Today’s Top Stories

Home Renovations Help Stifle Carmel Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

A recently remodeled home caught fire in Carmel, Monday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the scene along Swett Road, around 3:30 pm.

When they got there, smoke was billowing out of the building’s eaves.

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Danforth Couple Make First Court Appearance for Drug Trafficking

Updated 8 months ago

A couple from Danforth charged with trafficking methamphetamine made their first court appearance Monday.

39-year-old Allen Richardson and 30-year-old Tabbatha Osnoe were arrested over the weekend after investigators say they found evidence of meth cooking in the couple’s burned out home.

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Local Culinary Students Prepare for National Competition

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

These girls from Waldo County Tech aren’t just culinary students – they’re culinary champions.

“Last year we came in second place and this year we came in first place. So I like the trajectory here,” said Chef Instructor Mark Hannibal.

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Slow Start to Syrup Season

Joy Hollowell

Updated 8 months ago

March and maple syrup typically go hand in hand in Maine.

But this year, Mother Nature has different plans.

Joy Hollowell reports.

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“This is 5 days worth, and in a good flow day, this bucket will fill and overflow in a day.”

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Home Invasion Suspects Caught, Charges Pending

Jon Small

Updated 8 months ago

Three people are facing charges after a reported home invasion in Somerset County early Sunday morning.

The Sheriff’s Department says a woman who lives on Ripley Road told police two masked men came in through an unlocked door, assaulted her, stole prescription medications, then took off in a vehicle driven by a female who was waiting for them.

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Wage Increase Bus Tour Starts In Bangor

Wayne Harvey

Updated 8 months ago

Talk about workers making a living wage has headed to the streets.

The “Give America A Raise” bus tour began in Bangor Monday morning.

Organizers want to see the federal minimum wage increased.

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No Contest Plea in Thefts From Newport Rec

Jon Small

Updated 8 months ago

A Palmyra woman has pleaded no contest to stealing $20,000 from a community center in Newport.

Prosecutors say Jaime Meservey skimmed the money in cash deposits from the Newport Recreation Center from November of 2008 to January 2010.

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Residents Sound Off on Plans to Close Prison

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Last month the LePage administration announced plans to close the Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport.

Those plans aren’t sitting well with locals.

At a public meeting in Machiasport on Sunday, the consensus was clear: keep downeast open.

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Hampden Man Killed in Snowmobile Accident

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

Maine Game Wardens say speed and alcohol may be the cause of a snowmobile accident that took a man’s life Saturday night.

They say 41-year-old Austin Gardiner of Hampden was killed when his snowmobile hit several trees on the shoreline of Hermon Pond.

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Police Arrest Danforth Couple for Making Meth

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

State Police have arrested Allen Richardson and Tabbatha Osnoe of Danforth for trafficking meth. The couple’s home was seriously damaged Friday by fire just after their baby was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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UMaine Expo Sparks Interest in Engineering

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

Many people might find the life applications of engineering to be a little shocking.

“America’s really become such a consumerist society and there’s a lot of people that use this really complicated technology,” says Blake Bourque, an electrical and computer engineering student.  “You ask them ‘How’s your toaster work? Most people are like, ‘You put toast in it you get toast out.’ Well there’s a lot of electronics that goes into making it so your toast is just the right amount of toasted.”

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Judge Rules Mistrial in “Murder for Hire” Case

Updated 8 months ago

The case of a Brownville woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her husband has been ruled a mistrial. The jury deliberated for nearly 8 hours Friday night and could not reach a verdict.

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UPDATE: Police Say Baby’s Death Not Connected to Fire

Updated 8 months ago

An investigation is under way following the death of a 5-month-old child in Danforth and a subsequent fire that destroyed the family’s home.

State Police, the Fire Marshal’s Office and Washington County deputies are involved.

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Bangor Police Seek Suspect in Case of Stolen Car

Updated 8 months ago

Police in Bangor are trying to locate a man who may be involved in a stolen car case.

Following up on a report of a suspicious vehicle, a Bangor officer found a Ford Windstar van partially blocking the entrance to Season’s on Main Street.

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Trial Begins for Hit-Man Hiring Mom

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

A 48-year-old Brownville woman is accused of trying to pay someone to kill her husband of 30 years.

Wendy Farley’s trial began today in Dover-Foxcroft.

Most of the morning was spent arguing if detailed information about Farley’s alleged extra-marital relationships should be included in testimony.

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Rough Roadway on Route 15 has Drivers Frustrated

Updated 8 months ago

It’s that time of year when roads seem to be at their worst with pot holes and frost heaves.

Much of Route 15 heading to Deer Isle is very damaged and has made for some disgruntled drivers.

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Crash in Warren Kills One, Leaves Two Critically Injured

Updated 8 months ago

A head on crash in Warren has left one woman dead.

Authorities say it happened around 7:30 this morning on Route 1.

38 year old Alison Low of Warren died at the scene.

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Rt. 1 in Warren Closed Due to 2 Vehicle Crash

Updated 8 months ago

A serious crash in Warren this morning has caused part of Route 1 to be closed.

It happened just before 7:30am near Andy’s Variety Store.

We’re told there were two vehicles involved, but no other details are available at this time.

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DOT Truck Involved in Morning Crash

Updated 8 months ago

Poor road conditions are to blame for an accident in Hermon this morning…

It happened just after 7am on Route 2.

State police say the driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle.

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UPDATE: Police Identify Man Killed in Winthrop Crash

Updated 8 months ago

A Winthrop man was killed today in a head-on crash on Route 202.

Police say 71 year old Richard Leighton was driving a pickup truck that was struck by an SUV driven by 39 year old Bobbie Reeves of Winthrop that crossed into Leighton’s path.

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