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Deer Isle Bridge Celebrates 75th Year

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 months ago

75 years ago the bridge between Deer Isle and the main land was built.

The bridge allowed residents and visitors to easily go between the two places and supported economic and cultural growth on the island.

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Two Hospitalized after Crash in Big Moose Township

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 months ago

Authorities say two were taken to the hospital after a two-car head on collision in Big Moose Township this morning

The Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department says it happened around 8:15 a.m.

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All Aboard! Bucksport Added as American Cruise Lines Stop

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 months ago

All aboard in Bucksport! American Cruise Lines has added the coastal town as a stop on New England tours.

“We have everything that anybody can offer New England from a mill to a movie theater, ice cream shop, great restaurants,” says new Town Manager Derik Goodine.

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Fire Destroys Carmel Home

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 months ago

Flames tore through a family’s home in Carmel, Friday afternoon.

Crews were called to the scene along Haskell Road, around 3:30 pm.

Nobody was home at the time.

Neighbors were able to rescue dogs inside.

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Bangor Man Arrested in Warren St. Stabbing

Updated 7 months ago

A Bangor man has been arrested and charged with Thursday night’s stabbing on Warren Street.

24-year-old Anthony Bowie charged with elevated aggravated assault.

It happened around eleven.

They say a 25-year-old man was stabbed during a scuffle in a driveway.

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94th VFW Convention Looks at Challenges

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 months ago

In the post 13-year Iraq and Afghanistan War world, thousands of young soldiers are returning home to the US.

“Our population of young veterans is growing and our population of women veterans is growing,” says Brigadier General James Campbell.

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Ellsworth Man Shot in Standoff Faces Federal Charges

Updated 7 months ago

An Ellsworth man who was shot by police during a standoff earlier this month is now facing federal charges.

50-year-old Jeffery Barnard was released from the hospital this week and arrested.

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Two Years Later, Arson Charges for Boathouse Fire

Updated 7 months ago

Three people have been arrested in connection with a 2012 fire in Waldoboro that destroyed a boat house and the lobster boat inside.

39 year old James Simmons and 30 year old Frederick Campbell, both of Friendship, and 36 year old Jeffery Luce of Whitefield are all at the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset.

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UMaine Professor, Beloved to Many, Dies at 76

Updated 7 months ago

The University of Maine community is mourning the loss of a beloved professor.

Officials say Associate Professor of Theatre Sandra Hardy passed away yesterday in Connecticut.

During her 26 year career at UMaine, Hardy taught acting and literature of the theatre, as well as drama in education.

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One Man Hospitalized after Bangor Stabbing

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

One man was taken to the emergency room after he was stabbed on Warren St. in Bangor Thursday night.

Bangor Police were called to the scene just before 11 p.m.  They say they are talking with a suspect.

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Longtime Bangor Football Coach Hodge has Passed Away

Eric Gullickson

Updated 8 months ago

BANGOR (WABI TV5) Long time Bangor football coach Gerry Hodge has died tonight after battling inoperable stage four colon cancer…


Transfer Station Worker Rescues Baby Kittens

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

A volunteer worker at a transfer station in Rockland is being called a hero for giving some baby kittens a second chance.

Steven Gregoire was going about his duties at the Rockland transfer station Wednesday when he heard something unusual.

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Millinocket Paper Mill Auctions Items to Pay Taxes

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

An auction on Thursday at the Great Northern Paper Mill in Millinocket seemed to signal an official end to the mill’s paper-making days.

Parts of the number 11 paper machine were bought separately, along with other mill equipment.

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BPD Picks Up Holden Man Wanted on 12 Warrants

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

 

Bangor Police picked up a Holden man wanted on 12 warrants.

29-year-old Joseph Demmons was on the run since Tuesday when Knox County deputies tried to apprehend him.

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Clinton Man Seriously Injured After Car Accident in Benton

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Police say a Clinton man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after he lost control of his car in Benton.

21-year-old Peter Speropolous skidded sideways across the center line on the Bellsqueeze Road around 10am Thursday.

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UMaine Hockey Player Enters Plea For Assault & Disorderly Conduct Charge

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

A UMaine hockey player charged with assault and disorderly conduct has pleaded not guilty.

According to police, Ryan Lomberg had a confrontation with another man at a party in April.

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Update: Woman Seriously Injured in Augusta Accident

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

State Police say a woman was seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash on the interstate in Augusta at noon Thursday.

Police say a dump truck driver slowed down because a car was on fire in the breakdown lane.

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Three Injured after Early Morning Accident in Hancock

Updated 8 months ago

Three men were taken to the hospital after a crash in Hancock early Thursday.

It took place on Route One near Havey Point Road.

Rescue crews were called to the scene around 4 a.m.

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Behind the Scenes: Cirque Du Soleil Show in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Cirque Du Soleil is stopping in Bangor for the first time with their Varekai performance.

It’s one of 19 Cirque shows that tour around the world.

Each show tells a story. This one is a take on Greek mythology.

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Mother Helps Belfast PD Include Database for Wanderers

Updated 8 months ago

Linda Lee’s son is autistic.

She says communicating with him has come a long way since he began using his art to express his emotions.

Keeping him safe may be her biggest concern.

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