Today’s Top Stories

Bar Harbor Couple, ACLU Suing Portland Officer

John Krinjak

Updated 2 hours ago

A Bar Harbor couple say they were arrested for taping police in public in Portland.

The Maine ACLU is suing on their behalf the arresting officer.

Jill Walker was walking with boyfriend Tino Scattoloni in the Old Port section of Portland in May, when they saw a woman being stopped by officers, accused of sideswiping a cruiser.

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Scotland Native Living Locally Gives TV5 His Take On Independence Referendum Vote

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

It was a big day in Scotland.

Residents are deciding if they should remain part of the UK or become independent.

Caitlin Burchill caught up with a Scotland native living in Maine.

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Orrington Woman Changes Plea in Deadly Hampden Crash

John Krinjak

Updated 1 day ago

An Orrington woman pleaded no contest this morning in connection with a deadly crash in Hampden last year.

33-year-old Sarah Courtney had pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and criminal OUI last November, but changed that plea today.

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Bangor Woman Sentenced Today for Embezzlement

Tania Morales

Updated 1 day ago

56-year-old Ellen Wilson Gunstone, was ordered to serve 4 years behind bars and pay $5,000 a year in restitution for 3 years.

She pleaded no contest to theft today.

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Glenburn Company Plans to Auction GNP Mill to Get $242K in Back Bills

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 day ago

A construction company in Glenburn is planning to auction off the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket to get back nearly a quarter-of-a-million dollars GNP owes it.

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Bangor Priest Appears in Court on Child Porn Charges

John Krinjak

Updated 2 days ago

A Bangor priest accused of possessing child pornography made his first court appearance Wednesday.

We also learned that he may also have had sexual contact with children in Bangor.

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$1,000 Bail For Bangor Man Accused of Unlawful Sexual Contact

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Bangor man accused of sexual misconduct with a child pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Police say a guardian told them 66-year-old Herbert Conway was touching a teenage boy inappropriately.

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Bar Harbor to Vote on Deer Hunting

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

Deer hunting hasn’t been allowed on MDI in decades, but one island town could be on the road to change.

“I think people are just getting maxed out with the number of deer that are in Bar Harbor,” says Robert Burgess, Secretary with the Deer Herd Control Task Force.

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“Lincoln Logs” Now Being Manufactured In Burnham

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

For nearly a century, kids all over North America have played with Lincoln Logs. Now that toy will be made in Maine.

At Pride Manufacturing in Burnham, they employ roughly 130 workers who manufacture wood products like golf tees and other accessories. They recently added Lincoln Logs to that list, after K’Nex, the company that owns the rights to the toy, decided to move manufacturing back to the United States after it had been outsourced to China nearly a decade ago.

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Bangor Man Charged With Unlawful Sexual Contact Of A Child

Updated 2 days ago

A Bangor man is being charged with unlawful sexual contact.

Police say a guardian of a child told them that the child was being touched inappropriately by 66-year-old Herbert Conway, Conway was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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Orono Officials Cracking Down at the Grove

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days 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 2 days 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 Fire Chief Placed on Non-disciplinary Paid Leave of Absence

Updated 3 days 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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Deputies Say Orrington Crash Victim in Critical Condition

Updated 3 days 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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Hermon Man Arrested After Day Long Manhunt

Updated 3 days 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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UPDATE: Hostage Situation Over at Camden Rite Aid, Suspect Dead

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days 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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Bangor Priest Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

Bangor Police say they arrested a man Monday in Bangor after getting complaints from a woman who said someone had been taking her picture without her knowledge.

Adam Metropoulos, 52, the priest of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor is charged with violation of privacy and possession of sexually explicit material.

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Special Salute for State Police Lt. Chris Coleman’s Retirement

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

“He’s fulfilled a number of different roles.  He was a local trooper here; he was a detective sergeant of two different troops; he was a sergeant of Major Crimes Unit, he was commander of the Tactical Unit; he worked In communications for a while, and he’s finishing off his career as the Lieutenant of the Major Crimes Unit.”

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EMHS: $100 Million Budget Gap by End of 2019

Joy Hollowell

Updated 4 days ago

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems says it’s facing a potential $100 million budget gap by the end of 2019.

Administrators say while it’s too early to know the scope of changes, they acknowledge some could result in the elimination, redesigning or relocation of current positions.

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Carmel Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Juvenile

Joy Hollowell

Updated 4 days ago

Bail was set at $10,000 cash Monday afternoon, for a Carmel man charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile.

30-year old Richard Watson was arrested Friday night.

He’s charged with two counts of gross sexual assault, one count of unlawful sexual contact and one count of visual sexual aggression against a child.

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