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Bangor Man Identified as Fatal Fall Victim

Updated 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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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Maine Fishermen Not Surprised by Shrimp Season Cancellation

Updated 10 months ago

Maine Shrimpers are not surprised the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission shutdown the 2014 Maine shrimp season on Tuesday.

“I wasn’t really counting on it anyway, so it wasn’t a huge shock to me, but I would like to be able to go,” said Justin Libby, a Shrimper from Port Clyde.

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Police: Waterville Man Assaults Girlfriend – Threatens Neighbors

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

A Waterville man was arrested Monday night after police say he threw his girlfriend down a flight of stairs and threatened neighbors with a box cutter.

Police say Brian Pelletier, 33, waved the box cutter and threatened to slash neighbors who tried to intervene in the fight between Pelletier and his girlfriend.

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4 Sentenced In Farmington Woman’s Death

Updated 10 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Four people have been sentenced in connection with the morphine-related death of a Farmington woman last year.

Marilyn Rider died during a party last November.

The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death accidental and said it was caused by multiple chronic respiratory diseases aggravated by the morphine. The morphine had been injected at her request.

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Search Finds No Signs Of Missing Man In Maine

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine game wardens have suspended their search for a 67-year-old man from Quebec in a remote and snow-covered part of northern Maine.

Officials say 26 game wardens, including dog and dive teams as well as search team volunteers and five forest rangers searched for Renald Poulin of Quebec but found no signs of him by Tuesday evening.

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Police: Driver Charged With OUI After Crash

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Two drivers were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash in Bangor.

It happened near the intersection of Finson Road and Broadway around 4:45 pm.

Both were still at Eastern Maine Medical Center as of 11:00 pm.

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New Details on Missing Hunters’ Survival

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

The Maine Warden Service is releasing new details about two missing hunters found Sunday in northern Piscataquis County.

Wardens say they became stranded while driving through an area east of Mud Pond.

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Local Veterans Send Holiday Cheer to Those Currently Serving

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

Since 2006, the American Red Cross has received and sent more than 6.5 million cards for American troops and their families, here in America and overseas.

Tuesday, residents at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor got involved in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.

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Father of Boy Who Brought Gun To School Sentenced

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

A Madison man whose 4-year-old child brought a loaded gun to preschool has pleaded guilty to reckless conduct.

District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says Adam Keene, 31, put the loaded gun in his son’s bag temporarily while removing items from his vehicle, then forgot to take it out.

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Regulators Scrap Shrimp Season In Gulf Of Maine

Updated 10 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State regulators have voted to scrap the winter shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine.

The decision Tuesday by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission came after a harvest last winter that was the smallest since the last shrimp shutdown in 1978. And over the summer, a shrimp survey index indicated stocks were at their lowest since the survey began in 1984.

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Machine Shop Fire in Hermon

Updated 10 months ago

Fire broke out in a machine shop in Hermon Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to Pine Tree Machine on the Pine Tree Road around 7 a.m.

The shop is located near the Hermon and Levant town line.

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