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UPDATE: Authorities Investigating Bangor Pharmacy Robbery

Updated 8 months ago

A pharmacy was robbed in Bangor Friday.

Police were called to the Rite Aid on Broadway around 10am.

We’re told the suspect fled on foot before they got to the scene.

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Update: Cigarette Sparks Bucksport Motel Fire

Updated 8 months ago

Fire crews were called out early Friday morning for a fire in Bucksport.

One wing of the Spring Fountain Motel was on fire.

The call came in around 12:30 a.m.

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Fire Destroys Corinth Redemption Center

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Emergency crews from all over the area responded to a fire in Corinth Thursday.

It was first reported around 5pm.

Flames tore through a two story building along Main Street.

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Employees Help Rebuild Baileyville Mill

Updated 8 months ago

Several mills in Maine have seen recent turmoil.

Fulghum Fibres in Baileyville included.

“This chip mill was built in 1997. It was built to provide chips for Woodlawn Pulp, which is the customer on the other side of the fence. We do about a million tons a year of chips,” said Chief Operations Officer, Kurt Malzer.

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Judge Mulling Whether 12 Year Old Fairfield Girl Competent To Stand Trial

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

It’s now up to a judge to decide whether a 12-year-old Fairfield girl is competent to stand trial for manslaughter. Police say the girl suffocated a 3-month-old baby in 2012.

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Fire Station Damages Caused By Nearby Demolition Crew

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

A major demolition project going on in Old Town caused some damage to a fire station today.

The former Old Town Canoe factory is being torn down and is next to the Central Fire Station.

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Judge to Decide if 11 Yr Old Competent to Stand Trial

Updated 8 months ago

A judge will hear statements today on whether a Fairfield girl, charged with manslaughter at the age of 11, is competent to stand trial.

The girl is charged in connection with the death of 3-month-old Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway. the infant was staying overnight at the home of girl’s mother, who was babysitting her.

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State Police Investigating Readfield Woman’s Death

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Debra Barton, 58, was found dead in her Main Street home in Readfield, Wednesday afternoon.

Maine State Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland says she was found by family members.

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Old Town Man Accused of Strangling Girlfriend Formally Charged

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

An Old Town man accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend has been indicted by the Penobscot Grand Jury.

Patrick Mitchell, 24, is charged with aggravated assault, violating conditions of release, and obstructing the report of a crime or injury.

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NesCOM Students Question Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Cutler

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Eliot Cutler was on campus Wednesday.

And students had some tough questions, from healthcare to the state’s aging population.

The latter is the reason Cutler says candidates need to reach out to young people.

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Local Officers Share Thoughts on Crime

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

When it comes to the crime rate in the Bangor area…

“It’s more work, more people,” says Perry Antone, Brewer’s Chief of Police. “The area’s seen more people gravitate toward it, so you may see some increases but overall I think it’ll be consistent.”

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Bangor Man Formally Charged With Baby’s Murder

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

A Bangor man has been formally charged with murder in the death of a 5-month old boy.

Police say Samuel Moore was Korbyn Antworth’s babysittter.

Korbyn died March 5th at Eastern Maine Medical Center, one day after being taken to the hospital from a home on Griffin Road in Bangor.

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Police Still Pursuing Leads In Paris Hit-and-run

Updated 8 months ago

PARIS, Maine (AP) — Two people identified by police as persons of interest in a hit-and-run in Paris that took the life of a Turner teenager have been cleared of involvement in the case.

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Dexter Public Works Employee Injured in Accident

Updated 8 months ago

An accident at a public works building in Dexter Tuesday afternoon has left one man in the hospital.

Dexter Police Chief Kevin Wintle says a worker was pinned between a loader tractor and a grader.

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UMaine Farmington President Target Of Email Death Hoax

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

Officials at University of Maine Farmington are trying to get to the bottom of who’s responsible for orchestrating a hoax that had everyone on campus believing the school’s president had died.

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Hodgdon Man Arrested After Suspected Meth Lab Raid

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

For the seventh time this year, Maine Drug Enforcement Agents have investigated a suspected meth lab.

This time in Hodgdon.

Drug agents arrived at the home on Hodgdon Mills Road Tuesday morning.

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Former Chinese Buffet Manager Sentenced to Jail

Updated 8 months ago

A former Waterville restaurant manager has been sentenced to 14 months in jail on immigration, money laundering and tax charges.

31-year-old Mei Juan Zhang of Fairfield was also ordered to pay over $54,000 in restitution to the IRS.

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Discovery of Seventh Meth Lab This Year

Updated 8 months ago

For the seventh time this year, Maine Drug Enforcement Agents are at the scene of a suspected meth lab – this one in Hodgdon, near Houlton.

Drug agents and deputies from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the home on Hodgdon Mills Road this morning.

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Augusta Slaying Suspect’s Records Turned Over

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The medical records of an Augusta man charged with fatally stabbing his live-in girlfriend have been handed over to the court.

The records of Justin Pillsbury’s treatment at MaineGeneral Medical Center immediately after the slaying of Jillian Jones were handed over Monday by a hospital lawyer to a representative of the court.

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Deer Isle Barn Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

Fire fighters battled flames as well as the cold weather in Deer Isle early Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to Reach Road around 3:30 a.m.

We’re told the fire started in a barn attached to a home and ashes left on the wooden floor sparked it.

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