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Thomaston Man Gets 5 Years For Bank Robbery

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Thomaston man has been sentenced five years in prison for robbing a Waterville bank in February.

David Alvarez was also sentenced to three years’ probation after pleading guilty last week.

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133rd Engineer Battalion to Return to Maine

Updated 2 months ago

Governor LePage will join family and friends of the 133rd Engineer Battalion, to welcome the soldiers back home Tuesday.

The group deployed last August to Afghanistan.

During that time, they completed more than 241 missions on nine basses.

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Study: Maine Beach Water Quality Low; State Disagrees

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

A recent national study claims Maine’s beaches have some of the worst water quality in the country.

State officials dispute those findings, saying it’s safe to swim.

The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council ranked Maine 27th out of 30 states studied for levels of bacteria found in the water in 2013.

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Bellows Announces Support for Social Security Expansion

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

Democratic Senatorial candidate Shenna Bellows says expanding social security is crucial for Mainers.

She made the comments at a press conference in Augusta today.

She was joined by social security beneficiaries who told their stories about why social security cutbacks are bad for Maine.

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Former Winslow Woman Facing More Theft Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

More legal trouble for a former Winslow woman charged with stealing nearly $20,000 from two school sports clubs.

Wendi Willette was indicted Friday for three counts of theft by deception, five counts of unsworn falsification, and aggravated forgery.

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One Man Dies in Madison Crash Over the Weekend

Updated 2 months ago

An Anson man was killed early Sunday morning when his vehicle left the road and struck a pole.

Police say 54 year old Eugene B. Hutchins was driving his Jeep on the River Road in Madison.

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Man Accused of Murdering Augusta Woman Almost 40 Years Ago Sentenced

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

A man accused of murdering a woman in Augusta almost 40 years ago has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

65-year-old Gary Raub changed his plea to guilty Friday in connection with the death of 70-year-old Blanche Kimball.

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Waldo County WWII Vets Honored in Belfast

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

World War Two veterans were honor today, many of them at the end of their lives.

The American Legion District 11 Post held the ceremony in Belfast.

They’ve been working to pull it together for three months, and they’ve also been seeking out all the World War Two veterans in Waldo county.

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Maine Murder Victims’ Memorial Monument Dedicated

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

Family and friends of Maine murder victims gathered to witness the unveiling of a monument memorializing their loved ones.

And for the survivors, it took years for this memorial to become a reality.

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Atkinson Tractor Accident Kills 1 Injures Another

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

One man is dead and a woman injured after a tractor rolled on top of him in Atkinson.

It happened Saturday morning just before 6:00 on Range Road near the Dover-Foxcroft Line 42-year-old contractor Jason Gourley of Guilford was pronounced dead on the scene.  According to the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office, Gourley came to help his friend, fellow contractor Richard Williams of Guilford transport a tractor after Williams’ trailer got a flat tire.

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Bangor Pride Week Sparks ‘Tolerance Day’

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Several groups marched in the city’s annual Pride parade to support gay rights.

The parade and festival are part of a week long Bangor Pride Celebration.

People at the festival say the festivities say a lot about Bangor.

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Aspiring Eagle Scout Builds Bridge by Fields Pond

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Casey Strong and his group of volunteers are building a 48-foot bridge near the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden.

“We’re basically building the bridge for easy access to walk across and to get the mower across for them,” Strong says.

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Oakland Motorcyclist Injured in Waterville Accident

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

An Oakland motorcyclist is in the hospital with serious injuries after he was hit by a car in Waterville around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police say Terry Duran, 38, was riding on Kennedy Memorial Drive when a vehicle turning into J & S Oil hit him.

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Stephen King Talks About “Under the Dome”

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 months ago

Last summer’s popular series “Under the Dome” returns to TV 5 on Monday.

Stephen King co-produced the TV adaptation of his 2009 novel.

He even wrote the season 2 premier.

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Bangor Woman Gets 50 Years for Brutal Murder

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Roxanne Jeskey was convicted on May 30th of killing Richard Jeskey with a plastic baseball bat, a box cutter, towel racks and pliers.

The courtroom on Friday was filled with family members from both sides, finally attempting some closure.

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Independence Day Around the Region

Updated 2 months ago

This list of holiday activities is not all inclusive, and is gathered from a variety of sources, but we hope that it provides you with ideas of ways to celebrate Independence Day.

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UPDATE: 5 People Injured in Log Truck Accident in Moscow

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

5 people were injured when a log truck flipped over in Moscow Thursday afternoon, spilling three tree-length logs that crushed an SUV.

Officials say 46-year-old Clyne Labree of Sebec was driving the truck downhill on Route 201 when he heard a loud bang and lost control.

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Early Morning Crash in Whiting Leaves One Man Dead

Updated 2 months ago

 

A man from Calais died in a car crash in Whiting early this morning.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department says 47-year-old Thomas Tibbs was driving on Route 1 when he lost control.

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NY Man Accused of Beating Man with Bat, Smuggling Drugs Free on $20K Bail

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

A Brooklyn, New York man accused of beating a man with a baseball bat and sneaking drugs into jail in Bangor is out on $20,000 cash bail.

18-year-old Isaiah Orane is charged with aggravated assault, assault, aggravated criminal mischief, criminal threatening and drug trafficking.

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Bangor Woman Going to Prison for 50 Years for Killing Husband

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

A woman from Bangor who brutally killed her husband is going to prison for 50 years.

Justice E. Allen Hunter imposed the sentence Friday after 51-year-old Roxanne Jeskey apologized. He’d described Jeskey’s actions as “monstrous savagery”.

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