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Clinton Man On The Run From Police Arrested After Brief Standoff

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 months ago

A Clinton man with a lengthy criminal record who’s been on the run from police since Monday was arrested after a brief standoff with police Wednesday.

Clinton Police Chief Craig Johnson said James Simonson, 54, was wanted by police on drug charges and the Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office also had a warrant for Simonson’s arrest on arson charges.

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Deputies Identify People Injured in Corinth Car Crash

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

We know now the names of the three people taken to the hospital after a two car crash on Route 15 in Corinth Tuesday afternoon.

The Penobscot County Sheriff Office says a pick up hit a car pulling out of a parking lot right before 3:30pm.

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Reports of Explosions in Early Morning Fire

Updated 3 months ago

Firefighters from six towns were on the scene of a blaze in Holden most of this morning.

No one was injured, but the remote location of this fire made it difficult to knock down.

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LePage: Feds Placed 8 Immigrant Children In Maine

Updated 3 months ago

Gov. Paul LePage says that eight unaccompanied children who crossed the nation’s border illegally have been placed in Maine.

LePage said Tuesday that he learned the information on a conference call with White House officials on Tuesday, but received no details on where the children are from or where they were placed.

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Revamped Thomaston Cafe Features Locally-Sourced Menu

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

A local landmark in Thomaston is now more local than ever.

The Thomaston Cafe has been around for some 90 years.

“Well, this has been a restaurant since the 20s. We’ve pretty much overhauled the whole thing,” said co-owner Ryan Jones.

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Three People Hospitalized after Corinth Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

 

One woman and two men were taken to the hospital after a two car crash on Route 15 in Corinth this afternoon.

Police say a truck struck a car that was pulling out of the Crescent Lumber parking lot…

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Man Involved in Ellsworth Standoff Says He’s Confused, Arraignment Pushed to August

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

 

The arraignment for an Ellsworth man involved in a standoff with police has been postponed until next month.

Jeffrey Barnard was supposed to be arraigned in Bangor Federal Court today but claimed he’s still confused after being shot.

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Mental Exam for Former Chief of Maine State Police Accused of Sex Crimes

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A former head of the Maine State Police accused of having sexual contact with a four-year old family member will undergo a mental health evaluation.

The attorney for Andrew Demers says a judge has approved that motion.

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Man Sentenced 6 Years in Prison; 2012 Deadly Hermon Break-In Case Closed

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

A man charged in connection to a deadly 2012 Hermon break-in will serve 6 years in prison.

22 year old Phillip McIntyre pleaded guilty to robbery, burglary, aggravated assault and aggravated criminal mischief.

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100-Year-Old Man’s Wish to Ride in Big Rig Comes True

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

A local centenarian, who drove trucks for a living years ago, had just one wish–to take one more ride in a tractor trailer.

John Krinjak shows us how a community stepped up and made that wish come true.

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Former Maine Man Convicted of Pushing Wife Off Cliff in Camden

Updated 3 months ago

 

A man accused of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff in Camden has been found guilty of attempted murder.

A jury in Rockland convicted 71-year-old Charles Black late Monday afternoon.

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A New Scam Cooking Up Hits Maine

Wayne Harvey

Updated 3 months ago

Summer in Maine means tourists, and vacations for many. And for some Mainers it means taking jobs for those enjoying our state.

And scammers are taking notice and hoping to take advantage.

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Belfast Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Woman

Updated 3 months ago

 

A  Belfast man accused of killing a woman and wounding her son has admitted to it.

44 year old Todd Gilday was in a Belfast courtroom this morning where he pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and aggravated assault.

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Preliminary Votes Suggest Support for Fairpoint Communications Strike

Updated 3 months ago

The preliminary votes were held and union representatives say the early counts suggest an overwhelming majority of Fairpoint Communication workers support authorizing a strike.

Their contract expires Saturday, August 2nd. Workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont recently held meetings to vote whether or not to authorize a strike. Voting has finished in Maine and Vermont, but has been extended in New Hampshire due to storm damage.

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I-95 Slowed South-Bound After Camper Rolls Over

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

Lanes are now open on I-95.

State Police continued working this afternoon to clear up a camper roll-over on the south bound side by Fairfield.

The camper rolled over around 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

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Everyone’s a Little Irish at Maine Celtic Celebration

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

The Belfast Waterfront looked more like the hills of Ireland this weekend.

The 8th annual Maine Celtic Celebration festival drew thousands.

“We’re kind of Celts. He’s Irish, I’m Welsh,” said Bill Jones of Hope.

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Bangor Band Surprises Former Member, Conductor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

A former member of the Bangor Band got a surprise performance right at his door step.

Henry “Hank” Watson played in the band for more than 30 years and also served as an assistant conductor.

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Counting Loons: An Annual Maine Tradition

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

The common loon – an avian staple in Maine, typically found in ponds and lakes.

“We have this particular cove, the north cove of Branch Lake and we’re going to go out and count the loons – adults and chicks,” explains David Moores.

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58 Day Construction Project Beginning at BIA

Updated 3 months ago

Construction is set to begin at Bangor International Airport next week.

Airport director Tony Caruso says they’re reconstructing of a portion of Godfrey Boulevard.

The road runs in front of the main terminal.

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Wilderness Walk for Warriors Starts 114 Mile Trek

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

From Monson to Katahdin, eight men will take a 114 mile trek for something bigger than summer sport.

“It’s a way to give back. Cause I was never in the military and this is my way of giving back to them,” says Chris Robinson, the founder of Wilderness Walk for Warriors, a new fundraiser for veterans and their families.

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