Today’s Top Stories

Bangor Takes Step in Making City More “Age-Friendly”

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Making Bangor a friendlier, more convenient place for its senior citizens – that was a focus on the panel discussion hosted by the city Tuesday.

Bangor has around 6,000 people age 55 or older.

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Trial Of Man Accused Of Raping 4-Year-Old Begins In Augusta

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 months ago

The trial of a Sidney man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl and recording it on his cell phone began in Augusta Tuesday.

24-year-old Eric Bard is charged with 21 counts, most of them rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. He’s pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Hermon Home Under Construction Damaged by Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 months ago

A Hermon home under construction was damaged by flames Tuesday.

Responders were called to the building along Sam’s Way just after 2 pm.

Nobody was home at the time.

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Union Woman Admits Robbing Camden Pharmacy, Sentenced

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

 

A Union woman accused of robbing a pharmacy in Camden will spend a year and a half in jail.

The Knox County District Attorney’s Office tells us that 24-year-old Hillary Johnson pleaded guilty Monday.

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Ordie Alley Responds to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

 

We told you last week that legendary Jonesport-Beals Coach Ordie Alley was removed from the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inaugural class and from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

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Newport Man Killed in Accident at Rumford Mill

Updated 2 months ago

We now know the identity of the worker killed in a Rumford mill yesterday.

35-year-old Brant Munster of Newport was killed after he fell while working on a crane inside the New Page paper mill.

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Bear Hunting Season Begins As Referendum Looms

Wayne Harvey

Updated 2 months ago

Maine is the only state in the nation where it is legal to use bait to hunt bears as well as dogs and traps.

A question on this November’s ballot, if passed, would ban all three of those practices.

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Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Augusta Home Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a home in Augusta Monday morning.

Our sister station WMTW was on scene.

Fire Officials tell them that no one was hurt in the fire on State Street, but the residents lost all of their belongings.

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Body of Bar Harbor Man Found

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 months ago

Wardens say they found the body of a Bar Harbor man who was presumed to have drowned in Donnell Pond in Franklin.
The body of 33-year old Ian MacDonnell was found around 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Wardens were first notified around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
They say MacDonnell jumped from a stopped motorboat to retrieve a water bottle that had fallen overboard. He went under the water and was having trouble swimming.  According to authorities,  his friends attempted to save MacDonnell by throwing him a rope but he was unable to hold on.
Wardens searched the 35-foot deep lake until dark but did not find MacDonnell’s body.

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Dana Wilson Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

A former local DJ and ex-Maine Sports Hall of Famer convicted on child porn charges was sentenced today.

63-year-old Dana Wilson of Brewer was found guilty last month of having child porn on his laptop.

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UPDATE: Stabbing in Downtown Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

 

An arrest has been made in connection with a stabbing in downtown Bangor Monday morning.

19-year-old Devin Peirce of Bangor is charged with aggravated assault.

Police say there was an altercation outside Carolina’s bar around 1 a.m.

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Three Injured after Dune Buggy Crash

Updated 2 months ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a dune buggy in Northern Maine.

State police were called to Route 1 in Monticello around 6:30 last night.

Troopers say 27-year old Josiah Nash of Blaine, and his passenger, 29-year old Adam Grant of Bridgewater, were in the dune buggy when they were struck by a car.

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Bar Harbor Man Drowns in Franklin Pond, Wardens Resume Search Mon. AM

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Maine Game Wardens say a man drowned in Donell Pond in Franklin Sunday afternoon and they have yet to recover his body.

We’re  told 33-year-old Ian MacDonnell of Bar Harbor was boating with friends when he went into the water to retrieve a water bottle that had blown off the boat. Wardens say MacDonnell was not a strong swimmer and went under the water. His friends attempted to help him by throwing a rope to him but he was unable to hold on.

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Folk Festival Features Eats from Near and Far

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

Tens of thousands flocked to this year’s American Folk Festival to catch some world-renowned acts.

“Just a range of people with a range of emotions and the energy here is so much fun,” said Julia Silvia of John’s Ice Cream.

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Police: Winslow Woman Accidentally Shot Husband

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

A man was sent to the hospital after his wife reportedly shot him by accident at their home in Winslow.

Officers tell us around 10:30 Saturday night they got a call from 53-year-old Jane Marie Aucoin-Labreque reporting that she accidentally shot her husband, 55-year-old Paul Labreque in the arm.

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19-Year-Old Lincoln Man Killed in Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

A young man from Lincoln is dead after a car crash on Bagley Mountain Road Saturday night.  Lincoln Police Detective Mark Fucile says Nicholas Haynes was found dead near his mother’s Buick on the end of Bagely Mountain Rd.

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Walk for the Fight Against ALS

Tania Morales

Updated 2 months ago

Hundreds of people joined together in a walk to fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The walk started out at Hayford Park in Bangor and headed onto Hammond and Union street before looping back to the park.
The ice bucket challenge, which you may have seen on social media in the last few weeks has given the cause more awareness and donations than they’ve ever seen.
Their goal of $50,000 has been left in the dust, estimating at over $63,000 before today’s donations.
“ALS can be an isolating disease for families and so in the Bangor communities there is a very tight knit group. They have support groups together and then people come here and today is a day of fun, it’s uplifting, it’s a day of hope,” says Amy Kuzma, the Northern New England Chapter Director of the ALS Association.
If you’d like to make a donation you can go to the New-England Chapter website at alsanne.org or vistit our website at WABI.TV

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Women’s Self Defense Course Teaches Awareness is Key

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Commit.  Destroy.  Escape.

That’s one of the mantra’s for this women’s self defense class.

“I’m not going to teach you how to fight,” explains instructor Candice Kiefer.  “What I’m teaching them and what’s attainable is to develop an opportunity to escape, to disrupt the attack.”

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Bangor Man Charged With Child Porn Production, Transportation

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

A Bangor man has been arrested on child porn charges.

26-year-old Timothy Klimas is charged with production and transportation of child porn.

According to court documents, the FBI says Klimas admitted to repeatedly sexually abusing three girls, including a six-year-old, and a two-year-old.

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Three People Transported to Hospital After Two-Car Crash in Holden

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after an accident in Holden Friday morning.

Police tell us a pick-up truck crossed the center line on Route 1A near the town office, striking a station wagon.

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