Today’s Top Stories

Town Officials Talk About The Future of Bucksport

Updated 3 months ago

Folks in Bucksport and surrounding towns are still reeling from the news.

Leaders from Verso Paper announced Wednesday the Bucksport mill will cease  paper production by December.

Erica Stapleton joins us from the Bucksport area with latest reaction on the mill announcement.

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Mass. Man Sentenced For Augusta Home Invasion

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to serve six months in jail for his role in a home invasion in Maine in April.

Prosecutors say 29-year-old Robert DeJesus Jr. of Southbridge, Massachusetts, was one of three men who entered an Augusta apartment looking for $20,000 in proceeds from illegal drug sales they believed was there.

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Update: Bucksport’s Verso Mill Closing, Leaders React

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

Another mill in Maine is closing down.

Leaders from Verso Paper say the Bucksport mill will cease paper production by December 1st.

Company officials made the announcement at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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2 Men Involved in Robbery of Med. Marijuana Op. Turn Themselves In

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 months ago

Two men accused of dressing up like law enforcement officers and robbing a medical marijuana growing operation in Winterport turned themselves in Wednesday.

State Police Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says 47-year-old Jeff Hurd and 35-year-old Scott Roberts walked into the lobby of the Waldo County Jail in Belfast around 9 pm and surrendered.

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Locals Speak Out: Preventing and Dealing with Dog Attacks

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

Earlier this week we aired a story about pit bulls attacking a smaller dog in Corinna.

An Orono woman faced a similar attack on her dog – forcing her and her family to make a tough decision.

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BREAKING: Verso Mill in Bucksport to Close

Updated 3 months ago

BREAKING: Verso paper to close Bucksport mill by the 4th quarter of this year.

Verso company leaders say the Bucksport mill hasn’t been profitable for many years.

Company leaders say the cost of natural gas and dependency on it played a role.

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Police: Waterville Man Arrested After Allegedly Robbing Hannaford Pharmacy

Updated 3 months ago

Waterville Police arrested a man they say robbed the pharmacy at a city grocery store Tuesday.

Deputy police Chief Charles Rumsey says Brian Monk, 32, robbed the pharmacy inside the Hannaford on Kennedy Memorial Drive Tuesday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Bangor Police say Corinth Pickup Truck Driver Killed in Crash

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 months ago

 

Bangor police are investigating a pickup truck crash that killed a driver from Corinth.

Police say 46-year-old Allan Stymiest died after his truck went over an embankment at the intersection of Hancock and Washington streets.

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Route 1A Clear After Wednesday Morning Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 3 months ago

Traffic was down to one lane on Route 1A in Dedham while crews worked to clear up a 3-car crash.

Authorities believe a truck heading toward Bangor crossed the line, crashing head on into another truck and causing a van to swerve off the road.

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2 Years for Bangor JCPenney Robbery

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

A Bangor woman will go to jail for two years for robbing a JC Penney department store.

50-year old Kimbery Kenney pleaded no contest to a robbery charge in a Bangor courtroom, Wednesday. Prosecutors say Kenney stole clothing items from the store at the Bangor Mall and when approached by a security officer pulled out a knife.

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Warrants Issued For Robbery At Winterport Medical Marijuana Operation

Updated 3 months ago

 

 

Police identified two of the three men in the September 21st robbery of a medical marijuana growing operation in Winterport.

State police issued arrest warrants for 47 year old Jeffrey Hurd who was photographed by surveillance cameras on the property with the gun and the word sheriff on his shirt. Hurd is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall.

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Emera Investigating Large Multi-City Outages

Updated 3 months ago

Emera Maine crews are investigating the cause of a power outage this morning affecting customers in Amherst, Aurora, Clifton, Eastbrook, Ellsworth, Fletcher’s Landing, Mariahville, Osborne, Otis and Waltham. Once crews have isolated the problem, they will work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.

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Early Morning Fatal Crash

Updated 3 months ago

Bangor police are investigating a fatal accident on Hancock street.

It happened a little after midnight Wednesday morning and started when a pick-up truck side swiped a police cruiser driving down the wrong side of the road.

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Question One Advocates Sue Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Updated 3 months ago

Supporters of the referendum to ban baiting, trapping and the use of dogs to hunt bears in Maine filed a lawsuit against the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The lawsuit alleges the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is illegally using taxpayer money to oppose Question One.

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Company Says Second Data Breach at Shaw’s Stores in Maine

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 months ago

Officials have discovered a second debit and credit card information breach at Shaw’s supermarket stores in Maine.

The parent company says this time the unauthorized access took place between August 27th and September 21st.

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Results of Bangor Waterfront Sound Study Released

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 months ago

Bangor city councilors are sharing the results of a waterfront sound study.

It’s been in the works since May.

The city hired a company to monitor the sound at concerts over the summer.

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Midcoast Charity Accuses Former President of Embezzlement

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 months ago

A Midcoast charity group says the former president is under investigation for embezzling from the organization.

The current president of United Mid-Coast Charities, Stephen Crane, made the announcement in a letter posted on the group’s website Tuesday.

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Whitefield Motorcycle Crash Victim Has Died

Updated 3 months ago

Authorities say the man airlifted after a motorcycle crash in Whitefield Sunday has died from his injuries.

Police say 50-year-old Kenneth Black of Gardiner lost control of his motorcycle as he attempted to avoid a deer that had been struck by another vehicle.

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Changes On The Horizon In Welfare Programs

Updated 3 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration plans to move forward next month with new rules requiring food stamp users to have a job and some welfare recipients to be drug tested to continue receiving benefits.

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VIDEO: Corinna Pit Bulls Attack Neighbor Dog

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 3 months ago

Corinna Caron says she wasn’t home Friday night when security cameras captured five pit bulls mauling her basset hound, Elvis.

“When we got here, they had Elvis in the garage. His ears were bleeding, his neck was bleeding,” Caron said Monday.

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