Today’s Top Stories

Hit-and-Run on I-95 Sends Two to Hospital

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

In Bangor state police are investigating a hit-and-run on I-95 this afternoon.

Trooper Brian Bean says a blue Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound around 12:15 when it lost control…presumably due to road conditions…and rear-ended a 15-passenger van.

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Sunday Snowfall Causes Slick Roads and Accidents

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

Mid-morning snowfall caused slick roads and accidents across the state Sunday.

State police report accidents both on I-95 and on secondary roads–but say there have been no major injuries.

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Snowmobilers Flock to Ice Drag Races in Medway

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

The snow didn’t stop extreme sports enthusiasts from coming out to the annual Northeast Winter National Ice Drag Races in Medway.

“They just love the racing, and the spectators just love to watch it–it’s a lot of noise, a lot of excitement,” said Brian Wiley, President of East Branch Sno-Rovers, which puts on the event.

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LePage Says Cold = Emergency

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

With cold weather returning Governor LePage has signed a limited emergency proclamation for a third time this winter.

He says it allows fuel transport and delivery truck drivers to spend extra hours working.

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Spectators Watch Coast Guard Cut Ice in Bangor

Updated 9 months ago

People lined up on the waterfront in Bangor Saturday.

They weren’t there for a concert, but it was quite a show.

An essential service was performed by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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DMR Closes Areas to Scallop Fishing

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

The Maine Department of Marine Resources closed six areas for scallop fishing along the coast this morning. The closures take effect immediately and for the remainder of the season.

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Pilot Safe after Helicopter Fire in Houlton

Updated 9 months ago

There were reports of a helicopter fire in Houlton Friday night.

According to Houlton Police, the call came in a little after 8:40 Friday evening and a Border Patrol helicopter was involved.

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Scallop Season At Risk of Shutdown

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Marine Resources is concerned Cobscook Bay could be in danger of over fishing. But scallop fishermen tell us the science is flawed and they should be allowed to fish. Marine Resources met with fisherman in Whiting, Friday to discuss the issue.

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Marine Patrol: Sinking Sailboat Call A Hoax

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

BRISTOL, Maine (AP) – The Coast Guard has ended its search in the waters off Bristol, Maine, after officials determined that a 911 call about a sinking boat was a hoax.

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Nebraska Man Convicted of Abusing Child in Cold Case

Updated 9 months ago

AP-A Nebraska man has been convicted of sexually abusing an 8-year-old relative in Maine nearly a quarter century ago.

Clarence Cote of Nemaha, Neb., was found guilty Friday of two sexual assault counts.

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Deputies Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect in Bingham

Updated 9 months ago

Somerset County deputies are searching for a man they suspect tried to rob a Bingham bank today.

Dispatch logs show that deputies were alerted to a robbery at the bank just after 11 am.

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Brewer Police Investigating Early Morning Crime

Updated 9 months ago

A Brewer couple had a scare early this morning when they thought someone was breaking into their home.

Brewer police were called to an attempted burglary around 1:30 am.

The homeowner’s wife had woken up for a glass of water. She noticed the motion lights were activated in the driveway.

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Bids Due Friday For Bankrupt Railroad In Maine

Updated 9 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The deadline has arrived for interested parties to bid on the bankrupt, Maine-based railroad responsible for a disaster that killed 47 people in Canada.

If bids are submitted by Friday’s deadline, then there will be a closed-door auction next week for the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railways.

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Suzanne Smith Elementary School Closed

Updated 9 months ago

Suzanne Smith Elementary School in Levant is closed today.

There is no water in the school.

All other schools in RSU 87 will go as scheduled, the only closure is the Suzanne Smith Elementary School.

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Norridgewock Residents Barred from Accessing Town Sand

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

As far as snow and ice goes, few would dispute it’s been a rough winter, and salt and sand are at a premium these days.

The town of Norridgewock has taken the step of restricting sand to residents, which has angered many.

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Religious Freedom Bill Called License To Discriminate By Critics

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Lawmakers got their first look today at a bill that some say protects the religious freedoms of Mainers. Critics of the measure are calling it a license to discriminate.

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Man On Stand 20 Years After Alleged Crime

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

A Nebraska man defended himself in court today, more than 20 years after his alleged crime.

65-year-old Clarence Cote  is charged with two counts of gross sexual assault in the summer of 1990 in Lincoln, Maine.

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Flooding Concerns In Parts Of Maine

Updated 9 months ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — City public safety officials in Bangor, Maine, have closed a plaza due to potential flooding concerns.

People have been advised Thursday morning to move their vehicles from both the east and west side of the Kenduskeag Plaza in downtown Bangor as soon as possible.

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Marine Resources Christens New Boat

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

The Marine Patrol christened their new boat, the Dirigo II, Wednesday.

“Will be one of our major tools, enforcement tools that we’ll use and safety tools that we’ll use within this area to enforce boating laws and commercial laws associated with our fisheries,” said Patrick Keliher, Commissioner, Maine Department of Marine Resources.

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Public Weighs In On Medicaid Expansion Debate

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Politicians have spent the past year sparring in the media over whether or not to expand the MaineCare program. It was the public’s turn to weigh in.

Shortly after maine speaker of the house mark eves introduced his bill that he says would expand the MaineCare program under Obamacare to cover 70,000 uninsured Mainers, including thousands of veterans, members of the public got to chime in.

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