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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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UPDATE: One Dead After Car Accident in Monmouth

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

One person is dead, another injured after a head-on collision on Route 202 in Monmouth.

Police say a car crossed the center line and crashed into a minivan near the intersection of North Main Street just after 9:30am Friday.

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Moscow Logging Truck Accident Injures Five

Updated 2 months ago

A log truck flipped over in the Central Maine Town of Moscow and spilled three tree length logs that crushed an SUV Thursday afternoon.

Five people were hurt, and according to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department it took about two hours to get the man who was driving the SUV cut out of the vehicle.

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Shellfish Industry Contamination Issues Discussed in Ellsworth

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 months ago

Closing shellfish flats, due to contamination, can be costly.

Fishermen from Hancock County claim that they’ve recently lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, due to closures.

A group gathered in Ellsworth Thursday, for a meeting organized by the Hancock County Planning Commission, to talk about ways people can partner with state agencies to re-open those areas and preserve water quality.

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Former Finance Director Admits to Stealing $20K from Tribe

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

The former finance director of the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s Pleasant Point reservation has now admitted to stealing $20,000  from the tribe.

59-year-old Charles Fourcloud changed his plea in federal court in Bangor Thursday.

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UMaine System Officials Lay Out Vision for Future

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

At a breakfast hosted by the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, the vision for the University of Maine system’s future focused on teamwork.

“We need to work in very close concert with our communities and our businesses throughout the state if we’re going to be ultimately successful,” said system chancellor James Page.

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Senator Collins Says She Supports Gay Marriage

Updated 2 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins has come out in support of gay marriage for the first time after getting an endorsement from the nation’s largest LGBT advocacy organization.

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Hospitals Could See Funding Cuts Due to Infections

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

Six hospitals in Maine, including three in Eastern and Central Maine could see cuts in federal funding.

It’s all due to high rates of infection and injury among patients.

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Bangor Woman Sentenced on Burglary and Theft Charges

Updated 2 months ago

A Bangor woman was sentenced to six years in prison for burglary and theft.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Samantha White has a substantial history of theft and forgery.

State police said in September she was arrested after a homeowner saw her trying to take things from her house on Largay Lane in Glenburn.

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Cutler Man Charged with Manslaughter Held on $20K Bail

Updated 2 months ago

A deadly car crash in Eddington last winter landed a Cutler man in a Bangor courtroom Wednesday.

43-year-old Scott Ramsdell of Cutler is charged with manslaughter.

Court records say in January he was driving from a methadone clinic in Bangor when he crashed into a car driven by 47-year-old Denise Golding of Eddington.

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Additional Sex Crime Charge For Waldo County Teacher

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

A teacher at the Waldo County Technical Center accused of having sex with a student faces another charge Wednesday.

The Penobscot County Grand Jury indicted 46-year-old Michael Gagnon of Winslow on a second count of gross sexual assault.

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Accused Pizza Shop Burglar Now Linked to Two Other Orono Restaurant Break-Ins

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

An Old Town man accused of breaking into a pizza shop in Orono has been linked to two other restaurant burglaries in the area.

The Penobscot County Grand Jury formally charged 22-year-old Joseph Doucette with three counts of burglary and three counts of theft.

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Hazardous Material Mock Disaster for Hampden Responders

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 months ago

First responders joined local post-office employees in a full-scale emergency readiness drill in Hampden, Tuesday afternoon.

The mock disaster was designed to prepare participants for a situation where potentially dangerous materials, like a mysterious packages or substance, is discovered in the mail.

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Bad News Bear Busted in Orono

Updated 2 months ago

Wardens say a female adult black bear who is believed to have been visiting homes in Orono and Veazie was captured on Sunday.

They say she may be one of four bears that have been the source of complaints from residents.

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