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Car Flips, Traps Driver Near Bangor Mall

Joy Hollowell

Updated 55 mins ago

A car flipped onto its side near the Bangor Mall, trapping the driver inside early Thanksgiving day morning.

Officers were called to Bangor Mall Boulevard around 12:45 a.m..

They tell us the driver had just left a restaurant and missed a turn.

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CMP Mitten Drive Underway

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 hours ago

Central Maine Power’s annual mitten drive is underway. It’s an annual effort to help kids stay warm during the cold months

Hats, mittens and scarves are collected and then distributed to local schools. Last year, 10,000 items were collected and this year they’re asking for your help to beat that mark. The mitten drive has been going on since 2004.

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LePage Issues Limited Emergency Proclamation to Restore Power

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 hours ago

Governor LePage issued a limited emergency proclamation Wednesday night that allows utility crews to drive additional hours to repair lines and restore power.

In a written statement, the Governor said the wet, heavy snow and high winds knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

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5k to Benefit Local Cancer Resource Center

Tania Morales

Updated 10 hours ago

If you haven’t signed up for as many runs as you’d like this year, there’s still time to pre-register for the “Santa Run” that’ll be held in Ellsworth.

The 5k race/walk kicks off on December 7th at the Ellsworth Middle School, located on 20 Forest Ave.

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Former Auburn City Councilor Pleads Not Guilty to Possessing Child Porn

Updated 10 hours ago

A former Auburn city councilor, magazine publisher, and film festival organizer has pleaded not guilty to possessing child pornography and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Joshua Shea, 38, was arrested in March after police seized his computer.

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“Something’s Brewing” Part 2: Penobscot Bay Brewery

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 hours ago

Small-batch beer brewing is becoming big business in Maine.

Craft beer bars and breweries seem to be popping up in every part of the state.

When it comes to Maine-made craft beer, there are seemingly countless options.

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Local Firefighters Offer Thanksgiving Safety Tips

John Krinjak

Updated 10 hours ago

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends along with great food..

Local firefighters want to make sure people put safety first when it comes to cooking.

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Locals Provide “Holiday Mail for Heroes”

Tania Morales

Updated 7 hours ago

Maine troops will have something special to look forward to this holiday season thanks to local businesses.

Manpower Maine and the American Red Cross have teamed up for “Holiday Mail for Heroes”.

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Travelers Brave Thanksgiving Storm

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 hours ago

The day where 46 million Americans are making that pilgrimage for turkey and stuffing– snow eclipses travel from the mid-Atlantic to Maine.

“It’s been alright, it got bad around Portland and then it let up and it’s been intermittent it’s actually gotten worst as we got here,” says Lawrence Mogardo who’s traveling from Massachusetts to Milo with his family.

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Last Look At Original Brewer High School

Tania Morales

Updated 7 hours ago

The original Brewer High School will soon become assisted living apartments.

Wednesday was a last chance for school alumni to walk through the halls before the work begins.

“Too many old buildings were torn down like this, which is a shame. To save this, putting the thing back together again, it’s a great thing,” says former Brewer High School Instructor Dusty Fisher.

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Downtown Bangor Biz Encourage People to Shop Local This Weekend

Erica Stapleton

Updated 13 hours ago

If you plan on holiday shopping this weekend, businesses in downtown Bangor are giving extra incentives to visit their shops.

Many will be participating in Plaid Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

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Rollover Accident Involving FedEx Truck in Ellsworth

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 13 hours ago

Police in Ellsworth were called to the scene of a rollover accident, involving a FedEx truck, Wednesday afternoon.

Responders say it happened along the Bayside Road near Trenton.

Nobody was hurt.

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Maine Follows Suit on National Increase in Homeless Youth

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 hours ago

A recent report from the National Center on Family Homelessness saying 1 in 30 kids are homeless.

Maine’s rate is lower than this national estimate, but there are still more and more Maine kids are facing homelessness.

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Frank’s Bakery Prepares Hundreds of Pies for Holiday Rush

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 hours ago

It’s been an extra busy day for the folks at Frank’s Bakery in Bangor.

They’ve been making rolls, festive cookies and treats – their popular pies, too.

The favorite flavors are apple and pumpkin.

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Watch Dogs at the Table This Thanksgiving

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 hours ago

Don’t let your holiday meal turn into a trip to the vet.

Dr. Dave Cloutier of the Veazie Veterinary Clinic says you need to be careful about what your dog might get into on or off the Thanksgiving table.

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Howland Contractor Accused of Skipping On Work; Sex Assault of Minor

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 hours ago

A natural gas contractor from Howland accused of taking thousands of dollars in deposits from customers for work that was never done is also accused of sexually assaulting a young female relative two years ago.

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Prosecutors Drop Case of Farmington Selectman Accused of Child Assault

Catherine Pegram

Updated 16 hours ago

Prosecutors are dropping a case against a selectman from Farmington accused of assaulting one of his children.

40-year-old Ryan Morgan was charged earlier this month with domestic violence assault against a child younger than 14.

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Dennis Paper to Be Sold to Employees

John Krinjak

Updated 7 hours ago

A Bangor food distributor will soon be owned and operated by its workers.

The president of Dennis Paper and Food Service is selling the company to employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

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VIDEO: Storm Diverts International Flights to Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 17 hours ago

With a Thanksgiving storm heading up the coast, Bangor International Airport is preparing to keep its runway clear of snow.

Several trans-Atlantic flights have been diverted to BGR because of closures and delays at East coast hub airports.

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Orland Woman Sentenced in Ellsworth Home Invasion

John Krinjak

Updated 11 hours ago

 

An Orland woman will spend a week in jail for a home invasion in Ellsworth three years ago.

Jennifer Murphy, 21, pled guilty Tuesday to falsifying physical evidence.

The charge followed a lengthy investigation into the robbery of a home on Shore Rd. in 2011.

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