Today’s Top Stories

Man Accused of Seriously Injuring Child With Household Appliance in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

A Bangor man has been charged with aggravated assault on a child.

Police say 27-year-old Adam Morton seriously injured a young child earlier this month in Bangor with a household appliance.

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Bangor Looking For New Tenant for L.L. Bean Call Center

Erica Stapleton

Updated 5 days ago

L.L. Bean will close it’s Bangor Call Center.

Workers have been told it will happen in 2016.

The company says fewer people are calling as more do their shopping online.

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Old Town Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Bank Robberies

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

An Old Town man will spend the next decade behind bars for two bank robberies.

26-year-old Troy Gay was sentenced Thursday.

He pleaded guilty earlier this month to robbing the Camden National Bank in Corinth in March and the Bangor Savings Bank in Orono a month later.

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Judge Rejects Plea Deal in Orono Child Sex Case

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days ago

An Orono man who admitted to sex crimes against children was expected to be sentenced Thursday.

Instead, a judge rejected a plea agreement, essentially sending this case back to square one.

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Four Injured in Glenburn Crash

Joy Hollowell

Updated 5 days ago

Four people were taken to the hospital after a car crash in Glenburn Thursday morning.

According to authorities the car left the road at a high rate of speed and hit a tree around 3:15 a.m.

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Bangor L.L. Bean Call-Center Closing

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

The L.L. Bean call-center in Bangor is closing.

Company officials are telling employees that will happen in 2016.

The company says declining call volume due to online competition is causing the closure.

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Brewer Native Shares Life as a Dancer in Israel

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

The worlds of art and war collide for Brewer native, Ian Robinson who’s been living in Tel Aviv, Israel.

“It was a different reality to be woken up by a siren meaning rocket fire headed toward your area,” Robinson said.

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Bangor School Budget Freeze Executed Before Start of School Year

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Before Bangor students even begin classes, school officials have implemented a budget freeze.

Superintendent Betsy Webb says the school department is facing about $440,000 of unexpected costs.

A $43-million school budget was passed earlier this summer.

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Sidney Man Pleads Guilty To Raping 4-year-old Girl, Recording It On Cell Phone

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

A Sidney man who repeatedly raped a 4-year-old girl and recorded many of the assaults on his cell phone has conditionally pleaded guilty. Eric Bard, 24, wiped tears from his eyes Wednesday morning as Assistant Attorney General Paul Rucha outlined the case against him.

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Drowning Claims Life of Farmington Man

Updated 6 days ago

Game wardens say a Farmington man is dead after diving from a pontoon boat yesterday in Wilton.

63 year old Jeffrey Mitchell had been boating with a friend on Wilson Lake.

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Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Van in Waterville

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a van in Waterville Wednesday morning.

Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey says it happened just before 8am at the intersection of Main Street and Armory Road.

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Man Rescued from Gouldsboro Stream after Accident

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

Emergency responders had to rescue a man from a stream in Gouldsboro Tuesday.

Police say 28-year-old Brian Stanwood Jr. of Steuben ended up in West Bay Stream, along Route 1, after his car crossed the center line and careened down an embankment.

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Waste Corporation Considering Changes in Piscataquis County

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

Community leaders from Piscataquis County met in Milo Tuesday to discuss issues with waste management.

Some residents say they’re concerned with improper dumping at the town’s transfer station.

Members of the Penquis Solid Waste Corporation are considering closing the current site and building a new, more environmentally friendly, station that could bring in revenue.

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Orchard Reports Apple Theft, Excellent Crop

John Krinjak

Updated 7 days ago

Michael Parsons of Conant’s Orchard was gathering apples for cider Monday when he saw something odd.

“There was a bushel of Empires on the wagon. I said why did you pick these. He said I didn’t, I found it right underneath that tree right there,” said Parsons.

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Bangor Takes Step in Making City More “Age-Friendly”

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

Making Bangor a friendlier, more convenient place for its senior citizens – that was a focus on the panel discussion hosted by the city Tuesday.

Bangor has around 6,000 people age 55 or older.

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Trial Of Man Accused Of Raping 4-Year-Old Begins In Augusta

Rob Poindexter

Updated 7 days ago

The trial of a Sidney man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl and recording it on his cell phone began in Augusta Tuesday.

24-year-old Eric Bard is charged with 21 counts, most of them rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. He’s pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Hermon Home Under Construction Damaged by Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

A Hermon home under construction was damaged by flames Tuesday.

Responders were called to the building along Sam’s Way just after 2 pm.

Nobody was home at the time.

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Union Woman Admits Robbing Camden Pharmacy, Sentenced

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

 

A Union woman accused of robbing a pharmacy in Camden will spend a year and a half in jail.

The Knox County District Attorney’s Office tells us that 24-year-old Hillary Johnson pleaded guilty Monday.

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Ordie Alley Responds to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

 

We told you last week that legendary Jonesport-Beals Coach Ordie Alley was removed from the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inaugural class and from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

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Newport Man Killed in Accident at Rumford Mill

Updated 1 week ago

We now know the identity of the worker killed in a Rumford mill yesterday.

35-year-old Brant Munster of Newport was killed after he fell while working on a crane inside the New Page paper mill.

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