Today’s Top Stories

Camden-Rockport Career Teachers Retire

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

The Camden-Rockport school district has a lot going for it, but what it won’t have anymore is the expertise and heart of Mr. Spinney and Miss Vautour.

“This place has been my life for 50 years,” says Faith Vautour.

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Standoff Subject Trades Hospital Room For Jail Cell

Updated 8 months ago

An Ellsworth man who was shot by police during a standoff earlier this month, was released from the hospital today and promptly arrested.

Bangor Police say they were alerted by Ellsworth Police that 50 year old Jeffrey Barnard was about to be discharged from Eastern Maine Medical Center.

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Authorities Seek Holden Man with 12 Warrants

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

 

Authorities are looking for a Holden man with 12 warrants out for his arrest.

Joseph Demmons, 29, is wanted for OUI, criminal threatening and other violations.

He was last seen in Warren Tuesday night around 6 p.m. before deputies chased him through the woods off of Route 1.

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Greenbush Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

A Greenbush Man pleaded guilty to drug-related charges at district court in Bangor.

33-year -old Ryan Ellis was charged with conspiracy to distribute the drug bath salts, as well as possession of firearms.

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Search for Missing TN Hiker Continues

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

The search for a Tennessee woman who went missing last year continued Tuesday.

Authorities were back in Redington to look for signs of hiker Geraldine Largay.

After looking in areas previously unchecked, Warden Services say they still haven’t found any clues.

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Two Men Arrested for Pembroke Burglary

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

Two men from Washington County are charged with breaking into a garage in Pembroke and stealing things from inside.

Police were called to the Garnett Head Road Monday night.

A caretaker for the property reported a riding mower and other items stolen from the garage.

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New Affordable Homes Hit Land on Great Cranberry Island

Updated 8 months ago

A house moving port to port isn’t something you see every day.

In the early Tuesday morning hours, a crew in Southwest Harbor took on that challenge, moving sections of two modular homes to Great Cranberry Island.

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Bucksport Teen Charged in Deadly Crash to Lose License

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

 

A Bucksport teen involved in a crash that killed a classmate in October will lose her license for three years.

17-year-old Samantha Goode is charged with manslaughter and aggravated driving to endanger.

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Crime Rates In Maine Drop; LePage Wants More Done To Fight Drugs

Updated 8 months ago

According to the Maine Department of Public Safety, Maine’s crime rate dropped significantly last year, which Commissioner John Morris says makes the state one of the safest places to live in the U.S. But Morris warns that not all the news is good.

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UPDATE: First Woman Nominated as UMaine President

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

The first woman has been selected to serve as president of the University of Maine in Orono.

UMaine’s System Chancellor James Page says he’s chosen Susan Hunter to serve a two-year appointment beginning in July.

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UPDATE: Victims Identified in Fatal Hermon Crash

Updated 8 months ago

One person died in a crash on Route 2 in Hermon last night.

It happened near the Carmel town line around 5:30.

Deputies say an SUV crossed the center line and hit a car driven by 60 year old Karen Worcester of Carmel. Authorities say she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Late Night Palermo Fire Destroys Route 3 Building

Updated 8 months ago

An overnight fire in Palermo has left one man homeless and two businesses destroyed.

The Palermo Fire Chief tells us when they arrived on Route 3 around 1 am, the building was fully involved.

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Restaurant Owners Plead Guilty to Hiring Illegals

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

The owners of several Mexican restaurants in Maine have pleaded guilty to hiring 10 or more people who were living in the U.S. illegally and to making false statements to federal agents.

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Morning Accident Sends Three to Hospital

Updated 8 months ago

Twin sisters were among three people taken to the hospital this morning because of a crash on Rt. 2 in Hermon.

Police say Melinda Walton, 51, of Carmel and Melanie Berber-Oglu of Etna was heading up Miller hill.

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East-West Corridor Protest in Pittsfield

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Another protest Monday against a proposed East-West corridor in Maine.

A Dover-Foxcroft group picketed all day in front of Cianbro’s headquarters in Pittsfield.

The group “Friends of the Piscataquis Valley” say they want to show their disapproval of the firm’s continued commitment to the project.

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Accused July 4th Shooter Found Competent For Sentencing

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

A judge ruled Monday a man accused of firing 70 shots from his apartment window in downtown Bangor last July 4th is competent to be sentenced.

44-year-old Perrin Oliver pleaded guilty in December to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Route 2 Crash Sends Three People to Hospital

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

Twin sisters were among three people taken to the hospital Monday morning, after a crash on Route 2 in Hermon.

According to the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, 51-year old Melinda Walton of Carmel and Melanie Berberoglu of Etna were heading up Miller Hill.

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Happy Father’s Day from WABI-TV5!

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A tribute to all the Dads who watch TV5!


Thousands of Cyclists “Trek Across Maine”

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Thousands of cyclists pedaled into Belfast today, wrapping up the three-day-long Trek Across Maine–a fundraiser for the
American Lung Association.

Some 700 volunteers made the event possible, and now in its 30th year, the trek has raised more than 20 million dollars.

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Sangerville Celebrates 200th Birthday

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

The town of Sangerville pulled out all the stops for its bicentennial.

“To bring the community together and to recognize that we all have the same history,” said bicentennial co-chair Pamela Smith.

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