Today’s Top Stories

Woman Who Starved Girl Freed From Supervision

Updated 7 months ago

A woman who starved her 5-year-old daughter to death in 1993 in Bangor is being freed from state custody.

Tonia Kigas Porter was found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity in the death of her daughter, Tavielle, and committed to a state psychiatric hospital in 1995.

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State Rests, Accused to Testify in Triple Murder Trial

Updated 7 months ago

The state has rested in murder trial of Nicholas Sexton and Randall Daluz.

They’re accused of three murders and arson.

The state has rested and the judge has sent the jury home for now.

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King Endorses Collins But Bellows Remains Optimistic

Updated 7 months ago

Senator Angus King announced today he’ll back Republican Susan Collins in her bid for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.

The announcement came at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan as King told a crowd of reporters he’ll endorse Collins. The pair used to be rivals back in 1994 when King beat Collins in a four-way race for governor. They currently serve together on the Senate Intelligence Committee in Washington and Kings says her decision making and integrity were key components in his decision.

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Mercury Fears Make Lobster Closure Permanent

Updated 7 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say a temporary closure of the mouth of the Penobscot River to lobster and crab fishing because of mercury contamination risk has become permanent.

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Dozens Attend Lyme Disease Rally at State House

John Krinjak

Updated 7 months ago

Dozens of people gathered in Augusta today to raise awareness about chronic Lyme disease.

Most of them have suffered or still suffer from chronic Lyme.

They want the community to be aware of how to prevent Lyme infection and what symptoms to look out for.

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Two Transported to Hospital After Hermon Motorcycle Accident

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 months ago

Two people were transported to the hospital after a motorcycle accident in Hermon.

Penobscot County Sheriff Deputies and Hermon Fire and Rescue responded to the accident on Route 2 on Miller Hill before 1pm.

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Angus King Backs Susan Collins in Senate Race

Updated 7 months ago

The general election is still months away but one candidate is getting support from a fellow senator. Independent Angus King is endorsing Susan Collins in her Senate contest against Democrat Shenna Bellows.

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Behind The Badge – Maine Forest Rangers – Part 2

Wayne Harvey

Updated 7 months ago

The old image of Forest Rangers sitting in a fire tower looking for smoke is a thing of the past.

Rangers do much more than that, but many people don’t know what role they play in our state.

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MDI Mansions: What’s on the Market

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 months ago

As the housing market fluctuates year to year, the Mount Desert Island real estate scene stays pretty steady.

“We always have people coming from out of state to buy the homes,” says Danielle Davis, Real Estate Agent and Owner of the Davis Agency in Southwest Harbor.

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Cell Phones Continue to be Center of Triple Murder Trial

Updated 7 months ago

Week three of the triple murder trial in Bangor has been primarily about cell phone records.

Today a cell phone expert that investigated cell phone records of the victims Dan Borders and Lucas Tuscano took the stand.

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Killer Denied Parole After Emotional Plea From Victim’s Family

Updated 7 months ago

Convicted murderer Michael Boucher was once again denied parole by the Maine State Parole Board. The decision came after roughly five hours of testimony, including some emotional testimony from the family of the victim.

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Fallen Bangor PD Officers Honored

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 months ago

The two Bangor Police Officers killed in the line of duty were honored, Thursday.

Patrick Jordan’s last day of service to Bangor was in 1903 and Francis Murray was killed while working in 1950.

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Slope Failure Brings Milford Bridge to 1 Lane

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 months ago

The Second Otter Bridge in Milford is down to one lane after the bank gave way on one side.
Maine DOT says they’re collecting data above and below the water to figure out what caused the ground failure.

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Manslaughter Charge Against Girl To Be Dropped

Updated 7 months ago

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys say a manslaughter charge against a 12-year-old Maine girl accused of killing a 3-month-old baby will be withdrawn and replaced by a less serious misdemeanor charge.

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Family Escapes Burning Home In Searsmont

Wayne Harvey

Updated 7 months ago

A family in Searsmont escaped their burning home early Thursday morning, by climbing out a second story window.

When crews arrived on Woodmans Mill Road around 12:30 a.n., they say the house was engulfed in flames.

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Rockport Fire Lieutenant Fights Fire at His House

Joy Hollowell

Updated 7 months ago

A lieutenant for the Rockport Fire Department found out first hand why smoke detectors save lives.

Greg Rollins and his wife were sleeping when fire broke out in their home on Rollins Lane just after midnight Thursday morning.

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Conn. Mom Does Not Waive Extradition

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 months ago

A woman accused of illegally taking her three children from Connecticut to Maine went before a judge in Bangor today.

32-year-old Jackie Morris told the judge she has the children’s best interests at heart and that she believes that whole situation is a misunderstanding.

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5K Race Ignites Rivalry Between Camden First Responders

John Krinjak

Updated 7 months ago

Area first responders are gearing up for this year’s Run For Your Life race on May 24th in Camden.

“It’s a 5K race out at the Camden Snow Bowl, and there’s 12 obstacles,” said Camden Fire Chief Chris Farley.

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Behind The Badge With The Maine Forest Service – Part 1

Wayne Harvey

Updated 7 months ago

The duties of a Maine Forest Ranger have been the topic of discussion in Augusta recently.

But how many people know what a Forest Ranger actually does?

Game Wardens take care of wildlife in Maine, Forest Rangers like to say they take care of where the wildlife lives.

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MDI Mansions: A Historical Tour

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 months ago

From the vantage of a lobster boat, the edge of Mount Desert Island is quiet. Historic mansions stand supreme.

“I’ve traveled around the world and I’ve never seen a countryside like this,” says Estate Manager, Michael Hallet.

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