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Former Coach Sentenced for Sex Crimes- Forbidden from Island

Updated 9 months ago

A former boys basketball coach on North Haven has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.

27-year-old Ryan Lantagne pleaded guilty in September to sex crimes involving a 14-year-old girl. He was charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

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Farmington Responds To Shooting Lawsuit

Updated 9 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The town of Farmington has filed its response to a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the fatal police shooting of a U.S. Army veteran.

Authorities say 28-year-old Justin Crowley-Smilek was fatally shot outside Town Hall in November 2011 after threatening an officer with a knife. Crowley-Smilek had served in Afghanistan.

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LePage: Welfare Abuse In Maine Is “in the millions” of Dollars

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Yesterday, the governor’s office released data they say proves Maine cash welfare benefits are being used at places like bars and strip clubs.

Today, the governor said his administration is preparing to release more detailed information about the abuse of welfare benefits. He says the abuse totals million of dollars. LePage told reporters Wednesday that Maine people deserve to know how their tax dollars are spent and called the abuse an “atrocity.”

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Topsfield Crash Leaves Eighteen year Old Dead

Updated 9 months ago

An eighteen year old man from Brookton is dead after a fatal crash in Topsfield this morning.

Just after 7 am, Washington County deputies were called to Route 1 near Malcolm Hill in Topsfield.

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UPDATE: Fire at Credit Union Building in Millinocket

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago


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Two people were taken to the hospital after fire broke out in a building that houses the Katahdin Federal Credit Union in Millinocket.

Firefighters responded to the blaze on Central Street just before 8am Wednesday.

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Update: New Brunswick Train Derailment Fire

Updated 9 months ago

A train carrying hazardous materials derailed not far from the Maine border.

It happened just before seven o’clock Tuesday night near Plaster Rock, New Brunswick.

People in 45 homes in New Brunswick were ordered to evacuated.

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LePage: Data Shows Rampant Welfare Fraud

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Tuesday, the governor’s office released startling new data they say proves that welfare fraud in Maine is a big problem.

According to data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services, Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards (EBT) issued in Maine have been used in 46 other states.

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Early Morning Burglary at Corinth Pharmacy

Updated 9 months ago

Penobscot County deputies are investigating a break in at a Corinth pharmacy.

It happened some time around 1:30 Tuesday morning.

Deputies say someone forced their way into Corrado’s Pharmacy through the front entrance.

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Whitefield Man Suffering From CO Poisoning Dies

Updated 9 months ago

WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — Friends and family say the 84-year-old Whitefield man brought to the hospital on Christmas Day suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning has died.

Mervyn Parmenter died at a VA hospital on Saturday, according to his brother.

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Mailloux Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Murder

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

A Bangor man was in court Monday to answer to charges he raped, kidnapped and murdered his girlfriend.

Zackery Mailloux was arraigned at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor Monday morning.

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Police: Clinton Man Shoots Himself After Trying To Shoot Girlfriend

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

A Clinton man who police say took a shot at his girlfriend before shooting himself in the face last night remains hospitalized.

Police say they found 55-year-old Edward Domasinsky in his truck on the Horseback Road in Clinton with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his face.

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Update: One Man Dead After Hermon Rollover

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

State Police say a man was killed in an accident in Hermon Monday afternoon.

It happened along the interstate, near exit 180, around 2:45 pm.

Trooper Michael Johnston tells TV 5 that a silver Chrysler PT Cruiser rolled over several times before leaving the highway. He continued, “The driver appears to have sustained very serious injuries and we are not sure what his status is at this point.”

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Roxanne Jeskey Murder Trial Resumes In Bangor

Wayne Harvey

Updated 9 months ago

The murder trial of Roxanne Jeskey resumed in Bangor Monday after a holiday recess.

The judge heard testimony from a neuropsychologist who evaluated Jeskey.

Dr. Richard Doiron testified he conducted a number of tests on Roxanne Jeskey after she was arrested for the murder of her 51 year old husband Richard Jeskey in June of 2011.

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Penobscot Narrows Bridge Open to Traffic

Updated 9 months ago

Maine DOT has announced that the Penobscot Narrows Bridge is now open to all traffic.

The bridge was closed on Sunday, January 5th mid-day to let air temperatures melt the remaining ice off of the bridge cables and piers. Due to the temperatures and today’s rainfall, ice is now cleared from the bridge and traffic can flow freely.

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Rain, High Winds Cause 10K Power Outages In Maine

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 10,000 homes and businesses are without power because of strong winds and freezing rain.

Central Maine Power reported about 8,500 outages Monday morning, mostly in Androscoggin, Piscataquis, Somerset and Waldo Counties.

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3 Maine Men Face Trial In Massive Marijuana Bust

Updated 9 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Three men arrested in connection with what authorities call one of the biggest marijuana busts in state history head to trial this week.

The Portland Press Herald, reports that Malcolm French, Kendall Chase, and Rodney Russell are scheduled to appear Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor on drug trafficking and conspiracy charges.

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Vigil Held for Murdered Ellsworth Woman

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night for an Ellsworth woman who lost her life to domestic violence.

29-year-old Hilary Saenz was killed on Christmas Day. Her husband Christopher is charged with her murder.

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UPDATE: Elliotsville Township Fire Victims Identified

Updated 9 months ago

The State Fire Marshal’s Office have identified the victims of a fire in Elliotsville Township early Saturday morning.

They say George Beety, 78, and Laurette Beety, 79, both died after fire destroyed their home.

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Elliotsville Township Couple Killed in House Fire

Updated 9 months ago

 

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says an elderly couple, both in their late 70′s, from Elliotsville Township near Greenville, died early Saturday morning when fire destroyed thier home.

The bodies of the man and woman were found in the rubble of the one story home.

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Bangor PD Investigating Bank Robbery on Stillwater Avenue

Updated 9 months ago

Bangor police are investigating a robbery at TD Bank on Stillwater Avenue.

They say it happened around 3pm.

They say one male entered the bank and passed a note demanding money.

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