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NYC: 4 Dead, 63 Hurt in Train Derailment

Updated 9 months ago

NEW YORK (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a Metro-North passenger train derailment in New York City has left four people dead and 63 injured.

Cuomo spoke Sunday morning at the scene of the crash in the Bronx. He says authorities believe everyone at the site has been accounted for and that the National Transportation Safety Board is en route.

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Fire Crews Quickly Respond to Veazie Fire

Updated 9 months ago

A fire at a mobile home sent one man to the hospital Saturday morning.

The blaze started on Chase Road in Veazie.

One man was home at the time. Firefighters found him on the floor in the bedroom.

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Wardens Looking for Missing Hunters

Updated 9 months ago

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The Maine Warden Service is asking for help locating hunters in northern Maine.

Travis Hafford, 33, of East Millinocket and Ryan Stevens, 33, of Millinocket have not been seen since Friday morning.

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State Police Investigate Westbrook Deaths

Updated 9 months ago

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State and Westbrook police are investigating the death of two people at an apartment building on Main Street.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine State Police, said investigators arrived on the scene around 1 p.m. Saturday. The apartment building is located near the corner of Main and Waltham streets.

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Starks Man Dies In Fairfield Crash

Updated 9 months ago

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) — Police say one man was killed and second man was hospitalized after a head-on crash in Fairfield.

Police say 67-year-old James Murphy of Starks was headed north on Norridgewock Road on Wednesday night when a southbound pickup truck crossed the center line and hit Murphy’s car head-on.

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Chain Reaction Crash in Bangor

Updated 9 months ago

Black Friday traffic on the interstate in Bangor caused a chain reaction crash early Friday morning.

State Police say, two drivers on the northbound side near the Stillwater exit became distracted watching a driver in the southbound lane change a tire.

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Bangor’s Black Friday Madness

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Below freezing temperatures left Black Friday lines shorter than past years.

“Freezing. It’s cold,” said Sally Duplisea who was waiting in line outside Kohl’s.

But the cold breeze wasn’t enough to keep some bargain hunters home.

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Arrests: Dexter Pharmacy Robbery

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Dexter Police say they’ve arrested two men in connection with an attempted pharmacy robbery.

21-year-old Michael Hames of Palmyra and 22-year-old Tyler Huff of Corinna are accused of trying to rob a Dexter Rite Aid Monday.

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Fire at Camp in East Orland Sends Woman to Hospital

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

One woman was sent to the hospital after a fire that leveled a camp in East Orland.

Crews were called to Old Boot Road this morning when the assistant fire chief in Sullivan, Michael Pinkham, happened to be driving by and spotted black smoke in the area.

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A Bangor Family’s Weekly Tradition Spans A Decade

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

With the holidays comes traditions, but one Bangor family has a weekly tradition that has lasted for ten years.

The Brookings family calls it, “Wednesday Night Dinner.”

“So WND or Wednesday night dinner is a celebration of family, of fun, friends, which started ten years ago, ten year anniversary because of our lovely cousin Mikey who was lonely one Wednesday at Husson College, so we decided to come together,” said Tyler Brookings.

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Living Off Maine’s Coast Part Two: The Cranberry Isles

Updated 9 months ago

The trip to the Cranberry Isles starts by catching a ride on the mail boat that leaves from Northeast Harbor.

The mail boat makes multiple trips between Northeast Harbor and the different islands.

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Bangor Man Accused of Strangling Husson Student with Tie

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

Court documents say a man from Bangor accused of strangling to death his ex-girlfriend bound her with duct tape and wire cords and use a necktie to kill her.

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Fatal Car Accident in Washington

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

A driver is dead after a car accident in Washington Tuesday.

Deputies were called to Liberty Road where, they say, a car, driven by 81-year-old William Coperthwaite of Machiasport, skidded off the road and struck a large rock.

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No Charges Will be Filed in the Reported Case of Sexual Assault at a Waterville Nursing Home

Updated 9 months ago

Waterville police investigated and say there’s not enough evidence to proceed with a criminal case.

Police had received a complaint from the family of a resident at the sunset nursing home who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by an employee.

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Bucksport Gets $10M in Federal Aid

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Bucksport will soon be renovating its waste water treatment plant. The town is getting $10 million in USDA funding. The new grant aims to encourage economic growth in the Bucksport area as well as promote environmentally friendly practices. We’re told the plant will receive critical upgrades.

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Living Off Maine’s Coast Part One: Vinalhaven

Updated 9 months ago

As president of the Island Institute in Rockland, Rob Snyder knows all about island living.

“The remarkable thing about the Maine coast is, it’s found itself in the middle of the global real estate market, and so you see a place here where people are increasingly attracted, for lots of reasons. Not only is the environment stunning, but the culture is really remarkable, too,” said Snyder.

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Accused Killer Shea: Molestation Led Him To Kill

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

A Vassalboro man charged with murdering a family friend claims he was sexually molested by the victim when he was a child. That’s an allegation the family of the accused killer isn’t buying.

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Mobile Home Fire in Corinth

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Investigators say a house fire in Corinth Tuesday morning accidentally start on a stove.

Two dogs died in the fire.

Crews were called to Beans Mill Road a little before 7 a.m.

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Bangor City Council Approves Suboxone Moratorium

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

The expansion of suboxone treatment has been stalled in Bangor.

After a lengthy and heated discussion, the city council voted 7-2 in favor of a 180-day moratorium on new addiction treatment facilities.

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Attempted Robbery at Dexter Pharmacy

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Police are looking for a man who, they say, tried to rob a pharmacy in Dexter Monday.

Witnesses say, around 5 pm, the man passed the pharmacist a note, saying he had a gun and wanted drugs.

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