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UPDATE: Hostage Situation Over at Camden Rite Aid, Suspect Dead

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 month ago

A hostage situation in downtown Camden ended around 3:00 Tuesday morning. Authorities say the suspect died after shooting himself.

The call for an attempted robbery at the Rite Aid in Camden Monday evening turned into a 10-hour active hostage standoff between 34-year-old Robert Beerman of Camden and law enforcement.

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Crews From Seven Towns Fight Portside Grill Fire in Bar Harbor

Updated 2 months 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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Update: Bangor Crews Respond to Natural Gas Leak

Updated 2 months ago

BREAKING : Bangor Fire Department has called an All Hands, and are now evacuating multiple homes on Fern Street between State and Garland, for a “severe” natural gas leak. Use caution if you are in that area of Bangor. TV5 has a crew headed there now (left about 8:40am), we’ll have details as they come in.

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Fire Destroys Carmel Home

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 months ago

Flames tore through a family’s home in Carmel, Friday afternoon.

Crews were called to the scene along Haskell Road, around 3:30 pm.

Nobody was home at the time.

Neighbors were able to rescue dogs inside.

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Cain (D), Poliquin (R) Projected to Win 2nd District Nominations

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 months ago

State Sen. Emily Cain has defeated colleague Troy Jackson to become the Democratic nominee for Maine’s open 2nd Congressional District seat.

Cain, a University of Maine employee, will take on the winner of the hotly contested Republican primary in November.  She was winning 72% to 28 % Tuesday evening with 329 out of 422 precincts reporting in unofficial returns.

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Arrests Made in Shaws Robbery Case

Updated 7 months ago

Two more have been arrested in the robbery at the Shaw’s supermarket in the Ellsworth shopping center last Monday.

Ellsworth police say 22-year-old Michael E. Robbins of Sorrento and 22-year-old Curtis Knudsen of Gouldsboro have been arrested and charged with robbery and theft.

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State Police Investigating Readfield Woman’s Death

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 months ago

Debra Barton, 58, was found dead in her Main Street home in Readfield, Wednesday afternoon.

Maine State Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says she was found by family members.

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Sources: Pittsfield Plant Closing Its Doors; 300+ Jobs Being Shipped Overseas

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 months ago

According to multiple sources, UTC Fire and Security, a plant that manufactures fire detection devices, is closing its plant in Pittsfield and more than 300 jobs will be shipped overseas to China and to the southern United States.

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Police Hunt For Pittsfield Bank Robber

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

For the third time in less than a month, a Somerset County bank has been robbed. The Bangor Savings Bank in Pittsfield was hit this afternoon.

Police say around 2:45 a man walked into the bank wearing a black ski mask, said he had a gun and demanded money. He then fled on foot with some cash and headed in the direction of Interstate-95.

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Update: Pedestrian Killed Saturday Was Trapped Under Moving Car

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Police in Bangor are releasing new information about a car accident that left one pedestrian dead Saturday night.

Officers were called to the parking lot of Hannaford Supermarket just before 8 pm.

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LePage Explains Civil Emergency Proclamation

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

Wednesday, Governor LePage proclaimed a civil emergency in Maine, allowing him to suspend certain laws and regulations to help manage the impact of the federal shutdown. But the move is being criticized by Democrats, Maine’s Attorney General and the state workers union.

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LePage Explains Civil Emergency Proclamation

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

Wednesday, Governor LePage proclaimed a civil emergency in Maine, allowing him to suspend certain laws and regulations to help manage the impact of the federal shutdown. But the move is being criticized by Democrats, Maine’s Attorney General and the state workers union.

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Lawmakers Briefed On Riverview Crisis

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

Wednesday, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew briefed lawmakers in Augusta on the financial crisis at the Riverview Psychiatric Center.

For the first time since August, lawmakers from the Appropriations Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee were brought up to speed on the sudden loss of $20 million in federal funding from the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta.

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Urgency Mounts As Shutdown Drags On

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

Today in Augusta, Maine’s Finance Commissioner, Sawin Millett briefed lawmakers on the issues facing the state if the government shutdown is not resolved soon.

Friday, Governor LePage sent a letter to all department heads telling them to start taking steps to suspend all federally funded services that are not exempted.

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Waterville Library Helps Job Seekers Find Work

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

A few years ago, the state managed, federally funded career center in Waterville closed, leaving a major void in the community. That was until 2011 when the business and career center opened its doors here at the Waterville Public Library.

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Riverview Stripped Of Federal Funding

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta has temporarily closed its doors to new patients. This move follows the federal government cutting off funding for the facility.

Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew says it means a loss of abot $20 million in funding, which is about half of Riverview’s operating budget.

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Maine Tax Hike Hits Tuesday

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine residents will soon have to shell out more money for newspapers, magazines and other publications.

Newspapers and magazines bought at the store and delivered at home will be subject to Maine’s 5.5 percent sales tax starting Tuesday.

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Intruder Shot Dead In Rome

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

A man accused of breaking into a home in Rome didn’t make it out alive and state police say a man living in that home opened fire on the intruder and killed him.

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Republican Party Demands Apology From Michaud Campaign After False Jobs Remark

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

The Maine Republican Party and Governor LePage’s head political consultant are accusing the Democratic candidate for Governor, Mike Michaud, of lying in a campaign video and trying to cover it up.

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Families Of Missing Toddler Ayla Reynolds Clash Inside & Outside Portland Courtroom

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 year ago

The father of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds appeared in court on an unrelated charge but before and after the court proceeding there was bad blood between the families of Ayla’s father, and mother.

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