Tuesday, April 15th, bet you know that day. It’s the day taxes are due.
If the thought of getting your taxes done sounds overwhelming or expensive, there’s some people in the Bangor area who are ready to help.
“Ice and snow, take it slow,” is a phrase we’ve all seen, flashing on highway signs during snow storms.
Drivers don’t always heed that caution though and when accidents happen; tow-truck drivers are often the ones who help you get back on the road.
Seeing snow falling makes many in Maine very happy.
“We’re saying bring it. Pound us. Pummel us. We’ll take anything and everything. Never too much snow as far as we’re concerned,” said Byron Ogden
Recently released studies have shown that quality pre-kindergarten education may hold the key to a successful future. Currently, 60 percent of Maine school districts offer programs for 4-year-olds. But for the other 40 percent, the reason why they don’t is a familiar story — money.
“It’s a business owner’s nightmare,” said Dennis Stoup, who has owned Daybreak Bakery in Old Town for three years.
“Tuesday morning, came in and found that I had been broken into and the safe had been broken into and had a sum of money stolen,” said Stoup.
Police in Ellsworth have released a more detailed description of the man that robbed the Key Bank on Monday.
Police say careful review of surveillance footage helped them.
The suspect is described as a male in his 20’s, maybe 24 or 25.
Investigators in Penobscot County have charged a former volunteer firefighter with arson.
Authorities say that in early June of 2013, they responded to a motor vehicle fire in a Corinth gravel pit.
Fire fighters spent several hours battling a house fire in Sullivan Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities tell us they were called to Tunk Lake Road around 3:15 p.m.
No injuries were reported.
We’re told when fire crews arrived the garage was already destroyed. The house has significant damage.
Governor LePage delivered his third state of the state address Tuesday.
From the State House chamber, he talked about growing the economy, retaining the state’s young people, and fixing the welfare system.
Drug abuse is on the rise in our area, with painkillers and heroin the main culprits.
Many of those getting addicted are teenagers.
24-year-old Cody Rogers became addicted to drugs when he was 16, he says to cope with abuse.
For the second time in less than three weeks a man armed with a hammer has robbed a Bingham bank in broad daylight. But authorities have stopped short of saying it’s the same thief.
A Husson University football player has died while skiing at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.
Carrabassett Valley Police Chief Mark Lopez says 21-year-old Stephen Colvin from Hoosick, New York died after losing control skiing Tuesday morning.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is gearing up to deliver his State of the State address to the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
In his speech Tuesday night, the Republican governor is expected to focus on improvements to the economy under his watch, like a dropping unemployment rate, and his administration’s efforts to reform the state’s welfare programs.
Passengers aboard a military charter plane are happy to be heading home.
They spent the night in Bangor after the Delta flight was grounded at BIA.
Joy Hollowell tells us what happened.
A bank was robbed in Ellsworth Monday afternoon.
Ellsworth Police say it happened at the Key Bank on High Street around 1:45pm.
They say a tall man demanded money from a teller.
DIXFIELD, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities have released the names of the two men who died in weekend snowmobile crashes.
State Police say 47-year-old Daniel Lavorgna of Mexico died from injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident in Dixfield at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
Some members of the US Army National Guard were honored at a Freedom Salute in Bangor, Sunday.
Soldiers of Detachment 14 Operational Support Airlift Command and their families were honored and presented with awards.
The Maine Warden Service is investigating what they say was an accidental shooting of a fisherman in West Gardiner.
54-year-old Scott Fraley of Raymon was ice fishing with friends when he was hit in the head by a stray bullet.
An elderly man was hit by a tractor trailer on South Main Street in Brewer Sunday evening.
Brewer Police tell WABI that around 5:30pm , 74 year old Don Factor, of Bangor, was crossing the street on his way to church when he was hit by a tractor trailer. Factor was seriously injured and transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center. State Police and Old Town reconstructionists were called to the scene to investigate how the accident happened. Police say neither alcohol nor speed was a factor in the accident.
Overnight snowfall meant slick roads early this morning.
State police and sheriffs report weather-related fender benders throughout Central Maine.
A tractor trailer jackknifed on Route 9 in Clifton.
We’re told that truck was totaled but thankfully there were no injuries.