Today’s Top Stories

MDI Search & Rescue Saves Boy Scouts

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Three boy scouts and their two leaders had to be rescued Saturday night in Eddington.

The Maine Warden Service says the group mistakenly went off the trail on a hike between Camp Roosevelt and Black Cap Mountain…

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NJ Man Dies in Farmington Snowmobile AX

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

The Maine Warden Service is investigation a fatal snowmobile accident that happened Sunday in Farmington. They say 50-year-old Keith Horton of New Jersey was snowmobiling with two friends when he struck a tree. Horton was pronounced dead on the scene. 

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Local Artists Tackle Blight with Art

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Last week on TV5 we told you about the city of Bangor’s plan to tackle blight.

But some local artists have their own ideas on how to turn around these neighborhoods.

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Maine Author Releases First Novel

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A Maine author has released her first novel and is on tour. Sherry Auger is originally from Milford and has completed her first book entitled, Willow Brook. Auger signed compies for fans and readers Saturday in Old Town.

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Bates Student Found Dead in Italy

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

The body of a Bates College student studying in Rome, Italy was found on Thursday by Italian railway police.  They say he was hit by a train.

Trinity College Rome Campus officials confirmed Saturday that the body was John Durkin, who was one of six Bates students in Trinity’s study abroad program.

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Maine CDC Director Among Six Subpoenaed In Document Shredding Probe

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

Lawmakers on the Government Oversight Committee are trying to get to the bottom of a scandal that has rocked the Maine CDC.

The committee voted unanimously to subpoena six people, including Maine CDC Director Dr. Sheila Pinette, hoping to question them about the alleged shredding of public documents related to nearly $4.7 million in grant awards. In addition to Pinette, the committee also subpoenaed Debra Wigand, the CDC’s director of public health, Andrew Finch, senior program manager for Healthy Maine Partnerships, Christine Zukas, the deputy director; and Lisa Sockabasin, director of the Office of Health Equity.

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Route 17 in Somerville Site of Fatal Crash

Updated 8 months ago

A Camden man is dead after a motor vehicle accident Friday morning at Route 17 and Jones Road in Somerville.

An SUV became wedged underneath a box truck around 7am.

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Fatal Crash in China

Updated 8 months ago

A Winslow man is dead after his car hit a utility pole.

State Police say it happened on Maple Ridge Road around 4:30 this morning.

22 year old Jordan Maroon died at the scene.

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Gov. LePage No Longer Authorizing Bond Money

Updated 8 months ago

Governor LePage is no longer authorizing nearly 100-million dollars in bond money, that’s according to the State Treasurer who received the news in an email.

Neria Douglass reportedly told the state’s budget writing committee she has already issued 59-million dollars in funding, per a directive from Governor LePage. They were also apparently signed off by the governor in July.

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Bangor Car Dealer Enters Plea on Inspection Sticker Charges

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

An attorney for the owner of My Maine Ride was in court today to answer to charges the Bangor car dealer used bogus inspection stickers.

Glenn Geiser, who’s the focus of an Attorney General lawsuit, was not present at the arraignment this afternoon.

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Prisoner Apprehended in Lewiston After Escape from Machiasport

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

John Phillip Michaud, age 46,has been apprehended by Region 2 Probation Officers in Lewiston.
He will be transported to Androscoggin County Jail.

 

Michaud escaped from the Downeast Correctional facility in Machiasport Wednesday.

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Border Agent In Maine Justified In Shooting

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says a U.S. Border Patrol agent was legally justified in shooting at two Canadian teenagers during a high-speed chase near the Canadian border this past fall.

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Man Dead and Woman Injured in Newburgh Accident

Updated 8 months ago

Authorities say one man is dead and one woman is injured after an accident with a Maine DOT plow Wednesday night in Newburgh.

Anthony Takacs was pronounced dead on the scene.  State Police say it appears Takacs lost control while driving on the snowy road and struck a plow.

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Police Identify Pedestrian Killed in Old Town Accident

Updated 8 months ago

Police identified a woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Old Town Wednesday night.

Police say 54-year-old Tamela Glenn of Old Town was walking along Poplar Street when she was hit from behind by an SUV.

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Bangor Taking Action Against Blighted Properties

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

147 Court Street exemplifies blight in Bangor.

“It’s an unsafe situation. You have broken glass, boarded up windows,” said City Council Chair Ben Sprague.

Unsafe and unsightly.

“It’s also unfair to the surrounding property owners to have a house that looks like this in a residential neighborhood,” said Sprague.

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Dixmont Rescue Works Toward New Garage

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

If you need emergency medical service in Dixmont, their four-person rescue team has you covered.

“We are your first line of help,” says Alan Sowa, who serves as the Assistant EMS Chief.   “It’s a neighbor helping neighbor kind of thing.”

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Enfield Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Girl in 1980s

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 months ago

 

A jury in Bangor says a convicted sex offender from Enfield is guilty of sexually abusing a young girl more than two decades ago.

71-year-old Dean Knights was charged with four counts of gross sexual misconduct.

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Three Arrested in Bangor, Allegedly Connected to Car Burglaries

Updated 8 months ago

Bangor police say they’ve recovered a lot of property and want to find the owners.

It started early this morning when police got a call from a home on Silver Road. The caller said she found fresh footprints in the snow near her car.

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Maine Closing Small Area To Crab, Lobster Harvests

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state Department of Marine Resources is closing a small area at the mouth of the Penobscot River to the harvesting of crabs and lobsters for at least two years as a precautionary measure over concerns about possible mercury contamination.

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Boy’s Confessions Dismissed In Lewiston Arson Case

Updated 8 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against one of the two boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed three apartments last spring in Maine’s second-largest city.

The Sun Journal,  reported Tuesday that the decision to dismiss the charges came after a judge dismissed the boy’s confessions.

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