Today’s Top Stories

Shelters Help Storm Victims on Xmas Day

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Christmas Day is day four without power for some Mainers. The Red Cross set up emergency shelters throughout the state, including one in Brewer.

“I would have froze to death if it wasn’t for them,” says Phil Baker.

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Local Troop Greeter, Bill Knight, has Died

Updated 9 months ago

TV5 has confirmed that local troop greeter, Bill Knight, has passed away.

Knight, who was featured in the documentary “The Way We Get By” died Wednesday at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Bangor.

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Christmas Eve Garage Fire in Lincolnville

Updated 9 months ago

Fire fighters spent part of their Christmas Eve battling a garage fire in Lincolnville.

Crews were called to Youngtown Road around 8:15 in the evening.

Neighbors as well as the homeowner called in the fire.

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Bangor Hydro Extends Outage Restoration Timetable

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

The ice storm is over, but power issues continue to pester the state.

At last check Bangor Hydro is reporting about 21,000 customers without power.

But Central Maine power still has more than 63,000 customers in the dark.

Read more on Bangor Hydro Extends Outage Restoration Timetable…


High Schoolers Bring Cheer to Sick Kids

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

It’s Christmas Eve, and the Bangor Mall Build-A-Bear Store is packed… But not with typical last-minute shoppers.

The Deer Isle-Stonington High School Cheer Squad is making stuffed animals to deliver to sick kids at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

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Ice Storm Death: Carbon Monoxide Kills Knox Man

Updated 9 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine say a 50-year-old man died when he tried to refill a generator that was running after power went out during this week’s ice storm.

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UPDATE: Storm Shelters

Updated 9 months ago

SHELTER UPDATE: If you are in need of a place to shelter from the cold and a place where there is active electricity, please take a look below, as there may be a place in your town that you can utilize while crews work to restore power. We here at TV5 will stay in contact with officials to bring you the most current information. You can also call 2-1-1 to see what warming centers and shelters are available, or you can also check with their local fire department. Remember to please not call 9-1-1 for information about power outages, contact your electricity provider for updates.

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Fire Destroys Cottage in Northport

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Downed tree branches hampered fire fighters’ efforts in Northport Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to Shore Road just before 3 a.m.

The couple living in the cottage told authorities the fire started around the wood stove.

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LePage: State Offices In Kennebec County Closed

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Widespread power outages caused by a two-day ice storm have prompted Gov. Paul LePage to shut down all state offices in Kennebec County, including Augusta.

LePage announced Tuesday that because of the power outages and hazardous driving conditions, state offices in Kennebec County and the town of Ellsworth will be closed.

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Augusta Woman Charged With Stabbing Boyfriend

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Augusta woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the back and shoulder after he came home late and drunk has been held on $20,000 bail.

Ariana Lee Doherty appeared Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court on a charge of elevated aggravated assault. She remains in jail. The 27-year-old Doherty also agreed to stay away from her boyfriend, refrain from drug and alcohol use and adhere to a curfew.

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Union Family Left Homeless By Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Two people were taken to the hospital after fire broke out inside a home in Union Monday afternoon.

Fire fighters were called to Davis Road shortly after 4 p.m.

Crews from five towns battled the flames for several hours but were unable to save the home.

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Bangor Hydro: Outages Could Last until Friday

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

After being concentrated mostly in Hancock and Washington Counties yesterday, power outages have begun to crop up today in the Bangor area as well.

Bangor Hydro says all customers in their coverage area may not be fully restored until Friday.

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Generator Safety Tips

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Generators have been hard at work the past few days.

Emergency responders want to remind you to use them safely.

When the power goes out, and generators go on, remember the dangers of carbon monoxide.

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UPDATE: Bangor Police Identify Pedestrian Killed Saturday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Bangor Police have identified the person who was struck and killed by a car Saturday night.

They say Larry Furbush, 43, was a transient.

A man from New Brunswick was driving the car.

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Improving Talk Through Telemedicine

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Icy weather wasn’t going to stop a Searsmont man from making his doctor’s appointment Monday.

That’s because Tom Edgecomb was actually saving himself a trip to Philadelphia for the procedure.

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Ice Storm Knocks Out Power to More than 87,000

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

The ice storm moving through Maine is leaving tens of thousands of electric customers without power. It’s also causing cancellations and parking bans.

As of  4 p.m. Monday, Bangor Hydro is reporting 32,595 without power. Central Maine Power has 54,952 customers in the dark.

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UPDATE: Cause Determined in Newport Apartment Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office says a sofa too close to an electric heater sparked an apartment fire in Newport Saturday morning.

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

Read more on UPDATE: Cause Determined in Newport Apartment Fire…


Suspect In 1976 Maine Slaying Faces 2014 Trial

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A homeless Seattle man charged in connection with a 1976 slaying in Maine is scheduled to go on trial next year.

A Kennebec County Superior Court judge last week said Gary Raub will go on trial in late May or early June.

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Icy Roads Hamper Bus Service

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

The ice storm hampered bus travel north and east of Bangor Sunday.

West Transportation canceled all Downeast service Sunday out of the Concord Terminal.

Cyr Bus Lines canceled all bus service to Houlton and Caribou.

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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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