Today’s Top Stories

Man Charged With Assault After Child Suffers Injuries in Dryer

Updated 1 week ago

The abuse of a 2-year-old Bangor boy last month led to an indictment today against a man who was babysitting the child.

Police say Adam Morton admitted he put the boy inside a dryer and turned it on.

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Grand Jury Officially Charges Man for Assault that Left Woman Blind

Updated 1 week ago

A grand jury in Bangor indicted a man accused of attacking a pregnant woman and leaving her with serious head injuries.

34-year-old Joshua Cole has been charged with elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant woman as well as a second assault.

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UPDATE: Lewiston Man Charged with Murder for Hit and Run

Updated 1 week ago

Maine State Police say Evaristo Deus was taken into custody this morning at JFK airport in New York City after he boarded a plane bound for Haiti.

Deus was taken into custody by the New York Port Authority about ten minutes before the plane was to depart.

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Fire at Sidney Day Care Facility

Updated 1 week ago

A daycare in Sidney has been evacuated safely because of a fire in the building.

Sidney town officials said fire crews responded to Jen’s Day Care at 81 Reynolds Hill Road around noontime Wednesday.

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Sen. Collins on Overnight Syrian Airstrikes

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

The United States and its allies launched another round of air strikes on Islamic Militant groups in Syria and Iraq overnight.

This is part of President Obama’s plan to destroy the terror group known as “ISIS”.

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UMaine Professor Discusses Conflict in Syria

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

The United States and several Arab nations bombed ISIS targets in Syria overnight, hoping to take out the group’s ability to command and train militants.

This is the first U.S. military offensive in the country.

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Great Northern Paper Files For Bankruptcy

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Great Northern Paper company has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to Delaware court documents.

It clears the way for the company to sell its property to pay off debt to hundreds of creditors

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Suspect In Augusta Stabbing Arrested

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The suspect in a weekend stabbing in Augusta has been taken into custody after a brief standoff with police.

Deputy Chief Jared Mills says officers acting on a tip went to an apartment on Cedar Street at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and knocked on the locked door.

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St. Albans Man Dies In Car Crash

Updated 1 week ago

PALMYRA, Maine (AP) — Police say excessive speed is to blame for a car crash in Palmyra that took the life of a St. Albans man.

State police say 51-year-old Earl Hanson died when he lost control of his car, left the road and struck a utility pole at about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

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Governor LePage Will Not Debate Michaud Until Ad is Denounced

Updated 1 week ago

Governor LePage says he’s leaning toward not participating in any debates this fall in the race for the Blaine House. The Republican incumbent made the comment Monday during an interview with WMTW political reporter Paul Merrill. He met with Governor LePage at the Portland Public Library to shoot an interview for a candidate profile piece that is scheduled to air next month. As they were wrapping up, Merrill asked the governor about the station’s scheduled gubernatorial debate when the governor made the announcement.

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Orrington Hit and Run Crash Victim Has Died

Updated 1 week ago

Authorities say the Brewer woman who was the victim of a hit and run crash in Orrington earlier this month has died.

Deputies say 59-year-old Robin Rie was trying to make a turn off Route 15 on September 13th when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

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Part-Time Hampden Police Officer Pleads Guilty to DV Assault

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A part-time Hampden police officer will no longer be able to work in law enforcement after pleading guilty to domestic violence assault.

The Penobscot County district attorney’s office says William Briggs was sentenced to 90 days in jail earlier this month, with all of the time suspended.

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Missing Kayaker Reunited with Group in Stonington

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

The story of a missing kayaker near Stonington has a happy ending.

Communications Director for the Department of Marine Resources, Jeff Nichols, says there was a miscommunication in the group and the kayaker found himself alone on Fog Island.  The group started out Saturday, 46-year-old Tony Cashman of Quebec was at the lead.  Once he arrived at Fog Island and the group did not meet him there he decided to paddle to Saddleback Island to stay the night and seek help the next morning.

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Common Ground Crafters: Learning Roots of Products

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 weeks ago

The Common Ground Country Fair – a celebration of rural living.

“It’s about community, tradition, working together and just really coming together working on problems,” explains April Boucher, Fair Director.  “How to plant corn, plant a garden or row for your community food pantry and really just come full circle.”

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‘Never Give Up:’ Racers Battle Breast Cancer in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 weeks ago

Never give up – that was the message at this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Bangor.

According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, there will be more than 200 thousand women diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S.

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Day of Hope Helps Bangor Community

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

A national aid agency brought hope to Bangor Saturday, with its “Convoy of Hope.”

The Day of Hope was put together by local businesses and churches.

No one was turned away from free dental and medical screenings, free groceries, job placement help, free haircuts and many other services.

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An Auction, This Time At East Millinocket Mill

Updated 2 weeks ago

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — An auction was held in June for equipment from the Great Northern Paper mill in Millinocket. Now it appears that there’s going to be another auction for contents of the East Millinocket mill, the newer of the two.

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Captain America, Mandalorian’s, Oh My!

Tania Morales

Updated 2 weeks ago

Nearly a hundred people rushed the doors of the Cross Insurance Center, hoping to get a glimpse of Captain America or even a Mandalorian.

There is a lot to take from the “Bang Pop Comic Con” event, whether you’re a die hard comic book collector or a seamstress, there to check out the costumes.

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Caribou Garage Fire Claims Rare Classic Car

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

A fire in Caribou destroyed a garage and a very rare classic car.

Capt. Mike McCarthy of the Caribou Fire Department says around noon Saturday afternoon, a fire broke out in a garage on Belanger Road.

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Bar Harbor Couple, ACLU Suing Portland Officer

John Krinjak

Updated 2 weeks ago

A Bar Harbor couple say they were arrested for taping police in public in Portland.

The Maine ACLU is suing on their behalf the arresting officer.

Jill Walker was walking with boyfriend Tino Scattoloni in the Old Port section of Portland in May, when they saw a woman being stopped by officers, accused of sideswiping a cruiser.

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