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Bangor Priest Remains Behind Bars On Child Porn Charge

Updated 6 days ago

A Bangor priest remains behind bars after police arrested him for possessing child pornography.

Adam Metropoulos, 52, is charged with possession of sexually explicit material and violation of privacy.

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Bangor Fire Chief Placed on Non-disciplinary Paid Leave of Absence

Updated 6 days ago

Bangor city officials say Fire Chief Scott Lucas has been placed on a non-disciplinary paid leave of absence.

City Officials say they will not release details about the Chief’s employment status change as it is a personnel matter.

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Deputies Say Orrington Crash Victim in Critical Condition

Updated 7 days ago

Authorities have released the names of the two people involved in a crash in  Orrington Saturday.

They say 59-year-old Robin Rie of Brewer was trying to make a turn off Route 15 when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

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Hermon Man Arrested After Day Long Manhunt

Updated 7 days ago

A day long search for a Hermon man ended last night with his arrest.

Police say 21 year old Tyler Thomas got into a fight with his father Monday morning.

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UPDATE: Hostage Situation Over at Camden Rite Aid, Suspect Dead

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 days ago

A hostage situation in downtown Camden ended around 3:00 Tuesday morning. Authorities say the suspect died after shooting himself.

The call for an attempted robbery at the Rite Aid in Camden Monday evening turned into a 10-hour active hostage standoff between 34-year-old Robert Beerman of Camden and law enforcement.

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Bangor Priest Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Bangor Police say they arrested a man Monday in Bangor after getting complaints from a woman who said someone had been taking her picture without her knowledge.

Adam Metropoulos, 52, the priest of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor is charged with violation of privacy and possession of sexually explicit material.

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Special Salute for State Police Lt. Chris Coleman’s Retirement

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

“He’s fulfilled a number of different roles.  He was a local trooper here; he was a detective sergeant of two different troops; he was a sergeant of Major Crimes Unit, he was commander of the Tactical Unit; he worked In communications for a while, and he’s finishing off his career as the Lieutenant of the Major Crimes Unit.”

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EMHS: $100 Million Budget Gap by End of 2019

Joy Hollowell

Updated 7 days ago

Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems says it’s facing a potential $100 million budget gap by the end of 2019.

Administrators say while it’s too early to know the scope of changes, they acknowledge some could result in the elimination, redesigning or relocation of current positions.

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Carmel Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Juvenile

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 week ago

Bail was set at $10,000 cash Monday afternoon, for a Carmel man charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile.

30-year old Richard Watson was arrested Friday night.

He’s charged with two counts of gross sexual assault, one count of unlawful sexual contact and one count of visual sexual aggression against a child.

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Hope Elephants No Longer in Maine

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 week ago

Two elephants that spent nearly two years in Hope, are now gone.

A post on the Hope Elephants Facebook page Monday morning says Rosie and Opal were returned to the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma.

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Authorities Searching for Hermon Man

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 week ago

Authorities are searching for a Hermon man after he allegedly got into a fight with his father Monday morning.

A 911 call came from the Billings Road around 8:15 a.m.

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Ellsworth SUV vs. Pole, Driver Seriously Injured

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Ellsworth Police say alcohol was most likely a factor in the crash that sent a 40-year-old Hancock woman to the hospital with serious injuries on Sunday.

It happened around 6:00 pm on North Street in Ellsworth.

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Police: Speed & Alcohol Factors in Winslow Motorcycle Fatal

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

The Winslow Police Department says speed and alcohol are believed to have contributed to a fatal motorcycle crash Friday.

Around 4:00 pm police were called to Augusta Road in Winslow for reports of a motorcycle crash with a serious injury.

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40-Foot Humpback Freed From Fishing Gear Off Bar Harbor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Marine rescuers worked for several hours to free a 40-foot humpback whale from netting and buoys, Saturday afternoon. We’re told the humpback whale, known as Spinnaker, got tangled about two miles north of Mount Desert Rock. The area is about 23 miles off shore from Bar Harbor.

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At Least One Seriously Injured After Orrington Crash

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

Authorities say two cars were involved in a crash Saturday afternoon near 421 River Road in Orrington.

The call came in at 11:24 A.M.

Both drivers were headed South on River Road when the 59-year-old driver of a black SUV was rear ended by a gold sedan.

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Sen. Collins Comments on Hot Button Topics

Updated 1 week ago

Senator Susan Collins is sharing her thoughts on the President’s plan to combat ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria.

We caught up with her in Levant Friday afternoon.

She was part of a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing in Washington, D.C. Thursday.

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Skowhegan Landmark Restored to Glory

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

After 10 years of fundraising and restoration, a long-time Skowhegan landmark has returned to its original glory.

“Everyone’s got a story of the first time they saw the Indian or when they had family, they came and they showed them the Indian,” says Cory King, the Executive Director of the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce.

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Woman Who Stole From Daughter Sentenced to Jail

Updated 2 weeks ago

The mother of a car accident victim, who spent money on herself that was intended for her daughter’s care, is going to jail for two and half years.

48-year-old Jill Farnham of Bangor pleaded guilty to theft in July, she was sentenced today.

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LePage to Visit Bangor with Local NASCAR Driver

Updated 2 weeks ago

 

It’s being called a one-on-a-kind public-private marketing partnership. Governor LePage along with NASCAR driver Austin Theriault and representatives from several maine businesses will be in Bangor and Portland Friday.

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Three Injured in Milbridge Accident

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 weeks ago

A collision in Milbridge landed three people in the hospital, Thursday this evening.

Deputies say the accident happened just before 6 pm along Route 1-A.

A car headed north crossed the center line and collided with a van, according to responders.

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