Today’s Top Stories

Ice Grounds Flights at Bangor International

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

An icy coating on planes and the runway meant most flights out of Bangor International were canceled or delayed today.

Departures to Washington and Philadelphia were canceled Sunday afternoon, and the flight to New York was delayed by several hours.

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Ice Storm Knocks Out Power, Snarls Travel

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

The ice began to fall Saturday night, and power problems weren’t far behind.

As of 8PM Sunday Bangor Hydro is reporting just under 7,500 customers without power in the region.

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Update: Pedestrian Killed Saturday Was Trapped Under Moving Car

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Police in Bangor are releasing new information about a car accident that left one pedestrian dead Saturday night.

Officers were called to the parking lot of Hannaford Supermarket just before 8 pm.

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Fire in Newport Takes Hold of Apartment

Updated 9 months ago

Firefighters in Newport say an electric heater may have a sparked an apartment fire, early Saturday morning.

Mutual aid was called in from Pittsfield and Corinna, just before 7.

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Bangor Hydro Gives Helpful Tips for Upcoming Storm

Updated 9 months ago

Officials from Bangor Hydro say they’re ready for what could be an ice storm.

This week, company leaders spoke with representatives from the state’s emergency management agency, National Weather Service, as well as municipal leaders.

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R2D2 Helps Take In Toys For Tots Donations

Updated 9 months ago

Some last minute shoppers may have spotted a certain famous robot Saturday afternoon.

R2D2 made an appearance at the Bangor mall.

R2′s owner decided to use the droid’s star-power to help collect gifts for “Toys for Tots”.

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Trial on Hold for Bangor Woman Accused of Killing Husband

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

 

The trial of a Bangor woman accused of murdering her husband two and a half years ago is on hold until after the holidays.

50-year-old Roxanne Jeskey has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Armed Robbery at Hampden Hotel

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Hampden police are looking for a man who held up the White House Inn at knife point.

Authorities tell us the suspect had his face covered with a hoodie when he walked into the Best Western franchise around 2 Friday morning.

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Old Town Couple Accused of Selling Drugs

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

An Old Town couple is accused of selling crack cocaine and heroin.

43-year old Stephone Ross and 39 year old Lisa Ouellette, also known as Lisa Ross, were arrested Thursday night. They’re both charged with Class B trafficking in schedule W drugs.

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EMDC Honors Seven Institutions at Annual Meeting

Updated 9 months ago

Their mission for nearly five decades has been creating a thriving economy in the region, and they don’t do it alone.

Thursday, Eastern Maine Development Corporation recognized some of their biggest partners as champions of 2013 at their 47th annual meeting.

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Rapid Response Team Meets with Lincoln Mill Workers

Updated 9 months ago

Laid off mill workers from Lincoln Paper and Tissue gathered at Mattanawcook Academy on Thursday.

“There’s a lot of information being presented by the state and the AFL-CIO and hopefully it helps them,” said Roger Zelkan, president local 396.

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Jeskey Trial: Day 4

Updated 9 months ago

Testimony continued on Thursday in the trial of a Bangor woman accused of murdering her husband two and a half years ago.

Roxanne Jeskey has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in connection with the death of Richard Jeskey.

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Police Arrest 10 In Augusta Drug Bust

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Ten people were arrested yesterday in Augusta when authorities broke up a drug distribution ring they say was run by a dangerous out-of-state gang.

Augusta Police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agents raided a house on Penley Street in Augusta and seized around 45 grams of heroin and 5 grams of what they believe is methamphetamine. Police say the heroin has a street value of around $10,000.

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Plea Change for Man Accused of Firing Shots in Bangor

Updated 9 months ago

 

A man accused of firing 70 shots from his apartment window in downtown Bangor on the Fourth of July changed his plea to guilty in federal court Thursday morning.

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Jonesport Business Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Washington County dispatchers say multiple crews are battling flames at a Jonesport business right now.

They say Wayne Beal’s Boat Shop along Indian River Road is on fire.

First responders report heavy fire.

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Jeskey Trial: Day 3

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Day three today in the trial for Roxanne Jeskey of Bangor…for a Bangor woman accused of murdering her husband.

The state’s attorney says she killed her husband, Richard Jeskey, who was found dead in their bathtub 2-and-a-half years ago.

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Loss of Major Contract Impacted 200 Jobs at Lincoln Mill

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

Officials at Lincoln Paper and Tissue now say the layoff of more than 200 employees is related to the loss of a major contract to an overseas business and not just a boiler explosion last month.

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Fire Destroys Large Home in Bangor

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Fire fighters were called out in Bangor early Wednesday morning after a blaze broke out in a large abandoned home.

The report came in a little after midnight.

The building is located on the corner of Union and Pond Street.

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Jeskey Trial Day 2 Update

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

The trial of a Bangor woman accused of killing her husband continued Tuesday.

Roxanne Jeskey, admitted to attacking her husband,Richard Jeskey, two and a hald years ago with a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat.

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More Charges for Mt. Desert Man Accused of Murder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

A man accused of killing a former accountant from Trenton then posing as the victim for more than a year has been indicted on more charges.

44-year-old William Morse of Mount Desert is charged with the murder of 61-year-old Richard Bellittieri.

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