Today’s Top Stories

Three Injured after Dune Buggy Crash

Updated 3 days ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a dune buggy in Northern Maine.

State police were called to Route 1 in Monticello around 6:30 last night.

Troopers say 27-year old Josiah Nash of Blaine, and his passenger, 29-year old Adam Grant of Bridgewater, were in the dune buggy when they were struck by a car.

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Bar Harbor Man Drowns in Franklin Pond, Wardens Resume Search Mon. AM

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

Maine Game Wardens say a man drowned in Donell Pond in Franklin Sunday afternoon and they have yet to recover his body.

We’re  told 33-year-old Ian MacDonnell of Bar Harbor was boating with friends when he went into the water to retrieve a water bottle that had blown off the boat. Wardens say MacDonnell was not a strong swimmer and went under the water. His friends attempted to help him by throwing a rope to him but he was unable to hold on.

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Folk Festival Features Eats from Near and Far

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

Tens of thousands flocked to this year’s American Folk Festival to catch some world-renowned acts.

“Just a range of people with a range of emotions and the energy here is so much fun,” said Julia Silvia of John’s Ice Cream.

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Police: Winslow Woman Accidentally Shot Husband

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

A man was sent to the hospital after his wife reportedly shot him by accident at their home in Winslow.

Officers tell us around 10:30 Saturday night they got a call from 53-year-old Jane Marie Aucoin-Labreque reporting that she accidentally shot her husband, 55-year-old Paul Labreque in the arm.

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19-Year-Old Lincoln Man Killed in Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 days ago

A young man from Lincoln is dead after a car crash on Bagley Mountain Road Saturday night.  Lincoln Police Detective Mark Fucile says Nicholas Haynes was found dead near his mother’s Buick on the end of Bagely Mountain Rd.

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Walk for the Fight Against ALS

Updated 4 days ago

Hundreds of people joined together in a walk to fight against ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The walk started out at Hayford Park in Bangor and headed onto Hammond and Union street before looping back to the park.
The ice bucket challenge, which you may have seen on social media in the last few weeks has given the cause more awareness and donations than they’ve ever seen.
Their goal of $50,000 has been left in the dust, estimating at over $63,000 before today’s donations.
“ALS can be an isolating disease for families and so in the Bangor communities there is a very tight knit group. They have support groups together and then people come here and today is a day of fun, it’s uplifting, it’s a day of hope,” says Amy Kuzma, the Northern New England Chapter Director of the ALS Association.
If you’d like to make a donation you can go to the New-England Chapter website at alsanne.org or vistit our website at WABI.TV

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Women’s Self Defense Course Teaches Awareness is Key

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 days ago

Commit.  Destroy.  Escape.

That’s one of the mantra’s for this women’s self defense class.

“I’m not going to teach you how to fight,” explains instructor Candice Kiefer.  “What I’m teaching them and what’s attainable is to develop an opportunity to escape, to disrupt the attack.”

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Bangor Man Charged With Child Porn Production, Transportation

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 18 hours ago

A Bangor man has been arrested on child porn charges.

26-year-old Timothy Klimas is charged with production and transportation of child porn.

According to court documents, the FBI says Klimas admitted to repeatedly sexually abusing three girls, including a six-year-old, and a two-year-old.

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Three People Transported to Hospital After Two-Car Crash in Holden

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after an accident in Holden Friday morning.

Police tell us a pick-up truck crossed the center line on Route 1A near the town office, striking a station wagon.

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Hand Washing Best to Prevent Disease

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

More babies in Maine are coming down with whooping cough — according to the CDC, in 2012 there were more than 700 cases.

“Adults tend to be the ones to carry and spread the disease, but it’s infants and young children who are dramatically affected by it,” says Pediatrician Dr. Michael Ross.

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Man Arrested After Rite Aid Robbery in Gardiner

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

A man is in custody after a robbery at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Gardiner this morning.

Police say Jesse Mansir, 31, of Gardiner, was hiding in a wooded area off of Harrison Avenue.

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Former Pilot’s Grill Building Being Renovated, Not Torn Down

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

Despite the looks of things, the old Pilot’s Grill building in Bangor is not being torn down.

Managers of the building on Outer Hammond Street say they’re just tearing down the carport and repairing the façade after the harsh winter.

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Dedication of Bangor State Police Barracks

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Lots of folks gathered in Bangor Wednesday afternoon for the dedication of a new State Police Barracks.

For 63 years, State Police Officers in Troop E worked out of a building in Orono, but now have transitioned to the bigger place on Maine Avenue.

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Update: Boy on Bike Seriously Injured in Winterport Accident

Updated 7 days ago

A 13 year old boy remains in the hospital after being struck by a pick-up while on a bike in Winterport Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, the boy was riding on Route 69 when he swerved in front of the truck…the driver couldn’t avoid him.

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Robbery Suspect Identified- Deputies Seek Help From Public

Updated 1 week ago

Authorities say they know who’s responsible for the robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Manchester earlier this month.

Kennebec County Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon says an arrest warrant has been issued for 32 year old Thomas Bourque.

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Bail at $100K for Bangor Man Accused of Attacking Pregnant Woman

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A man from Bangor accused of attacking a pregnant woman and leaving her with serious head injuries remains in jail on $100,000 bail.

Prosecutors are also asking for a competency exam for 34-year-old Joshua Cole.

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Gilday to Serve 50 Years for Belfast Woman’s Murder

Updated 1 week ago

A man who murdered a Belfast woman and seriously injured her son was sentenced Wednesday morning to 50 years in prison.

44-year-old Todd Gilday shot and killed 55-year-old Lynn Arsenault and seriously injured her 22-year-old son Matthew Day last August at Day’s Belfast home.

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Two Vehicle Accident in Rockland Sends Three to Hospital

Updated 1 week ago

A two vehicle crash in Rockland Tuesday night sent three people to the hospital.

Rockland police say the van, driven by 46 year-old Barbara Seiders of Thomaston, was making a left hand turn.

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People in Old Town Optimistic for Mill’s Future Amid Shutdown

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

The Department of Labor held a Rapid Response session for mill workers who recently lost their jobs.

Furloughed workers are dealing with the aftermath of the indefinite Fuel and Fiber Mill shutdown in Old Town.

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Furloughed Workers from Old Town Mill Learn Future Options

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

The Department of Labor held a Rapid Response session to assist workers furloughed last week when Old Town Fuel and Fiber shut down.

Workers shared concerns for the future amid this indefinite furlough – one of the most pressing being healthcare coverage.

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