Today’s Top Stories

Maine Company Turns Lobsters into Compost

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

This pile of smelly lobster waste is the beginning of an innovative process.

“Stage one, they come in from the processing plant, dump it on the ground, then we put the carbon source, soft wood and hardwood sawdust, in our recipe,” said Coast of Maine Plant Manager Jeff Moore.

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Community Rallies Around St. George Firefighter

Updated 3 months ago

Folks in St. George are rallying around a local volunteer firefighter who’s dealing with some major medical challenges.

“If you have ever known Chris, he’s one of the best guys you’ll ever meet. He’s funny, and kind, and is just a wonderful person.”

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Searsmont Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A Searsmont man was injured after crashing his motorcycle in Searsmont Thursday morning.

Waldo County Deputies say they received a phone call from 25-year-old Nicholas Light right before 9:30AM saying he had been in an accident.

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Bangor Used Car Dealer Banned From Doing Business For 7 Years

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A Bangor used car dealer accused of unfair and deceptive trade practices has been banned from doing business for 7 years.

That decision made by the Attorney General’s Office.

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Maine Lobster Festival Kicks Off in Rockland

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

Every year, the Maine Lobster Festival attracts crowds from all over.

“We get people from around the world, but we also get lots of Mainers who come to celebrate summer on the coast,” said Lobster Festival President Chuck Kruger.

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Update: Arrests Made in Sullivan Stabbing

Updated 3 months ago

State Police are investigating a stabbing in Sullivan.

Two people were hurt.

Police say they responded to Ashville Road Wednesday morning for a report of an altercation that left two people with stab wounds.

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Cutler Man Indicted For Manslaughter In Connection With Fatal Eddington Crash

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A man from Cutler has been indicted on a manslaughter charge for a crash that killed an Eddington woman this winter.

43-year-old Scott Ramsdell is also charged with aggravated criminal OUI, driving to endanger, and three counts of stealing drugs.

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Former Howland Police Chief Indicted on Sex Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A former Howland Police Chief accused of assaulting twin 5-year-old girls has been formally charged by the Penobscot County Grand Jury Wednesday.

72-year-old Carl Smith of Eddington is charged with gross sexual assault and two counts of unlawful sexual contact.

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Vigil Held Outside Slain Family’s Apartment

Updated 3 months ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — A candlelight vigil has been held for a Maine family killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

People gathered Tuesday night outside a Saco apartment building, where the family lived.

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No Sentence Yet for Orono Child Sex Offender

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

No sentencing Tuesday in the case of an Orono man charges with more than 120 sex crimes against children.

After hours in the courtroom, Justice William Anderson said he needed more time to go over the case of 40-year-old Wyatt Higgins-Tripp. Prosecutors say Tripp had more than a thousand instance of sexual contact with young boys inside his home.

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Nicholas Hutchinson Sentenced For 2012 Greenbush Home Invasion

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

One of two men accused of attacking a woman during a home invasion in Greenbush in 2012 has been sentenced Tuesday.

25-year-old Nicholas Hutchinson of Medway will serve 9 years in prison with four years of probation for charges including robbery, aggravated assault and terrorizing.

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Waterville Police Hunt Stabbing Suspect Despite No Cooperation From Victim

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

Waterville Police are searching for the person they say stabbed a city man last night. According to a release from the department, the incident happened around 9:00 Monday night. Police Chief Joe Massey says a group of men went to a residence on Carey Lane in the South End of Waterville to confront another man over a “personal dispute.”

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Machias Planning Board Approves New Helen’s Permit, Following Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

The owners of a landmark Machias Restaurant are ready to rebuild, just weeks after the eatery was destroyed by flames.

The town’s planning board unanimously approved a permit Monday that paves the way for Helen’s Restaurant to break ground.

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Bucksport Daycare Remains Closed

Updated 3 months ago

A Bucksport daycare under investigation by the Department of Health and Human Services remains closed.

The operation was ordered to shut its doors for ten days earlier this month for the safety of children….

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Danforth Man Accused of Raping 13-Year-Old Pleads Not Guilty

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

 

A man from Danforth accused of raping a 13-year-old girl and getting her pregnant plead not guilty Monday.

Charles Hoyt, 35, is charged 5 counts of gross sexual assault.

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State Police: Saco Family Deaths Quadruple-Murder Suicide

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

State Police say the deaths of a Saco family late Saturday night were a quadruple-murder suicide.

They’re calling it one of the worst cases of domestic violence in state history.

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More Trouble for a Sidney Man Accused of Running Sex Trafficking Ring

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A Sidney man accused of running a sex trafficking ring is in trouble again, this time for attending a wedding in Winslow.

47-year-old Frederick Horne was arrested at Fort Halifax Park Sunday and summoned on two counts of violating conditions of his release.

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Corinth Man Admits to Possessing Child Pornography

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A Corinth man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

According to court documents, 40-year-old David Brown emailed a video containing child porn to an undercover FBI agent in April of 2013. The documents also say he admitted to collecting hundred of images and videos of child porn over several years.

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Sidney Man Accused of Raping Young Girl Found Competent To Stand Trial

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A Sidney man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl he was babysitting has been found competent to stand trial.

A judge made the decision in court Monday morning.

According to officials, Eric Bard, 23, took pictures of the attack.

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Caribou Man Faces Charges After Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

A Caribou man is charged with multiple crimes after he crashed a car into several trees in Connor late Saturday night.

State Police say 19-year-old Jacob Lavoie was driving a car he allegedly did not have permission to use on Dubay Pit Road.

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