Today’s Top Stories

State Police Investigating Stabbing in Calais

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 hours ago

A man was stabbed in a home in Calais, Friday afternoon, according to State Police.

Calais Police were called to a home on Chapel Street around 3:30 pm for a man with serious stab wounds.

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Downtown Bangor Shuffle: 2015 Looking Different

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 hours ago

Call it the Bangor shuffle, do-si-do, or Queen City slide — come 2015, things downtown are changing.

“One little scoot up the hill and around the corner I think will be a good thing,” says Tracy Monaghan.

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Maine’s Newest Police Officers Graduate from Academy

John Krinjak

Updated 8 hours ago

Dozens of men and women received their badges from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro-after 18 weeks of training and studying.

“It’s a high stress, especially begins out with a high stress type of training, which is very significant, it teaches people how to work under stress,” said Class President and Maine Warden Joshua Polland.

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Women Accused in Stabbing Formally Charged with Attempted Murder

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 hours ago

Two women, accused of stabbing another woman in China in November, were formally charged with attempted murder Friday.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Carissa Butkewicz and 20-year-old Tiffany Glidden, both of Waterville, stabbed a woman with a kitchen knife while she was sitting in her car off the Neck Road.

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Augusta Man Facing Child Porn Charges

Updated 11 hours ago

A man from Augusta was officially charged by the grand jury today for possession of child pornography.

21 year old Christian Cooper was arrested last month after he claimed to have committed a sexual assault against a child.

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Police Continue To Investigate Saco Double Shooting

Updated 20 hours ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine continue to investigate a home invasion in Saco in which one of the homeowners as well as a house guest were shot multiple times.

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Police: Waterville Man Reportedly Kidnapped, Raped Teenage Girl Before Killing Himself

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

A Waterville man shot and killed himself in the parking lot of an elementary school in Benton Wednesday after, police say, he kidnapped and raped a teenage girl.

Sgt. Brian Gardiner of the Waterville Police Department says 41-year-old Anthony Harding took the girl from a home in Waterville and brought her to a storage unit that had a hidden makeshift room.

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What’s Next for Verso Mill Workers?

John Krinjak

Updated 1 day ago

“Today is the beginning of our new lives,’ said Kenneth Allen, a worker at the Bucksport mill for 41 years.

Longtime Verso mill workers packed the Orland Community Center for a special education and training session organized by the Maine Department of Labor.

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Museum Staff Thwarts Abduction Attempt

Updated 1 day ago

An attempted abduction at the Maine State Museum was stopped when a museum receptionist intervened.

Police say 58 year old James Cavallaro of Bath has been charged with assault after the incident Tuesday.

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Police: Deputy Injured in Windsor, Woman With Gun Arrested

Updated 2 days ago

A Kennebec County deputy was injured last night when he responded to a home on Legion Park Road in Windsor after a report of gunshots.

Residents reported hearing a loud bang and were concerned 31-year-old Allison Trask was suicidal.

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Child Hurt in Weather Related Crash in Indian Township

Updated 2 days ago

A young girl was seriously injured in a crash in Indian Township this morning.

Police tell us the 6 year old girl was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 26 year old Brian McGlaughlin of Princeton.

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UPDATE: Police Identify Victim of Fatal Glenburn Crash

Updated 2 days ago

Authorities have identified the woman who was struck by a car and killed in Glenburn yesterday afternoon.

Police say 66-year-old Barbara Crossman was crossing Pushaw Road to to get her mail.

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Ambulance Rolls Over While Responding to Rollover

Updated 2 days ago

Poor road conditions caused an ambulance from Greenville to roll over while on the way to a crash early Wednesday morning.

It happened on the Rockwood Road just before 2 am.

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Authorities Seek To Shield Some 911 Info

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety has proposed a change to state law that would bar the public release of certain information from 911 calls involving domestic violence, sexual assault or personal medical information.

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The Search for Ayla: Three Years Later

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

The face of one-year-old Ayla Reynolds became known to many three years ago when she disappeared from her Waterville home.

“We were going to do everything that we could to try and find her,” says Sgt. Jeff Love with State Police.

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Bucksport Residents Rally for Mill Workers Following Final Shift

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Bucksport residents gathered outside the main gate of the Verso Paper mill Wednesday afternoon to cheer and support workers leaving their last shift.

“When I first came through the mill in ’87, they had a sign above the number one and two paper machine doors that said, through these doors walk the best paper makers in the world, and they were,” said Roger Doyen, 27 year veteran of the mill.

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UPDATE: Woman Killed When Struck by Vehicle in Glenburn

Updated 2 days ago

State police say part of the Pushaw Road in Glenburn is closed following a fatal car-pedestrian crash.

Police tell us a middle aged woman died instantly when hit by a car around 4:30 this afternoon.

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Bangor Woman Says She and Others Losing SNAP Benefits Because They Don’t Need Heating Help

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

Last month, a woman from Bangor received a letter about her SNAP benefit from the Department of Health and Human Services.

“I believe it was November 13th, saying it was gonna drop me from $111 to $16 a month starting this December.”

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Route 11 in Patten Closed Due to Tractor Trailer Crash

Updated 2 days ago

A tractor trailer truck hauling lumber has overturned in Patten, police say Route 11 will be closed for some time.

We are told traffic is being re-routed at the Route 212 intersection.

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Former Top Drug Prosecutor to Federal Prison for Nearly 16 Years

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

Former Assistant Attorney General James Cameron will spend 15 years and nine months in a federal prison for charges of transportation of child pornography and criminal contempt.

After being convicted in 2010 on charges he viewed sexual images of children and chatted online about sex with minors, he was released on bail pending an appeal.

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