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Charles Black Gets 10 Years For Pushing Wife Off Cliff In Camden

Updated 5 days ago

Charles Black has been sentenced to 25 years in prison with all but 10 years suspended.  Additionally he will serve 6 years probation for attempted murder.  71 year old Black was convicted of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff in Camden.

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Fire Marshal: Candle Sparked Fire At Sidney Daycare

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

Officials at the Maine State Fire Marshals office say a candle sparked a fire that destroyed a Sidney daycare Wednesday. Sergeant Tim York says the fire has been ruled accidental and they don’t know what caused the candle to tip over in the master bedroom.

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Panel OKs Investigation Of Riverview

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A legislative panel has agreed that Maine will launch an investigation into a state-run psychiatric hospital that has been plagued with problems.

The Government Oversight Committee voted on Wednesday for the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability to look into various aspects of the Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta, which houses many patients that come via court order or jail.

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East Millinocket Reacts to GNP Bankruptcy

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

Great Northern Paper Company filed for bankruptcy Tuesday, listing hundreds of creditors, including East Millinocket.

The filing surprised a lot of people in town.

“It was sad,” explains Town Selectman Mark Marston. “But there’s a lot of workers in town that are on the edge of trying to get jobs somewhere else or stick around for the start-up of the mill.”

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Man Charged With Assault After Child Suffers Injuries in Dryer

Updated 6 days ago

The abuse of a 2-year-old Bangor boy last month led to an indictment today against a man who was babysitting the child.

Police say Adam Morton admitted he put the boy inside a dryer and turned it on.

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Grand Jury Officially Charges Man for Assault that Left Woman Blind

Updated 6 days ago

A grand jury in Bangor indicted a man accused of attacking a pregnant woman and leaving her with serious head injuries.

34-year-old Joshua Cole has been charged with elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant woman as well as a second assault.

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UPDATE: Lewiston Man Charged with Murder for Hit and Run

Updated 6 days ago

Maine State Police say Evaristo Deus was taken into custody this morning at JFK airport in New York City after he boarded a plane bound for Haiti.

Deus was taken into custody by the New York Port Authority about ten minutes before the plane was to depart.

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Fire at Sidney Day Care Facility

Updated 6 days ago

A daycare in Sidney has been evacuated safely because of a fire in the building.

Sidney town officials said fire crews responded to Jen’s Day Care at 81 Reynolds Hill Road around noontime Wednesday.

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Sen. Collins on Overnight Syrian Airstrikes

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

The United States and its allies launched another round of air strikes on Islamic Militant groups in Syria and Iraq overnight.

This is part of President Obama’s plan to destroy the terror group known as “ISIS”.

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UMaine Professor Discusses Conflict in Syria

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

The United States and several Arab nations bombed ISIS targets in Syria overnight, hoping to take out the group’s ability to command and train militants.

This is the first U.S. military offensive in the country.

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Great Northern Paper Files For Bankruptcy

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

Great Northern Paper company has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to Delaware court documents.

It clears the way for the company to sell its property to pay off debt to hundreds of creditors

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Suspect In Augusta Stabbing Arrested

Updated 7 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The suspect in a weekend stabbing in Augusta has been taken into custody after a brief standoff with police.

Deputy Chief Jared Mills says officers acting on a tip went to an apartment on Cedar Street at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and knocked on the locked door.

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St. Albans Man Dies In Car Crash

Updated 1 week ago

PALMYRA, Maine (AP) — Police say excessive speed is to blame for a car crash in Palmyra that took the life of a St. Albans man.

State police say 51-year-old Earl Hanson died when he lost control of his car, left the road and struck a utility pole at about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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Governor LePage Will Not Debate Michaud Until Ad is Denounced

Updated 1 week ago

Governor LePage says he’s leaning toward not participating in any debates this fall in the race for the Blaine House. The Republican incumbent made the comment Monday during an interview with WMTW political reporter Paul Merrill. He met with Governor LePage at the Portland Public Library to shoot an interview for a candidate profile piece that is scheduled to air next month. As they were wrapping up, Merrill asked the governor about the station’s scheduled gubernatorial debate when the governor made the announcement.

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Orrington Hit and Run Crash Victim Has Died

Updated 1 week ago

Authorities say the Brewer woman who was the victim of a hit and run crash in Orrington earlier this month has died.

Deputies say 59-year-old Robin Rie was trying to make a turn off Route 15 on September 13th when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

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Part-Time Hampden Police Officer Pleads Guilty to DV Assault

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A part-time Hampden police officer will no longer be able to work in law enforcement after pleading guilty to domestic violence assault.

The Penobscot County district attorney’s office says William Briggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail earlier this month, with all of the time suspended.

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Missing Kayaker Reunited with Group in Stonington

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

The story of a missing kayaker near Stonington has a happy ending.

Communications Director for the Department of Marine Resources, Jeff Nichols, says there was a miscommunication in the group and the kayaker found himself alone on Fog Island.  The group started out Saturday, 46-year-old Tony Cashman of Quebec was at the lead.  Once he arrived at Fog Island and the group did not meet him there he decided to paddle to Saddleback Island to stay the night and seek help the next morning.

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Common Ground Crafters: Learning Roots of Products

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

The Common Ground Country Fair – a celebration of rural living.

“It’s about community, tradition, working together and just really coming together working on problems,” explains April Boucher, Fair Director.  “How to plant corn, plant a garden or row for your community food pantry and really just come full circle.”

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‘Never Give Up:’ Racers Battle Breast Cancer in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Never give up – that was the message at this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Bangor.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, there will be more than 200 thousand women diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S.

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Day of Hope Helps Bangor Community

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

A national aid agency brought hope to Bangor Saturday, with its “Convoy of Hope.”

The Day of Hope was put together by local businesses and churches.

No one was turned away from free dental and medical screenings, free groceries, job placement help, free haircuts and many other services.

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