Today’s Top Stories

“Super Heroes” Donate Services For Service Dog

Tania Morales

Updated 11 hours ago

A lawn care crew from Somesville figured goofing around on Halloween might not sit well with all customers, so they decided to turn it into a charity event.

“Donate what we could. The guys are donating their time and 100% of the proceeds go to the Molly Fund,” says Jensen Rich, of Clean Cut Lawns, dressed as Captain America.

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Investigators Search 40-Year-Old Crime Scene in Unsolved Murder

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 11 hours ago

Ellen Choate of Philadelphia was 23-years-old when she went missing in 1975 while moving to the Newport area.

In July of 1977, police found her body in a shallow grave off what is now called County Woods Road.

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Court Rules: Kaci Hickox Can Travel Without Restrictions

Updated 11 hours ago

A judge has rejected the state’s attempt to limit her movements as a medical worker who has treated Ebola patients

Judge Charles LaVerdiere says Hickox must continue daily monitoring and coordinate travel with state officials so monitoring can continue.

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Bangor Fire Chief On Leave To Continue Getting Paid Until End of Contract

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 hours ago

Bangor’s Fire Chief will continue to get paid and stay on non-disciplinary administrative leave until his contract is up in December, this according to the city manager.

Chief Scott Lucas has been on leave since September 13th.

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Mental Health Experts Testify in Norris Trial

John Krinjak

Updated 11 hours ago

Testimony has wrapped up for the week in the Leanna Norris murder trail.

She pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the killing of her young daughter.

On the stand her mother says Leanna Norris had given 2-year-old Loh Grenda Benadryl before, and was aware of its effect.

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Investigators Searching in Newport for Clues to Cold Case Homicide

Updated 17 hours ago

Maine State Police confirm investigators are searching in Newport, looking for additional clues to a cold case homicide.

According to the state police website, Ellen Choate went missing en route from Philadelphia to Bangor, in June of 1975.

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Judge Rejects Bid to Force Quarantine on Fort Kent Nurse

Catherine Pegram

Updated 18 hours ago

A judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of a nurse in Fort Kent.

Kaci Hickox defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

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Bangor Police, DEA Make Significant Drug Bust, Three Arrested

Updated 18 hours ago

A traffic stop in Bangor resulted in three arrests and the seizure of a large amount of cocaine and heroin.

Bangor police say they found 34-year-old Timothy Thorpe of Dedham carrying a small amount of crack cocaine when the stopped him near Hogan Road.

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Maine Asks Court to Isolate Quarantined Nurse

Updated 20 hours ago

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

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Man Who Escaped Police Cruiser Arrested in Portland

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 20 hours ago

State Police say the man who escaped a police cruiser in Chelsea while still wearing handcuffs has been captured.

Jason Langdon was arrested late Thursday night by Portland Police. We’re told Langdon got a ride to Portland from a motorist who did not notice Langdon was still wearing handcuffs, although the chain had been cut.

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Question 1 Debate: Predictions and Concerns on Maine’s Bear Population

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

“Natural foods are what drive the population. When we have poor natural foods, nuisance complaints increase. It’s consistent across the country.”

Judy Camuso, Wildlife Division Director for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, says nuisance complaints average around 500 per year, a low tally considering Maine’s large bear population.

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Question 1 Debate: Ethics Behind Maine’s Bear Hunt

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

“We as humans, we eat meat and in the end whether it’s baiting hounding or trapping you’re going to harvest an animal. Our job is to make sure that harvesting of the animal is done humanely.”

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Halloween Haunt: Many Witness Ghost on Catherine’s Hill

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

On a foggy, moonlit night, passers-by venturing over Catherine’s Hill could expect to see an apparition.

“Usually she appears as a beautiful woman in a glowing white dress and usually she appears on the side of the road,” explains Marcus LiBrizzi, author of Dark Woods, Chill Waters: Ghost Tales from Down East Maine.

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Prosecution Rests in Leanna Norris Murder Trial

John Krinjak

Updated 1 day ago

The state rested its case in the Leanna Norris murder trial today.

Norris has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing her two year old daughter.

A former housemate of Norris and her boyfriend Michael Grenda took the stand, saying Grenda was “always yelling” and the police responded to their apartment more than once.

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Man in Handcuffs on the Run After Escaping Police Custody

Updated 1 day ago

A man in handcuffs escaped from state troopers last night in Chelsea…police would like help finding him.

34-year-old Jason Langdon was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 9 just before midnight.

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Monroe Couple Arrested After Employee Theft Investigation

Updated 1 day ago

A man from Monroe and his girlfriend are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment from Viking Lumber in Lincolnville.

32-year-old Ryan Weaver and 31-year-old Maranda McCafferty were arrested following an investigation started earlier this month.

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Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine, Goes For Bike Ride in Fort Kent

Updated 2 days ago

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has left her home again.

Kaci Hickox, who stepped outside to meet briefly with reporters Wednesday night, followed through with her promise by leaving her home Thursday.

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State Health Officials Seeking Court Order to Ensure Quarantine for Hickox

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

The state’s highest ranking healthcare officials say they’re in the process of filing a court order to ensure Nurse Kaci Hickox obeys a 21 day in-home quarantine.

Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew made the announcement at a press conference in Augusta Wednesday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Skowhegan Rite Aid Robbery

Updated 2 days ago

Skowhegan police arrested a local man in connection with a robbery at the Rite Aid pharmacy on Madison Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Police Chief Ted Blais says 32-year old Jason Walsh entered the store around 3 pm, handed employees a note and threatened them.

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Testimony Continues in Norris Trial

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

The trial continues for Leanna Norris, who’s pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, for killing her daughter last year.

The psychiatric consultant who evaluated Norris after she admitted to killing her daughter and trying to kill herself testified.

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