Today’s Top Stories

UPDATE: Bangor Police Identify Pedestrian Killed Saturday

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

Bangor Police have identified the person who was struck and killed by a car Saturday night.

They say Larry Furbush, 43, was a transient.

A man from New Brunswick was driving the car.

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Improving Talk Through Telemedicine

Joy Hollowell

Updated 10 months ago

Icy weather wasn’t going to stop a Searsmont man from making his doctor’s appointment Monday.

That’s because Tom Edgecomb was actually saving himself a trip to Philadelphia for the procedure.

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Ice Storm Knocks Out Power to More than 87,000

Catherine Pegram

Updated 10 months ago

The ice storm moving through Maine is leaving tens of thousands of electric customers without power. It’s also causing cancellations and parking bans.

As of  4 p.m. Monday, Bangor Hydro is reporting 32,595 without power. Central Maine Power has 54,952 customers in the dark.

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UPDATE: Cause Determined in Newport Apartment Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

The Fire Marshal’s Office says a sofa too close to an electric heater sparked an apartment fire in Newport Saturday morning.

Mutual aid was called in from Pittsfield and Corinna, just before 7am.

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Suspect In 1976 Maine Slaying Faces 2014 Trial

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A homeless Seattle man charged in connection with a 1976 slaying in Maine is scheduled to go on trial next year.

A Kennebec County Superior Court judge last week said Gary Raub will go on trial in late May or early June.

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Icy Roads Hamper Bus Service

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The ice storm hampered bus travel north and east of Bangor Sunday.

West Transportation canceled all Downeast service Sunday out of the Concord Terminal.

Cyr Bus Lines canceled all bus service to Houlton and Caribou.

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Ice Grounds Flights at Bangor International

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

An icy coating on planes and the runway meant most flights out of Bangor International were canceled or delayed today.

Departures to Washington and Philadelphia were canceled Sunday afternoon, and the flight to New York was delayed by several hours.

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Ice Storm Knocks Out Power, Snarls Travel

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The ice began to fall Saturday night, and power problems weren’t far behind.

As of 8PM Sunday Bangor Hydro is reporting just under 7,500 customers without power in the region.

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Update: Pedestrian Killed Saturday Was Trapped Under Moving Car

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Police in Bangor are releasing new information about a car accident that left one pedestrian dead Saturday night.

Officers were called to the parking lot of Hannaford Supermarket just before 8 pm.

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Fire in Newport Takes Hold of Apartment

Updated 10 months ago

Firefighters in Newport say an electric heater may have a sparked an apartment fire, early Saturday morning.

Mutual aid was called in from Pittsfield and Corinna, just before 7.

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Bangor Hydro Gives Helpful Tips for Upcoming Storm

Updated 10 months ago

Officials from Bangor Hydro say they’re ready for what could be an ice storm.

This week, company leaders spoke with representatives from the state’s emergency management agency, National Weather Service, as well as municipal leaders.

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R2D2 Helps Take In Toys For Tots Donations

Updated 10 months ago

Some last minute shoppers may have spotted a certain famous robot Saturday afternoon.

R2D2 made an appearance at the Bangor mall.

R2’s owner decided to use the droid’s star-power to help collect gifts for “Toys for Tots”.

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Trial on Hold for Bangor Woman Accused of Killing Husband

Catherine Pegram

Updated 10 months ago

 

The trial of a Bangor woman accused of murdering her husband two and a half years ago is on hold until after the holidays.

50-year-old Roxanne Jeskey has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Armed Robbery at Hampden Hotel

Joy Hollowell

Updated 10 months ago

Hampden police are looking for a man who held up the White House Inn at knife point.

Authorities tell us the suspect had his face covered with a hoodie when he walked into the Best Western franchise around 2 Friday morning.

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Old Town Couple Accused of Selling Drugs

Joy Hollowell

Updated 10 months ago

An Old Town couple is accused of selling crack cocaine and heroin.

43-year old Stephone Ross and 39 year old Lisa Ouellette, also known as Lisa Ross, were arrested Thursday night. They’re both charged with Class B trafficking in schedule W drugs.

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EMDC Honors Seven Institutions at Annual Meeting

Updated 10 months ago

Their mission for nearly five decades has been creating a thriving economy in the region, and they don’t do it alone.

Thursday, Eastern Maine Development Corporation recognized some of their biggest partners as champions of 2013 at their 47th annual meeting.

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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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