Today’s Top Stories

Bangor Man Loses Tax Return Due to Perplexing Legislation

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

“Repair a car, we need to get that second car back on the road. Repairs to the house, upgrades.”

These are the things Mike Bergerson will no longer be doing with his tax return.  The Social Security Administration Offset this year’s refund nearly two thousand dollars.

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Family of Six Displaced After Late Night Fire

Updated 8 months ago

Firefighters were dispatched to a late night fire on Corinna Center Road in Corinna.

Corinna’s fire chief tells us that the homeowner had a chimney fire earlier in the night but felt it had gone out, and did not request help.

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UPDATE: Waterville Bank Robbery

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Waterville Police say they have arrested 28-year-old David Alvarez for robbing the Bangor Savings Bank on Main Street in Waterville at 9:00 am Friday morning.

David Alvarez is currently on probation for gun theft. Waterville Patrol Officer Damon Lefferets recognized Alvarez from surveillance footage as a man involved in a minor traffic accident earlier Friday morning near the bank.

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House Fire in Corinna

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

Fire crews were called to Corinna Thursday night.

A house caught fire on Corinna Center Road.

Authorities tell us the call came in around 11:30 p.m.

Fire fighters from Corinna as well as Dexter and Newport responded.

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One dead, Three Injured in Embden Accident

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

A car accident in Embden claimed one woman’s life, Thursday evening.

Deputies from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office were called to the crash along New Portland Road, just after 4:30 pm.

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“Deadliest Catch” Captain Attends Rockport Forum

Updated 8 months ago

A reality tv star landed in Rockport Thursday.

He came all the way from taping off the coast of Alaska to talk to fishermen from all over Maine.

“It’s pretty nice to be on dry land right now, I’ll tell you that right now.”

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EMMC Marks Milestone in Modernization Project

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

The modernization project at Eastern Maine Medical Center reached a milestone Thursday.

The first pieces of steel were placed this afternoon at the site of the new building on campus.

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New Upscale Hotels in the Works for Rockland

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Two new high end hotels are in the works in the Rockland.

Over the decades Rockland has gone from being a pass-through fishing town to a tourist destination, but does the market exist for two new properties?

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Copper Jewelry Links Memories of Bangor Public Library

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

A new jewelry line has customers lining up at a downtown Bangor business.

As Joy Hollowell tells us, it’s the material these designers are using that’s creating such demand.

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Bar Harbor Town Council Upholds Police Chief Termination

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

“It’s important to make this motion to deny the appeal of Mr. Young and to accept the decision of the town manager to terminate Mr. Young’s employment.”

“I don’t think that anything in this termination Letter holds up to what we’ve seen today.”

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Who’s in Your Wallet Part II

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Imagine you’re at the supermarket, you swipe your debit card, entire your pin, get a receipt, and walk out…your hands full of groceries.

From the swipe to the bank, account information goes through multiple steps, and at each point, information could be vulnerable to an attack.

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Corinth Woman Sentenced for Stealing Pills for Veterans

Updated 8 months ago

 

A Corinth woman has avoided jail time for stealing pills in the mail intended by veterans.

48-year-old Michelle Trask was sentenced to five years probation and was fined $8,000.

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NEWS COURT


Gov. LePage Lets Revenue Sharing Bill Become Law

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that will prevent $40 million in cuts to revenue sharing funds for municipalities next year has passed into law after Gov. Paul LePage took no action on it.

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Maine Ethics Chief: Eves Has No Medicaid Conflict

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The head of Maine’s ethics commission says Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves’ support of a bill to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law is not a conflict of interest.

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Fire Destroys Home in Clifton

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

An unoccupied home in Clifton was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

Crews were called to Scotts Point Road around 1 a.m.

When they arrived, flames were shooting out of the left side of the house.

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“Baby? Maybe?” Part 2

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Monday, TV5’s Caitlin Burchill introduced us to Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at UMaine who is a leading childfree scholar. (To watch: “Baby? Maybe?” Part 1)

She explained whether you have no kids or have lots of kids, there is still a stigma attached.

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Who’s in Your Wallet?

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

We use our debit and credit cards everyday without a second thought or hesitation, but could that comfort of swiping plastic be at risk?

Should you be asking, who’s in your wallet?

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Tenants Harbor Man Sentenced in Rockland for Killing Cushing Man

Updated 8 months ago

A man from Tenants harbor was sentenced to 45 years in prison Tuesday for the shooting death of a Cushing man.

Last November, jurors convicted 41-year-old Andrew Kierstead of shooting and killing 48-year-old Richard Mills.

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Cherryfield Man Allegedly Involved in High Speed Chase

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

A Cherryfield man was taken into custody Monday night, after state police say he led them on a high speed chase then ran off into the woods.

27-year old Alonzo Harvey is charged with driving to endanger as well as possession of marijuana, among other offenses.

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Searsport Dredging Taken to Public

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A plan to dredge the harbor in Searsport has been in the works for 10 years now, but some locals and environmentalists don’t think it’s a good idea.

the last time the Searsport Harbor was dredged was 1964. The Maine department of Transportation says it’s time to do it again.

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