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Fire Destroys Home in Clifton

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

An unoccupied home in Clifton was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

Crews were called to Scotts Point Road around 1 a.m.

When they arrived, flames were shooting out of the left side of the house.

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“Baby? Maybe?” Part 2

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Monday, TV5’s Caitlin Burchill introduced us to Amy Blackstone, a sociology professor at UMaine who is a leading childfree scholar. (To watch: “Baby? Maybe?” Part 1)

She explained whether you have no kids or have lots of kids, there is still a stigma attached.

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Who’s in Your Wallet?

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

We use our debit and credit cards everyday without a second thought or hesitation, but could that comfort of swiping plastic be at risk?

Should you be asking, who’s in your wallet?

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Tenants Harbor Man Sentenced in Rockland for Killing Cushing Man

Updated 8 months ago

A man from Tenants harbor was sentenced to 45 years in prison Tuesday for the shooting death of a Cushing man.

Last November, jurors convicted 41-year-old Andrew Kierstead of shooting and killing 48-year-old Richard Mills.

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Cherryfield Man Allegedly Involved in High Speed Chase

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

A Cherryfield man was taken into custody Monday night, after state police say he led them on a high speed chase then ran off into the woods.

27-year old Alonzo Harvey is charged with driving to endanger as well as possession of marijuana, among other offenses.

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Searsport Dredging Taken to Public

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A plan to dredge the harbor in Searsport has been in the works for 10 years now, but some locals and environmentalists don’t think it’s a good idea.

the last time the Searsport Harbor was dredged was 1964. The Maine department of Transportation says it’s time to do it again.

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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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