Today’s Top Stories

Old Building Becomes New Workshop for Young Shipbuilders

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

The old Hamilton Marine building in Searsport has quite a history. Now its owners are handing it over to the next generation of shipbuilders.

“The principal at the high school approached me about donating it to the school,” said Wayne Hamilton.

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“Baby? Maybe?” Part 1

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

The decision to have children isn’t an easy one, but what about the decision to have no kids at all.

Baby? Maybe? The question seems to have filtered into conversations in media lately.

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ER Nurses Trained as Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

Emergency room workers are typically taught how to respond to victims of sexual violence.

But a program in Maine takes that training to a whole new level, and nearly every hospital in our state pays to have their nurses take part in it.

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Pothole Season Is Upon Us

Wayne Harvey

Updated 8 months ago

The warm weather this weekend made it feel like Spring.

It also is starting to feel like Spring as you drive in your car.

“I would say we’re getting, probably a dozen work orders a day on different potholes right now,” said Bangor Public Works Director Dana Wardwell.

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Wardens Call off Search for “Missing” Couple; Found Alive

Updated 8 months ago

The Maine Warden Service reports that Lloyd and Wendy Blanchard have been located alive.

The couple stayed the night at Northern Outdoors Lodge in The Forks last evening.

A miscommunication with the motel owner at Kineo View had them due back yesterday instead of today.

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Tim McGraw Coming To Bangor’s Waterfront in May

Updated 8 months ago

Tim McGraw is returning to the Bangor waterfront.

The country music star will perform on Thursday, May 29th as part of his Sundown Heaven Town Tour.

Kip Moore and Cassadee Pope will also take to the stage.

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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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