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UPDATE: Helen’s Restaurant Fire Cause Undetermined

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

Because of the extent of damage, the Fire Marshal’s Office has been unable to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a landmark restaurant in Machias Friday morning.

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Authorities Searching for Inmate Who Escaped from Belfast

Updated 3 months ago

Authorities say an inmate escaped from a minimum security facility in Belfast last night.

According to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, 23 year old Tyler Malmstrom left the Maine Coastal Regional Re-entry Center just before 9 pm.

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Death Of Inmate Not Considered Suspicious

Updated 3 months ago

WARREN, Maine (AP) — Maine prisons officials say the death of an inmate this week is not considered suspicious.

Authorities say 68-year-old Paul Henry Gray was being treated for a long-term medical condition when he died Wednesday at a Portland hospital. The exact nature of the condition was not disclosed.

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Fire Destroys Helen’s Restaurant in Machias

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 months ago

Fire destroyed a landmark restaurant in Machias Friday morning.

The first call to Helen’s Restaurant on Main Street came in around 1:45 AM.

According to their facebook page, no one was inside at the time.

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Bangor PD’s Facebook Page Quacks People Up

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

To most, the Bangor Police Department is very *like*able, but now it seems people all around the world want to be *friends* with our local police force all because of Facebook.

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Remembering Life of Former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 months ago

A former Bangor police chief who spent years fighting crime has lost his biggest battle.

Don Winslow died Thursday morning of cancer. He was 57-years old.

Winslow was certainly known known for his time on the police force, but in the last few years he became known for the way he handled a deadly disease with humor and grace.

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Penobscot Sheriff’s Office Needs Help Identifying Two Persons of Interest

Updated 3 months ago

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying two persons of interest related to a theft in Hermon.

They say a money donation box for the Hermon Food Pantry was stolen on June 30th from C and K Variety on Billings Road.

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Meth Lab Bust in Aroostook County

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

Authorities say they’ve found another meth lab in Maine, this one in Aroostook County.

Officials say undercover drug agents made purchases from a home on Clark Road in Merrill.

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Glenburn Man’s Feathered Friend

Updated 4 months ago

Living in a wooded area, crossing paths with a wild animal would be pretty typical. It’s one of the things Maynard Lane loves most about his home.

Even he couldn’t predict what happened last fall.

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Suspect in Hallowell Bank Robbery Appears in Fed Court

Updated 3 months ago

A man accused of robbing a bank in Hallowell last month was in federal court in Bangor Thursday.

66-year-old John Cecil Slater of Augusta went before Judge John Nevison, where he waived his right to a detention hearing.

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Bangor Getting New Special Education Facility

John Krinjak

Updated 4 months ago

Greater Bangor is getting a brand new center for special education.

Crews have been busy rehabbing the old Chamber of Commerce building on Maine Avenue for the Southern Penobscot Regional Program for Children with Exceptionalities.

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Two Men Arrested In Canaan Break-In

Rob Poindexter

Updated 4 months ago

Somerset County Sheriffs Deputies arrested two men they say were trying to steal copper from a Canaan home this morning.

Hunter Prew, 18, of newport and Ryan Gaudet, 19, of Hartland are charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

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Police Investigate Skowhegan Homeless Shelter Prescription Drug Theft

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 months ago

Police are investigating the theft of prescription medications from a Skowhegan homeless shelter.

The town’s police chief says the drugs went missing from the Trinity Church Homeless Shelter sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning.

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Trooper Injured by Moose While Driving to Moose Crash

Joy Hollowell

Updated 4 months ago

A State Police trooper responding to a car-moose crash ended up colliding with a moose himself late Tuesday night.

Trooper Dennis Quint was on Route one in Cyr Plantation, heading north on a call about a car crash involving a moose in the area.

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Rollover Accident Ends High Speed Chase in Ripley

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 months ago

A rollover accident ended a high speed chase in Ripley, Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies say 26-year-old Michael Thompson of Corinna crashed a stolen pickup truck along Route 154, after driving over spike mats.

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Bangor City Counsel to Discuss School Budget Format

Updated 4 months ago

When it comes to the Bangor School budget, not everyone is happy with the way it’s decided.

City Councilor Pauline Civiello is pushing for more control by proposing a line-item budget format.

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Cleanup, Power Restoration Continue in Arthur Aftermath

John Krinjak

Updated 4 months ago

It’s been a rough few days for Washington County in the wake of Tropical Storm Arthur.

Three days after the storm hit, some people are still in the dark.

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Biddeford Double Homicide: Police Seek Two Men For Questioning

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 4 months ago

Police are looking to interview two people who may have information about a weekend shooting in Biddeford that left two people dead.

Police say 44-year-old Lance Palmer of Auburn and 28-year-old Christopher Dube of Dover, New Hampshire may have been in Biddeford Sunday.

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Former Teacher Admits to Abusing Children; Child Porn

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 months ago

 

A former Norridgewock man, who worked as a special education teacher, pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual exploitation of a minor and child pornography charges.

27-year-old Patrik Arsenault changed his plea in federal court in Bangor.

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Brewer Man Killed in Collision Involving a Moose

Updated 4 months ago

State police say this year’s first fatal collision involving a moose happened this morning on  Interstate 95 in Howland.

Troopers say it was just after 1 am when 60 year old Sidney Oakes of Brewer struck a moose with his minivan. Oakes was pronounced dead at the scene.

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