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“Nite Show” Honors George Hale with Roast

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 hours ago

Bangor broadcasting legend George Hale was honored in an unusual way, Tuesday night.

He was “roasted” by other local celebrities during a special taping of The Nite Show with Danny Cashman.

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Book Bus Swings Through Bangor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 hours ago

A bus filled with free children’s books stopped in Bangor Tuesday.

“Bess the Book Bus” was parked outside the Citgo on High St. as part of a nation-wide initiative, aimed at encouraging kids to read.

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Augusta Police Investigate Twin Robberies

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 hours ago

Augusta Police are looking for a man, they believe, tried to rob two pharmacies Tuesday.

Just before 6:00 p.m., officers were called to the Rite Aid on North Belfast Ave.

Witnesses tell investigators a man walked into the store and demanded prescription drugs through a threatening note, then ran without taking anything.

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Snowfall Prediction from Hornets Nest

Updated 6 hours ago

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the height of a hornets’ nest is an indicator of how high the snowfall will be.

Behind a home on the Athens Road in Hartland, folks noticed this hornets’ nest that sits between 20 to 25 feet off the ground.

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Humane Societies Helping with Cost of Spaying and Neutering Pets

Updated 6 hours ago

For two years, the Bangor Humane Society has been helping Penobscot County residents get their felines spayed and neutered with money from the Belvedere Fund through Maine Community Foundation.

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West Market Square Construction is Almost Wrapped Up

Updated 6 hours ago

West Market Square has been undergoing a makeover for most of the summer.

One of the finished renovations is wider sidewalks which will make for a better outdoor dining experience.

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Crews From Seven Towns Fight Portside Grill Fire in Bar Harbor

Updated 5 hours ago

Firefighters from seven towns were called to the Portside Grill in downtown Bar Harbor Tuesday.

Crews worked to extinguish the fully engulfed building before the flames could spread to nearby buildings.

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Rollover in Surry Slows Traffic

Updated 3 hours ago

Police say the driver of an SUV lost control of her vehicle on Surry Road, rolling it over into a ditch.

They’re still trying to figure out exactly what happened.

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Gas Prices In Maine Fall Slightly

Updated 7 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen less than a penny per gallon in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.49 a gallon, down 13.1 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Casting Call for Dogs: Penobscot Theatre Company Seeking Four-legged Star

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 hours ago

Ruby red slippers aren’t the only thing that completes Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

There’s also her furry friend Toto.

The Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor is in search of that special dog who can handle the spotlight.

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Maine Movie “Child Of Grace” To Premiere in Bangor

Updated 7 hours ago

A movie that was filmed in Millinocket last fall is making its premiere in Bangor this week.

“Child of Grace” is the second movie made in Maine for Writer/Director Ian McCrudden and Actor/Producer Thomas Hildreth, they made “Islander” on Vinalhaven 8 years ago.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Lying About Saving Siblings in Winslow

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 hours ago

A man from Waterville accused of making up a story about trying to save two siblings from the Kennebec River pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

32-year-old Jon Duffy is charged with filing a false public report.

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Lake George Triathlon Set For September 14

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 hours ago

The second annual Lake George and Somerset Sports and Fitness Sprint Triathlon is less than two weeks away and folks are running out of time to register.

The event starts off at Lake George Regional Park in Skowhegan with a 1/4 mile swim. Competitors then take a 15 mile bike ride before finishing up with a 3.5 mile run.

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Hermon Garelick Farms Distribution Facility to Close

Updated 7 hours ago

Twenty-six jobs will be eliminated in early October as the Garelick Farms milk distribution facility in Hermon closes.

Corporate officials confirmed this afternoon they will instead contract with a third party distributor.

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UPDATE: 14 Homeless after Fire Destroys Millinocket Apartments

John Krinjak

Updated 7 hours ago

Fourteen people left homeless by a fire that destroyed a multi-unit apartment building in Millinocket yesterday returned to the scene today to try to recover what they could.

Thomas Wark was taking a nap in his Wassau Street apartment Monday afternoon when he got a rude awakening.

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Man Arrested After Standoff In Rumford

Updated 14 hours ago

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — A more than seven-hour police standoff in Rumford has ended peacefully.

Chief Stacy Carter says the standoff ended at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday without shots being fired.

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Woman Injured In ATV Crash In Athens

Updated 19 hours ago

ATHENS, Maine (AP) — Authorities say the operator of an all-terrain vehicle has been flown to a hospital colliding with a jeep in Athens.

Fire Chief Travis Thompson says the accident was reported just before 3 p.m. Monday on a private road.

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Oil Spill Reported In Kennebunkport

Updated 19 hours ago

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — An oil spill in Kennebunkport is expected to take a couple more days to clean up.

A sheen on the water off the village of Cape Porpoise was first reported Sunday night.

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Governor Candidates To Speak At Energy Forum

Updated 19 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage and the two candidates vying to replace him will lay out their positions on energy and the environment at an event this month.

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Former President Clinton To Campaign For Michaud

Updated 19 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic candidate Mike Michaud’s campaign is getting a boost from former President Bill Clinton.

Clinton will be rallying the party faithful and raising money for Michaud and the Maine Democratic Party at events on Tuesday evening at the Portland Exposition Building.

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