Today’s Top Stories

Wardens Searching Kennebec River In Anson

Wayne Harvey

Updated 29 mins ago

The Maine Warden Service is searching the Kennebec River in the Anson and Madison area.

Wardens say 21-year-old Jordan Cummings of Anson went swimming with a friend last night in the river.

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Bangor Man Arrested After Leading Police on Search through Woods

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 13 hours ago

The search for a man, wanted in connection with a car reported stolen Thursday afternoon, ended in a wooded area off the interstate in Old Town.

Police say 29-year-old Lucus Qualey of Bangor will be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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Orono Bog Boardwalk Opens with Celebration

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 14 hours ago

Nature-lovers of all ages are celebrating completion of the first phase of reconstruction to the Orono Bog Boardwalk.

“It’s fun and it’s definitely something to celebrate because now that we have this better boardwalk it’s going to be more fun and cooler,” said 11-year-old Nick Baron.

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Bangor State Fair Keeps Traditions, Adds Some New Flair

Erica Stapleton

Updated 14 hours ago

Rides are up and food is frying — Bangor’s 166th State Fair is soon to be underway.

“This is the part of summer that everybody gets really, really excited about – the fair’s in town,” says Gibran Graham, Bangor City Councilor.

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A New Space for Patients at the End of Life

John Krinjak

Updated 14 hours ago

Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln is hoping to offer more comfort to patients at the end of life.

With a ribbon cutting, hospital officials opened a brand new comfort care suite.

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SUV Collides with Motorcycle in Hancock

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

A car collided with a motorcycle in Hancock Wednesday afternoon, sending one man to the hospital.

It happened just after 5:30 pm on Route 1.

State Police say 22-year-old Jacob Crucitti of Milbridge was hit, head-on, in front of Hancock Grocery, when the the driver of the SUV tried to turn into the parking lot.

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Community Helping Ellsworth Dance Teacher Stand Again

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 2 days ago

Four years ago Chelsea Libitzki’s life was changed by tragedy.

“It was my 22nd birthday party and my designated driver had been drinking.  And, we hit a tree and a telephone pole.  And, both of were not wearing our seat belts.  And, it was something that you know was very random for me.  I always wore my seat belt.”

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Clinton Man On The Run From Police Arrested After Brief Standoff

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

A Clinton man with a lengthy criminal record who’s been on the run from police since Monday was arrested after a brief standoff with police Wednesday.

Clinton Police Chief Craig Johnson said James Simonson, 54, was wanted by police on drug charges and the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office also had a warrant for Simonson’s arrest on arson charges.

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Deputies Identify People Injured in Corinth Car Crash

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

We know now the names of the three people taken to the hospital after a two car crash on Route 15 in Corinth Tuesday afternoon.

The Penobscot County Sheriff Office says a pick up hit a car pulling out of a parking lot right before 3:30pm.

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Reports of Explosions in Early Morning Fire

Updated 2 days ago

Firefighters from six towns were on the scene of a blaze in Holden most of this morning.

No one was injured, but the remote location of this fire made it difficult to knock down.

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LePage: Feds Placed 8 Immigrant Children In Maine

Updated 2 days ago

Gov. Paul LePage says that eight unaccompanied children who crossed the nation’s border illegally have been placed in Maine.

LePage said Tuesday that he learned the information on a conference call with White House officials on Tuesday, but received no details on where the children are from or where they were placed.

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Revamped Thomaston Cafe Features Locally-Sourced Menu

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

A local landmark in Thomaston is now more local than ever.

The Thomaston Cafe has been around for some 90 years.

“Well, this has been a restaurant since the 20s. We’ve pretty much overhauled the whole thing,” said co-owner Ryan Jones.

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Three People Hospitalized after Corinth Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

 

One woman and two men were taken to the hospital after a two car crash on Route 15 in Corinth this afternoon.

Police say a truck struck a car that was pulling out of the Crescent Lumber parking lot…

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Man Involved in Ellsworth Standoff Says He’s Confused, Arraignment Pushed to August

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

 

The arraignment for an Ellsworth man involved in a standoff with police has been postponed until next month.

Jeffrey Barnard was supposed to be arraigned in Bangor Federal Court today but claimed he’s still confused after being shot.

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Mental Exam for Former Chief of Maine State Police Accused of Sex Crimes

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A former head of the Maine State Police accused of having sexual contact with a four-year old family member will undergo a mental health evaluation.

The attorney for Andrew Demers says a judge has approved that motion.

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Man Sentenced 6 Years in Prison; 2012 Deadly Hermon Break-In Case Closed

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

A man charged in connection to a deadly 2012 Hermon break-in will serve 6 years in prison.

22 year old Phillip McIntyre pleaded guilty to robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and aggravated criminal mischief.

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100-Year-Old Man’s Wish to Ride in Big Rig Comes True

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

A local centenarian, who drove trucks for a living years ago, had just one wish–to take one more ride in a tractor trailer.

John Krinjak shows us how a community stepped up and made that wish come true.

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Former Maine Man Convicted of Pushing Wife Off Cliff in Camden

Updated 4 days ago

 

A man accused of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff in Camden has been found guilty of attempted murder.

A jury in Rockland convicted 71-year-old Charles Black late Monday afternoon.

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A New Scam Cooking Up Hits Maine

Wayne Harvey

Updated 4 days ago

Summer in Maine means tourists, and vacations for many. And for some Mainers it means taking jobs for those enjoying our state.

And scammers are taking notice and hoping to take advantage.

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Belfast Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Woman

Updated 4 days ago

 

A  Belfast man accused of killing a woman and wounding her son has admitted to it.

44 year old Todd Gilday was in a Belfast courtroom this morning where he pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.

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