Today’s Top Stories

Body of Chester Woman Found in Burned Out Mobile Home

Catherine Pegram

Updated 8 months ago

 

Investigators are trying to figure out what started a mobile home fire in Chester that killed one woman.

The body of 77-year-old Shirley Day was recovered from the rubble late Thursday morning.

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Knox Man Sentenced for Hit and Run Involving Belfast Councilor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

A Knox man will spend 3 years behind bars for a hit and run accident involving a Belfast City Councilor.

Police say Steven Lucas, 60, was driving the car that hit Eric Sanders last year, who was riding his bicycle on Main Street.

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Two Arrested in Connection With Daytime Burglary Spree

Updated 8 months ago

Two men have been arrested in connection with a string of daytime burglaries.

A Plymouth homeowner called police when he found two men in his barn Tuesday morning.

25 year old James Field of Pittsfield and 18 year old Jacob Graham of Hartland were taken into custody after a search of nearby woods. Both are charged with burglary.

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Old Town Man Who Assaulted Girlfriend Sentenced

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 8 months ago

An Old Town man who assaulted his girlfriend has been sentenced to 8 months in prison.

Patrick Mitchell, 24, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated assault for an incident in January where police say he choked and beat his girlfriend.

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Eddington Moratorium Blocks Quarry

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Eddington residents accepted a moratorium Tuesday, temporarily blocking a proposed quarry.

Hughes Brothers Inc. plans to sue the town over it.

The Hampden-based company wanted to build on Fox Hill, off Route 9.

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Residents Sound Off on Searsport Dredging Plan

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Members of the public had the chance in Belfast Tuesday to sound off about the plan to dredge Searsport Harbor.

“We’ve done an environmental assessment of the dredging project, and we’ve done many different studies and tests on material to be dredged on the site that we’ll be placing material. We’ve also looked at the type of species that live in the area and would be avoided in the dredging during the winter months,” said Barbara Blumeris, Study Manager for the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Welfare-to-Work Program Identifies Strengths, Removes Barriers To Work

Updated 9 months ago

A joint effort between state agencies is helping to transition Mainers receiving welfare benefits to a sustainable job.

The commissioners of the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services are touting a new program they hope will get people off public assistance and back into the workforce quickly by providing them with “work experience”.

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Murder Trial Of Palmyra Man Set To Start Next Month

Updated 9 months ago

The murder trial of a Palmyra man is scheduled to begin next month after attorneys for the prosecution and defense were unable to reach a plea agreement this morning.

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New Poll: Close Race For Maine Governor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

A new poll shows a tight race for governor.

It was done by Public Policy Polling.

It has Democrat Mike Michaud with 44% of the vote, Republican Incumbent Paul LePage with 37% and Independent Eliot Cutler with 14%.

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Man Pleads Guilty in Bangor TD Bank Robbery

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

A man accused of robbing a bank in Bangor earlier this year pleaded guilty today.

37-year-old Earl Gary admitted to robbing the TD Bank on Stillwater Avenue January 4th.

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Names Released in Fatal Hampden Wrong-way Crash

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

We now know the names of both people killed in a wrong-way crash in Hampden.

State Police say Richard Holden, 55, from Carmel was going the wrong way on I-95.

They say Holden, who also lived in Maryland for some time, had suspended licenses in both states.

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Arrests Made in Shaws Robbery Case

Updated 9 months ago

Two more have been arrested in the robbery at the Shaw’s supermarket in the Ellsworth shopping center last Monday.

Ellsworth police say 22-year-old Michael E. Robbins of Sorrento and 22-year-old Curtis Knudsen of Gouldsboro have been arrested and charged with robbery and theft.

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Waldo County Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

A teacher at Waldo County Technical Center is charged with gross sexual assault involving a student.

46-year old Michael Gagnon was arrested last week.

Police say the superintendent of RSU 3 asked the school’s resource officer to look into a rumor.

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UPDATE: Fatal Wrong-way Crash on I-95 in Hampden

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

State Police have released more information in the crash that killed two people in Hampden Sunday night.

They say the driver who was going the wrong way on I-95 had a suspended license.

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Cost Of Gas Up Slightly In Maine

Updated 9 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine has gone up slightly in the past week.

Price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the price at the pump averaged $3.62 per gallon in the past week, 7 cents above the national average.

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State Of Lobster Fishery Meetings Conclude

Updated 9 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Pat Keliher is holding his last of 12 “State of the Lobster Fishery” meetings.

Keliher is using the meetings to talk with lobster fishery workers about changes and challenges in the industry. He is also presenting the 2013 Lobster Settlement Survey and other scientific monitoring programs.

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I95 Open after Fatal Accident in Hampden

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Police say two men are dead after a wrong-way crash on I95 in Hampden Sunday evening.

I95 southbound was closed for several hours between Exits 180 and 174.

State police got a call around 6:40 reporting an SUV driving erratically on I95 south in Carmel.

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POMC Luncheon Honors Crime Victims, Families

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Governor LePage was in attendance at the annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week luncheon today.

The event in Augusta was hosted by the Maine chapter of Parents of Murdered Children.

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LePage Helps Unveil New Elevator at Homeless Shelter

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Governor Paul LePage did the honors at a very special ribbon-cutting at the Mid-Maine Homeless shelter.

“We have put out a campaign to raise money for an elevator so that we would have the opportunity to now build out the second floor,” said the shelter’s board chair Dirk Kirschner.

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10th Meth Lab Bust of 2014

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

A Caribou man has been arrested on drug charges after police found the 10th meth lab in the state this year.

Police arrested 47-year-old Keith Tingley Jr. and charged him with Class B Trafficking of Methamphetamine.

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