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Rapid Response Team Meets with Lincoln Mill Workers

Updated 10 months ago

Laid off mill workers from Lincoln Paper and Tissue gathered at Mattanawcook Academy on Thursday.

“There’s a lot of information being presented by the state and the AFL-CIO and hopefully it helps them,” said Roger Zelkan, president local 396.

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Jeskey Trial: Day 4

Updated 10 months ago

Testimony continued on Thursday in the trial of a Bangor woman accused of murdering her husband two and a half years ago.

Roxanne Jeskey has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in connection with the death of Richard Jeskey.

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Police Arrest 10 In Augusta Drug Bust

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

Ten people were arrested yesterday in Augusta when authorities broke up a drug distribution ring they say was run by a dangerous out-of-state gang.

Augusta Police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agents raided a house on Penley Street in Augusta and seized around 45 grams of heroin and 5 grams of what they believe is methamphetamine. Police say the heroin has a street value of around $10,000.

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Plea Change for Man Accused of Firing Shots in Bangor

Updated 10 months ago

 

A man accused of firing 70 shots from his apartment window in downtown Bangor on the Fourth of July changed his plea to guilty in federal court Thursday morning.

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Jonesport Business Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Washington County dispatchers say multiple crews are battling flames at a Jonesport business right now.

They say Wayne Beal’s Boat Shop along Indian River Road is on fire.

First responders report heavy fire.

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Jeskey Trial: Day 3

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

Day three today in the trial for Roxanne Jeskey of Bangor…for a Bangor woman accused of murdering her husband.

The state’s attorney says she killed her husband, Richard Jeskey, who was found dead in their bathtub 2-and-a-half years ago.

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Loss of Major Contract Impacted 200 Jobs at Lincoln Mill

Catherine Pegram

Updated 10 months ago

Officials at Lincoln Paper and Tissue now say the layoff of more than 200 employees is related to the loss of a major contract to an overseas business and not just a boiler explosion last month.

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Fire Destroys Large Home in Bangor

Joy Hollowell

Updated 10 months ago

Fire fighters were called out in Bangor early Wednesday morning after a blaze broke out in a large abandoned home.

The report came in a little after midnight.

The building is located on the corner of Union and Pond Street.

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Jeskey Trial Day 2 Update

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

The trial of a Bangor woman accused of killing her husband continued Tuesday.

Roxanne Jeskey, admitted to attacking her husband,Richard Jeskey, two and a hald years ago with a box cutter and a plastic baseball bat.

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More Charges for Mt. Desert Man Accused of Murder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 10 months ago

A man accused of killing a former accountant from Trenton then posing as the victim for more than a year has been indicted on more charges.

44-year-old William Morse of Mount Desert is charged with the murder of 61-year-old Richard Bellittieri.

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Deputies Identify Otis Man Killed in Crash

Updated 10 months ago

We now know the identity of the man killed in a head-on crash in Clifton last night.

Police say 64-year-old Steven Andrews of Otis was driving on Rebel Hill Road, when his pick-up was struck by an empty logging truck

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Ayla Reynolds Still Missing 2 Years Later

Updated 10 months ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — It’s been two years since toddler Ayla Reynolds was reported missing from her father’s home in Maine, and the girl’s mother is asking people to demand answers.

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Police: Jay Woman Tried Stealing From Christmas Program

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

A Jay woman with a lengthy criminal record is now accused of trying to steal Christmas gifts from a Waterville non-profit that helps families in need.

Waterville Police charged Lisa Carbonneau, 35, with theft by deception and violating the conditions of release on an unrelated theft charge. Police say earlier this month Carbonneau sent an email to the Maine Children’s Home For Little Wanderers Christmas Program, asking for help. Carbonneau said in the email that her husband had died and fire had recently destroyed her home and she had no way to provide Christmas gifts for her four children.

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Trial Begins for Bangor Woman Accused of Murdering Husband

Joy Hollowell

Updated 10 months ago

The trial of a Bangor woman accused of murdering her husband got underway Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

50-year old Roxanne Jeskey is accused of killing her husband, Richard Jeskey, 2 and 1/2 years ago.

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Bangor Man Missing- Police Seeking Help from Public

Updated 10 months ago

The Bangor Police Department is seeking information about a missing person. 

Family members reported that Si “Tobi” Lam, a 22 yr old male from Bangor, had left his family’s home on foot sometime during the night on Saturday.

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U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Lobster Boat Captain

Updated 10 months ago

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a lobster boat stuck in the ocean Sunday morning.

The 33-foot vessel “Just In Time” became disabled and started taking on water about 1 mile east of Jonesport.

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Update: Thought To Be Armed and Dangerous Man Taken Into Custody

Updated 10 months ago

A man believed to be armed and dangerous was captured by police early Monday morning in Bangor.

State police believe 42-year-old Jason Trickett stole a Jeep, a loaded .45 caliber handgun and several hundred dollars from Machiasport.

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Snowstorm Impacts Travel to and from Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The snow hampered air travel into and out of Bangor International Airport.

All of Sunday afternoon’s departures and arrivals were cancelled–except for flights to and from New York City.

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First Winter Storm of Season Hits Maine

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The first major snowstorm of the season is here.

The white stuff began falling overnight and people around the region woke up to a blanket of snow.

Plow crews have been out in full force all day.

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State Troopers Believe an Armed and Dangerous Man is Heading to Bangor

Updated 10 months ago

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State Police are looking for a man they believe is Armed and Dangerous.

Troopers believe Jason Trickett, 42, stole a jeep and a loaded .45 caliber handgun and several hundred dollars from Machiasport Sunday morning.

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