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Bangor FD Remembers 9/11 Firefighters, Own Fallen

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

A bagpiper played Amazing Grace, and the Bangor Color Guard did the presentation of the colors–as dozens came out to remember fallen firefighters.

The ceremony was in memory of Walter Morrill and John Leonard of Bangor’s Hose 3.

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Brooks Couple Remembers 9/11 in NYC

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

For most, September 11th, 2001 started out as any other day.

“I was getting ready to go to the studio and thank God, just talked to by husband and hung up the phone,” says Kimberly Callas.

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Sex-Offender Posts Bail After ‘Miscommunication’

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

The Newport man police say took pictures of an 11-year-old boy at a urinal in the Palmyra Walmart Monday, is free on bail.

“You can see Mr. Alberi come into the store, notice the young boy, go into the bathroom and then follow him right in,” says District Attorney, Chris Almy describing video surveillance footage from Walmart.

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Old Town Mill Owes More Than $1 Million in Back Taxes to City

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 months ago

The now closed Old Town Fuel & Fiber mill owes more than $1 million in back taxes to the city and the company’s getting a tax bill this month for another $1 million due for the upcoming year.

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Drug Paraphernalia Found With Biddeford Bodies

Updated 3 months ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — State and local police are investigating the discovery of two dead bodies in a Biddeford, Maine, motel.

The bodies of a 28-year-old male and a 31-year-old female were reported in a room at the Sleepy Hollow Motel on U.S. Route 1 at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say both bodies are now at the medical examiner’s office to determine cause of death.

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Maine Congressional Delegates React to President’s Speech

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

In a speech Wednesday night, President Obama outlined his plan for dealing with ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria.

In the 15 minute speech, the President said the United States will expand its offensive against Islamic State militants and authorize military airstrikes in Syria.

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RSU 54 Offers Free Lunch, Breakfast to All Students

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

It’s happened in big cities like Chicago and Detroit – now towns in rural Maine could have added benefits from the National School Lunch Program.

RSU 54 is one of the first school districts in the state of Maine to offer free meals to kids.

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“Hope Elephants” Leaving Maine

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

The Hope Elephants will be leaving the place they’ve called home for the past two years.

Tuesday, the founder of that facility, Dr. James Laurita, died after being accidentally crushed by one of the animals.

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Newport Man Accused of Taking Photos of Boy in Public Bathroom Out on Bail

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

 

A registered sex offender from Newport accused of taking photos of a young boy in a public bathroom is out on bail.

Officials at the Penobscot County Jail confirm that 46-year-old Marc Alberi was released on $2,500 bail.

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Bangor Doctor Gives Perspective On Virus Infecting Many Kids in the U.S.

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

A rare and severe respiratory virus is spreading among kids in the US midwest and southeast.

CNN reports that so far, enterovirus D68 has put hundreds of kids from Kentucky to Colorado in the hospital with breathing problems.

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Rockport Robbery Brings Quick Arrest

Updated 3 months ago

An Owl’s Head man was nabbed for robbing a Rockport pharmacy just a few hours after the crime occurred.

Police say Donald Keating, 55, walked into the Kennebec pharmacy on Route 1 around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon. He demanded, and was given drugs from workers there.

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2 Dead Bodies Found In Biddeford Motel

Updated 3 months ago

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — State and local police are investigating the discovery of two dead bodies in a Biddeford motel.

The bodies in a room at the Sleepy Hollow Motel on U.S. Route 1 were reported at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Father of Two-Year-Old Allegedly Put in Dryer Speaks Out

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

The father of a two-year-old boy who officials say was put in a clothes dryer last month is speaking out.

Michael Sousa says his son is feeling back to normal a month after the incident.

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Paper Mill Gets Check from State, Still Owes Millinocket Money

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

Great Northern Paper owes Millinocket a lot of money in property taxes.

“We came up with an agreement to get these taxes paid through an auction. So far we’ve received about 530-thousand dollars, plus or minus,” said Town Manager Peggy Daigle.

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Pair of Robbers Arrested for Crime at Rite Aid Pharmacy

Updated 3 months ago

Two people have been arrested in connection with a pharmacy robbery in Manchester last weekend.

23-year-old Brooke Frost and 25-year-old Devon Gray, who live together in Manchester, are facing numerous charges.

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Newport Man Arrested For Taking Photos of Boy in Public Bathroom

Updated 3 months ago

A Newport man was arrested Monday for taking photos of a young boy in a public bathroom.

State Police say 46 year old Marc Alberi used his cell phone to take pictures of an eleven year old boy at the urinal in the Palmyra Walmart.

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Update: Founder of Hope Elephants Falls; Dies While Caring for Elephants

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 months ago

The man who created a home for two elephants in Maine died today.

Dr. James Laurita was the founder of Hope Elephants.

Knox County deputies got a call this morning to the elephants’ barn on Hatchet Mountain Road in Hope.

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Portside Grill in Bar Harbor Demolished After Being Destroyed By Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

An excavator leveled all that was left of the Portside Grill in Bar Harbor.

Last Tuesday night, flames engulfed the building.

“We were here when it started actually. We were open and heard the fire trucks coming and I peeked out the door and there was just a little trickle of fire and in minutes it was just billowing smoke. Scary. It’s definitely a scary situation,” said Shawn Porter, owner of Little Village Gifts.

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Officials: Huge Goldfish in Belfast’s “Muck” Must Go

John Krinjak

Updated 3 months ago

“The Muck” in Belfast, or Kirby Lake as it’s officially known, is in sad shape.

“It’s been sort of a dumping grounds for pet fish and other items,” said Belfast Director of Parks and Recreation Norm Poirier.

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Zoning Change Paves Way for Bangor Apartment Complex

Wayne Harvey

Updated 3 months ago

A plan to revitalize one Bangor neighborhood took a step forward Monday.

In a 7 -2 vote, the city council accepted a zoning change that paves the way for the Bangor Housing Development Corporation to begin construction of an apartment complex.

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