Today’s Top Stories

Newport Man Arrested For Taking Photos of Boy in Public Bathroom

Updated 2 months ago

A Newport man was arrested Monday for taking photos of a young boy in a public bathroom.

State Police say 46 year old Marc Alberi used his cell phone to take pictures of an eleven year old boy at the urinal in the Palmyra Walmart.

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Update: Founder of Hope Elephants Falls; Dies While Caring for Elephants

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

The man who created a home for two elephants in Maine died today.

Dr. James Laurita was the founder of Hope Elephants.

Knox County deputies got a call this morning to the elephants’ barn on Hatchet Mountain Road in Hope.

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Portside Grill in Bar Harbor Demolished After Being Destroyed By Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

An excavator leveled all that was left of the Portside Grill in Bar Harbor.

Last Tuesday night, flames engulfed the building.

“We were here when it started actually. We were open and heard the fire trucks coming and I peeked out the door and there was just a little trickle of fire and in minutes it was just billowing smoke. Scary. It’s definitely a scary situation,” said Shawn Porter, owner of Little Village Gifts.

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Officials: Huge Goldfish in Belfast’s “Muck” Must Go

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

“The Muck” in Belfast, or Kirby Lake as it’s officially known, is in sad shape.

“It’s been sort of a dumping grounds for pet fish and other items,” said Belfast Director of Parks and Recreation Norm Poirier.

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Zoning Change Paves Way for Bangor Apartment Complex

Wayne Harvey

Updated 2 months ago

A plan to revitalize one Bangor neighborhood took a step forward Monday.

In a 7 -2 vote, the city council accepted a zoning change that paves the way for the Bangor Housing Development Corporation to begin construction of an apartment complex.

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Court Documents Allege Two Year Old Was Put in Dryer

Updated 2 months ago

New court documents reveal shocking details into the alleged abuse last month of a two-year old boy from Bangor.

According to the documents, the boy suffered second degree burns on his back and arms as well as burns and blisters on his feet after being put inside a clothes dryer.

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Machias Home Destroyed: Investigators Say It’s Arson

Updated 2 months ago

Investigators say a fire that destroyed a Machias home last week was intentionally set.

When crews arrived, they found flames at the rear of the house. They say the people who live there were not home at the time.

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Police Breakup Late Night Orono Gathering

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Police broke up a raucous party of 200 University of Maine students in Orono, Saturday night.

About two dozen officers from nine local agencies were called to The Grove, a student housing complex on Black Bear Drive.

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Kickstands up! Pedal the Penobscot Riders Take off for 8th Year

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Bikers pressed their pedals to start off a trip for a cause on Bangor’s waterfront Sunday morning.

Pedal the Penobscot is a group bike ride with routes ranging from 14 to 100 miles around the area.

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9/11 Heroes Run Hits the Pavement in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

About 200 runners laced up at Bangor’s waterfront to honor soldier heroes, wounded and fallen.

The 9/11 Heroes Run is the first of it’s kind in Bangor, but they are held across the nation on or around September 11th.

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Hot Diggity Dog!! Maine’s Wienerfest Boasts Beloved Dachshund Breed

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Hot dogs galore in Belfast – and not the kind in a bun with ketchup and mustard.

“I don’t think there’s anything quite like Wienerfest in the state of Maine,” says organizer Dale Kuhnert.

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Fire Destroys 3 Buildings in Dexter Woods

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Officials say three buildings in the Dexter woods are destroyed after a fire tore through them early Sunday morning.

Dexter Fire Department was called to the scene at 531 Charleston Rd. at 2 a.m.

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Child of Grace Premieres in Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Hundreds gathered at the Gracie Theater at Husson University Saturday for a special screening of a new movie, Child of Grace.

The film is based on the book June Bug by Chris Fabry, and takes place in Maine.

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Madison Energy Expo: Jobs & Efficiency

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Can we combine the change to energy efficient homes with job creation? A Democratic state representative thinks so.

Ann Dorney is calling on Mainers to winterize and reduce their energy use, and she wants other Mainers to help them.

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Calling All Firearm Enthusiasts: Bangor Gun Show at Cross Center

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Welcome to a world of firearms…

“We can find here fire arms of every category, rifles, pistols, shotguns, antiques modern,” says Charlie Rumsey, Secretary of the Penobscot County Conservation Association, the group that puts on the show. “It’s all here. ”

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Bangor Wheels Take to Waterfront

Updated 2 months ago

The concert series may be over for the Waterfront this summer, but it hasn’t been any less busy.

People flocked into Bangor on Saturday for the Wheels on the Waterfront Car Show.

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Floating Wind Turbine Project Takes Next Step with DOE Grant

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

After one year afloat off the shore of Castine, this UMaine project has been deemed a success.

“It’s very exciting,” says Dr. Habib Dagher, project director.  “We’ve put this floating turbine, the first of its kind in the world, the first of its kind that’s connected to the grid, we put that in the water a year ago and a year later, we asked ourselves how did it do?”

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VIDEO: NH Man Accused of Assault on Child Faces Judge

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

A New Hampshire man charged with assaulting a child in Bangor is being held at the Penobscot County Jail.

Police say 26-year-old Adam Morton seriously injured a child with a household appliance in August.

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Thorndike Woman Involved in Searsmont Crash Dies

Updated 2 months ago

State Police say, a woman involved in a crash in Searsmont last week has died.

84 year old Anne Brown of Thorndike was a passenger in a car driven by her husband.

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Belfast PD: Cemetery Theft Case Solved

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

Belfast Police say they solved a theft case Thursday.

Someone was stealing decorative objects from grave sites.

Caitlin Burchill was there as authorities nabbed the suspect and retrieved the stolen items for the victims.

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