Today’s Top Stories

Third Arrest Warrant Issued for Medical Marijuana Theft

Updated 2 months ago

State police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a third man they say was impersonating a police officer.

45 year old Kerry Hurd of Bangor is wanted in connection with the theft of medical marijuana plants from a Winterport property.

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Governor Candidates Spar Over Health Care, Jobs

Updated 2 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In their first debate, the three candidates for Maine governor traded jabs over health care, minimum wage and the state’s struggling paper industry.

Independent Eliot Cutler and Democrat Mike Michaud on Wednesday criticized Gov. Paul LePage over his refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law, which the Republican governor has said will be too costly.

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Salvage Operation Continues for Sunken Boat Near Thunder Hole

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

The Coast Guard is continuing to oversee salvage operations of a fishing vessel that sank near Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park.

The “RV Tiger Shark” started taking on water Tuesday about a half a mile from Thunder Hole and eventually came to rest on the rocks.

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What Is Ebola? Local Expert Weighs In

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

A plane carrying another ebola patient touched down in Bangor Monday.

Journalist Ashoka Mukpo is now being treated in Nebraska.

We asked biochemist Shallee Page of University of Maine Machias what exactly is Ebola? He says by definition, it’s a hemorrhagic fever.

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Maine DOL Rapid Response Team Working To Help Verso Workers

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 months ago

A spokesperson for the Maine Department of Labor says they’re working quickly to help workers at Verso Paper in Bucksport, who will soon lose their jobs.

Verso announced last week it will close the mill in December.

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Milbridge Man Dies in Harrington Crash

Updated 2 months ago

A Milbridge man died in a vehicle crash in Harrington today.

Deputies say 53-year-old Michael Strout was driving a pickup truck that crossed the center line, striking a large truck head on.

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UPDATE: State Police Locate and Arrest RI Man

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

State police in Northern Maine say the search is over for a man from Rhode Island who took off when they tried to arrest him.

20-year-old Jean Rodriguez tried to run while police tried to take him into custody after a criminal trespass investigation in Island Falls.

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Flags At Half-staff To Honor House Clerk

Updated 2 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Maine Clerk of the House Millie MacFarland.

MacFarland died late last month at a hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, after a long battle with cancer. She was 58.

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Milford Father & Son React to Mill Closures

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 months ago

Many mill workers in Maine face an uncertain future.

Between Bucksport, Old Town, and East Millinocket, nearly 1,000 jobs have been lost this year, according to the state Department of Labor.

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Skowhegan Attempted Robbery Puts Community on Edge

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

People in Skowhegan are on alert as police try to find the man who tried to rob a neighborhood market.

On Friday night, West Front Market in Skowhegan was the scene of an attempted armed robbery.

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Update: Police Say Plymouth Man’s Body Was Found Near His Home

Updated 2 months ago

State police say they now know the identity of the man whose body was found on the side of a road in Plymouth.

The body of 52 year old Mark Michaud was found by hunters before dawn today.

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NBC Cameraman with Ebola Stops at BGR Early Monday Morning

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

The freelance NBC News cameraman diagnosed in Liberia with Ebola passed through Bangor Airport early Monday morning.

Ashoka Mukpo left Liberia Sunday on a specially-equipped airplane. He’s on his way to Nebraska to get special treatment at a hospital in Omaha.

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UPDATE: Tractor Trailer Crashes into Oakfield Home

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

The man who caused a tractor trailer accident in Oakfield Saturday night that knocked out power to thousands is facing charges tonight.

According to state police 34-year-old Christopher Crowe was driving the truck westbound on River Road when he lost control on a curve.

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Thousands Without Power in Aroostook County

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

Thousands were left without power after a tractor trailer struck a pole in Oakfield.

It happened Saturday evening on River Road, causing more than 2800 customers in Aroostook County to lose power.

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Summit Project Honors Fallen Heroes Atop Cadillac Mountain

Tania Morales

Updated 2 months ago

In honor of all of the states military service members who have died, the summit project was founded, hoping to establish a living memorial, for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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Five Arrested in Cushing Drug Bust

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

Five people were arrested after a drug bust in Cushing.

Yesterday afternoon Maine Drug Enforcement agents executed a search warrant of a home on Cross Road. According to the D-E-A 46-year-old Anthony Lagille and 36-year-old Christine Hunt who both live at the home were distributing heroin.

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Michelle Obama Supports Michaud at Maine Rally

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 months ago

Maine Democrats held a major rally Friday on the campus of UMaine Orono.

First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in support of, Democratic Candidate for Governor, Congressman Mike Michaud.

1,500 people packed into the Collins Center for the Arts to hear their remarks.

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Bust of Theft Ring Nets Over $240,000 Cash And Stolen Items

Updated 2 months ago

A theft ring involving hundreds of stolen items from several Walmart stores has been broken up thanks to a multiple agency investigation.

Police say that a Bucksport man was operating an online criminal enterprise out of his home — buying merchandise stolen from Walmart and selling it on e-bay.

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Local Biz React to Verso Mill Closure

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Things will never be the same in Bucksport– and that’s something everyone is beginning to accept.

“Always had jobs and they always you know just worked there and they retired there and that not that case in today’s economic society,” says Renee Paulauskas, a resident of the town.

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Accused Weed Thieves Appear in Court

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

Two men accused of impersonating law enforcement and robbing a medical marijuana operation in Winterport last month went before a judge today.

35-year-old Scott Roberts and 47-year-old Jeff Hurd are charged with robbery, theft, impersonating a public servant and criminal trespass.

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