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No Sentence Yet for Orono Child Sex Offender

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 11 hours ago

No sentencing Tuesday in the case of an Orono man charges with more than 120 sex crimes against children.

After hours in the courtroom, Justice William Anderson said he needed more time to go over the case of 40-year-old Wyatt Higgins-Tripp. Prosecutors say Tripp had more than a thousand instance of sexual contact with young boys inside his home.

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Nicholas Hutchinson Sentenced For 2012 Greenbush Home Invasion

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 hours ago

One of two men accused of attacking a woman during a home invasion in Greenbush in 2012 has been sentenced Tuesday.

25-year-old Nicholas Hutchinson of Medway will serve 9 years in prison with four years of probation for charges including robbery, aggravated assault and terrorizing.

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Waterville Police Hunt Stabbing Suspect Despite No Cooperation From Victim

Rob Poindexter

Updated 21 hours ago

Waterville Police are searching for the person they say stabbed a city man last night. According to a release from the department, the incident happened around 9:00 Monday night. Police Chief Joe Massey says a group of men went to a residence on Carey Lane in the South End of Waterville to confront another man over a “personal dispute.”

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Machias Planning Board Approves New Helen’s Permit, Following Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

The owners of a landmark Machias Restaurant are ready to rebuild, just weeks after the eatery was destroyed by flames.

The town’s planning board unanimously approved a permit Monday that paves the way for Helen’s Restaurant to break ground.

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Bucksport Daycare Remains Closed

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 1 day ago

A Bucksport daycare under investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services remains closed.

The operation was ordered to shut its doors for ten days earlier this month for the safety of children….

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Danforth Man Accused of Raping 13-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

 

A man from Danforth accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and getting her pregnant plead not guilty Monday.

Charles Hoyt, 35, is charged 5 counts of gross sexual assault.

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State Police: Saco Family Deaths Quadruple-Murder Suicide

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

State Police say the deaths of a Saco family late Saturday night were a quadruple-murder suicide.

They’re calling it one of the worst cases of domestic violence in state history.

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More Trouble for a Sidney Man Accused of Running Sex Trafficking Ring

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Sidney man accused of running a sex trafficking ring is in trouble again, this time for attending a wedding in Winslow.

47-year-old Frederick Horne was arrested at Fort Halifax Park Sunday and summoned on two counts of violating conditions of his release.

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Corinth Man Admits to Possessing Child Pornography

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

A Corinth man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, 40-year-old David Brown emailed a video containing child porn to an undercover FBI agent in April of 2013. The documents also say he admitted to collecting hundred of images and videos of child porn over several years.

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Sidney Man Accused of Raping Young Girl Found Competent To Stand Trial

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

A Sidney man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl he was babysitting has been found competent to stand trial.

A judge made the decision in court Monday morning.

According to officials, Eric Bard, 23, took pictures of the attack.

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Caribou Man Faces Charges After Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

A Caribou man is charged with multiple crimes after he crashed a car into several trees in Connor late Saturday night.

State Police say 19-year-old Jacob Lavoie was driving a car he allegedly did not have permission to use on Dubay Pit Road.

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Maine Celebrates 25th Annual Open Farm Day

Updated 2 days ago

“Cows, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, bees, and even a rabbit.”

Those are just a few things people got to enjoy as part of Maine’s 25th Open Farm Day

The doors of nearly 90 Farms across the state were open for families to visit and learn.

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Family of Five Found Dead In Saco Home

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

State police have confirmed that a mother, father and three children were found dead in their Saco apartment Sunday.

According to police, the children were ages 12, 7 and 4, and the man and woman were in their 30s.

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Skies the Limit in Lincoln

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

They call it the $100 dollar hamburger, it’s when you hop in your plane and fly it somewhere for lunch.

People were doing that Saturday in Lincoln. The local pilots association hosted a fly-in at the Lincoln airport. The  town purchased the land around the airport a few years ago using matching grant funds from the federal government.

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Bangor’s ‘Passive House’ has Big Impact on Energy-Efficiency

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

From the street – this may just look like a normal house.

“Passive house, super-insulated house it goes by many names but basically what you’re looking at is a house that creates a situation where you pay very little for heating and cooling,” explains David Kelly. “It’s super quiet inside, great lighting.  The big idea is building a better envelope.”

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Plymouth Residents Raise a Stink About the Stink

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

Once again Plymouth residents say they’ve had enough of the terrible smell that sometimes comes from a local sewage processing plant.

“You can’t put your clothes out on the clothes line because your clothes will smell like the sewer,” says resident Linda Seavey.

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Police Apprehend 3 after Newspaper Delivery Driver Calls 911

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 days ago

A newspaper delivery driver called 911 early Friday morning when, police say, he and his wife were threatened at gunpoint and chased by a red 2004 Pontiac Grand AM.

Police say it happened on Route 163 in Mapleton.

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TV5′s Morgan Sturdivant goes to the Bangor State Fair!

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 4 days ago

Check out some highlights of the 166th Bangor State Fair with TV5′s Morgan Sturdivant and Devyn Cust of Levant, including a ride on the Fireball!


Saving Bees One Hive at a Time: The Bee Whisperer Makes Rescue in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

One of Bangor’s newest restaurants, Las Palapas, started to notice some unwanted visitors shortly after opening: thousands of honey-bees.

“There were concerns about customers getting hit with one of the bees,” says Eriberto Guzman, manager at Las Palapas.  “Some customers were afraid, we had like 2 or 3 customers that left because they didn’t want to be close to the bees and that kind of stuff.”

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Bangor Man Accused of Stealing Car, Taking Off on I-95 Held w/o Bail

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 days ago

A man from Bangor accused of stealing a car, then taking off on the highway is being held without bail.

29-year-old Lucus Qualey is charged with unauthorized use of property, OUI and violating conditions of release.

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