Today’s Top Stories

Bikers Embark on Wild Ride through Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

This isn’t your typical bike race.

“It’s not like your spandex and ugh,” says Chris Dodd, one race organizer.  “This is a choose your own adventure kind of race.  We set up a bunch of different check points and you can choose your own route. No set race course, no entry fee but you have to go to these set check points and ride through town.”

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Update: Howland Man Shot by Trooper in “Fair” Condition

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

The condition of a Howland man, shot by a Maine State Trooper after a confrontation Friday, is improving.

An Eastern Maine Medical Center Nursing Supervisor says 36-year-old Dale Saucier is conscious and alert.

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One Dead & Four Injured in US-1 Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

One person is dead and four are injured after a car crash in Stockton Springs.

It happened about a mile south of the Penobscot Narrows Bride on US-1.

Police say one car swerved and went over the center line and then hit another head on.

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Howland Man Shot by State Trooper after Home Confrontation

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

A 36-year-old man was shot in his home in Howland by a Maine State trooper after an armed confrontation overnight.

Police say the man, identified as Dale Saucier, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center.  They say he is undergoing emergency surgery and his condition is unknown.

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Torch Run Ignites Excitement for Maine Special Olympics

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

A torch makes it’s way from Bar Harbor to Orono.

“It’s going to the opening ceremonies at the University of Maine to light the cauldron to signal the start of the Maine Special Olympics,” says runner Gary Allen.

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Man Arrested for Waterville Murder

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Cummings, Roland

Police arrested a man they say responsible for the murder of a 92-year-old Waterville man.

State and Waterville Police arrested 44-year-old Roland Cummings for the murder of a Aurele Fecteau.

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Local WWII Veterans Reflect On D-Day

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Friday marks the 70th anniversary of when the Allied Forces stormed the beaches at Normandy.

Thousands of them died on D-Day, many more soldiered on in a major step toward bringing an end to World War II.

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Fourth Arrest In Connection With Ellsworth Meth Lab

Updated 8 months ago

Drug enforcement agents have arrested a fourth person in connection with Thursday’s bust of what they say was a meth lab in Ellsworth.

51 year old Karen Ward is charged with drug trafficking.

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Police Capture St. Francis Man

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

A St. Francis man, wanted in connection with the shooting death of his longtime girlfriend, was arrested Friday.

38-year-old Jesse Marquis was captured in a wooded area of St. Francis around 8 am Friday, according to State Police.

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Michaud’s Welfare Reform Plan Starts From the Inside

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

Welfare reform is a hot topic in Maine’s governor’s race this year, key points being abuse, waste and fraud.

Democratic hopeful Mike Michaud says when he’s governor, he has a plan to check the department of health and human services.

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Dexter Mill Undergoes Makeover

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

An old mill in Dexter is undergoing a makeover of sorts.

And many are hoping it’s the beginning of some much-needed economic growth in town.

From the turn of the century until the 1970s, this building on Route 7 was the Abbott Woolen Mill.

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More Trouble for Former Islesboro Coach Accused of Sex Crimes

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Police say a former Islesboro basketball coach accused of sexually abusing three girls including two players violated his bail conditions by contacting one of the victims.

Waldo County District Attorney says 30-year-old Travis Tatro of Camden turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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MDEA Busts Ellsworth Meth Lab

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has busted a meth lab in Ellsworth–the second in Maine this week and the 14th this year.

Bridget Spencer and Jack Lint, of Bangor were arrested on felony drug charges, and Stanley Swallow of Ellsworth was arrested for violating probation.

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Body of Missing Man Found in MA

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

A sad update in the search for a missing elderly man.

The Greenville Police Department says the body of 88-year-old Elmer MacFadyen was found in Shrewsbury, Massachussetts.

He was located about 40 yards off the highway.

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Body of Missing Hampden Fisherman Found

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

The following information comes courtesy of the Maine Warden Service:

Wednesday afternoon the Maine Warden Service recovered the body of 60-year-old Roland Mayhew of Hampden.

Mayhew was travelling alone on a fishing trip and was staying at the Big Eddy Campground making daytrips to local fishing areas both Monday and Tuesday, June 2 and 3.

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Bangor Property Taxes Likely to Rise Up to 4.5%

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Bangor’s budget is nearing completion.

At Wednesday night’s final budget workshop, city leaders rejected an additional round of service reductions but accepted $56,000 worth of cuts to personnel in executive session.

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Farm To Pantry: What Dave Matthews Band, Reverb are Doing to Help

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

You’ve heard of farm to table, but what about farm to pantry?

“Everybody talks about how do you go from food pantry to nutrition pantry,” says Angie Brown with the Together Place Food Pantry in Bangor.  “It’s really hard and normally it’s a resource issue.”

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Hampden Councilors Walkout After Stipend Vote

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

The Hampden Town Council held a special meeting Wednesday in place of the one they couldn’t have Monday when three councilors walked out.

“Shocked that three councilors would basically shut down the town,” that’s Carol Duprey the Hampden Mayor.

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DA Explains Why It’s Necessary To Compel Testimony From Domestic Violence Victims

Updated 8 months ago

For the second time, the Kennebec County District Attorney has had the victim in a domestic violence case arrested to make sure they show up to court to testify.
Richard Kimball was convicted of domestic violence assault last week, after he beat up his wife in Oakland in September of last year. District Attorney Meaghan Maloney says that conviction may not have been possible without the testimony of the victim, who despite being under subpoena, didn’t show up for court. An arrest warrant was issued and although the victim refused to answer questions on the stand, kimball was convicted.

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Police Looking for Missing Greenville Man

Updated 8 months ago

Greenville Police are asking for your help looking for a missing man.

88 year old Elmer MacFadyen hasn’t been seen since he left from Scarborough area Tuesday. He was supposed to be heading towards Elemont, New York.

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