Today’s Top Stories

Brewer Police Investigating Early Morning Crime

Updated 3 months ago

A Brewer couple had a scare early this morning when they thought someone was breaking into their home.

Brewer police were called to an attempted burglary around 1:30 am.

The homeowner’s wife had woken up for a glass of water. She noticed the motion lights were activated in the driveway.

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Bids Due Friday For Bankrupt Railroad In Maine

Updated 3 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The deadline has arrived for interested parties to bid on the bankrupt, Maine-based railroad responsible for a disaster that killed 47 people in Canada.

If bids are submitted by Friday’s deadline, then there will be a closed-door auction next week for the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railways.

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Suzanne Smith Elementary School Closed

Updated 3 months ago

Suzanne Smith Elementary School in Levant is closed today.

There is no water in the school.

All other schools in RSU 87 will go as scheduled, the only closure is the Suzanne Smith Elementary School.

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Norridgewock Residents Barred from Accessing Town Sand

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

As far as snow and ice goes, few would dispute it’s been a rough winter, and salt and sand are at a premium these days.

The town of Norridgewock has taken the step of restricting sand to residents, which has angered many.

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Religious Freedom Bill Called License To Discriminate By Critics

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

Lawmakers got their first look today at a bill that some say protects the religious freedoms of Mainers. Critics of the measure are calling it a license to discriminate.

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Man On Stand 20 Years After Alleged Crime

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

A Nebraska man defended himself in court today, more than 20 years after his alleged crime.

65-year-old Clarence Cote  is charged with two counts of gross sexual assault in the summer of 1990 in Lincoln, Maine.

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Flooding Concerns In Parts Of Maine

Updated 3 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — City public safety officials in Bangor, Maine, have closed a plaza due to potential flooding concerns.

People have been advised Thursday morning to move their vehicles from both the east and west side of the Kenduskeag Plaza in downtown Bangor as soon as possible.

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Marine Resources Christens New Boat

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

The Marine Patrol christened their new boat, the Dirigo II, Wednesday.

“Will be one of our major tools, enforcement tools that we’ll use and safety tools that we’ll use within this area to enforce boating laws and commercial laws associated with our fisheries,” said Patrick Keliher, Commissioner, Maine Department of Marine Resources.

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Public Weighs In On Medicaid Expansion Debate

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

Politicians have spent the past year sparring in the media over whether or not to expand the MaineCare program. It was the public’s turn to weigh in.

Shortly after maine speaker of the house mark eves introduced his bill that he says would expand the MaineCare program under Obamacare to cover 70,000 uninsured Mainers, including thousands of veterans, members of the public got to chime in.

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Black Ice Causes Morning Crashes

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 months ago

Freezing temperatures are creating a lot of black ice on the roads Wednesday morning.

A rollover occurred in the southbound lane of the interstate, near the Carmel-Winterport exit.

It was one of numerous crashes reported around the area, due to road conditions.

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Police Seek Public’s Help in Assault Case

Updated 3 months ago

State Police are asking for the public’s help with an investigation into the stabbing of a woman Monday night.

An unnamed 33-year-old woman from Readfield was driving along the McCrillis Corner Rd. near the Wilton-Chesterville town line when her black 2006 Suzuki broke down.

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Firefighters from 7 Towns Fight Exeter Blaze

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

Fire crews from seven towns were on the scene of a fire in Exeter tonight.

The fire broke out at a former creamery on Cider Hill Road around six this evening.

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Medicaid Consultant Grilled By Lawmakers

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

The authors of a controversial study warning Maine lawmakers of the consequences of expanding Medicaid, known in this state as MaineCare, addressed a legislative committee Tuesday afternoon.

Democratic lawmakers came face-to-face with the man who says their biggest legislative priority, expanding Medicaid, is a fiscal albatross for Maine taxpayers. Democrats quickly dismissed the report as a taxpayer funded political stunt.

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Phillips Man Indicted On Charges Of Sex Assault On Child

Updated 3 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Phillips man has been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on charges sexually assaulting a child under age 12.

The indictment handed down Monday charges 42-year-old Robert Parker Jr. with five felony charges of gross sexual assault and misdemeanor charges of terrorizing, endangering the welfare of a child, harassment by telephone and violation of conditions of release.

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Energy-Efficient Homeowner Boasts $9 Utility Bill

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

A man in Vassalboro just may have built the most affordable energy efficient home in Maine–and he says you can do it too.

Tom Fullam was a heating contractor for 30 years.

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New Bill Aims To Further Protect Domestic Violence Victims

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

A new measure being considered by Maine lawmakers would make it illegal for accused domestic violence abusers to contact their alleged victims from jail, prior to making an appearance in court.

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New Year Brings New Owners To Rockland Company

Wayne Harvey

Updated 3 months ago

In a time of announced cut backs and layoffs for workers in the state of Maine.

One company along the Midcoast is, as of January First, owned by the employees.

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Multi-Generational Family Loses Home in Exeter Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 months ago

The clothes on our backs.

That’s all an Exeter family says they have left after fire destroyed their mobile home Monday morning.

Three generations lived there at the time.

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home in Exeter

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 months ago

Fire consumed a mobile home in Exeter Monday morning.

Crews from five towns were called to Tibbetts Road around 9 a.m.

When they arrived, they say flames were coming out of every window and door in the house.

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Crash Severs Car in Two in Milford

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

A car ended up in two pieces after an accident in Milford Sunday night.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office says 27-year-old Samuel Ketch of Milford was travelling east on County Road around 6:30pm Sunday evening.

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