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Juvenile Firesetting: What to Look For and How to Help Prevent It

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

A psychological urge, a learned behavior, or just curiosity – there are several reasons kids might want to start a fire.

“Sometimes it might be something they witness by a friend, a relative even, using fire as a tool or using fire maliciously, more carelessly and they see someone doing it so they think it’s okay to do,” explains Captain Matt Redding with the Old Town Fire Department.

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Hancock Woman Killed in Trenton Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

A woman from Hancock was killed in a head-on collision in Trenton around 10 a.m. Monday morning.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says 53-year-old Brenda Woods was traveling on the Jordan River Road when she smashed into another car.

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Officials: Caribou Hit & Run Driver Easy to Catch

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Police say it wasn’t too hard tracking down a driver who smashed her car into a Caribou radio station Saturday, then took off.

According to police, 47-year-old Christy Paul of New Sweden failed to stop at the end of the Caribou Connector, crossed Sweden Street, and drove right into WFST.

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Donated Turkeys Headed To Families For Thanksgiving

Wayne Harvey

Updated 3 days ago

Last week, donations were made to the Z107.3 Turkey Drive and our own TV5 Turkey Telethon.

Monday morning those birds were being taken home by families in need to prepare for Thanksgiving.

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Community Reflects on 75 Years with the Brewer Auditorium

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

“My first memory is when they were building it in 1939, myself and a whole bunch of neighborhood kids spent the whole summer out there watching them build it.”

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Presque Isle Man’s Van Strikes and Kills Moose

Updated 3 days ago

ASHLAND, Maine (AP) — State police say a northern Maine man narrowly escaped injury when his minivan struck a moose on Route 163.

Police say 34-year-old Mark Forino of Presque Isle was heading east on Sunday night in Ashland when the moose walked into the road in front of his Toyota Sienna.

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Man Faces OUI Charge After Cyclist Killed

Updated 3 days ago

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) — A Knox County man police say struck and killed a bicyclist with his SUV in Waldoboro over the weekend is facing drunken driving charges.

Chief William Labombarde says 31-year-old cyclist Jessie Hayden was struck at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday by a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Jeffrey Moran, who lives in the town of Washington.

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Scallop Fishing Season Begins In A Week

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s scallop season begins in one week with state regulators again focusing efforts on rebuilding the fishery.

Regulators say their 10-year rotational management plan for scallops in one of Maine’s three scalloping zones will be fully phased in this season. Several areas around the state will also have targeted closures. Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher has said he anticipates cutting back fishing days if scallops become too heavily depleted during the season.

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Coast Guard Aids Fishing Vessel Off Maine Coast

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Coast Guard crews by air and sea and a good Samaritan came to the rescue of a flooded fishing vessel off the Maine coast.

The Coast Guard’s Northern New England Command Center in Portland, Maine received a distress call just after 5 a.m. Sunday from the crew aboard the Two Megs fishing boat that their engine room was flooded.

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West Gardiner Teen Flips Car, Smashes Pole

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 4 days ago

Police say a West Gardiner teen is lucky to be alive after a violent crash early Sunday morning.

Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says the 16-year-old boy was driving on High Street in West Gardiner when he lost control at the top of a hill and hit a utility pole.

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Operation Christmas Child Gets Kids Involved in the Giving

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

For the fifth year in a row, volunteers at an Orrington church are working to send something thoughtful to children in other countries this holiday.

These shoe box gifts always go to a child in need, and quite often, it’s another child that’s doing the giving.

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WBB: Black Bears Fall To Sacred Heart in Close Contest

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

The UMaine Women’s basketball squad took on Sacred Heart Sunday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center

Anna Heise led Maine’s offense with a career high 17 points, followed by Lauren Bodine with 12.

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Augusta Woman Charged For Allowing Underage Drinking in Home

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

An Augusta woman faces charges after police say she allowed underage teens to drink at her home.

State Police arrested 22-year-old Samantha Tupper for allowing minors to consume liquor within the residence, located on Mayflower Road.

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3 Years Later: No Charges In Missing Toddler Case

Updated 5 days ago

 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine mom who’s been pressing prosecutors for an arrest in the disappearance of toddler Ayla Reynolds wants prosecutors to bring lesser charges if they won’t file a homicide case.

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2nd Meth Arrest At Same Maine Home In 1 Year

Updated 5 days ago

HODGDON, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities have arrested a man on methamphetamine trafficking charges in the Aroostook County town of Hodgdon.

Police say it’s the second meth-related arrest at the same residence in a year.

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UMaine System To Mull Ending Coal Investments

Updated 5 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine System committee will consider whether the institutions’ should stop investing in coal mining companies.

The Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet Dec. 3 to discuss the proposal. If it’s approved, it will go to the seven-school board.

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Maine Man Arrested In Hit-and-run In Limington

Updated 5 days ago

LIMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities have made an arrest in a hit-and-run in Limington that injured a teenage pedestrian.

The York County Sheriff’s office says 57-year-old Christopher Stevens of Limington was arrested Saturday, after he called the sheriff’s office to report hitting the girl.

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Fire Demolishes St. Agatha Trucking Company Building

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Agatha Fire Chief Bob Guerette tells us the cause of an early morning fire that demolished the R.F. Chamberland Inc. garage and workshop early Saturday morning is undetermined

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Judge’s Approval Clears Way for GNP Mill Buyers

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a compromise application to resolve disputes between the old Great Northern Paper mill in East Millinocket and its creditors.

“That’s opened up a lot so we can go forward it’s a big step for us and a big step for East Millinocket,” says PJ Perrino, Mill Trustee.

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EMMC Tissue Bank Advances Cancer Research

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

Eastern Maine Medical Center has been collecting cancerous human tissue for three years. A new lab this year is letting them take research further.

“We’re taking the discovery from the mouse and the petri dish and applying them to human beings, to human diseases,” says Dr. Jens Rueter.

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