Today’s Top Stories

Skowhegan Fire Chief Fired After 3 Months On Job

Updated 3 months ago

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Skowhegan Fire Chief Richard Fowler Jr. has been fired after just three months on the job.

Town Manager Christine Almand said she met with Fowler in her office Friday morning and fired him.

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Winterport Dragway Accident Sends Woman to Hospital

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

A woman is in the hospital tonight after an accident at the Winterport Dragway this weekend.

“It was just one of those freak things,” said Jim Watson, President of the Winterport Dragway Association.

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Sarah’s House Nears Completion Thanks to Volunteers

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

Volunteers in Holden spent the weekend working to turn an old building into a place for cancer patients to stay.

Sarah’s House has been under construction for months, and as John Krinjak shows us, thanks to this final push it’s nearing completion.

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Winterport Dragway Collects Donations for Woman Injured at Race

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

A woman is in the hospital after an accident at the Winterport Dragway this weekend.

“It was just one of those freak things,” said Jim Watson, President of the Winterport Dragway Association.

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Home Brew Expo Adds Flavor to Downtown Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

“It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we’ve got beer and food and great company for a suggested donation of five dollars. There’s really no other place a lot of people would rather be today.”

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UPDATE: 5 yo Boy, Grandfather Die in Penobscot River Rescue

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 months ago

A five-year-old boy from Bangor who fell into the Penobscot River in Bucksport  Friday morning has died, as well as his grandfather who jumped in to save him.

Emergency officials say Aiden Bulkley was pulled from the river about 10:30 by two police officers.

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Newport Woman Says Son Set Fire to Home, Killed Dogs

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

“We got a 9-1-1 call, that came from his mother, the suspect’s mother at this point reporting that he had set the house on fire and shot their dogs.”

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UPDATE: Great Northern Paper Mill Workers Officially Lose Jobs

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

People who were temporarily laid off from the Great Northern Paper Mill have lost their jobs.

Cate Street Capital, the company managing the mill, said Friday that Great Northern officials have issued Worker Adjustment and Retraining notices to employees.

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Great Northern Paper Mill Workers Officially Lose Jobs

Updated 3 months ago

Workers who were temporarily laid off from the Great Northern Paper Mill  in East Millinocket have lost their jobs.

Cate Street Capital, the company managing the mill, said Friday that Great Northern officials have issued Worker Adjustment and retraining notifications notices to employees.

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Gas Leak in Bangor Neighborhood Contained, Safe to Go Home

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

UPDATE: Bangor Natural Gas says most service has been restored.  They are still waiting on some residents to re-light pilot lights.  For assistance, you can call Bangor Natural Gas at 941-9595.

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UPDATE: Ohio Police Believe They Have ID’d “Mystery Woman”

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

Thursday, we told you that police in Ohio asked Maine authorities for help.

A woman was arrested there more than a month ago on felony records tampering charges. Police say she refuses to give them her real name.

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Update: Bangor Crews Respond to Natural Gas Leak

Updated 3 months ago

BREAKING : Bangor Fire Department has called an All Hands, and are now evacuating multiple homes on Fern Street between State and Garland, for a “severe” natural gas leak. Use caution if you are in that area of Bangor. TV5 has a crew headed there now (left about 8:40am), we’ll have details as they come in.

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Update: East Millinocket Voters Reject School Budget

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

Voters in East Millinocket rejected a $4.1 million dollar school budget proposal Thursday.

It failed 112 to 264.

The budget on the referendum was $211,000 less than the original one voted down earlier this summer.

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3 Teens Charged with Assault at Acadia Hospital

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

Three teenage boys are accused of assaulting staff members at Acadia Hospital.

Bangor Police say their investigation began Wednesday night.

Responders say four staff members were treated and released for non-life threatening injuries at a nearby emergency room.

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Ohio Police Asking Kennebec County Sheriff For Help Identifying “Mystery Woman”

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

Police in Lima, Ohio want the Kennebec County Sheriff’s help in identifying a woman they have in custody.

A woman, who was using the name Julia Wadsworth, was arrested more than a month ago on felony records tampering charges in Ohio. Police say she is refusing to give them her real name. Ryan Reardon, Deputy Chief of the Kennebec County Sheriffs Office, said she’s gone to great lengths to conceal her identity, even burning the tips of her fingers to avoid fingerprinting.

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Belfast Grocery Store Fire Ruled Arson

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that a  fire at the Goose River Grocery Store in Belfast was intentionally set.

On July 15th, Belfast Fire Department responded to a blaze at the building on Route 141.

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1990s War Criminal Arrested at Border

Updated 3 months ago

A 42 year-old from Rwanda wanted for war crimes was arrested at the Maine-Canada border according to the US Border Patrol.

Jean Léonard Teganya is reportedly wanted for deportation for violating human rights under the crimes against humanity and war crimes act related to the Rwandan genocide in the 1990s.

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Folks Near, Far Mourn After Three People Killed in Dedham Crash

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

Folks in the the greater Bangor area , and in another city hundreds of miles away, are in mourning after a head-on collision in Dedham killed three people Tuesday night.

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UMaine to Receive $20M Fed Grant for Aquaculture

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

The University of Maine is getting major federal funding to further aquaculture in our state.

The National Science Foundation awarded the school $20 million to help create the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network–or SEANET–which will analyze and explore the impacts of coastal resources.

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Penobscot County Jail: Underfunded & Overcrowded

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

Underfunded and overpopulated are the words ringing through the Penobscot County Commissioner’s office and the jail.

“We’ve finally reached the cliff as we call it.. to where we can no longer do it,” says Scott Adkins, Finance Director for Penobscot County.

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