Today’s Top Stories

Furloughed Workers from Old Town Mill Learn Future Options

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

The Department of Labor held a Rapid Response session to assist workers furloughed last week when Old Town Fuel and Fiber shut down.

Workers shared concerns for the future amid this indefinite furlough – one of the most pressing being healthcare coverage.

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Belfast Police Say They Have Identified Suspect From Pool

Updated 1 week ago

Belfast police say they have identified the man wanted for questioning about a suspicious incident last week at the city pool, but have yet to speak with him.

Police have stepped up enforcement around Belfast City Park after this man was reported to be hanging around the pool during children’s swimming lessons.

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Meth Lab Found: Police Say It’s the 18th This Year

Updated 1 week ago

State police say for the 18th time this year drug agents have dismantled a suspected methamphetamine lab.

Troopers responded to a home on River Road in Oakfield, Aroostook County, after being told someone was trying to burn the house down.

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Man Dies When Struck By Vehicle in Surry

Updated 1 week ago

Authorities have identified the man was struck and killed by a car while walking in Surry today.

It happened on Toddy Pond Road this morning.

Deputies say 54 year old James Miekka of Surry was walking with his guide dog when he was struck.

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Debit and Credit Card Information Breach Reported at Shaw’s Supermarkets

Updated 1 week ago

A debit and credit card information breach has occurred at Shaw’s supermarket stores in Maine.

The parent company released a statement saying it appears the unauthorized access may have started on June 22nd and ended July 17th.

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Belfast Police Investigating Attempted Child Abduction

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Police and parents are on alert in Belfast after what appears to be an attempted kidnapping of a child.

This all took place last Thursday morning while the pool was closed off to adults.

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UPDATE: Bangor Man Accused of Attacking Pregnant Woman

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A man from Bangor is in jail, accused of attacking a pregnant woman and leaving her with serious head injuries.

34-year old Joshua Cole is charged with elevated aggravated assault.

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Burglary at Bangor Downtown Restaurant

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 week ago

A cleaning crew arrived at a downtown Bangor business Monday morning, only to discover it had been broken into.

Ann Marie Orr, the owner of 11 Central says the lights were on and the office door was open.

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Deputies Arrest Man Suspected of Newburgh Dysart’s Robbery

Updated 1 week ago

An arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery earlier this month at Dysart’s Travel Stop in Newburgh.

Penobscot County Chief Deputy Troy Morton says 22 year old James Manning was taken into custody Friday.

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Belfast Man to be Sentenced for Killing Woman

Updated 1 week ago

BELFAST, Maine (AP) – A 44-year-old Maine man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and seriously wounding her son in a late-night attack at the woman’s Belfast home is due to be sentenced this week.

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Man Dies In Mexico After Standoff With Police

Updated 1 week ago

MEXICO, Maine (AP) — A man who stole a pickup truck in Paris and led police on a chase that ended at a convenience store in Mexico has died after an exchange of gunfire with police.

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Woman in Hospital After Assault in Bangor

Updated 1 week ago

A Bangor man is in custody after police say he assaulted a woman, leaving her with serious head injuries.

Officers were called to an apartment complex on Essex Street early Monday morning.

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Man Dead After Mexico Standoff, Car Chase

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

A man is dead after a standoff with police in Mexico Sunday night.

Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says a man stole a pickup truck in Paris and then lead police on a chase to Mexico. He says State police tactical team members confirm the man was found dead in the pickup outside the Circle K convenience store on Main St.

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AP Source: King To Endorse Cutler For Governor

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A person familiar with the plans says Sen. Angus King will back fellow independent candidate Eliot Cutler in the three-person race for Maine governor.

The person tells The Associated Press that King will endorse Cutler on Monday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the endorsement had not yet been made public.

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Protesters in Bangor Show Solidarity for Ferguson

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Bangor was home to a peaceful protest in response to the shooting death of an unarmed teen by police in Missouri.

A small crowd of people gathered outside the Bangor Police Department to show solidarity with the protesters in Ferguson.

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Remembering Legendary Maine Baseball Coach John Winkin

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Family and friends, colleagues, players and fans turned out to remember a legendary figure in college baseball–Coach John Winkin.

The Maine Hall of Famer spent decades coaching baseball at U-Maine, Husson, and right here at Colby.

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Champion the Cure Raises $500K+

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

Thousands joined the fight against cancer Saturday in Brewer.

The EMMC Foundation Champion the Cure Challenge raised more than $500,000. Walkers, runners, bikers and countless volunteers made the fight against deadly cancers possible. Funds will go to make cancer clinics better for Mainers.

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‘Maine Day’ Could Boost Local Economies

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 weeks ago

A recent proclamation from Governor LePage deemed today, the third Saturday in August, Maine Day.

It’s a day to celebrate the Pine Tree state as a great place to live, visit and work.

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Living Off The Grid: Self-Sufficient Home in Canaan On the Market

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 weeks ago

You might have considered going off the grid at one point or another.

One Canaan couple has been living that way since 2006.

“I’m an old granola,” says Bert Salisbury.  “I like being independent.”

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Close to Hampden Family’s Heart

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 weeks ago

We’ve told you about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

It’s circulating in social media to raise awareness and money to find a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

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