Today’s Top Stories

Democrats & Governor Continue Sparring Over Bonds and Spending

Rob Poindexter

Updated 8 months ago

The political posturing continues in Augusta over millions of dollars in bonds the governor is refusing to sign off on. There is one thing both sides agree on, jobs are hanging in the balance.

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State Collaborates With Financial Institutes to Keep Seniors Safe

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

When it comes to elder abuse being reported in Maine, about 30% is financial exploitation.

A new program in Maine is training financial institutions to be on the front line for fraud abuse.

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Former Chief Of Maine State Police Arrested on Sex Charges

Updated 8 months ago

The former head of the Maine State Police has been arrested and charged with unlawful sexual contact.

Investigators with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office determined that Andrew Demers, 73, of New Gloucester, had sexual contact with a juvenile under the age of 12 for several months.

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Houlton Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Updated 8 months ago

A man from Houlton is facing child pornography charges.

Houlton police say they went to check on 60 year old Gary Schillinger’s well being at the request of a caller.

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Bangor Man Identified After Body Found in Snowbank

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Bangor Police have identified a body found on Stillwater Avenue last week.

On Thursday police received a report of a person lying on the ground near WalMart.

That man has now been identified as 27-year-old Derek McLeod of Bangor.

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Shaw House Artwork for Sale at Bangor Shops

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

The Shaw House in Bangor provides a center for homeless or at-risk youth.

But rarely do these kids get a creative outlet…that is until some local college students and downtown businesses stepped up.

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Teenager Killed in South Paris Hit-and-Run

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

A South Paris teenager is dead after a hit-and-run Saturday night.

Paris police tell our sister station WMTW that 17-year-old Xavier Fuentes was walking along the Route 117 around 8:30 when a vehicle hit him and took off.

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Budget Tips for All in Bangor Saturday

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

If you’ve ever been in need of advice on how to save some money, don’t worry, there is help out there.

Today was the third annual “Stretch Your Dollar Day”, put together by Eastern Maine Development Corporation and Eastern Maine Cash Coalition.

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Hundreds Back Don Winslow in Cancer Battle

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

When family and friends of former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow found out his cancer had returned, the response was immediate.

“He was running for sheriff for two weeks, and once he realized he was ill, it just automatically changed from campaign mode to, ‘oh, you need help? We’ll do it that way,” said Winslow’s former campaign manager Corenna O’Brien.

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Car Hits Pole, Knocks Out Power in Blue Hill

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A car accident in Blue Hill Friday night was the cause of power outages throughout the area.

State police say just after 6:30pm  a car driving on Ellsworth Road hit a telephone pole.

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UMaine Reacts to Former Football Player Arrest

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

“It’s a monumental tragedy. A human being has lost his life, a family has been thrown under horrible circumstances, a student has basically been lost, its a horrible tragedy.”

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Police Say Bangor Death is Not Suspicious

Updated 8 months ago

Bangor police continue to investigate the death of a man whose body was found Thursday in a snowbank off Stillwater Avenue.

Police say the death doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

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Brothers Charged with Heroin Trafficking Close to School

Updated 8 months ago

Two brothers from Hope are accused of selling heroin close to a school.

27 year old Richard Stanton and his brother, 23 year old John Stanton, are charged with aggravated trafficking.

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Augusta Mom Charged After 4-year-old Wanders Away

Updated 8 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Augusta woman is facing charges after her 4-year-old daughter wandered away from home during a snowstorm and walked to a convenience store looking for ice cream.

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East Millinocket Mill’s Tax Nonpayment: Four Town Workers Lose Jobs

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Four town workers have been laid off in East Millinocket.

Another worker’s job description has been re-written.

Local leaders are trying to overcome a budget shortfall, stemming from Great Northern Paper Company’s inability to pay $657,000 in property taxes.

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Burglary Suspect Caught Stuck in the Snow in Orrington

Updated 9 months ago

Warren Mitchell has only had to deal with someone stealing from his business once since he opened Kings Mountain Radio Control 18 years ago.

Although his shop is located on a quiet road in Orrington, he takes pride in the security system he has in place.

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UMaine Football Player Remains in Jail Regarding FL Murder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 months ago

A UMaine football player remains in jail in Georgia, waiting for his first court appearance in connection with a murder in Florida.

23-year-old Zedric Joseph was arrested Wednesday after two people were stabbed in West Palm Beach last week.

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BGR Police Investigate Dead Man Found Outside

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Thursday morning, police received a call from someone walking on Stillwater Avenue in Bangor.

“They observed what they thought was a person lying in the snow,” said Catherine Rumsey, Bangor Police Department.

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House And Senate Backs New Rules In Elver Fishery

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House and Senate have approved a bill that tightens rules in the state’s lucrative elver fishery.

The bill approved Wednesday gives the Department of Marine Resources power to delay the start of the season and the ability to revoke the licenses of fishermen for out-of-state fishing violations.

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June 13 Likely Deadline For Railroad Blast Claims

Updated 9 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has indicated a willingness to set June 13 as the deadline for claims against a Maine-based railroad responsible for a derailment that killed 47 people last summer in Quebec.

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