Today’s Top Stories

Outdoor Dining on the Menu at Bangor City Hall

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

While Thursday wasn’t the best day to dine outside, the idea of outside restaurant space excites most who visit downtown Bangor.

“Gets some more seating for the restaurants and when the weather’s nice, it’s a more social atmosphere,” said Mary Pettegrow, who works in Bangor.

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School Bus Drivers Test Skills in Hampden

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

School bus drivers from throughout the area rolled into Hampden to test their driving, and safety, skills.

“We’re the first people a student sees during the day, and we’re the last one they see at night. It’s important for us to know how to handle the students, how to drive them safely to and from school, and how to work as a team together as a team together to ensure the safety of all our students,” said Amy Hogan, a bus driver at M.S.A.D. 41.

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Police Say Belfast Crash Suspected to be Drug Related

Updated 8 months ago

Police say a crash in Belfast last night may be drug related.

It happened at the intersection of Route 1 and the on ramp to High Street.

Police say the driver of a car lost control before the crash, hitting guardrails and a bridge abutment on Route 1, before striking a pick-up at a stop sign.

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UPDATE: Police Release Dover Shooting Victim Info

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department says the man who was shot in a fight early Tuesday morning was 48-year-old Reginald Melvin. Melvin has a last known address in Dexter.
Melvin was shot at least once in the stomach.
Hospital officials say he is in good condition.
Police say the incident is isolated and there have been conflicts between the parties involved in the past.
 The investigation is still ongoing.

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Voting Location Change for June Primaries in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Last year voters in Bangor began casting their ballots at the Cross Insurance Center.

But after some complaints, voting officials will be tweaking that process a bit this year.

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Bangor Woman Accused of Driving into Boyfriend

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

A woman accused of running her car into her boyfriend in Bangor yesterday was in court Wednesday.

Police say 21-year-old Teneika Belote hit her boyfriend, 23-year-old Rodrigo Ramirez, at the Riverview Motel.

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Leaders Honored for Domestic Abuse Prevention Efforts

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Community leaders of all backgrounds–from law enforcement to outreach groups–received awards from the U.S. Attorney’s office today.

They were honored for the work they do on behalf of the victims of domestic abuse–especially children.

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UPDATE: Bangor Man Accused of Fleeing Scene of Trenton Accident

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

A Bangor man has been charged after fleeing the scene following a car crash in Trenton.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says around 3:30am Wednesday a car left Route 3 and smashed into a utility pole.

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UPDATE Trenton Accident: Authorities Locate Driver Who Fled Scene on Foot

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has located the driver involved in an accident in Trenton early Tuesday morning.

We’re told around 3:30 Wednesday morning a car left Route 3 and took out a utility pole, then the driver left the scene on foot.

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Professor from Bangor Runs in 118th Boston Marathon

Updated 8 months ago

The world was watching as 36,000 athletes took part in the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Hundreds of thousands were there, including many from Maine.

As history professor and a runner in last year’s Boston Marathon, Peter Lodge knows just how profound the 2014 Boston Marathon is.

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Earth Day Grant Allows Hartland to Improve Water Plant

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

It’s a special Earth Day in Hartland — some environmentally-conscious upgrades are in store for the town’s water treatment plant.

“It’s going to provide us the opportunity to have cleaner water, our plant will be more efficient,” interim Town Manager Christopher Littlefield explains.  “We’re in hopes that the energy levels will be decreased the amount of energy necessary, therefore saving us energy as well.”

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Dexter Still Reeling from Flood Damage

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Almost a week later, Dexter is still reeling from flooding damage.

“They have pulled those culverts out and probably going to wait for water to go down before we do a whole lot. We have a meeting scheduled possibly Thursday night at 5 to talk with local contractors who have looked at the projects and have come up with some cost estimates,” said Dexter Town Manager Shelley Watson.

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Avon Man In Jail After Franklin County Drug Bust

Updated 8 months ago

An Avon man is behind bars after a massive drug bust in northern Franklin County.

Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols called this one of the biggest drug busts he’s ever seen in this area. Last Friday, authorities armed with a search warrant raided the Avon home of Daryl “Poochie” Searles, 56. What they found was jaw-dropping.

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Police Investigate Shooting in Dover

Updated 8 months ago

Dover-Foxcroft police are investigating a shooting that took place early Tuesday morning.

They say around 6 am they were called to a fight on Lancaster Avenue in Dover.

Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Dennis Dyer said, “Upon arriving at the scene, we found out that a gun involved where a subject was shot at least once in the stomach. He since then has been transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center.”

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Acadia Rangers Offer Tips on Safe Hiking

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Hiking season is in full swing on Mount Desert Island.

And rangers have some ideas on what you can do to stay safe and avoid getting lost.

Hiking season in Maine has just begun, and already yesterday there was a scare with lost hikers.

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Home Invasion Spree Investigation Nets Arrests

Updated 8 months ago

Three people were arrested Friday in connection to a series of home invasions earlier this month.

Deputies say on April 11, five burglaries took place in Veazie and four in Orrington.

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Restaurant Supporting 5-year-old Girl’s Health Battle

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

A family from the Augusta area is getting some extra help from the community, in a great time of need.

5-year-old Kaitlyn Parker has been diagnosed with marfan’s syndrome, a connective tissue disorder

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Crews Respond to Wildfires Statewide

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

It was a busy day for firefighters and forest rangers.

They were battling multiple fires, all across the state.

Crews responded to fires in Winslow, Standish, Charleston, Milbridge, East Machias, Alfred, Waldoboro, Surry, Lewiston, and Bradford.

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Fire Destroys SUV in Bangor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Flames tore through an SUV in Bangor Sunday, while it was being repaired.

Heavy black smoke could be seen from about a mile away.

It happed just before noon, right outside a storage facility along Hildreth Street.

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Record Store Day Popular in Bangor

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 8 months ago

It was 7 years ago today that Record Store Day came to life.

The event was an idea from a Bull Moose employee, Chris Brown. He networked with independent record stores to start the day.

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