Today’s Top Stories

UMaine Students Kick Off Freshman Year with Community Service

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 hours ago

Incoming freshmen at UMaine are getting right into the swing of their first semester with some community service at Old Town’s Animal Orphanage.

“We cleaned we weed-wacked it was good, got to know people on my floor so that was a nice experience,” says freshman Casey White.

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Busiest Season for Bangor Craft Fair Soon To Come

Erica Stapleton

Updated 9 hours ago

There was a lot of talent showcased at the Airport mall in Bangor today.

Once a month crafters get together and sell their work.

The fair offers more than twenty vendors – crafts ranging from wood work to dolls and crocheted items.

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Bucksport Teen Gets 10 Days for Vehicular Manslaughter

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 day ago

A 17-year-old took responsibility for causing the death of her friend, Friday in an Ellsworth courtroom.

The judge accepted a plea deal for Samantha Goode and sentenced her to 10 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter. Goode was also ordered to do community service and won’t be allowed to drive for 5 years.

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Three Arrested In Waterville Drug Raids

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 day ago

A multi-agency investigation in Waterville has resulted in three arrests and significant amount of drugs off the street. It’s a culmination of a 4 month investigation by the Waterville Police, Somerset County Sheriffs Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Brewer Motor Inn Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 days ago

Investigators are trying to determine a cause of a fire at the Brewer Motor Inn Friday.

Until they determine otherwise, they are treating the fire as suspicious.

The first call came in around 12-30 a.m.

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Emera Employees Say Thanks to Helen’s

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

A gravel outline is all that’s left of Helen’s Restaurant in Machias. It burned down last month and since then, the support hasn’t stopped from people near and far.

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Man Accused of Seriously Injuring Child With Household Appliance in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Bangor man has been charged with aggravated assault on a child.

Police say 27-year-old Adam Morton seriously injured a young child earlier this month in Bangor with a household appliance.

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Bangor Looking For New Tenant for L.L. Bean Call Center

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

L.L. Bean will close it’s Bangor Call Center.

Workers have been told it will happen in 2016.

The company says fewer people are calling as more do their shopping online.

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Old Town Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Bank Robberies

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

An Old Town man will spend the next decade behind bars for two bank robberies.

26-year-old Troy Gay was sentenced Thursday.

He pleaded guilty earlier this month to robbing the Camden National Bank in Corinth in March and the Bangor Savings Bank in Orono a month later.

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Judge Rejects Plea Deal in Orono Child Sex Case

John Krinjak

Updated 2 days ago

An Orono man who admitted to sex crimes against children was expected to be sentenced Thursday.

Instead, a judge rejected a plea agreement, essentially sending this case back to square one.

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Four Injured in Glenburn Crash

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 days ago

Four people were taken to the hospital after a car crash in Glenburn Thursday morning.

According to authorities the car left the road at a high rate of speed and hit a tree around 3:15 a.m.

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Bangor L.L. Bean Call-Center Closing

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

The L.L. Bean call-center in Bangor is closing.

Company officials are telling employees that will happen in 2016.

The company says declining call volume due to online competition is causing the closure.

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Brewer Native Shares Life as a Dancer in Israel

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

The worlds of art and war collide for Brewer native, Ian Robinson who’s been living in Tel Aviv, Israel.

“It was a different reality to be woken up by a siren meaning rocket fire headed toward your area,” Robinson said.

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Bangor School Budget Freeze Executed Before Start of School Year

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Before Bangor students even begin classes, school officials have implemented a budget freeze.

Superintendent Betsy Webb says the school department is facing about $440,000 of unexpected costs.

A $43-million school budget was passed earlier this summer.

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Sidney Man Pleads Guilty To Raping 4-year-old Girl, Recording It On Cell Phone

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 days ago

A Sidney man who repeatedly raped a 4-year-old girl and recorded many of the assaults on his cell phone has conditionally pleaded guilty. Eric Bard, 24, wiped tears from his eyes Wednesday morning as Assistant Attorney General Paul Rucha outlined the case against him.

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Drowning Claims Life of Farmington Man

Updated 4 days ago

Game wardens say a Farmington man is dead after diving from a pontoon boat yesterday in Wilton.

63 year old Jeffrey Mitchell had been boating with a friend on Wilson Lake.

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Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Van in Waterville

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a van in Waterville Wednesday morning.

Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey says it happened just before 8am at the intersection of Main Street and Armory Road.

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Man Rescued from Gouldsboro Stream after Accident

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Emergency responders had to rescue a man from a stream in Gouldsboro Tuesday.

Police say 28-year-old Brian Stanwood Jr. of Steuben ended up in West Bay Stream, along Route 1, after his car crossed the center line and careened down an embankment.

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Waste Corporation Considering Changes in Piscataquis County

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

Community leaders from Piscataquis County met in Milo Tuesday to discuss issues with waste management.

Some residents say they’re concerned with improper dumping at the town’s transfer station.

Members of the Penquis Solid Waste Corporation are considering closing the current site and building a new, more environmentally friendly, station that could bring in revenue.

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Orchard Reports Apple Theft, Excellent Crop

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

Michael Parsons of Conant’s Orchard was gathering apples for cider Monday when he saw something odd.

“There was a bushel of Empires on the wagon. I said why did you pick these. He said I didn’t, I found it right underneath that tree right there,” said Parsons.

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