Today’s Top Stories

Verso Fund Tally

Updated 1 week ago

We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who donated to the Verso Fund during our high school football broadcast in Bucksport Friday night.

WABI teamed up with The United Way of Eastern Maine to raise funds to help the hundreds of workers who will be losing their jobs when the Verso mill shuts down in December.

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Helen’s Breaks Ground on New Building after Fire

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

This past July, just days after a fire tore through Helen’s Restaurant, the owners and employees made a simple pledge to the community–that they’d be back.

Three months later, they made good on that promise.

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Classmates Mourn Messalonskee Student Killed In Hayride Accident

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

Classmates of Cassidy Charette gathered in Augusta Monday afternoon to remember their friend. Garrett Main, Junior Class President at Messalonskee, described Charette as smart and funny “with a smile that could light up a room.”

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Minor Injuries After Boat Strikes Rock Off MDI

Updated 1 week ago

Two people suffered minor injuries this morning when a boat leaving College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor struck a rock.

The cruise of the vessel Osprey was part of the college’s Family and Alumni Weekend.

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Fatal Crash in Steuben

Updated 1 week ago

A Virginia woman is dead following a single vehicle crash in Steuben.

Police say it happened Sunday night around 7:15 on Route 1.

They believe 74 year old Virginia Keiley may have had a medical issue that caused her to leave the road.

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Peru Man Arrested in Mother-in-Law’s Murder

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

State Police arrested a Peru man in connection with the death of his mother-in-law. Police found 57-year-old Paual Nuttall dead in the kitchen her Peru home Saturday. 33-year-old Paul Orchard is charged with murder. The two and other family members lived in the home
State Polcie say Orchard was taken to the hospital after an injury sustained Saturday. Police arrested him shortly after he was released. He’s being held at the Oxford County Jail
We’re told more information will be given about Nutall’s death and Orchard’s injury when he appears in court this Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

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New Segment! Cinema Savvy: The Judge

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Have you left the movie theater feeling disappointed…. Or found yourself scrolling aimlessly through Redbox and Netflix titles?

Well, TV5 Photographer and film-junkie, Brandon Doyen is here– and will be here every Sunday for the latest on what to catch on the big screen.

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Corinna Farm Reacts to Deadly Hayride Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

A hayride crash on a Southern Maine farm Saturday night claimed the life of an Oakland teen and seriously injured several others.

News of the fatal accident has the rest of the agri-tainment business on edge.

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Authorities Identify Teen Killed in Mechanic Falls Hayride Crash

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

A teen killed in a hayride accident Saturday night in Mechanic Falls has been identified.

The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office says 17-year-old Cassidy Charette of Oakland died overnight from injuries sustained from the hayride crash.

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Mechanic Falls: Injuries Reported In Tractor Rollover

Updated 1 week ago

Multiple injuries are reported at Pumpkin Land in Mechanic Falls after a tractor rolled over, Saturday night officials say

Mechanic Falls is about 10 miles North-West of Lewiston.  Witnesses say a tractor pulling a hayride rolled over in the woods, injuring several dozen on board. At least two helicopters have been called in to Harvest Hill Farm, the location of the fall-themed activity site.

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Man Drowns in Rough Waters on Glenwood lake

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Wardens say rough waters swamped a small boat on a lake in Glenwood, sending two Connecticut men into choppy water, one of the men drowned.

Lt. Thomas Ward of the Maine Warden Service says the accident happened Friday afternoon on remote Wytopitlock  Lake.

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State Police: Peru Woman’s Death Suspicious

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

State Police say a woman was found dead in the kitchen of her Peru home Saturday morning, and they are calling the death suspicious.
State Police Spokesman, Steve McCausland says 57-year-old Paula Nuttall lived in the home with four other family members. One of Nutting’s family members was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
We’re told detectives are gathering evidence from the home Saturday evening and await the results of an autopsy, likely to be conducted Sunday.

 

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New Jobs & Investment for Baileyville Mill

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Washington County better get used to the hum of tissue machines.

“When this place decided to extend into this tissue business why everybody was really happy it gives them a future,” says mill worker Dan Wood.

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State Officials Investigate Maggot Infestation at Bangor Nursing Facility

Updated 1 week ago

The State Department of Health and Human Services is working with a Bangor nursing facility to resolve issues after an anonymous complaint that the open wound of a resident was infested with maggots.

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Five Arrested As MDEA Breaks Up Sales of “Molly”

Updated 1 week ago

Maine Drug Enforcement agents say they’ve broken up a drug ring involving a synthetic drug known as “Molly” with five arrests in Sullivan.

Agents acted on information that it was being shipped by mail.

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Update: Police Say Orono Woman Stepped Into Path of Truck

Updated 1 week ago

A woman was struck by a big rig on the interstate in Oakland today.

Police say the woman from Orono deliberately stepped in front of the truck after getting out her car parked in the breakdown lane.

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Sedgwick Student Struck By Car

Updated 1 week ago

State police say a twelve year old Sedgwick student was hit by a car on Route 15 this morning.

Police say a school bus driver continued past the student’s home after not seeing the child outside.

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Plea Change Expected in Baby-Shaking Case

Updated 1 week ago

A plea change is expected Friday for the man accused of shaking and severely injuring his then six month-old daughter.

Kevin Peasleee originally pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated assault.

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Cold Storage & Freezing Facility Brings Jobs to Bucksport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 weeks ago

For the newest Bucksport business, it’s all about location.

“There’s actually really no other service like this where we’re a on demand, custom seafood freezing and packaging facility. There’s just no one else like it and there’s demand for it,” says Brain McCarthy, CEO of Central Maine Cold Storage

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WABI-TV5 & United Way Partner for Verso Employees

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

A fund has been set up to help the families of the Verso Mill employees, soon to be out of a job.

Verso and its employees were one of the biggest supporters of United Way of Eastern Maine.  Now the organization is stepping up to help them out and give back after so many years of  strong support.

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