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LePage Helps Unveil New Elevator at Homeless Shelter

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Governor Paul LePage did the honors at a very special ribbon-cutting at the Mid-Maine Homeless shelter.

“We have put out a campaign to raise money for an elevator so that we would have the opportunity to now build out the second floor,” said the shelter’s board chair Dirk Kirschner.

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10th Meth Lab Bust of 2014

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A Caribou man has been arrested on drug charges after police found the 10th meth lab in the state this year.

Police arrested 47-year-old Keith Tingley Jr. and charged him with Class B Trafficking of Methamphetamine.

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Cinderella Project Gives Girls the Perfect Prom Dress

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

You hear about people waiting in line for concert tickets, or maybe the latest food fad — but what about prom dresses?

“10:30, I think? It’s been a long night,” say Searsport students.

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Senator Collins Speaks to Accomplished Maine Scholars

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

Senator Susan Collins addressed accomplished high school students across the state Saturday.

She served as the keynote speaker for a luncheon honoring one senior from each high school in Maine.

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Final Vigil To Be Held For Missing Maine Toddler

Updated 8 months ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The mother of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds is holding a birthday vigil.

Organizers say the event Friday evening in Biddeford is expected to be the last public event organized by Trista Reynolds and her supporters. Reynolds said she wants the vigil at Mechanics Park to be a celebration of Ayla’s life and not a somber event.

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Hancock County Food Drive Collects 10K Items

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

The third annual Hancock County Food Drive is in the books.

And it will put thousands of items of food on the tables of people who can use some help.

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UPDATE: Credit Union Robbed in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Bangor Police are looking for the person who robbed a credit union Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say the suspect passed a note demanding money.

Police say they received a call at 2:30pm reporting a robbery at the Maine Savings Federal Credit Union on Broadway.

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Police on Broadway Investigating Credit Union Incident

Updated 8 months ago

A heavy police presence on Broadway in Bangor at the Maine Savings Federal Credit Union. Unconfirmed reports are that a bank robbery occurred a short time ago. TV5 photojournalist on scene says a K9 unit is there now.

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VIDEO: Bangor Public Library Unveils New Dome

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

The first page of a new chapter int he story of the Bangor Public Library was turned, Thursday.

The building’s new dome was unveiled. The original one was built in 1911. The new roof is stronger, builders say it will last far longer than the next century.

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Reported Flare Sighting Spurs Search Off Knox County Coast

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

A reported flare sighting off the coast of Knox County spurred a search overnight and Thursday morning.

Coast Guard officials tell us around 8:15 Thursday night, a person called the Rockland station saying they spotted a flare in the Mussel Ridge Channel area.

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Contractor Sues Eddington over Quarry Moratorium

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

A local contractor is suing Eddington over a moratorium that would affect plans to build a quarry in town.

Last fall Hughes Brothers applied for a permit to build a quarry 1400 feet off Fox Lane in Eddington.

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UPDATE: Brooks Accused Abuser Out On Bail

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

More information released Wednesday about a case of reported child abuse in Brooks.

The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office says a 7-year-old boy told school officials his dad tried to break his back by kicking him.

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Ellsworth Pharmacy Robbery Suspect Turns Himself In

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

The man suspected of robbing a pharmacy in Ellsworth has turned himself in to police and is due in court this afternoon.

23-year-old Bruce Wilbur showed up at the Ellsworth Police Department last night after friends apparently saw his picture on Facebook.

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Maine Wants Recognition Of Agent Orange Exposure

Updated 8 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage is poised to sign into law a bill calling on the federal government to recognize disabilities suffered by Maine soldiers who were exposed to Agent Orange at a military base in Canada.

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Mobile Home Fire in Corinth

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

Fire fighters from six towns battled a mobile home fire in Corinth Tuesday night.

Crews were called to Village Green Trailer Park on Main Street around 8:30 p.m.

They were on scene for two hours.

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State Leaders Kick Off Child Abuse Prevention Month

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Law enforcement and other state leaders came together in Augusta today to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Holding blue pinwheels in solidarity, leaders gathered to raise awareness of what they call a major problem in our state.

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Unity College Officials Angry Over Proposed Sign Removal

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Representatives from Unity College were at the state house today, testifying against a transportation bill they say could hurt small colleges in our state.

The Joint Committee on Transportation is currently looking at a bill that would stipulate which points of interest deserve signage along our highways.

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Bangor Man Charged with Assault on 1-Year-Old Boy

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 months ago

 

A man from Bangor is in jail, accused of hurting his girlfriend’s one-year-old son.

21-year-old Matthew McMahan is charged with assault.

Two weeks ago police got a report of a baby boy in the hospital with an injury to the back of his head that left a lot of bruising.

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Ellsworth Osco Pharmacy Robbery

Updated 8 months ago

Police in Ellsworth have released surveillance photos of the person they’re are looking for in connection with a pharmacy robbery Monday evening.

Around 5pm, a man thought to be in his late teens to early 20’s went into the Osco pharmacy at the Shaws supermarket in the Ellsworth Shopping Center.

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Fatal Accident in Orland

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

A car accident in Orland claimed one man’s life, Monday afternoon. 

Police say two Toyotas collided on Route 1, around 4 pm. 

A witness told police that a 21-year old driver crossed the center line and into the path of the oncoming car. 

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