Today’s Top Stories

Man Drowns in Rough Waters on Glenwood lake

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Wardens say rough waters swamped a small boat on a lake in Glenwood, sending two Connecticut men into choppy water, one of the men drowned.

Lt. Thomas Ward of the Maine Warden Service says the accident happened Friday afternoon on remote Wytopitlock  Lake.

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State Police: Peru Woman’s Death Suspicious

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

State Police say a woman was found dead in the kitchen of her Peru home Saturday morning, and they are calling the death suspicious.
State Police Spokesman, Steve McCausland says 57-year-old Paula Nuttall lived in the home with four other family members. One of Nutting’s family members was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
We’re told detectives are gathering evidence from the home Saturday evening and await the results of an autopsy, likely to be conducted Sunday.

 

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New Jobs & Investment for Baileyville Mill

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Washington County better get used to the hum of tissue machines.

“When this place decided to extend into this tissue business why everybody was really happy it gives them a future,” says mill worker Dan Wood.

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State Officials Investigate Maggot Infestation at Bangor Nursing Facility

Updated 2 months ago

The State Department of Health and Human Services is working with a Bangor nursing facility to resolve issues after an anonymous complaint that the open wound of a resident was infested with maggots.

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Five Arrested As MDEA Breaks Up Sales of “Molly”

Updated 2 months ago

Maine Drug Enforcement agents say they’ve broken up a drug ring involving a synthetic drug known as “Molly” with five arrests in Sullivan.

Agents acted on information that it was being shipped by mail.

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Update: Police Say Orono Woman Stepped Into Path of Truck

Updated 2 months ago

A woman was struck by a big rig on the interstate in Oakland today.

Police say the woman from Orono deliberately stepped in front of the truck after getting out her car parked in the breakdown lane.

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Sedgwick Student Struck By Car

Updated 2 months ago

State police say a twelve year old Sedgwick student was hit by a car on Route 15 this morning.

Police say a school bus driver continued past the student’s home after not seeing the child outside.

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Plea Change Expected in Baby-Shaking Case

Updated 2 months ago

A plea change is expected Friday for the man accused of shaking and severely injuring his then six month-old daughter.

Kevin Peasleee originally pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated assault.

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Cold Storage & Freezing Facility Brings Jobs to Bucksport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

For the newest Bucksport business, it’s all about location.

“There’s actually really no other service like this where we’re a on demand, custom seafood freezing and packaging facility. There’s just no one else like it and there’s demand for it,” says Brain McCarthy, CEO of Central Maine Cold Storage

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WABI-TV5 & United Way Partner for Verso Employees

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

A fund has been set up to help the families of the Verso Mill employees, soon to be out of a job.

Verso and its employees were one of the biggest supporters of United Way of Eastern Maine.  Now the organization is stepping up to help them out and give back after so many years of  strong support.

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Weston, Gratwick Spar in State Senate Debate

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

With the balance of power at stake in the Maine State Senate, Republicans are looking at key opportunities to take over Democratic seats.

One of the most contentious races is for District 9, covering Bangor and Hermon.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Go On The Offensive In Second Debate

Updated 2 months ago

Thursday morning, Maine’s candidates for governor took part in a lively debate hosted by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College in Waterville. The debate came on the same day that new polling data was released that shows a possible shift in the race.

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Bangor Man to Prison for Having Cocaine in Acadia National Park

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

A man from Bangor who admitted to having cocaine in Acadia National Park is going to federal prison for four months.

63-year-old Glenn Watson was also fined $1,736 and ordered to serve a year of supervised release.

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No Injuries in 2-Car Crash in Holden

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 months ago

Part of Route 1A was shut down this afternoon after a two-car crash.

It happened around 3 p.m.

Police say an SUV was heading toward Dedham when it hit the back of a minivan and sent it into a guardrail.

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White House Drug Advisor Talks Bangor Opiate Epidemic

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

The City of Bangor has battled an opiate epidemic for years as a hub of addicts needing prescriptions. A President Obama adviser from the Office of National Drug Control Policy was in Bangor Wednesday to discuss the issue.

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UPDATE: Officials Say Speed, Lack of Seatbelt Factors in Orland Crash

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 months ago

Authorities say speed and lack of seat belt use are believed to be contributing factors in an Orland crash Wednesday afternoon.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office say around 12:30pm, a car travelling east on Route 1 went off a corner and hit a ledge.

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Supreme Court Hears Cases at Lincoln School

John Krinjak

Updated 2 months ago

“It’s not a normal day at school as you can tell,” said junior Maranda McAlpine.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court held oral arguments at Mattanawcook Academy in front of a roomful of high school juniors.

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Somerset County Law Enforcement & Advocates Vow To End Domestic Violence

Updated 2 months ago

Domestic violence prevention advocates gathered in Skowhegan Wednesday to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Somerset County Deputies responded to 268 domestic violence calls last year. In 2014, they have already responded to 359 cases.

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Third Arrest Warrant Issued for Medical Marijuana Theft

Updated 2 months ago

State police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a third man they say was impersonating a police officer.

45 year old Kerry Hurd of Bangor is wanted in connection with the theft of medical marijuana plants from a Winterport property.

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Governor Candidates Spar Over Health Care, Jobs

Updated 2 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In their first debate, the three candidates for Maine governor traded jabs over health care, minimum wage and the state’s struggling paper industry.

Independent Eliot Cutler and Democrat Mike Michaud on Wednesday criticized Gov. Paul LePage over his refusal to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law, which the Republican governor has said will be too costly.

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