Today’s Top Stories

Former Penobscot Nursing Home Employee Charged with Sexual Assault

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 months ago

A former employee is charged with gross sexual assault in connection with an incident at the Penobscot Nursing Home in Penobscot.

State police say 22-year-old Sara Comtois of Surry was arrested earlier this month.

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Appleton Man Seriously Injured in Washington Rollover Accident

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

An Appleton man was seriously injured in a crash in Washington Monday morning.

Police say David Fish, 20, was driving on Route 17 when he failed to make a turn.

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Early Morning Barn Fire in Mercer

Updated 8 months ago

 

Fire destroyed a barn in Mercer early Monday morning.

Crews were called to Elm Street around 2:15 a.m.

We’re told all of the animals inside all got out safely.

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Hundreds Lace Up For Autism Walk

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Hundreds of people laced up their walking shoes for the annual Walk for Autism today.

The Autism Society of Maine held four different walks throughout the state today.

They were in Biddeford, Presque Isle, and Farmington–but we’re told by far the biggest turnout was here in Bangor, where more than 500 people walked to raise money and awareness.

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Governor LePage Shares Lobster Lunch with N.C. Governor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

Governor LePage also enjoyed some lobster Saturday while making his campaign rounds.

He took North Carolina Governor, Pat McCrory to lunch at the “Governor’s” Restaruant – a very appropriate location for the two politicians.

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Lepage Wants to go Forward with EBT Photos

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Despite the Federal Government asking Maine to delay the plan to put photos on welfare benefit cards, Governor Paul Lepage says he wants to go ahead with it.

Washington says Maine is at risk of losing federal funding and facing litigation. The federal government wants to fully review the state’s implementation plan before the state moves forward.

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Senator Rand Paul Stops for Fresh Lobster in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

While he was in town for Maine’s Republican Convention, Senator Rand Paul was also able to get a little taste of the state.

The Senator stopped by McLaughlin’s Seafood for some fresh lobster.

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More Young Maine Republicans on Board with Party Unity

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

Job creation, big government overspending and poverty were some of the biggest topics at Maine’s Republican Convention in Bangor – but there was an even more prominent focal point for the party.

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Cousins Arrested in Connection with Dover-Foxcroft Shooting

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Two men have been arrested in connection with a shooting Tuesday morning in Dover-Foxcroft.

According to Piscataquis County District Attorney Chris Almy, Wilbur Corson, 22, and his cousin Kyle Corson, 21, were arrested on warrants by state police in Corinna, Friday evening.

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Republicans Strive for Unity as Convention Kicks Off

Updated 8 months ago

Two years after Ron Paul supporters took over the Maine Republican Convention at the Augusta Civic Center causing a split in the party. This time around, the venue has changed as the Maine GOP gathered at the new Cross Insurance Center in Bangor preaching a different message. A message of unity.

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Car Accident Takes Out Power Lines In Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Power went down in parts of downtown Bangor Friday afternoon.

A vehicle hit a pole behind the Bangor House.

Officials say the driver was pulling into the parking lot behind the building when she got distracted.

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Update: Police Search for Orono Bank Robbery Suspect

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Police are in the middle of an active investigation of a bank robbery this morning.

Just after nine this morning police say a male walked into the Bangor Savings Bank on Park street in Orono and demanded cash.

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Changes in Acadia Fees Starting May 1

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

There’s still time to enjoy Acadia for free until they start charging May 1st – with updated rates.

Weekly park entrance is being hiked to 20-dollars year round…the seasonal rate of 10-dollars is being eliminated.

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Outdoor Dining on the Menu at Bangor City Hall

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

While Thursday wasn’t the best day to dine outside, the idea of outside restaurant space excites most who visit downtown Bangor.

“Gets some more seating for the restaurants and when the weather’s nice, it’s a more social atmosphere,” said Mary Pettegrow, who works in Bangor.

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School Bus Drivers Test Skills in Hampden

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

School bus drivers from throughout the area rolled into Hampden to test their driving, and safety, skills.

“We’re the first people a student sees during the day, and we’re the last one they see at night. It’s important for us to know how to handle the students, how to drive them safely to and from school, and how to work as a team together as a team together to ensure the safety of all our students,” said Amy Hogan, a bus driver at M.S.A.D. 41.

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Police Say Belfast Crash Suspected to be Drug Related

Updated 8 months ago

Police say a crash in Belfast last night may be drug related.

It happened at the intersection of Route 1 and the on ramp to High Street.

Police say the driver of a car lost control before the crash, hitting guardrails and a bridge abutment on Route 1, before striking a pick-up at a stop sign.

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UPDATE: Police Release Dover Shooting Victim Info

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department says the man who was shot in a fight early Tuesday morning was 48-year-old Reginald Melvin. Melvin has a last known address in Dexter.
Melvin was shot at least once in the stomach.
Hospital officials say he is in good condition.
Police say the incident is isolated and there have been conflicts between the parties involved in the past.
 The investigation is still ongoing.

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Voting Location Change for June Primaries in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Last year voters in Bangor began casting their ballots at the Cross Insurance Center.

But after some complaints, voting officials will be tweaking that process a bit this year.

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Bangor Woman Accused of Driving into Boyfriend

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

A woman accused of running her car into her boyfriend in Bangor yesterday was in court Wednesday.

Police say 21-year-old Teneika Belote hit her boyfriend, 23-year-old Rodrigo Ramirez, at the Riverview Motel.

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Leaders Honored for Domestic Abuse Prevention Efforts

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Community leaders of all backgrounds–from law enforcement to outreach groups–received awards from the U.S. Attorney’s office today.

They were honored for the work they do on behalf of the victims of domestic abuse–especially children.

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