Today’s Top Stories

Trade and Transportation Event Looks to Maine’s Future

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Many economists say manufacturing jobs are coming back stateside in a big way.

A forum Wednesday in Bangor looked at just how equipped Maine is to compete for these jobs.

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Bangor Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

David Coon, 50, of Bangor was in court Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his live-in girlfriend.

The judge postponed a decision on whether to accept that same plea earlier this month.

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Body of Missing Bangor Man Found Tuesday Night

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Bangor police say they have found the body of 51-year old John Eaton, Jr.

A resident of the Bangor Gardens neighborhood called police around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday to report he found a man’s body in a wooded area. The location is between Knox Avenue and the Bradford Commons apartment complex.  Bangor police confirmed the body found in that area was Eaton, Jr. We’re told his family has been notified.

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Sen. Collins Responds to SOTU

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Republican Senator Susan Collins responded to the President’s speech.

She would’ve liked to hear more about job creation.

“That means we should be looking at regulatory reform, tax incentives for small businesses, the true job creators and that we should look at building the infrastructure that is needed so that our businesses can get goods to and from market,” said Sen. Collins.

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Maine State Prison Band Prepares for First Public Concert

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

The doors of the Maine State Prison are about to open to the public for a first-ever concert.

The group Sounds of Comfort will be performing, a band made up of men inside the walls in Warren.

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Deputies Identify Woman Killed in Rt. 9 Crash

Updated 9 months ago

Deputies have released the names of the two people involved in Monday’s deadly crash in Eddington.

47 year old Denise Golding of Eddington was killed when the vehicle she was driving collided with a pick-up on Route 9.

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Plymouth Home Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Fire crews battled flames as well as frigid temperatures in Plymouth early Tuesday morning.

Fire fighters from multiple towns were called to Lower Detroit Road around 2:30 a.m.

The homeowners got out safely.

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No Phone Challenge: Could You Do It?

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Comedian and social experimenter Mark Malkoff is trying to find out whether Americans could make it a week without their phones.

He’s challenging people to give them up for the week leading up to Valentine’s Day.

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Parents March On Superintendent’s Office In Harrington In Protest

Wayne Harvey

Updated 9 months ago

58 out of the 159 students in the Harrington Elementary School were absent today.

But it was not for colds or the flu, it was because of a parent-organized protest.

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Augusta Man Pleads Not Guilty To Shaking Infant Daughter Causing Brain Damage

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

An Augusta man accused of shaking his 6 month old daughter so hard he caused brain damage went before a judge Monday afternoon.

21-year-old Kevin Peaslee pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault.

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Hope Elementary School To Remain Closed Tuesday

Updated 9 months ago

There will be no school at Hope Elementary School on Tuesday.

The school was closed on Monday due to burst pipes and water damage.


Update: One Woman Dead in Route 9 Crash

Updated 9 months ago

Police say an Eddington woman was killed in a car crash this morning.

It happened on Route 9 in Eddington around 6 am, part of the road was closed for hours.

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Old Town Home a Total Loss After Fire

Updated 9 months ago

Fire destroyed a mobile home in Old Town last night.

Firefighters were called to Martha’s Way in Regency Trailer Park just before midnight.

They say when they arrived, the home was fully involved.

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Truck vs. Pole in Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

A truck hit a light pole in Bangor this afternoon

Bangor Police say the accident happened around 3:30 on union street

Police don’t know what caused the truck to go off the road and strike a light pole

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UMaine Hockey Fans “Skate with the Bears”

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Fans of UMaine Hockey had the opportunity to take to the ice with their favorite players today.

The annual Skate with the Bears event was held at Alfond Arena this afternoon.

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Benefit Helps Orrington Family Displaced by Fire

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

It was a tragic New Year’s Day for the Daunais family, as fire claimed their Orrington home.

“It was fully engulfed in flames–we knew they lost everything,” said neighbor Carmen Spox.

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Messy Weather Causes Accidents Saturday

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Snowy roads were a problem for drivers across central Maine Saturday.

State Police say D-O-T crews had difficulty catching up with the storm.

A tropper at the scene of a rollover accident in the Etna area says the man driving did not suffer serious injuries.

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Protest for Charges in Missing Toddler Case

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

About 35 people have attended a demonstration outside the Waterville Police Department to press for law enforcement officials to bring charges in the case of missing Maine toddler Ayla Reynolds.

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East Millinocket Reacts to GNP Temporary Manufacturing Shutdown

Updated 9 months ago

Machines were shutdown at Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket around noon Thursday.

“We stopped the presses last night, and we have ceased production temporarily for up to 16 weeks,” said GNP Spokesperson, Scott Tranchemontagne.

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UPDATE: Fire at Red Barn Motel in Milbridge

Updated 9 months ago

Fire crews from four towns responded to a fire at a Milbridge business today.

The call came in just after 10 this morning.

The initial call indicated that there was fire in one of the rooms of the red barn motel.

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