Today’s Top Stories

Slick Roads, Flooding in Wake of Icy Weather

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Police around the region continue to report issues on the roads due to ice…and now flooding.

The Penobscot County sheriff reported several accidents on both major and secondary roads overnight and early today.

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Plane Slides at Bangor Airport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A plane slid off the icy taxiway at Bangor International Airport Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured, that’s according to airport officials.

The plane was landing in Bangor from LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

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Viewer’s Take: Slippin’ & Sliddin’

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

We asked our TV-5 viewers to send us video of themselves and friends and family having fun on the winter snow and ice. Here’s what we put together. Enjoy!

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Fatal Car Crash in Hollis

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A car accident killed two people in southern Maine, Saturday. It happened on Cape Road in Hollis around two in the afternoon.

Investigators say a 17-year-old driver lost control of his van and struck a pickup.

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Ice Causes Major Problems Saturday

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

As our readers probably experienced, the state woke up in a blanket of ice this morning.
Icy roads and sidewalks made driving and walking treacherous.

Bangor Police say they dealt with close to 100 issues on roadways today including accidents and vehicles stuck on ice. They say fortunately there were no serious injuries.

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Medway Man Sentenced For Greenbush Home Invasion, Attack

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

One of the two men accused of attacking a woman during a home invasion in Greenbush in the fall of 2012 will spend 6 years in jail.

Ryan Petrin, 22, of Medway was sentenced Friday.

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Alexander Study: Expanding Medicaid Would Cost Maine $807 Million

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

A study released today says expanding Medicaid in Maine could cost the state more than $807 million-dollars over the next decade. But there are some in Augusta who say the study isn’t worth the paper its printed on.

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Verso Paper Will Close Bucksport Mill for 2 Weeks

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Verso Paper is shutting down the Bucksport Mill for a couple of weeks and laying of most of its employees.

A mill spokesman says they will shut down on January 16th and plan to reopen on February 3rd.

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Dog Found in Madison After Being Lost for Nine Days

Updated 8 months ago

Dempsey’s story begins when he and his family traveled from Maryland for Christmas in North Anson.

On December 28th, when his owner left her mother’s home for a Christmas party, one-year-old Dempsey took off.

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Bangor Public Works Debriefs Ice Storm

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A three day ice storm followed by a week of bitter cold had Bangor Public Works constantly on the road. Public Works Director Dana Wardwell says they’ve debriefed since the storm.

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Cause of Fatal Fire in Oxford Cannot be Determined

Updated 8 months ago

OXFORD, Maine (AP) – The Maine fire marshal’s office says investigators were unable to determine the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a man at his home in Oxford.

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High School Students in Bangor Excel Beyond Classroom

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

John Bapst High School is home to some extraordinary students. From theatre to singing to public speaking-these kids’ educations extend way beyond their classroom walls.

Denver Powell started taking singing lessons at age ten. Six years later he applied to a student program at Carnegie hall.

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BIA Lays off More Workers

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Bangor International Airport has laid off ten full time workers. Fifteen part time workers were laid off last week.

Airport administrators say it’s the result of decreased military air traffic since so many American troops have been brought home for good. 

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Former Coach Sentenced for Sex Crimes- Forbidden from Island

Updated 8 months ago

A former boys basketball coach on North Haven has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

27-year-old Ryan Lantagne pleaded guilty in September to sex crimes involving a 14-year-old girl. He was charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

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Farmington Responds To Shooting Lawsuit

Updated 8 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The town of Farmington has filed its response to a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the fatal police shooting of a U.S. Army veteran.

Authorities say 28-year-old Justin Crowley-Smilek was fatally shot outside Town Hall in November 2011 after threatening an officer with a knife. Crowley-Smilek had served in Afghanistan.

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LePage: Welfare Abuse In Maine Is “in the millions” of Dollars

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

Yesterday, the governor’s office released data they say proves Maine cash welfare benefits are being used at places like bars and strip clubs.

Today, the governor said his administration is preparing to release more detailed information about the abuse of welfare benefits. He says the abuse totals million of dollars. LePage told reporters Wednesday that Maine people deserve to know how their tax dollars are spent and called the abuse an “atrocity.”

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Topsfield Crash Leaves Eighteen year Old Dead

Updated 8 months ago

An eighteen year old man from Brookton is dead after a fatal crash in Topsfield this morning.

Just after 7 am, Washington County deputies were called to Route 1 near Malcolm Hill in Topsfield.

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UPDATE: Fire at Credit Union Building in Millinocket

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago


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Two people were taken to the hospital after fire broke out in a building that houses the Katahdin Federal Credit Union in Millinocket.

Firefighters responded to the blaze on Central Street just before 8am Wednesday.

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Update: New Brunswick Train Derailment Fire

Updated 8 months ago

A train carrying hazardous materials derailed not far from the Maine border.

It happened just before seven o’clock Tuesday night near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.

People in 45 homes in New Brunswick were ordered to evacuated.

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LePage: Data Shows Rampant Welfare Fraud

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

Tuesday, the governor’s office released startling new data they say proves that welfare fraud in Maine is a big problem.

According to data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services, Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards (EBT) issued in Maine have been used in 46 other states.

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