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Fire Destroys Trailer in Bangor

Updated 9 months ago

A fire in Pray’s Mobile Home Park off Finson Road in Bangor has left one family without a home.

Authorities says that a mother got her two young children and dog out safely.

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Judge Postpones Manslaughter Plea Date for Coon

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

David Coon of Bangor was in court today to plead guilty to manslaughter in the death of his live-in girlfriend.

Last May, 49-year-old Sherry Clifford died of asphyxiation and neck compression at the couple’s apartment on Jefferson Street, that according to the medical examiner.

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Searsmont Gas Pumping Station Incident Concerns Residents

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Residents in Searsmont were jolted awake Tuesday night by a noise that some folks there thought was a plane crash.

But it was actually coming from a natural gas compressor station in town.

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Layoffs at Bangor International Airport and More Coming

Jon Small

Updated 9 months ago

 

15 part-time employees have been laid off at Bangor International Airport and more layoffs are coming.

BIA Director Tony Caruso says he met with the affected employees Thursday and about half were offered to stay with the airport on an on-call basis. He says the primary reason for the cuts is the decline in military charter flights.

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Update: Medical Condition Contributed to Crash- Driver Dies

Updated 9 months ago

An Enfield man died this morning while driving his logging truck.

He has been identified as 74 year old Lucien Dube.

Troopers suspect Dube had a heart attack while driving on the Howland Road around 4:20 this morning.

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Candlelight Vigil to Remember Hilary Saenz

Updated 9 months ago

A vigil will take place Sunday night in Ellsworth to remember Hilary Saenz.

Hilary Saenz was killed on Christmas Day at her home in Ellsworth.

Her husband Chris has been charged with her murder.

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Serious Tractor Trailer Crash in LaGrange

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

State Police remain on the scene of a serious tractor trailer accident in LaGrange early this morning.

The driver is in serious condition, and one lane of Howland Road is still closed due to the one-vehicle crash.

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4 Crews Battled Flames in Aurora

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Fire crews from 4 towns battled flames in Aurora Wednesday.

Hancock County dispatchers say a camp was fully engulfed when they arrived.

Roads were near the intersection of Route 179 and Giles Pond Road.

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Fire Destroys Orrington Family’s Home

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

A fire in Orrington left a family of 5 homeless this afternoon.

Crews were called to the scene on Clark Falls Road just after 2 pm.

Responders say the fire started on the first floor and quickly spread to the second.

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Fairfield Fire Leaves Two People Homeless

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

A Fairfield woman and her adult son are homeless after fire destroyed their home on New years Eve night. Fairfield Fire Chief Duane Bickford said the call came in just before 10:00 last night after neighbors spotted smoke and flames coming from the house on the Hutchins Road.

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Norridgewock Man Killed When Struck by Vehicle

Updated 9 months ago

A man crossing the road in Norridgewock was killed when struck by a car on Tuesday.

It happened around 5 pm on the Mercer Road.

Somerset county deputies identify the victim as Stanley Worthley, age 70, of Norridgewock.

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Busy New Year’s Eve for Bangor Police Department

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

The Bangor Police Department had a very busy New Year’s Eve.

They say between the hours of 4pm on December 31st and 6am on January 1st, they responded to 56 calls.

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New Year’s Eve Fire in Fairfield

Updated 9 months ago

Just a little more than two hours before the new year, fire crews were called out to a home in Fairfield Tuesday.

The home on Hutchins road is considered a total loss.

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Hours Extended For Heating Fuel Truck Drivers

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed a second emergency proclamation to allow heating fuel delivery truck drivers to stay on roads for extra hours during bitter cold weather this week.

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Troops Back Home for the New Year

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

2014 will look a lot different for some troops.

A unit of about 150 soldiers arrived back in the states Tuesday after 9 months in Afghanistan.

Caitlin Burchill witnessed their welcome home.

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Shoe Manufacturing Could Return to Dexter

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

For decades, Dexter shoe was a household name, not to mention a source of job security for hundreds and a lynchpin of the local economy–until it closed its doors in 2001.

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Fire Crews Quickly Respond to Hampden Business Blaze

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Firefighters responded to a blaze at a business in Hampden Tuesday.

The call for a possible electrical fire at the John W. Kennedy Company came in just before 1pm.

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DOT Looks For Ways To Prevent Ice Issues On Narrows Bridge

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge has been reopened. It was closed Sunday by the Maine Department of Transportation after ice began falling off the bridge and damaging vehicles.

Witnesses said it was like a scene from a movie. On Sunday, giant slabs of ice fell off the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and pounded cars passing by. Joyce Taylor, Chief Engineer at the Maine Department of Transportation, says in the eight years the bridge has been open, they have had issues with ice accumulation, but nothing like this.

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Rockland Firefighters Planning Cook-Off

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Competition is heating up for the Rockland Fire Department’s Annual Chili and Chowder Challenge.

The event is next Sunday, January 5th.

It starts at 2:30 pm at Trackside Station.

It costs $20 to enter, $10 to taste.

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Rollover Accident in Bangor Sends Driver to Hospital

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

A woman was taken to the hospital after a rollover accident in Bangor Tuesday morning.

State police say the driver was turning south bound onto the interstate from the 182 on-ramp when her car hit the side of a snow bank and flipped over.

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