Today’s Top Stories

Maine Consumers Skeptical of GMO Food

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

In January Governor LePage signed LD 718 into law, setting the foundation for genetically modified food to be labeled in Maine.

Maine is one of the first states to try and regulate labeling but it won’t happen right away.  The bill calls for five nearby states to adopt similar legislation before making labeling mandatory in Maine.

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Stolen Dexter Deli Safe Found in River

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 months ago

A safe stolen from a deli in Dexter in April, has been found.

Police say the front door of Toot’s Deli on Spring Street was discovered smashed early in the morning on April 24th.

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Shooting Victim Arrested in Dover-Foxcroft Case

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 months ago

A man shot in the stomach in Dover-Foxcroft two weeks ago, is now charged in connection with the case.

48-year old Reginald Melvin was arrested Friday in Dexter.

He’s charged with aggravated assault.

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Fire Destroys Home in Brewer

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

Fire broke out in a home on Eastern Avenue in Brewer Monday.

Crews were dispatched right after 11am.

They arrived on scene to see heavy smoke coming out of the home.

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Demolition of Former Bangor Police Station Begins Tuesday

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 months ago

Demolition of the old Bangor Police Station starts Tuesday.

The Court Street building will be removed and a new retaining wall will be built.

In addition, new sewer and storm water lines will be installed in the former courthouse parking lot.

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Second Week of Bangor Triple Murder Trial

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A triple murder trial in Bangor is now in its second week.

Two investigators with the Fire Marshal’s office took the stand Monday morning.

One testified someone intentionally set the car fire that burned three murder victims in 2012.

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UPDATE : Two In Orono Accident In Fair Condition In Portland Hospital

Updated 3 months ago

 

 

Two of the family members in a car in Orono when a tree limb fell and landed on the roof of their SUV are listed in fair condition at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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Human Remains Found in Richmond

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

State Police say human remains have been found in Richmond Monday morning.

The remains were located in a wooded area off Lincoln Street around dawn by a Sagadahoc County deputy after police received information during the night.

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Tree Falls on Car, Injures Three in Orono

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

A large tree fell across Main Street in Orono this evening and hit a car. injuring the three people inside.

Orono Police say they don’t know why the tree fell, but it appears the tree was very old and rotted on the inside.  They say vehicle was travelling south on Main Street when the tree fell directly on top of it.

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Beal College Holds 122nd Commencement

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

Beal College held its 122nd commencement today in Bangor.

Graduates and families packed Bangor High School’s Peakes Auditorium to receive their diplomas.

The commencement address was given by Maine Game warden Allen Curtis, who graduated from Beal’s Conservation Law Enforcemetn program ten years ago.

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Fire Rips through Augusta Car Dealership

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

A car dealership in Augusta had a fire early this morning.

The Darling’s Dodge dealership on Western Avenue suffered significant damage.

Officials say the fire was in a secondary building attached to the main building, and it was an electrical fire started by equipment that moves vehicles.

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NICU Babies Reunited with EMMC Doctors and Nurses

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

Some former Eastern Maine Medical Center neonatal intensive care patients and their families were reunited today with the doctors and nurses who may have saved their lives.

EMMC’s neonatal intensive care unit sees newborns with some very serious medical issues.

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Lincoln Preparedness Drill Keeps Emergency Responders Sharp

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

Emergency sirens were blaring all afternoon in Lincoln – but it was all only a drill.

“Any call that comes in they’ll be responding like they would normally,” says Lincoln Public Safety Director Daniel Summers.  “All of our responders are trained at recognizing a potential hazmat scene.”

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Police Closer to Arrest in Paris Hit and Run

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

Police expect to make arrests soon in the death of a Turner teen.

16-year-old Xavier Fuentes was walking along route 117 in Paris in March when he was struck and killed by a vehicle. His mother, Sheila Cole of Greenwood has asked the driver, or those responsible to come forward, but no one has responded.

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First Witnesses Take the Stand in Triple Murder Case

Updated 3 months ago

The first witnesses took the stand in Bangor Friday in the trial of two men accused in a triple murder.

33-year-old Nicholas Sexton and 36-year-old Randall Daluz are charged with murder and arson.

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More Troubles For Waterville Humane Society After Ringworm Outbreak

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

“Shelter Strong.”

That’s the positive attitude the Waterville Humane Society is trying to keep after a ringworm outbreak shut it’s doors.

The shelter is still closed, but they’re hoping to open up the dog side of the their operations Monday.

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Brewer Police Investigate Suspicious Device

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

Police in Brewer responded to a report of a suspicious object in the Hannaford parking lot along Wilson Street Thursday night.

They arrived on scene just before 9 pm.

The Bangor Police Bomb Squad, along with a K-9 unit, was called in to take a look.

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Deer Isle Accident Knocks-Out Power

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

Police say a Sullivan teen is responsible for an accident that knocked out power to 1,100 Emera Maine customers.

He was driving along Route 15 in Deer Isle when he lost control.

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Marijuana Care Giver and Roommate Accused of Selling Pot and Heroin

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

A pair of suspected drug dealers from Unity were arrested Thursday.

51-year-old Robert Hubbard is a Certified Care Giver under the Maine Medical Use Marijuana Program.

He’s accused of selling the drug illegally.

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Jury Selection Ends and Triple Murder Trial Begins in Bangor

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 3 months ago

A triple murder trial has begun Bangor.

33-year-old Nicholas Sexton and 36-year-old Randall Daluz are charged with murder and arson.

The state began the opening statements by going over what they believe happened that night in August 2012.

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