a valuable boost to the area’s economy.

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