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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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DHHS Commissioner Explains Opposition To Expanding MaineCare

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

The fierce debate about whether to expand MaineCare services through the Affordable Care Act has been raging in Augusta for nearly a year. Democrats say the plan would cost the state nothing for the first three years, but Republicans and the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services say that not only is it not free, but expanding Medicaid could swallow up state money that could be used to help Maine’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Accident in Levant Sends Two to the Hospital

Updated 9 months ago

Christopher Walker was going to check get his mail when he saw a car hit his mailbox.

“Hit the mailbox, hit the snow bank that’s solid because it’s been there all winter, they went airborne, and white snow everywhere, I yelled in the house to my mother, I grabbed the first aid kit, came running out knowing somebody had to be hurt, by then the gentlemen across the street come running.” said Walker.

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Proficiency-Based Education Coming to UMPI

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Maine’s public schools are in the process of moving towards proficiency-based education, and now a UMaine campus is jumping on the bandwagon as well.

Two years ago Maine committed to a big change in public schools.

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Orono Police Release Surveillance Photo Related to Burglaries

Updated 9 months ago

Police have released a surveillance photo of a person they want to question in connection with a string of burglaries in Orono.

China Garden, Thai Kitchen, and The Family Dog were all broken into last weekend.

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Alleged Hammer Wielding Bingham Bank Robber Arrested

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Somerset County Sheriffs Deputies have arrested the man they say robbed two Bingham banks with a hammer.

Somerset County Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster says deputies questioned Travis Carrigan, 35, of Bingham last night and he admitted robbing the the Campden National Bank on January 17 and the Skowhegan Savings Bank on February 4.

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Maine’s U.S. Congress Members Meet With Mill Officials in D.C.

Updated 9 months ago

Three of Maine’s four U.S. Congress members gathered together in Washington D.C. Wednesday.

Senators Collins and King along with Representative Michaud held a meeting with the leaders of Cate Street and Great Northern Paper.

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Bomb Technician Called to Bridgewater Gulf Station

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

A 30-year old Houlton man was believed to be on bath salts when State Police say he made threatening statements inside a store.

Authorities were called to the Bridgewater Gulf Station around 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

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Brother and Sister Believed Dead in Sumner Fire

Updated 9 months ago

The Maine State Fire Marshal’s Office says two bodies have been recovered from the rubble of a house that burned in Sumner last night.

Investigators say the bodies are likely those of 52 year old Robert Keach and his 60 year old sister Della Keach.

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Stabbing in Trenton, Man Charged is Hospitalized

Updated 9 months ago

State police say a 21 year old Trenton woman was stabbed overnight by a man who lives with her.

Police say the woman was stabbed at her home on Oak Point Road around 1 a.m. and ran to a neighbor’s for help. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

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Large Crowd at East Millinocket Rapid Response Team Meeting

Updated 9 months ago

Laid off workers filled the auditorium at Schenk High School in East Millinocket for the Maine Department of Labor’s first Rapid Response Team meeting since Great Northern Paper announced a temporary layoff.

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UMaine’s Laser Ice Lab Sheds Light on Climate Change

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

For years, the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute has been collecting ice samples from all over the world.

“These cylinders of ice that are extremely valuable for us to be able to understand how the climate changed,” said Professor Paul Mayewski, the Institute’s director.

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