Today’s Top Stories

Three Arrested in Bangor, Allegedly Connected to Car Burglaries

Updated 8 months ago

Bangor police say they’ve recovered a lot of property and want to find the owners.

It started early this morning when police got a call from a home on Silver Road. The caller said she found fresh footprints in the snow near her car.

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Maine Closing Small Area To Crab, Lobster Harvests

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state Department of Marine Resources is closing a small area at the mouth of the Penobscot River to the harvesting of crabs and lobsters for at least two years as a precautionary measure over concerns about possible mercury contamination.

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Boy’s Confessions Dismissed In Lewiston Arson Case

Updated 8 months ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against one of the two boys charged with setting a fire that destroyed three apartments last spring in Maine’s second-largest city.

The Sun Journal,  reported Tuesday that the decision to dismiss the charges came after a judge dismissed the boy’s confessions.

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Maine’s Supreme Court Rejects Bid for More DNA Tests

Updated 8 months ago

Maine’s Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a convicted double murderer to require more DNA tests he claims would show someone else was the killer.

Jeffrey Cookson wanted additional tests on clothes worn by another man who claimed responsibility for the killings, but later took that back.

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Maine Bear Crew Biologists Show Den Season Research

Updated 8 months ago

While it’s just a typical day for these biologists, for many a trip to a black bear den is a once in a lifetime experience.

“So,  today we have our field crew, our bear crew , going into a bear den , a study den and pilots have preliminary located the den and the female has a GPS color on, so, we do an aerial survey, and give a rough idea of where the den is,  then the field crew will go in, and locate the den, and immobilize the female,” said Judy Camuso, the Director of Wildlife for the department.

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Critics Say New Bill Weakens DEP And Favors Wind Developers

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

Lawmakers in Augusta got their first look at a bill that could make life a lot easier for industrial wind developers to operate in Maine.

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection was in the cross hairs of Senate President Justin Alfond who told lawmakers that when it comes to permitting industrial wind projects, the DEP lacks transparency and consistency. Alfond claims that by holding multiple public hearings and disregarding certain “expert” public testimony, the DEP is making their own rules and ignoring state laws when it comes to permitting wind projects. But when pushed by Representative Larry Dunphy, an Embden Republican, Alfond stopped short of saying the DEP was breaking the law.

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Frankfort Fire Aftermath: Boat Part, New Home needed

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

“I woke up at 10 minutes to seven with flames above my head in my bedroom.”

Phillip Burgin’s home on Ginn Road in Frankfort was destroyed in a blaze last Thursday.

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Investigation May Follow Fire Chief Resignation

Updated 8 months ago

The fire chief in Sangerville has resigned.

Town manager David Pearson confirms Charles Beane submitted his letter of resignation Friday.

Pearson says the letter came after Beane was asked about quote “certain things,” but he wouldn’t say what they were.

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Limestone Eagle Left Nest To Soar Academically

Wayne Harvey

Updated 9 months ago

In recent years, some high school sports fans have thought kids went to high schools in different towns for strictly athletic purposes.

At the Eastern Maine Class D tournament Monday morning there was one player who went to a different high school than her middle school class mates.

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UPDATE: New Information About Jonesport Fatal Shooting

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

We now know the name of the man accused of shooting a woman then killing himself in Jonesport.

The Washington County Sheriff’s department got a call around 9pm Saturday from a woman saying she’d been shot by Michael Robinson-Tarr, 26.

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College and Culture, Part One

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

In the early 1900s, thousands of Native American children were taken from their tribes and shipped to boarding schools to “Americanize” them.

Years later, many Native Americans in Maine still distrusted our education system.

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Indictment Filed for Woman Accused of Stealing from Boosters

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

A former Winslow woman has been indicted on charges of bilking two local sports organizations.

41 year old Wendi Willette had pleaded not guilty in November to charges of stealing more than $10,000 from the Winslow Wrestling Booster Club over three years while she served as treasurer.

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Orono Man Falls About 20 Feet Ice Climbing, Injures Back

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

An Orono man hurt his back after falling about 20 feet while ice climbing in Acadia National Park Saturday.

According to Ranger Richard Rechholtz, the 33-year-old-man was lead climbing to set ice screws on the east side of Champlain Mountain around noon.

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Convicted Sex Offender Faces More Charges

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

A Prentiss Plantation man is facing more charges of sexually abusing children.

49-year-old Timothy Hayes was indicted Friday on 14 more counts. Charges include gross sexual assault on a person younger than 12, violation of conditions of release, violation of the Sex Offender Registry Act, as well as multiple charges of prohibited contact with a minor. Authorities say some of those occurred in a safe zone.

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SP: Man Kills Himself after Shooting Woman in Jonesport

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

We are learning more about a shooting that happened Saturday evening in Jonesport.

State Police say a man shot and killed himself after shooting and injuring a woman.

Police will not say who was involved or where exactly the shooting happened.

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Barbershop Quartet Sings Valentine’s Love

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Yesterday’s winter weather stopped one young man from surprising his valentine with song. But Saturday, the Barbershop Quartet known as, Out on a Whim had no problem singing the love songs a day late.

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Maine State VEX Robotics Championships

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Students from area robotics teams spent their Saturday inside and exercised their brains. It’s the 6th annual Maine State VEX Robotics Championships.

30 teams competed for one of three slots at the world championship competition in California. Teams navigated their robots through a variety of obstacles, the competition tests and trains students science and technology skills. 

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Bangor Battles Winter Weather

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Several inches of snow with rain dropped on top left a mess not just on roads, but on the runway at Bangor International Airport.

“We want to get as much water removed from the airfield as we can before it freezes and creates slippery conditions for the pilots,” explained Robbie Beaton, airport Superintendent of Operations.

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Heavy Call Volume Anticipated for IRS Phone Lines

Updated 9 months ago

Monday is Presidents Day and also marks the beginning of one of the busiest weeks of tax season.

The Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers they may encounter heavy call volume during this peak time.

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Extended Help for Those Considered “Problem Gamblers”

Updated 9 months ago

There’s more help for those who may have a problem with casino gambling.

The Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and the Maine Gambling Control Board have joined with Hollywood Casino and Oxford Casino to provide the assistance.

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