Today’s Top Stories

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

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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Bangor Says Goodbye to Former Police Chief

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 2 weeks ago

State flags in Bangor were flown at half-staff in honor of a man who was loved and cherished by many.

Former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow lost his battle with cancer last week at the age of 57.

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New $5M Aerospace Facility Opens in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 2 weeks ago

“I started about 20 years ago, started in the basement of my house in Brisbane, Australia,” said C&L Aerospace CEO Chris Kilgour.

For Kilgour, Thursday’s ribbon-cutting at their new $5 million facility in Bangor was an emotional occasion.

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Nursing Homes Get Additional $13M

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

After two nursing homes announced they were closing due to financial problems, and a back and forth between parties, Governor LePage unveiled a plan to give an additional $13 million to the state’s struggling nursing homes.

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National Weather Service Confirms Tornado in St. Albans Tuesday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has determined that a tornado did in fact touch down in St. Albans Tuesday.

Folks in the town believed that was the case Tuesday evening.

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Former Police Chief to be Remembered Today

Updated 2 weeks ago

State flags will fly at half-staff in Bangor Thursday by order of the governor, in honor of former Polie Chief Don Winslow.

Winslow died last week after his four year fight with cancer. He was 57.

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Collision Between Car and Lawn Mower Leaves One Dead

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 weeks ago

One man is dead after a car collided with a tractor lawn-mower in Corinna.

It happened just before 5 pm Wednesday on Corinna Center Road.

Deputies say 79-year-old Dana Doherty of Corinna was killed when a car driven by Mark Franzose of Garland struck him from behind.

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Charles Black Trial Continues: Ex-Wife Takes the Stand

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 weeks ago

Day two in the trial of a man accused of trying to kill his then wife by hitter her with a rock and shoving her off a cliff in Camden.

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Medway FD: Lightning Causes Garage Fire in Medway

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 weeks ago

A lightning strike started a fire that destroyed a garage in Medway Tuesday night.

Fire officials say they were called to a garage fire around 7pm.

After speaking to the homeowner, the Medway Fire Department believes it was caused by lightning.

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UPDATE: Fire Marshal’s Office Says Dedham Garage Fire Caused By Lightning

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 weeks ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office says a lightning strike it to blame for fire Wednesday morning in Dedham.

Fire officials say they were called to a fire at a garage at Roy’s Marine Services just after 6:15AM.

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