Today’s Top Stories

Locals Quick Action Saves Life in Belfast

Tania Morales

Updated 22 hours ago

“I’m lucky I was here,” says Bryden Burleson.

There, was Belfast Harbor Thursday when 92 year-old Eva Lenfest accidentally drove her car into to the water.

“I was coming off the water and saw the car go rolling bye quite quick and just hit the water and I knew nobody was really around to get there as fast,” says Burleson.

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Update: Active Search for Suspects Following Reported Break-in Attempt in Carmel

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 20 hours ago

Law enforcement officials are looking for two people involved in a reported break-in attempt in Carmel Friday.

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with State Police, were called to a home along Hampden Road, near the interstate, around 5 pm.

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Cutler To Michaud: You can’t beat LePage.

Rob Poindexter

Updated 22 hours ago

With less than two weeks before election day, Independent candidate for governor, Eliot Cutler, has declared he’s the only candidate with a shot at beating incumbent Republican Paul LePage. He even issued a challenge to Democrat Mike Michaud to give his supporters the green light to support Cutler if they feel the same way.

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ME Attorneys Recognized for Giving Free Time

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 22 hours ago

Many in Central Maine find themselves at court, in need of advice, but without money to pay– Friday the lawyers who step up to help them were thanked.

A Searsport attorney says legal problems can happen to anyone.

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Protecting Your Business from Data Security Breaches

John Krinjak

Updated 22 hours ago

Business owners were all ears at the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce as local experts spoke about data security breaches.

“It is a risk in terms of damage to customers, damage to the business’s reputation, its finances,” said attorney Berney Kubetz, a partner at Eaton-Peabody.

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Holden Police Looking for Driver Responsible for Hit and Run

Updated 1 day ago

Holden police are looking for a hit-and-run driver.

Police say 35-year-old James Furrough of Holden was riding a bicycle to work on Main Road near the Brewer line around 5:20 Thursday morning.

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Firefighter: Only 1 Working Detector in Hermon Home

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 day ago

A fire Friday morning in Hermon caused minimal damaged to a home in Hermon.

Firefighters say the fire was contained to the basement of a home on Swan Road.

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Fire Spreads from Vehicle to Home in Dedham

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 day ago

Fire spread from a vehicle to a home in Dedham early Friday morning.

Firefighters were called to a vehicle around 4:00 am, they say it quickly spread to the nearby residence.

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Tense Moments at Late Night Fire

Updated 1 day ago

Some tense moments for fire fighters along the Mid-coast Thursday night, when they thought an elderly woman was trapped in her burning home in Rockport.

Crews were called to Wellington Drive around 11:00 PM.

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Nor’easter Keeps Coast Guard Busy

Updated 2 days ago

Border patrol agents pulled a person from the water in Lubec.

They were seen clinging to a skiff and drifting towards the Franklin Delano Roosevelt International Memorial Bridge.

The person was taken to a hospital. No word on their condition.

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Two in Custody after High-Speed Chase with Police

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A high speed chase Thursday ended in Newport when a state trooper was able to stop the car by using his own cruiser.

David McGregor, 24, of Canaan, Christopher Daldwell, 25, of Pittsfield, were in the car, that turned out to be stolen.

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Local Heroes Pull Woman From Car in Water

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

A Searsport woman is alive thanks to two men who acted quickly to help her.

Belfast Police say 92-year-old Eva Lenfest drove down the boat ramp and into Belfast Harbor this morning.

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Coast Guard Responding to Calls Due to High Seas

Updated 2 days ago

High seas have kept Coast Guard officials busy today. They’ve been responding to calls for assistance up and down the coast.

They say just after noon in Lubec, a person was seen clinging to a skiff, drifting toward a bridge. Customs and Border Protection personnel in the area were able to help the individual from the water.

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Use Caution While Driving, Troopers Say, After Four Crashes on I-395

Updated 2 days ago

Troopers are urging drivers to use caution in this weather after a one-vehicle crash turned into four wrecks on I-395 this morning.

Troopers say that a vehicle traveling east near Exit 2 lost control on the wet road, hit the guard rail and rolled onto its roof.

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8,000th Whale

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 days ago

A big milestone for staff at Allied Whale.

They just entered an image of a humpback whale into their North Atlantic Whale Catalog.

The 8,000th one to date.

The program at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor uses these photos showing the markings and patterns of the mammals, to identify and track them.

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Cutler To Appear At Governor Debate Alone

Updated 2 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The debates in the tight race for Maine governor aren’t over yet. Not technically, at least.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is set to air a statewide debate on Thursday at 8 p.m., but independent Eliot Cutler is the only candidate who has agreed to participate.

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DIW Allowed to Campaign for Question One

Updated 2 days ago

A Superior Court Justice ruled members of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife may appear in campaign commercials about referendum Question 1.

According to court documents the group ‘Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting’ argued the Department was using illegal campaign activity against Question 1.

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Well Known Troop Greeter Passes Away

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

The Maine Troop Greeters are mourning the death of one of their own.

According to a Facebook post, Joan Gaudet passed away Wednesday.

Joan was featured in the 2009 film The Way We Get By.

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Ill Hunter Gets “Big One” Thanks to Stacyville Guide

Tania Morales

Updated 3 days ago

While on a bird hunt, sisters Tina Alton and Joyce Grandmason, began planning a moose hunting trip for Joyce’s husband, who’s battling cancer.

The trip wasn’t possible until they met a hunting guide from Stacyville.

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Rangers Caution Visitors of Dangerous Surf, Shore Conditions at Acadia

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

Rain is coming down and waves are crashing along the shore at Acadia National Park.

“Our number one concern is visitor safety and with the high seas washing up on the rocks, we’re concerned about people slipping and falling and potentially even going into the ocean,” explains Park Ranger Justin Flynn.

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