Today’s Top Stories

Two Men Suspected of Stealing Copper from Ellsworth Home

Joy Hollowell

Updated 9 months ago

An Ellsworth man is charged with burglary after police say he stole copper piping from a vacant house.

A State Police Trooper reportedly found 42-year old Carl Burch on the side of Route 1-A in Ellsworth just after midnight Wednesday.

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Lincoln Town Manager Hopes to Build Bright Business Future

Updated 10 months ago

The town of Lincoln is looking to their future through the eyes of their younger residents.

“What can we do to keep out youth right here?”

As the state with the oldest population in the country, that’s a question on many minds. In Lincoln, Town Manager William Lawrence is looking for ways to answer it.

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Bangor Man Gets 10 Years in Jail after Girlfriend’s Death

Erica Stapleton

Updated 10 months ago

“Part of me went with her,” said David Coon as he testified at his sentencing Tuesday morning. “Part of me went with Sherry. She always would say that you’d never forget me and you know something? Maybe you’re right. I won’t forget you. And I’m so sorry for taking her life, this wasn’t supposed to happen.”

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Bucksport Couple Home with Newborn with Rare Condition

Updated 10 months ago

Nicole and Benjamin Bustard of Bucksport are happy to have their little Mr. Personality home.

“He has a ton of personality already, and I don’t know if you can see it right now, but he frowns all the time, and I don’t know if it’s because he’s had a hard life so far.”

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Two Police Leaders To Retire In Hancock County

Wayne Harvey

Updated 10 months ago

Their offices are separated by one street, and they’ve worked side by side for the last three plus decades.

In nine months, both Ellsworth Police Chief John DeLeo and Hancock County Sheriff William Clark will be retired.

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Exeter Man Accused of Slashing Man’s Throat Appears in Court

Updated 10 months ago

An Exeter man accused of slashing the throat of a man in Garland Sunday morning was in court Monday.

49-year-old Edward Soucie is charged with aggravated assault.

Police were told Soucie first asked the victim to kill him but when the victim refused Soucie lunged at him and cut his throat.

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Stolen Vehicles, Car Break-ins: Madison PD Looking for Culprit

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

Madison Police are searching for whoever is responsible for stealing two vehicles and breaking into at least nine others.

Police tell is they recovered the two stolen vehicles. Electronics, tools and money were stolen from the other vehicles.

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Early Morning Fatal Fire in Limington

Updated 10 months ago

A farmhouse fire in Limington has claimed the life of a woman who lived there.

The fire was discovered about 5:30 a.m. Monday on North Road.

Authorities have identified the woman as 52-year-old Ingeborg Young.  The State Medical Examiner says she died of smoke inhalation.

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Maine Gas Prices Go Up Another 2.4 Cents A Gallon

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The average retail cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is up another 2.4 cents.

Price-monitoring website GasBuddy.com reports Monday that the price at the pump has risen to an average of $3.60 per gallon in the past week, 13 cents above the national average.

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Possible Medicaid Expansion Vote This Week

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Democrat-controlled Legislature is poised to vote on a Republican-backed measure to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law.

Initial votes on the measure are expected in the Senate as early as Tuesday.

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Gov. LePage To Lay Out Business Zones Proposal

Updated 10 months ago

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is laying out the details of his proposal to create “Open for Business Zones,” which he says will spur economic investment and make the state more competitive.

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Hunting Dogs Show Skill at Sportsmen’s Show

Erica Stapleton

Updated 10 months ago

Man’s best friend can also be his hunting companion.

“These guys here are trained to hunt goose as well as woodcock and pheasant,” says dog owner and trainer Daniel Albert.  “They are a very versatile dog.”

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Accident in Wesley Sends Five to the Hospital

Updated 10 months ago

 

Five people were taken to the hospital Saturday after an accident on Route 9 in Wesley.

State police say 33-year-old Brittany Hood of Alexander was traveling west when she crossed the center line.

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Bangor Caregiver Charged In Death of Baby Makes Court Appearance

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

A Bangor man charged with manslaughter in the death of a 5-month old boy appeared in court Friday.

Police say Samuel Moore, 25, was Korbyn Antworth’s babysitter.

Korbyn died Wednesday at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, one day after being taken to the hospital from a home on Griffin Road in Bangor.

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Update: Six Arrested in Waterville, Oakland in Meth Lab Bust

Catherine Pegram

Updated 10 months ago

 

 

Six people are under arrested in connection with a meth lab operation state police say was based in a Waterville motel room.

Part of the Fireside Inn and Suites on Main Street has been evacuated as drug agents investigate and then clean up the highly flammable and explosive chemicals.

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New Portland Home Invasion Under Investigation

Updated 10 months ago

Deputies in Somerset County are investigating an armed home invasion that took place on February 27th in New Portland.

Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster says it happened at 12:30 in the afternoon at a Bog Road residence.

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Nebraska Man Sentenced For Sex Crimes From 1990

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

Five years in prison.

That’s the sentence for a Nebraska man convicted of sex crimes that took place more than twenty years ago in Lincoln.

Clarence Cote,65, was found guilty in January for two counts of gross sexual assault.

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James Taylor Coming to Bangor

Joy Hollowell

Updated 10 months ago

James Taylor is coming to Bangor.

The five-time Grammy Award winner will be performing at the Cross Insurance Center July 13th.

Tickets for the concert start at $63.50. They go on sale next Friday, March 14th.

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DA Defends Decision Not To Prosecute In Fatality

Updated 10 months ago

TENANTS HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A prosecutor in Maine is defending his decision not to bring charges against the driver of a car that went out of a control and killed a 9-year-old Massachusetts boy last summer.

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Police: 67-year-old Woman Died In Monmouth Crash

Updated 10 months ago

MONMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the woman who died in a head-on car crash in Monmouth.

Police say 67-year-old Joan Fortier of Mount Vernon was a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the crash on U.S. Route 202 at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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