Today’s Top Stories

Former Bangor Man Killed at AZ Christmas Party

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

A teenager is in jail on $450,000 bond accused of shooting and killing a former Bangor man at a Christmas party in Arizona.

28-year-old Jeff Ward died early Sunday morning.

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UPDATE: Palmyra Fire Ruled Accidental

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office says a fire that destroyed a residence in Palmyra Monday morning was accidental.

Crews arrived around 2am  to find flames showing through the roof of the home on Main Street.

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Arrest Made in Orono Stabbing

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

A 21-year old Orono man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing in Orono.

Dorian Guerin is also facing two elevated aggravated assault charges.

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UPDATE: Winterport Car Accident Under Investigation

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Police continue to investigate a car crash that happened Sunday night in Winterport.

Waldo County Sheriff’s office says that a 16-year-old from Frankfort was driving south on Coles Corner Road when she lost control of her car.

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Man Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries After Fight in Orono

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Police say they received a call for a fight taking place inside a residence on Park Street early Sunday afternoon.

They say the residence is a “rooming house” where they haven’t had problems like this before.

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Local First Responders First to Test AEDs

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

“This was the first unit that was used on the pilot program,” said Sherman Mason, Hermon Rescue Chief.

Bangor and Hermon rescue squads are influential in the history of saving lives.

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Local Illustrator Launches New Children’s Book

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

There’s a brand new children’s book on the shelves at Briar Patch Books in Bangor. It was written and illustrated by a local man.

Josh Alves of Glenburn officially launched his new book titled, “Lilly Bristol Dinosaur Wrangler and the Town a Tyrannosaurus Wreks” Saturday in Bangor.

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Suspect Arrested in Milbridge Attempted Pharmacy Robbery

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

An arrest has been made in an attempted pharmacy robbery in Addison.

The Milbridge Police Department arrested 30 year old Phillip Krehan Friday night.

Police say on November 7th Kreham walked into the Milbridge Pharmacy and demanded prescription drugs. After the pharmacist refused, police say Krehan ran away.

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Fire Leaves Thousands in Damage to Home

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

A fire caused thousands of dollars in damage to a home in Bucksport Friday night. Bucksport Fire crews arrived at the scene on Bucksmills Road shortly after midnight.

Officials say the fire may have been caused by a battery  charger malfunction.

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Task Force: Maine Forest Rangers Should Be Armed

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Maine Forest Rangers were last allowed to carry guns back in the late 1990′s. But that could be changing. A report issued by a 10 person task force convened by Governor LePage gave their final recommendation earlier this week. That recommendation is to begin arming Maine Forest Rangers incrementally over the next several years.

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Bangor Man Identified as Fatal Fall Victim

Updated 9 months ago

Police have identified the man killed in a fall at a construction site in Old Town yesterday.

Police believe 32-year-old Jon Atwood of Bangor lost his balance and fell, head first, more than fifteen feet to the concrete below.

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Charleston Fire Cause Undetermined Due to Damage

Updated 9 months ago

 

The State Fire Marshal’s Office can’t determine what caused a house fire in Charleston because there’s too much damage.

Crews were called to Akinson Road at around 3:30 yesterday afternoon.

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Island Community Hopes to Help Business Owners After Fire Destroys Restaurant

Updated 9 months ago

All that’s left of a Bass Harbor landmark is a pile of rubble.

“There’s a silver living. We’re looking for it, but no doubt it will show up. It always has for us so it will again,” said Bob Cousins, an Owner of Cap’n Nemos.

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Festival of Lights Parade in Bangor Saturday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

“Seasons greetings.”

That’s the very apt theme of this year’s “Festival of Lights Parade” in downtown Bangor.

It’s this Saturday.

We’re told the parade will be longer this year ending, as usual, with Santa.

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Update: Charleston Home Destroyed by Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Fire destroyed much of a Charleston family’s home Thursday.

Crews were called to Akinson Road at around 3:30 pm.

Charleston fire Chief Keith Prescott tells TV 5 that one of the homeowners was treated and released from a local hospital.

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Update: Fall Kills Man in Old Town

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

A 32-year-old man died after a fall in Old Town.

It happened Thursday afternoon at a construction site next to Sun Tan City on Stillwater Avenue.

Police say he was part of a crew installing a roof on an addition to an existing commercial building.

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Transportation Conference Opens In Augusta

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

A conference aimed at tackling Maine’s transportation issues kicked off this morning in Augusta.

Roughly 600 people, including industry officials and policy makers, were on-hand for the 63rd Maine Transportation Conference at the Augusta Civic Center.

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Update: Landmark Restaurant in Tremont Destroyed by Fire

Updated 10 months ago

A landmark restaurant in the Bass Harbor area was destroyed by fire Wednesday night.

Cap’n Nemos was engulfed in flames by the time crews arrived after 8 p-m.

The fire chief in Tremont tells us, the owner first tried to put the flames out but was unable. He was able to get everyone out safely.

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Second Woman Sentenced in Augusta Pharmacy Robbery

Updated 10 months ago

Another woman has been sentenced in connection with the robbery of a CVS store in Augusta in January.

26-year old Candice Eaton is being described as the getaway driver,she also took some of the stolen pills from the stone street pharmacy. She pled guilty in April.

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Maine Scientist to Study Link Between Fire Fighters and Cancer

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

Firefighters risk their lives daily for those in the community.

A scientist says there are many health risks involved and what protects them is part of the problem.

Caitlin Burchill explains.

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