Today’s Top Stories

Arrest Made in Bucksport Pharmacy Robbery

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A Bucksport man wanted in connection with a robbery at the Rite Aid pharmacy has been arrested.

Police tell TV5 that 44-year old Phillip Russell was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Orland.

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LePage Says ‘Mainers Have Spoken And We Have Listened’

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his focus during his final four-year term will be welfare reform, spending reform, lowering energy costs, and reducing the size of government.

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Lower Lobster Catch In 2014 Means Higher Prices

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster fishermen say the 2014 season appears to have resulted in a lower catch than the previous two years. That would mean slightly higher prices for consumers.

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Wreaths Across America Lays 200K Wreaths in Arlington

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

The Wreaths Across America convoy made its way to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia Saturday morning.

The largest veterans parade traveled from Maine to place wreaths on every fallen soldier’s grave.

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Hot Stove is Back in Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Bangor-area businesses people got together Saturday morning for the first of many Hot Stove discussions.

Members of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce met with state and local government officials to bring forward some of the biggest economic issues in the community.

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Update: Police Identify Victim of Fatal Warren Crash

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

One person is dead following a two car crash in Warren Friday night.

Responders say the accident happened near the intersection of Ridge Road and Old Augusta Road.

We’re told a car failed to stop at the stop sign and was struck by a pickup, driven by a man from Waldoboro.

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‘Tis the Shipping Season: Delivery Services, Stores Super Busy

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

Only 13 days until Christmas. ‘Tis the shipping season.

“It’s been very crazy. We’ve been very busy, but we expect the worst to come,” said Melissa Braley, owner of The UPS Store in Bangor.

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Two More Arrests in Connection with Winterport Pot Theft

Updated 1 week ago

Two more people have been arrested in connection with the September armed robbery of a medical marijuana grower in Winterport.

State police say Kerry Hurd, 45, of Bangor is the brother of one of the other two men involved, who have already been charged.

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Man Asks for 2nd Chance at Plea Deal in 2010 Bangor Street Fight Murder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A man convicted of murder after a street fight in Bangor nearly five years ago is asking a judge to let him take a plea deal he originally passed up on – so he can spend less time in prison.

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Police: Driver OK After Oil Truck Rolls On Its Side

Updated 1 week ago

The Department of Environmental Protection was called in after an oil truck rolled onto its side in Skowhegan.

It happened around 8:30 Friday morning on Bigelow Hill Road.

Police tell us the driver was making a delivery when  his truck spun out and slid down an icy driveway.

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136th Engineering Company to Deploy to Kuwait in Spring 2016

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

Members of the Maine Army National Guard will be heading to Kuwait in about a year-and-a-half.

The Adjutant General says he was notified this week that the 136th Engineer Company will be deployed in the spring of 2016.

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Judge Reviewing Case of Lubec Father Charged in Death of Son

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

The case of a father from Lubec accused of killing his 12-year-old diabetic son is now in the hands of a judge.

The jury-waived trial for 44-year-old Edward Smith wrapped up Thursday in Machias.

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Rep. Michaud Bids Farewell To Congress

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud is bidding farewell to Congress after 12 years of serving the state’s 2nd district.

Michaud delivered his farewell statement into the Congressional record on Thursday. He touched on his efforts to improve transportation infrastructure in the largest Congressional district east of the Mississippi River.

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Collins Under Fire For Trucker Rest Rules Plan

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins’ effort to temporarily suspend some rest rules for truck drivers is drawing fierce criticism from safety advocates who say it will make the nation’s roads more dangerous.

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A Town’s Chief Gives “Hero” a Deeper Meaning

Tania Morales

Updated 1 week ago

Ask anyone at Baileyville Elementary School who the town hired to lead their police department, they’ll tell you “Superman”.

“The town, the school, the area, everything. He’s involved in every school function we have here. He’s a nice presence in our school,” says Pre-K Teacher Bonnie Troiani.

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UPDATE: UMaine Clarifies Position on Decorations

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Wednesday night we told you about an email sent to auxiliary staff on campus from a supervisor — effectively banning them from placing quote, “Christmas or other religious themed decorations” in public places on campus.

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Waves Create Incident Aboard Transport Ferry

Updated 1 week ago

High waves caused heavy duty vehicles to tip over aboard a ferry boat off North Haven today.

It happened around 9:30 this morning when waves were reported to be six to ten feet.

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Drugs Sold in Augusta Linked to Pair from New Jersey

Updated 1 week ago

Two people from New Jersey are accused of selling drugs in Augusta.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agents say they were watching 43-year-old Otis Tosen and 47- year-old Kimberly Maldonado for several months.

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Bangor School Committee Fires Math Teacher

Updated 1 week ago

The Bangor School Committee has officially dismissed the high school math teacher accused of inappropriately touching a juvenile.

A statement from Superintendent Betsy Webb confirms that last evening, the Bangor School Committee voted to fire 48-year-old James McHenry.

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UMaine to Clarify Decoration Policy

Updated 1 week ago

We have removed our question of the day regarding the UMaine decoration policy from both our website and facebook page.

TV5 made every attempt to reach out to UMaine officials yesterday while gathering the story and we aired the statement that was provided to us at the time.

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