Today’s Top Stories

Maine House Passes Revenue Sharing Bill

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Maine lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that would restore $40 million in revenue sharing to the state’s cities and towns by draining about 1/3 of the state’s rainy day fund. But today’s vote did cause sparks to fly.

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GNP Workers in East Millinocket Indefinitely Laid Off

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

More than mill 200 workers at Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket are now off the job, indefinitely.

The news comes two weeks after company officials announced they were halting paper production for up to 16 weeks because of the high cost of doing business.

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Get Your Taxes Done For FREE

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Tuesday, April 15th, bet you know that day. It’s the day taxes are due.

If the thought of getting your taxes done sounds overwhelming or expensive, there’s some people in the Bangor area who are ready to help.

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Winter Driving Tips from a Tow Driver

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

“Ice and snow, take it slow,” is a phrase we’ve all seen, flashing on highway signs during snow storms.

Drivers don’t always heed that caution though and when accidents happen; tow-truck drivers are often the ones who help you get back on the road.

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New Product Helping with Snowmobile Safety

Updated 9 months ago

Seeing snow falling makes many in Maine very happy.

“We’re saying bring it. Pound us. Pummel us. We’ll take anything and everything. Never too much snow as far as we’re concerned,” said Byron Ogden

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Early Education Part One

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Recently released studies have shown that quality pre-kindergarten education may hold the key to a successful future. Currently, 60 percent of Maine school districts offer programs for 4-year-olds. But for the other 40 percent, the reason why they don’t is a familiar story — money.

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Break-In at Old Town Bakery Has Businesses on Edge

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

“It’s a business owner’s nightmare,” said Dennis Stoup, who has owned Daybreak Bakery in Old Town for three years.

“Tuesday morning, came in and found that I had been broken into and the safe had been broken into and had a sum of money stolen,” said Stoup.

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Ellsworth Police Release Updated Description of Bank Robber

Updated 9 months ago

Police in Ellsworth have released a more detailed description of the man that robbed the Key Bank on Monday.

Police say careful review of surveillance footage helped them.

The suspect is described as a male in his 20’s, maybe 24 or 25.

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Former Volunteer Firefighter Charged With Arson

Updated 9 months ago

Investigators in Penobscot County have charged a former volunteer firefighter with arson.

Authorities say that in early June of 2013, they responded to a motor vehicle fire in a Corinth gravel pit.

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Home in Sullivan Catches Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Fire fighters spent several hours battling a house fire in Sullivan Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities tell us they were called to Tunk Lake Road around 3:15 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

We’re told when fire crews arrived the garage was already destroyed. The house has significant damage.

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Gov. LePage Delivers State of the State Address

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Governor LePage delivered his third state of the state address Tuesday.

From the State House chamber, he talked about growing the economy, retaining the state’s young people, and fixing the welfare system.

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Teenage Drug Abuse on the Rise

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Drug abuse is on the rise in our area, with painkillers and heroin the main culprits.

Many of those getting addicted are teenagers.

24-year-old Cody Rogers became addicted to drugs when he was 16, he says to cope with abuse.

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Another Bingham Bank Robbed By Hammer Wielding Bandit

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

For the second time in less than three weeks a man armed with a hammer has robbed a Bingham bank in broad daylight. But authorities have stopped short of saying it’s the same thief.

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UPDATE: Husson Football Player Dies Skiing At Sugarloaf

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

A Husson University football player has died while skiing at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.

Carrabassett Valley Police Chief Mark Lopez says 21-year-old Stephen Colvin from Hoosick, New York died after losing control skiing Tuesday morning.

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Gov. LePage To Deliver State Of The State

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is gearing up to deliver his State of the State address to the Democratic-controlled Legislature.

In his speech Tuesday night, the Republican governor is expected to focus on improvements to the economy under his watch, like a dropping unemployment rate, and his administration’s efforts to reform the state’s welfare programs.

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Military Flight Headed Home After Grounding at BIA

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Passengers aboard a military charter plane are happy to be heading home.

They spent the night in Bangor after the Delta flight was grounded at BIA.

Joy Hollowell tells us what happened.

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Ellsworth Bank Robbery

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

 

 

A bank was robbed in Ellsworth Monday afternoon.

Ellsworth Police say it happened at the Key Bank on High Street around 1:45pm.

 

They say a tall man demanded money from a teller.

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Mexico Man IDed As Victim Of Snowmobile Crash

Updated 9 months ago

DIXFIELD, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities have released the names of the two men who died in weekend snowmobile crashes.

State Police say 47-year-old Daniel Lavorgna of Mexico died from injuries suffered in a snowmobile accident in Dixfield at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

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Freedom Salute in Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Some members of the US Army National Guard were honored at a Freedom Salute in Bangor, Sunday.
Soldiers of Detachment 14 Operational Support Airlift Command and their families were honored and presented with awards.

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Accidental Shooting in West Gardiner

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

The Maine Warden Service is investigating what they say was an accidental shooting of a fisherman in West Gardiner.

54-year-old Scott Fraley of Raymon was ice fishing with friends when he was hit in the head by a stray bullet.

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