Today’s Top Stories

The Circus Has Come to Town

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 11 months ago

Behind the famous lights and sounds of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus is a group of more than 100 dedicated professionals, from nearly every walk of life.

Read more on The Circus Has Come to Town…


St. George Man Sentenced for Mid-Coast Crime Spree

Updated 11 months ago

A man from St. George is going to prison for nine years for a string of crimes along the Mid-Coast.

Ricky Block, 47, was sentenced on Wednesday.

The crimes took place last winter in Cushing, Rockland, St. George, South Thomaston, Thomaston, and Warren.

Read more on St. George Man Sentenced for Mid-Coast Crime Spree…


Ellsworth Woman Accused of Stealing from Patient

Updated 11 months ago

An Ellsworth woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a patient she worked for.

Police say Ashley Carney, 29, was a home health care provider. She reportedly used a patient’s credit card to spend more than $10,000.

Read more on Ellsworth Woman Accused of Stealing from Patient…


Orono Man Killed in Augusta School Bus Crash

Updated 11 months ago

An Orono man was killed after his pick-up truck got wedged under a school bus.

It happened on Riverside Drive in Augusta Tuesday afternoon.

Police say 60-year old Herbert Lebreton struck the school bus from behind, as it was letting off kids.

Read more on Orono Man Killed in Augusta School Bus Crash…


2013 Election Results

Updated 11 months ago

QUESTION 1 – GUARD BOND

98% reported

Yes  127,102 – 58%
No  90,323 – 42%

QUESTION 2 – HIGHER ED BOND

98% reported

Yes  130,746 – 61%
No  83,697 – 39%

Read more on 2013 Election Results…


LePage Makes Reelection Bid Official

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

In front of a packed house at the Buker Community Center in Augusta, Governor Paul LePage officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday night.

With hundreds of supporters cheering, LePage made his case to the Maine voters, asking them for four more years, saying he’s a man of action not words.

Read more on LePage Makes Reelection Bid Official…


Minimalist Lives On Less Than $3K

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 11 months ago

Bills pile up this time of year with heating expenses and the approaching holiday season. But one woman lives off less than most.

“I’ve always wanted to live up north in the middle of nowhere since I’ve been 6 years old,” says Susan Kulp.

Read more on Minimalist Lives On Less Than $3K…


Accident in Ellsworth Sends Person to Hospital

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

An accident in Ellsworth Tuesday afternoon sent one person to the hospital.

Just before noon, a car rear ended an SUV.

Both vehicles were heading towards Bangor on Route 1A.

Read more on Accident in Ellsworth Sends Person to Hospital…


NTSB Report: Pilot Error Caused Matinicus Crash

Updated 11 months ago

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board say pilot error caused a deadly plane crash near Matinicus Island two years ago.

Donald Campbell, 57, of Waldoboro, was delivering freight and groceries to the island when his Cessna went down in October 2011.

Read more on NTSB Report: Pilot Error Caused Matinicus Crash…


Lock Your Vehicles, Deputies Say, After Latest Crime Spree

Updated 11 months ago

Orrington deputies say seventeen vehicles were broken into after midnight Sunday.

All of the vehicles were in driveways and unlocked.

The crimes spread from Snows Corner Road and down side streets of Cheryl Drive and Salisbury Ridge.

Read more on Lock Your Vehicles, Deputies Say, After Latest Crime Spree…


Divided They Stand: Part Two

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

In “Divided They Stand: Part I,” we introduced you to a couple from Waterville who decided to run against each other in this year’s city election.

While they’re opponents on the ballot, they are united to help their community.

Read more on Divided They Stand: Part Two…


Divided They Stand: Part One

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

A couple from Waterville got national attention when they decided to run against each other in this year’s city election.

They chose not to talk to national media, but they did sit down with Caitlin Burchill to talk about their “house divided.”

Read more on Divided They Stand: Part One…


Police: Hunting Gear Stolen Out of Jeep

Updated 11 months ago

Someone stole thousands of dollars worth of hunting gear out of a Jeep parked at an annual hunters breakfast.

Old Town police say the Jeep was unlocked and about 500 feet from the tent where they Old Town Rotary Club was hosting the breakfast.

Read more on Police: Hunting Gear Stolen Out of Jeep…


Reaction To Mike Michaud’s Announcement

Wayne Harvey

Updated 11 months ago

366 days before the 2014 Gubernatorial election, Democratic candidate Mike Michaud used an OpEd piece on his website and in Maine’s two largest newspapers to announce he is gay.

Read more on Reaction To Mike Michaud’s Announcement…


Keeping Kids Safe Around Firearms

Joy Hollowell

Updated 11 months ago

For the second time in less than a week locally, a young child is hospitalized after being shot at home.

State police say 38-year-old Ryan Matson was cleaning his handgun when it went off Sunday.

Read more on Keeping Kids Safe Around Firearms…


Dessert Debris Causes Rollover Accident in Palmyra

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

Police say bakery goods strewn all over the road caused an accident on I-95 southbound in Palmyra Monday morning.

State Police say they were already on the way to mile marker 157 after getting calls about dessert debris on the highway when they were told a car and SUV collided with each other while trying to avoid the mess.

Read more on Dessert Debris Causes Rollover Accident in Palmyra…


Man Arrested for Reportedly Stabbing People in Hallowell

Updated 11 months ago

Police arrested a Colorado man in Hallowell Saturday after he reportedly stabbed two people with a box cutter.

Jacob Hitchcock, 26, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

Read more on Man Arrested for Reportedly Stabbing People in Hallowell…


Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Athens Fire

Updated 11 months ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office will be investigating a fire in Athens.

It was called in from the Stickney Hill Road around 4:45 Sunday afternoon.

Crews were on the scene for a couple of hours, no word yet on the extent of any damages.

Read more on Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Athens Fire…


U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud Announces He’s Gay

Updated 11 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic challenger to Maine Gov. Paul LePage has announced that he’s gay, saying he needed to address his sexuality to counter “whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls” that raised questions about his personal life.

Read more on U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud Announces He’s Gay…


Man Accidentally Wounds Himself and Daughter While Cleaning Gun

Updated 11 months ago

NEWS-GUN-AND-GAVEL-300x168

A Stonington man and his daughter are recovering after the man’s gun accidentally fired Sunday morning.

State police said Ryan Matson, 38, was cleaning his .45 caliber handgun.

The gun went off, wounding Matson in the leg and his 4-year-old daughter Riley in the thigh.

Read more on Man Accidentally Wounds Himself and Daughter While Cleaning Gun…


MENU