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Bangor Marks 38-Year Anniversary of Great Flood

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

It was on this day 38 years ago that Bangor experienced a flash flood of historical proportions.

The Great Bangor Flood hit on February 2, 1976.

The Kenduskeag Stream in downtown Bangor was severely impacted.

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Purple Heart Returned to Recipient’s Family After 95 Years

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

When her uncle Lenny died, Sheila Bedi’s father went through Lenny’s belongings–and lo and behond he found a purple heart.

“It was in a box of items that was left behind in the barn,” said Bedi.

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BearFest Dance Marathon Raises Funds FTK

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Students at UMaine in Orono are on hour five of their 12 hour dance marathon, FTK, or in other words, “For The Kids!”

It’s called BearFest Dance Marathon. Students from all walks of campus life are coming together tonight to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network.

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Annual Egg Ride Gets Messy

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Saturday was the annual Egg Ride benefiting Pine Tree Camp. Local celebrities, including a few familiar faces from TV5 ride snowmobiles wearing snow suits filled with raw eggs. You can imagine how messy this can get!

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Lewiston Girl Fakes Attempted Abduction

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Lewiston Police say a 12-year-old girl made up a story about someone trying to kidnap her. Police say they got a call Saturday morning from the girl’s father. She told him that while she was walking home from the store, someone jumped out of a car and tried to pull her inside. Lewiston Police say they canvassed the area and notified surrounding police to be on the lookout for the vehicle she described.

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2 Die in Unrelated Snowmobiling Accidents

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Two people were killed in two unrelated snowmobiling accidents late Friday night. Game wardens say 34-year-old Leonardo Rodrigues of Everette, MA was riding in Byron at a high speed when he hit a parked snow plow head on. Rodrigues was transported by Life Flight to Central Maine Medical Center, Wardens say he died while in the operating room.

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Two Charged in Bangor Triple Homicide Appear in Court

Updated 9 months ago

Two men charged with shooting three people, then burning their bodies inside a car in Bangor in August 2012 were in court Friday.

Attorneys for Randal Daluz and Nicholas Sexton are making their case against how cell phone records were obtained by police.

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11-year-old Boy Accused of Sexually Abusing Student Not at Harrington School

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

The organizer of a parent protest in Harrington this week says an 11-year-old boy accused of molesting an 8-year-old boy is no longer at Harrington Elementary School.

We’re told the school district is still providing him an education.

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Revamped Federal Building Officially Open in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

The newly revamped Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building in Bangor is officially open for business.

“We got this done because everybody pulled together and was willing to figure out how to bring new technology to an old building,” said Robert Zarnetske, Regional Administrator at the United States General Services Administraion.

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No Help In Sight For “Lost Group” On Wait List For MaineCare Services

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Whether it’s selling their homes, quitting their jobs or putting a loved one in a nursing home, more and more Maine parents of developmentally disabled children are being forced to make difficult decisions in order to provide their kids with the care they need.

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High Court Reverses Transgender Ruling

Jon Small

Updated 9 months ago

Maine’s highest court has overturned a lower court ruling about how the Orono school district handled a situation involving a fifth-grade transgender girl.

The family of Nicole Maines and the Maine Human Rights Commission sued after she was denied access to the girls’ bathroom at her elementary school in 2007.

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Injured Baby Out Of The Hospital

Updated 9 months ago

A baby seriously injured and blinded after allegedly being shaken by her father has been released from the hospital.

21-year old Kevin Peaslee is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one charge of assault in connection with a Dec. 21st incident.

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TV5 Helps Raise Money for Pine Tree Camp Egg Ride

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

What do you get when you combine eggs and snowmobiles? You get this weekend’s annual Q 106.5 Egg Ride in Newport.

All the money raised for the event goes to benefit the Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine…which provides a summer camp experience for kids and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Trade and Transportation Event Looks to Maine’s Future

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Many economists say manufacturing jobs are coming back stateside in a big way.

A forum Wednesday in Bangor looked at just how equipped Maine is to compete for these jobs.

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Bangor Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

David Coon, 50, of Bangor was in court Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his live-in girlfriend.

The judge postponed a decision on whether to accept that same plea earlier this month.

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Body of Missing Bangor Man Found Tuesday Night

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Bangor police say they have found the body of 51-year old John Eaton, Jr.

A resident of the Bangor Gardens neighborhood called police around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday to report he found a man’s body in a wooded area. The location is between Knox Avenue and the Bradford Commons apartment complex.  Bangor police confirmed the body found in that area was Eaton, Jr. We’re told his family has been notified.

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Sen. Collins Responds to SOTU

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Republican Senator Susan Collins responded to the President’s speech.

She would’ve liked to hear more about job creation.

“That means we should be looking at regulatory reform, tax incentives for small businesses, the true job creators and that we should look at building the infrastructure that is needed so that our businesses can get goods to and from market,” said Sen. Collins.

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Maine State Prison Band Prepares for First Public Concert

Catherine Pegram

Updated 9 months ago

The doors of the Maine State Prison are about to open to the public for a first-ever concert.

The group Sounds of Comfort will be performing, a band made up of men inside the walls in Warren.

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Deputies Identify Woman Killed in Rt. 9 Crash

Updated 9 months ago

Deputies have released the names of the two people involved in Monday’s deadly crash in Eddington.

47 year old Denise Golding of Eddington was killed when the vehicle she was driving collided with a pick-up on Route 9.

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Plymouth Home Fire

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Fire crews battled flames as well as frigid temperatures in Plymouth early Tuesday morning.

Fire fighters from multiple towns were called to Lower Detroit Road around 2:30 a.m.

The homeowners got out safely.

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