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Leanna Norris Trial: Day 2

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

The trial continued in Bangor Tuesday for a woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter whose body was found in a car in Stetson last year.

25-year-old Leanna Norris of Auburn has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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King and Mellencamp Promote “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” Musical

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

Stephen King and John Mellencamp were in Orono Tuesday promoting their musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

It’s a tale of love, jealousy, and lust.

Two brothers battle over a girl.

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Brewer Officer Draws Gun While Intervening in Conflict

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 days ago

Police say what appeared to be a man holding another man at gun-point in Brewer this afternoon was actually one of their own responding to a fight he witnessed.

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4th of July Shooter Sentenced for Felony Firearm Possession

Updated 3 days ago

The man accused of firing 70 shots from his apartment window in downtown Bangor on the Fourth of July last year is going to prison for five years.

Perrin Oliver, 44, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Bangor.

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FairPoint Claims Vandalism Connected to Strike, Union Rep. Responds

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

FairPoint officials are offering $5,000 for information regarding vandalism of its network or equipment they believe are tied to a workers’ strike.

The company says its investigated eight such incidents since union workers walked off the job on October 17th.

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$2,500 Reward for Information About Illegally Killed Female Moose

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 days ago

A $2,500 reward is being offered to find the person or persons who illegally killed a female moose.

The Maine Warden Service and Operation Game Thief got a tip that a cow moose was killed earlier this month in an area of Piscataquis County that didn’t have any cow moose permits issued the year.

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Ebola Nurse Who Was Quarantined Now In Maine

Updated 3 days ago

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who was quarantined at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is back in her home state of Maine.

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NJ Gov. Christie Returning To Maine For LePage

Updated 3 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be rallying voters around Republican Gov. Paul LePage one week before Election Day.

Christie, the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, will make his fourth trip to Maine for LePage on Tuesday. The governor is in a tight race with Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler.

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Michaud Shifts Focus To Cutler As Race Heats Up

Updated 3 days ago

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — As the race for Maine governor enters the final stretch, Democrat Mike Michaud is warning independent Eliot Cutler’s supporters that they risk sending Republican Paul LePage back to the Blaine House for another four years.

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Quarantined Nurse Released, Returning to Maine

Updated 4 days ago

(WMTW) A nurse quarantined while returning from treating Ebola victims in West Africa who was traveling to Fort Kent has been released by New Jersey officials.

The state Health Department said in a statement Monday that Kaci Hickox had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine.

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Trial Begins for Woman Charged With Killing Her Daughter

John Krinjak

Updated 4 days ago

The murder trial of a woman who admitted to killing her two-year-old daughter began Monday in Bangor.

25-year-old Leanna Norris of Auburn pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the death of her daughter Loh Grenda.

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Tractor Trailer Operator Summoned for Distracted Driving

Updated 4 days ago

State police say the driver of a tractor trailer hauling wood chips was summoned for distracted driving after his vehicle left the road.

Troopers say 26 year old Steven Haggan of Levant was operating the truck on Interstate 95 in Island Falls when he reached to find the switch to heat his mirrors.

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Lobster Processors Have A Labor Problem

Updated 4 days ago

TENANTS HARBOR, Maine (AP) — The booming lobster processing business in Maine is struggling to find and retain good workers.

Since 2010, when a change in Maine law expanded the types of products plants can process, the number of companies that hold lobster processing licenses has more than doubled to 13.

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Press Herald Poll Shows LePage with Lead

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

A little more than a week before election day, and a new poll has Governor LePage pulling away in the race for The Blaine House.

A Portland Press Herald Poll shows Republican LePage with 45%, Democrat Mike Michaud ten points behind with 35%, and Independent Eliot Cutler with 16%.

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12th Annual “Pumpkins in the Park” Benefits UCP of Maine

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

There were plenty of witches, skeletons and princesses trick-or-treating in Bangor Sunday.

Pumpkins in the Park gives kids the opportunity to show off their costumes before Halloween.

It also benefits United Cerebral Palsy of Maine, which helps children with Autism or severe language disorders as well as other people.

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Folks Show Support for Michaud at Bangor Spaghetti Dinner

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

Hundreds of folks in Bangor were out tonight to support Congressman Mike Michaud as Election Day draws nearer.

The Democratic governor-hopeful stopped by Cohen Middle School for a spaghetti dinner.

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10th Officer-Involved Shooting this Year

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 5 days ago

The Attorney General’s Office is investigating the 10th officer involved shooting in the state this year, this one in a downtown Lewiston park Friday night.

Police say they shot a man after he brandished a gun.  Authorities say police shot 20-year-old Albert Crowley after he brandished a gun.  They say he did not suffer life-threatening injuries, but he was hit multiple times as three officers fired shots at him.

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Lincolnville Community Library Celebrates

Tania Morales

Updated 6 days ago

It’s been 2 years since the Lincolnville Community Library has been at 208 Main St.

“It was pulled over here by over 250 people from the community, by hand. We used huge timbers and lead pipes to roll the building. It was a very exciting day,” says Kathleen Oliver, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Lincolnville Community Library.

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Locals Quick Action Saves Life in Belfast

Tania Morales

Updated 7 days ago

“I’m lucky I was here,” says Bryden Burleson.

There, was Belfast Harbor Thursday when 92 year-old Eva Lenfest accidentally drove her car into to the water.

“I was coming off the water and saw the car go rolling bye quite quick and just hit the water and I knew nobody was really around to get there as fast,” says Burleson.

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Update: Active Search for Suspects Following Reported Break-in Attempt in Carmel

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

Law enforcement officials are looking for two people involved in a reported break-in attempt in Carmel Friday.

Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with State Police, were called to a home along Hampden Road, near the interstate, around 5 pm.

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