Today’s Top Stories

Holden Man Pleads Guilty to Drug, Gun Charges

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

A Holden man pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug and and weapons charges.

32-year-old Nicholas McDonald was in U-S District Court in Bangor.

He was charged with intent to distribute heroin and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Fire at BirdsAcre Intentionally Set According to Investigators

Updated 9 months ago

Authorities say the fire at a historic home at BirdsAcre in Ellsworth was intentionally set.

A passerby in Ellsworth saw smoke coming from the bird sanctuary Sunday night and called the fire department.

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Wardens Identify Man Killed in Fairgrounds Snowmobile Crash

Updated 9 months ago

A man died in a snowmobile crash in Dover-Foxcroft today.

Police responded to the Piscataquis County Fairgrounds just before 8:30 this morning and found the man dead at the scene.

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Early Morning Circle K Robbery in Winthrop

Updated 9 months ago

Winthrop Police are investigating an early morning robbery at a convenience store.

Police say around 3:30am, they received a report of an armed robbery at the Circle K on Main Street.

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Bangor Fielding Suggestions on Cross Center Traffic Woes

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

People in Bangor will have a chance to sound off about traffic issues surrounding events at the Cross Insurance Center.

City councilors say they’ve received e-mails and letters from patrons and neighbors expressing frustration and confusion regarding parking and traffic flow around the arena.

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Alleged Pizza Burglar Appears in Court

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

An Old Town man accused of breaking into a pizza shop was in court Monday in Bangor.

22-year-old Joseph Doucette is charged with burglary and refusing to submit to arrest.

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Clean Up After Fire Begins At Birdsacre In Ellsworth

Wayne Harvey

Updated 9 months ago

A passerby in Ellsworth saw smoke coming from the bird sanctuary a little after six Sunday night and called the fire department.

No birds were hurt in the blaze, but the 19th century home was damaged, as were some of the original artifacts and pieces inside.

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State Releases New Home Buyer’s Guide

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

Buying a house can feel like diving off the deep end of a swimming pool.

That’s why the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection has come out with a new guide.

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Second Death in Embden Car Crash

Updated 9 months ago

Last week’s car crash in Embden has now led to a second death.

Yesterday 67 year old Ruth Souweine died at the hospital as a result of the injuries she sustained in the crash.

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Sarah McLachlan Concert Scheduled For Bangor

Wayne Harvey

Updated 9 months ago

Grammy award winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan will stop along the Penobscot River in Bangor as part of her nationwide tour.

The show is Friday July 18th at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, and will be for her new album, Shine On which will be released in May.

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Fire in Old Town Apt Building Late Sunday

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 9 months ago

Firefighters from four towns responded to an apartment building fire in Old Town late last night.

Crews were called to the structure on Chapman Street just before ten o’clock.

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Pet CPR Course Educates Local Pet Owners

John Krinjak

Updated 9 months ago

The Maine POM Project is a local organization that provides first responders with pet oxygen masks to use in fire situations.

They raise money for that cause by traveling around the state educating pet owners on what they can do in such an emergency.

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Free Dinner Served to Former Lincoln Mill Workers

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Families facing hunger and an uncertain future were treated to a hot meal Friday.

“Every penny is being pinched now so to have something like this, free of charge, it has been nice,” said Jamey House.

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Hancock County Food Drive Kicks-Off

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

Many Maine families are deciding between heating their homes and putting food on the table, this time of year.

Food pantries and community resource centers have been stretched to the limit, especially in Hancock County.

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Inmate Death Ruled Homicide

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 9 months ago

An inmate, serving time for molesting a 4-year-old, was stabbed to death Friday, according to State Police.

It happened at the Maine State Prison in Warren.

The state medical examiner says 37-year-old Micah Boland died from multiple stab wounds.

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Chefs Cook Up Special Menu for Maine Restaurant Week

Erica Stapleton

Updated 9 months ago

Local restaurants are prepping special menus this week.

“Restaurant week is usually the first week of March and its for many restaurants sort of a down time, a slower season,” says Santiago Rave, one owner of Thistles in Bangor.  “Give a little push to that dreary weather and slow season.”

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LePage Fires Back At Critics After U.S. DOL Letter Controversy

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 months ago

Governor LePage sounded off today on a federal report that says his administration interfered with the unemployment appeals process and may have pressured hearing officers to favor employers in those hearings. We caught up with the governor at the Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport.

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Bangor Man Loses Tax Return Due to Perplexing Legislation

Erica Stapleton

Updated 9 months ago

“Repair a car, we need to get that second car back on the road. Repairs to the house, upgrades.”

These are the things Mike Bergerson will no longer be doing with his tax return.  The Social Security Administration Offset this year’s refund nearly two thousand dollars.

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Family of Six Displaced After Late Night Fire

Updated 9 months ago

Firefighters were dispatched to a late night fire on Corinna Center Road in Corinna.

Corinna’s fire chief tells us that the homeowner had a chimney fire earlier in the night but felt it had gone out, and did not request help.

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UPDATE: Waterville Bank Robbery

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 9 months ago

Waterville Police say they have arrested 28-year-old David Alvarez for robbing the Bangor Savings Bank on Main Street in Waterville at 9:00 am Friday morning.

David Alvarez is currently on probation for gun theft. Waterville Patrol Officer Damon Lefferets recognized Alvarez from surveillance footage as a man involved in a minor traffic accident earlier Friday morning near the bank.

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