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Local Firefighters To Attend Funerals In Boston This Week

Wayne Harvey

Updated 8 months ago

The funerals for the two Boston firefighters who died last week will be held Wednesday and Thursday.

And each day more than one hundred fire fighters from Maine will be on hand to pay their respects.

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Levant House Fire Cause Undetermined

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Because of the extent of damage, the Fire Marshal’s Office says it is unable to determine the cause of a fire at a home in Levant Sunday night.

Crews were called to McIntosh Avenue around 10:45pm.

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“Music Off Broadway” Comes to Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Folks in Bangor got a taste of Broadway this weekend.

Music Off Broadway took the stage at Bangor High School Sunday afternoon with a compilation of Broadway hits.

Musicians from the community participated in the show, which included music from Oklahoma to South Pacific.

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UPDATE: Kenduskeag Plaza Reopened after Flooding Concerns

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Kenduskeag Plaza reopened Monday after being closed through Sunday night due to flooding concerns.

“There was concern because of the heavy rain forecasted pretty much to last all day long…that in conjunction with the amount of ice that’s built up in the Kenduskeag stream, has caused concern that this area, this specific parking lot, would flood today,’ said Sergeant Wade Betters of the Bangor Police Department.

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Bowl For Kids Sake Saturday in Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Locals were hitting strikes and spares Saturday afternoon in Bangor for a good cause. It’s the annual Big Brothers, Big Sisters Mid-Maine Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser. The organizers say the event raises 40% of their yearly operating costs.

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Speedway 95 Car Show in Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

The Bangor Mall was packed Saturday with people and also cars. Speedway 95 in Hermon rolled cars into the mall for its annual show.

Owners showcased all the world they’ve done on their cars this winter.

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Exeter Veteran Honored for WWII Heroism

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.  Captain Lester Slate is one of a handful of Maine Veterans who has served in all three wars.

“It’s been an interesting life.”

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UMaine Talks Budget at Public Forum

Updated 8 months ago

Around 500 people showed up for two public forums to talk money.

UMaine officials discussed their budget for next fiscal year, which has a $10-million shortfall.

“It’s been a very deliberative and intense time to work to balance the budget, but I think that the thoughtfulness and the collegiality and the input that we’ve been getting across the campus in terms of the strategies going forward will really serve our students and the state well,” said Janet Waldron, Senior Vice President and Finance and Administration.

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New Relay for Life Honorary Chair Following in Father’s Footsteps

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

The American Cancer Society selected a familiar face as Honorary Chair for this year’s Penobscot County Relay for Life.

“It’s nice to know that everybody else is there supporting you, says Jessica Sargent. “That we’re all fighting for the same disease and to be named the honorary chair is a lot.”

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Veazie Students Learn How to Solve Crimes

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

There’s been a crime in a classroom at Veazie Community School, and it’s up to the 7th graders to find out what happened.

“They really have to run this whole thing we step back once we’ve done the teaching it’s now all of them. They have to process the crime scene, decide who the suspect is,” says science teacher, Lauree Gott.

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Medical Marijuana Advocates Gather At State House

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

Medical marijuana advocates are convinced the drug is an effective treatment for many ailments. Today they gathered at the state house in a bid to convince lawmakers of its value.

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UPDATE: Authorities Investigating Bangor Pharmacy Robbery

Updated 8 months ago

A pharmacy was robbed in Bangor Friday.

Police were called to the Rite Aid on Broadway around 10am.

We’re told the suspect fled on foot before they got to the scene.

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Update: Cigarette Sparks Bucksport Motel Fire

Updated 8 months ago

Fire crews were called out early Friday morning for a fire in Bucksport.

One wing of the Spring Fountain Motel was on fire.

The call came in around 12:30 a.m.

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Fire Destroys Corinth Redemption Center

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Emergency crews from all over the area responded to a fire in Corinth Thursday.

It was first reported around 5pm.

Flames tore through a two story building along Main Street.

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Employees Help Rebuild Baileyville Mill

Updated 8 months ago

Several mills in Maine have seen recent turmoil.

Fulghum Fibres in Baileyville included.

“This chip mill was built in 1997. It was built to provide chips for Woodlawn Pulp, which is the customer on the other side of the fence. We do about a million tons a year of chips,” said Chief Operations Officer, Kurt Malzer.

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Judge Mulling Whether 12 Year Old Fairfield Girl Competent To Stand Trial

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

It’s now up to a judge to decide whether a 12-year-old Fairfield girl is competent to stand trial for manslaughter. Police say the girl suffocated a 3-month-old baby in 2012.

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Fire Station Damages Caused By Nearby Demolition Crew

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

A major demolition project going on in Old Town caused some damage to a fire station today.

The former Old Town Canoe factory is being torn down and is next to the Central Fire Station.

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Judge to Decide if 11 Yr Old Competent to Stand Trial

Updated 8 months ago

A judge will hear statements today on whether a Fairfield girl, charged with manslaughter at the age of 11, is competent to stand trial.

The girl is charged in connection with the death of 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway. the infant was staying overnight at the home of girl’s mother, who was babysitting her.

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State Police Investigating Readfield Woman’s Death

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Debra Barton, 58, was found dead in her Main Street home in Readfield, Wednesday afternoon.

Maine State Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says she was found by family members.

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Old Town Man Accused of Strangling Girlfriend Formally Charged

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

An Old Town man accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend has been indicted by the Penobscot Grand Jury.

Patrick Mitchell, 24, is charged with aggravated assault, violating conditions of release, and obstructing the report of a crime or injury.

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