Today’s Top Stories

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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Fatal Fire in Livermore

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

The fire chief in Livermore tells WABI that a woman died in a fire at her home.

Crews were called to Poland Hill Road around 9 p.m.

According to state police, the victim is 84-year old Dorothy Goding. She lived in the home alone.

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Happy Ending in Search for Missing Dexter Man with Dementia

Updated 8 months ago

Many are thankful Tuesday night that the search for a missing man with dementia in Dexter has a happy ending.

55-year-old Daniel Robichaud had been at the annual Grandparents’ Day Event at Ridge View Community School.  Police say the search started around 1 pm. They say he left the school on foot that morning.

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Corporate Clean-Up: Activists Take Contamination Case to Federal Court

Erica Stapleton

Updated 8 months ago

A trial is underway in Bangor to determine whether a chemical company will be required to clean up areas of the Penobscot River that were contaminated by mercury.

It’s a battle that’s been going on for two decades.

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U.S. Attorney Honors Local Officers

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

Two local law enforcement officers received a special honor today from the U.S. Attorney for their hard work in a high-profile sex-abuse case.

United States Attorney Thomas Delahanty recognized computer forensic agent Brent Beaulieu of Bangor PD and Detective Rick Canarr of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office for their work on the Carey Gonyer child sex case between 2011 and 2013.

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Police Search Skowhegan Home For Possible Link To Waterville Murder

Updated 8 months ago

Maine State Police detectives and local authorities from Waterville were in Skowhegan yesterday as part of their investigation into an elderly man found murdered in Waterville last month.

Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey said his city detectives were assisting state police investigators at a home on Milburn Street in Skowhegan for a possible link to the murder of Aurele Fecteau.

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Thorndike Woman Accused of Burning Son Dies; Charges Dropped

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

Charges have been dropped against the Thorndike woman accused of burning her son’s hand intentionally to teach him a lesson.

The Waldo District Attorney’s Office says it’s because 30-year-old Michele Dunworth died last month.

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UPDATE: Missing Dexter Dementia Patient Found

Updated 8 months ago

 

According to Morgan Sturdivant, our reporter on the scene, Daniel Robichaud has been found.

Authorities are describing his condition as confused, but okay.

DANIEL ROBICHAUD


Police Looking For St. Francis Shooting Suspect

Updated 8 months ago

ST. FRANCIS, Maine (AP) — Maine authorities are still searching for a St. Francis man wanted in connection with the shooting death of his girlfriend.

Police say 38-year-old Jesse Marquis is considered armed and dangerous.

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Rollover Accident on I-95 in Old Town

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

State police responded to a rollover on I-95 in Old Town Tuesday morning.

Officials say they received a couple of calls around 8am for a vehicle operating erratically between the Broadway and Hogan Road exits in Bangor.

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DJ Dana Wilson on Trial for Child Porn

John Krinjak

Updated 8 months ago

A local DJ and former Maine Sports Hall of Famer was on trial today on child pornography charges.

Dana Wilson is accused of possessing child porn on computers found in his home in Brewer.

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