Today’s Top Stories

58 Day Construction Project Beginning at BIA

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 5 days ago

Construction is set to begin at Bangor International Airport next week.

Airport director Tony Caruso says they’re reconstructing of a portion of Godfrey Boulevard.

The road runs in front of the main terminal.

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Wilderness Walk for Warriors Starts 114 Mile Trek

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

From Monson to Katahdin, eight men will take a 114 mile trek for something bigger than summer sport.

“It’s a way to give back. Cause I was never in the military and this is my way of giving back to them,” says Chris Robinson, the founder of Wilderness Walk for Warriors, a new fundraiser for veterans and their families.

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Bangor Says Goodbye to Former Police Chief

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 6 days ago

State flags in Bangor were flown at half-staff in honor of a man who was loved and cherished by many.

Former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow lost his battle with cancer last week at the age of 57.

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New $5M Aerospace Facility Opens in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

“I started about 20 years ago, started in the basement of my house in Brisbane, Australia,” said C&L Aerospace CEO Chris Kilgour.

For Kilgour, Thursday’s ribbon-cutting at their new $5 million facility in Bangor was an emotional occasion.

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Nursing Homes Get Additional $13M

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

After two nursing homes announced they were closing due to financial problems, and a back and forth between parties, Governor LePage unveiled a plan to give an additional $13 million to the state’s struggling nursing homes.

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National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in St. Albans Tuesday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

The National Weather Service has determined that a tornado did in fact touch down in St. Albans Tuesday.

Folks in the town believed that was the case Tuesday evening.

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Former Police Chief to be Remembered Today

Updated 7 days ago

State flags will fly at half-staff in Bangor Thursday by order of the governor, in honor of former Polie Chief Don Winslow.

Winslow died last week after his four year fight with cancer. He was 57.

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Collision Between Car and Lawn Mower Leaves One Dead

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

One man is dead after a car collided with a tractor lawn-mower in Corinna.

It happened just before 5 pm Wednesday on Corinna Center Road.

Deputies say 79-year-old Dana Doherty of Corinna was killed when a car driven by Mark Franzose of Garland struck him from behind.

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Charles Black Trial Continues: Ex-Wife Takes the Stand

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Day two in the trial of a man accused of trying to kill his then wife by hitter her with a rock and shoving her off a cliff in Camden.

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Medway FD: Lightning Causes Garage Fire in Medway

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A lightning strike started a fire that destroyed a garage in Medway Tuesday night.

Fire officials say they were called to a garage fire around 7pm.

After speaking to the homeowner, the Medway Fire Department believes it was caused by lightning.

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UPDATE: Fire Marshal’s Office Says Dedham Garage Fire Caused By Lightning

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office says a lightning strike it to blame for fire Wednesday morning in Dedham.

Fire officials say they were called to a fire at a garage at Roy’s Marine Services just after 6:15AM.

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UPDATE: Police ID Victims in Brewer Head-on Collision

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Brewer Police Department has released the names of the victims in a head-on crash on outer North Main Street (Route 9) Tuesday.

Just after 1PM, Brewer Police and Fire Departments responded to the crash.

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Severe Weather: Flash Flooding and Whipping Winds

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

Whipping winds, lighting strikes, along with heavy rain did some serious damage in our area, Tuesday night.

Franklin, Somerset, and Oxford counties were hardest hit.

In St. Albans, those strong gusts tore dozens of trees and power lines out of the ground.

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UPDATE: 2 Dead, 4 Injured After Head-on Collision in Brewer

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Two people are dead after two cars collided head-on in Brewer Tuesday afternoon.

Four others have been seriously injured and taken to a hospital.

The accident occurred just after 1 p.m. on North Main Street, which is Route 9.

Read more on UPDATE: 2 Dead, 4 Injured After Head-on Collision in Brewer…


Bangor Council Rejects Hearing for School Budget Line-Item Veto

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

City councilors in Bangor likely won’t have line-item authority over the school budget anytime soon.

After a lengthy discussion, the council rejected a motion to schedule a public hearing about a proposed charter change, in a 3-to-6 vote.

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LePage Asks Legislative Leaders To Convene Emergency Session After Another Nursing Home Closure

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

A 57 bed nursing home in Pittsfield will close its doors in September and 66 people will lose their jobs. It’s the second rural Maine nursing home to announce its closure in the past few weeks. Meanwhile there’s millions of dollars in Augusta that could be used to help solve the problem.

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Vassalboro Man Admits to Killing Man, Sentenced

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

 

A Vassalboro man accused of stabbing and killing a family friend has changed his plea.

31-year-old Courtney Shea admitted Monday to murdering 69-year-old Tom Namer in November. Namer’s body was found behind an abandoned trailer in Vassalboro.

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Corinna Town Manager Dies In ATV Accident Sunday

Wayne Harvey

Updated 1 week ago

Corinna’s Town Manager died in an ATV accident in Moscow Sunday.

Game wardens say 38-year-old Kim Godsoe was driving on a dirt road and got caught in loose gravel, striking a tree.

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Woman Accused of Trying to Have Husband Killed Pleads Guilty

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

A Brownville woman accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband pled guilty today.

48-year-old Wendy Farley pled guilty in a Dover-Foxcroft courtroom to solicitation to commit murder.

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Former Ref Indicted on Indecent Conduct Charges with Underage Girls

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 1 week ago

A former referee from Presque Isle was indicted for indecent conduct with underage girls.

Police started investigating 22-year-old Andrew Legassie after parents and school officials told them a high school girl received sexually explicit images.

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