Today’s Top Stories

Judge Denies Bail for Windham Man Charged With Mailing Cyanide

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

According to the federal court officials, a judge denied bail for a Windham man accused of sending poison to a depressed Englishman who used it to kill himself.

Sidney Kilmartin is accused of sending potassium cyanide to Andrew Denton of Hull, England.

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Bangor Woman’s Identity Stolen for Unemployment Benefits

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 months ago

When someone loses their job, often times they apply for unemployment benefits.

But recently, scammers have been taking advantage of this and you may be surprised to find out how.

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Lubec Man Accused of Killing 12-year-old Son on Trial in Machias

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

 

A man from Lubec accused of killing his 12-year-old son is on trial in Machias.

44-year-old Edward Smith is charged with manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs.

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Panel To Begin Probe Into Senate Race

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A special Maine legislative panel is poised to begin its investigation into a disputed state Senate seat.

The committee, which has been tasked with determining a winner in the District 25 race, will begin its work on Tuesday.

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Icy Roads & Speed to Blame for Fatal Minot Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

State Police say icy roads and speed were factors in a crash that killed a 19-year-old in Minot Sunday morning.

Marcus Bennett of Lewiston (formerly of Norway) was driving on Center Minot Hill Road around 9:45 am when he lost control going around a curve and slid into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The  oncoming car was driven by 51-year-old Donna Wallace of Minot. Bennett was taken to a local hospital where he died. Polcie say Wallace suffered minor injuries.

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Bangor Farmer’s Market Moves Indoors this Winter

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

It’s not too cold to hit the farm – or the farmer’s market that is.

Starting this year, Bangor’s Farmer market is moving inside for the winter.

Many of the vendors from the summer market will be selling products, and there will be some new ones in the mix.

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Wreaths Across America Convoy Makes Its Way to Arlington National Cemetery

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Remember, Honor, Teach.

That’s what Wreaths Across America strives to do in the world’s largest veterans parade.

They started their annual voyage today – in Harrington, Maine – and will reach Virginia December 13th, National Wreath’s Across America Day.

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Rotary Explains Lights Parade Cancellation

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

The Rotary Club of Bangor released a statement on the organization’s Facebook page explaining in detail why the annual Festival of Lights parade in Bangor was cancelled and cannot be rescheduled.

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UPDATE: I-95 South Reopened

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

State Police say the interstate from exits 167-162 is now open. Several cars had gone off the road Saturday evening due to slippery conditions.

Maine DOT has all their crews deployed to the area to treat the roads.

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Red Cross Hands out Free Smoke Detectors

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Maine officials are working to install smoke detectors in homes free of charge.

The State Fire Marshal’s office received 1,000 smoke detectors to hand out from Southern Maine Community College, thanks to a grant. The smoke detectors will be installed by Red Cross volunteers, they started handing them out in Biddeford Saturday.

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Millinocket Community Christmas Party Brings Holiday Cheer to Families

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

“Merry Christmas Millinocket!”

It’s one of the best kept secrets in the area…

“There’s a lot of positives here,” explains Shelley Farrington.  “Historically, people see the negatives.  People come up here, when the news comes up here it’s always the mill, something is going on with the mill or something bad is going on with the town but among all that there’s a lot of good things going on and this happens to be one of them.”

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Parades Cancelled Due to Weather Forecast

Updated 2 months ago

Parades in Ellsworth and Bangor scheduled for tomorrow have been cancelled. No make up dates will be scheduled.


An “Extraordinary Accomplishment”:Judge OKs Old Town Mill Sale

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

People will be going back to work at the Old Town Mill.  A bankruptcy court judge approved the sale of the mill to a new operator Friday afternoon in Bangor.

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Augusta Fire Leaves More Than 20 People Homeless

Updated 2 months ago

Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire in Augusta that destroyed an 18 unit apartment building and sent seven people to hospitals.

The call to Northern Avenue came in around two Friday morning.

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Man Arrested for Violating Protection Order

Updated 2 months ago

Police have again arrested a Knox man in connection with domestic violence.

37-year-old Christopher Giggey was arrested last month, accused of hitting his girlfriend with her computer and trying to strangle her.

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Union Rejects FairPoint’s Back-to-work Request

Updated 2 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Striking FairPoint workers say they have received a letter urging them to return to work next week.

More than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have been on strike since Oct. 17 in a contract dispute.

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Man Robbed of Money and Cell Phone in Skowhegan

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 months ago

Skowhegan police are looking for a man wanted for a robbery on Poplar Street Thursday night.

Authorities say the victim was getting out of his car just before 8 p.m. when the suspect came up and demanded his money and cell phone.

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Fire in Dedham Destroys Shed

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 months ago

Multiple fire crews were called out to Philips Lake in Dedham early Friday morning.

The call came in a little after 2 a.m. for a building on fire on Pine Trail.

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Fire Destroys Apartment Complex in Augusta

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 months ago

From our affiliate station, WMTW-

Multiple fire departments are responding to a fire at an 18-unit apartment building at 36 Northern Avenue in Augusta.

Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette tells News 8 there is a partial building collapse and at this time crews are working to put out hot spots.

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Fairfield Man Hit by Car, Taken By Helicopter to EMMC

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 months ago

A Fairfield man is in critical condition Thursday after, police say, he was struck by a car.

The accident happened just after 5 pm, near the intersection of Main and Burrill Streets, in Fairfield.

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