Today’s Top Stories

New Year’s Eve Fire in Fairfield

Updated 10 months ago

Just a little more than two hours before the new year, fire crews were called out to a home in Fairfield Tuesday.

The home on Hutchins road is considered a total loss.

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Hours Extended For Heating Fuel Truck Drivers

Updated 10 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed a second emergency proclamation to allow heating fuel delivery truck drivers to stay on roads for extra hours during bitter cold weather this week.

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Troops Back Home for the New Year

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

2014 will look a lot different for some troops.

A unit of about 150 soldiers arrived back in the states Tuesday after 9 months in Afghanistan.

Caitlin Burchill witnessed their welcome home.

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Shoe Manufacturing Could Return to Dexter

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

For decades, Dexter shoe was a household name, not to mention a source of job security for hundreds and a lynchpin of the local economy–until it closed its doors in 2001.

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Fire Crews Quickly Respond to Hampden Business Blaze

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

Firefighters responded to a blaze at a business in Hampden Tuesday.

The call for a possible electrical fire at the John W. Kennedy Company came in just before 1pm.

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DOT Looks For Ways To Prevent Ice Issues On Narrows Bridge

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge has been reopened. It was closed Sunday by the Maine Department of Transportation after ice began falling off the bridge and damaging vehicles.

Witnesses said it was like a scene from a movie. On Sunday, giant slabs of ice fell off the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and pounded cars passing by. Joyce Taylor, Chief Engineer at the Maine Department of Transportation, says in the eight years the bridge has been open, they have had issues with ice accumulation, but nothing like this.

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Rockland Firefighters Planning Cook-Off

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 months ago

Competition is heating up for the Rockland Fire Department’s Annual Chili and Chowder Challenge.

The event is next Sunday, January 5th.

It starts at 2:30 pm at Trackside Station.

It costs $20 to enter, $10 to taste.

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Rollover Accident in Bangor Sends Driver to Hospital

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

A woman was taken to the hospital after a rollover accident in Bangor Tuesday morning.

State police say the driver was turning south bound onto the interstate from the 182 on-ramp when her car hit the side of a snow bank and flipped over.

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Aroostook Farmers Win $1.1M In Suit Against Lawyer

Updated 10 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A jury has awarded $1.1 million to the owners of an Aroostook County potato seed farm who claimed in a lawsuit that their defense lawyer failed to properly represent them in a previous case.

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Animals Saved After Surry Barn Roof Collapses

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

A close call today for animals in a barn in Surry.

Heavy snow and ice caused the roof to cave in.

Caitlin Burchill reports.
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The morning was just like any other at a farm on Meadow Brook Lane in Surry until…

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Bangor Hydro Power Outage Update

Updated 10 months ago

We’re now into week two of dealing with power outages from the recent ice storm.

Sunday, Bangor Hydro officials were optimistic when outage numbers dipped below the 1,000 mark.

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Hydro: Weather Could Cause New Outages

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

Ice-storm related power outages persist in our area.

A bit of good news today–Bangor Hydro reported that outage numbers dropped below one thousand for the first time since the storm hit.

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Penobscot Narrows Bridge Closed Due to Falling Ice

John Krinjak

Updated 10 months ago

The Penobscot Narrows Bridge will remain closed overnight due to falling ice. Crews will reassess in the morning whether the bridge can reopen.

“It was loud–banging all around us,” said Russell Yeo of Stockton Springs.

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Crews Struggle to Restore Power Saturday

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

Bangor Hydro says crews struggled today to make any major progress on power restoration…. they still have more than 3,000 without power tonight…

With another storm on the way, crews are working feverishly to restore power.

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UPDATE: State Police Arrest Ellsworth Man in Domestic Violence Related Murder

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

An Ellsworth man is charged with murdering his wife on Christmas Day.

Monday he appeared in an Ellsworth courtroom.

State Police arrested Chris Saenz, 30, late Friday night.

Detectives say this is a case of domestic violence.

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Governor LePage Visits Lincoln Mill After Layoffs

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 months ago

Governor LePage visited a handful of businesses in Northern Penobscot County Friday, including Lincoln Paper & Tissue Mill.

About 200 employees were laid off this month after a boiler explosion and the loss of a major mill customer.

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Thousands Still Without Power in Hancock County

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 months ago

More than four thousand homes and businesses are still without power in Hancock County. Crews have worked around the clock and through the Christmas holiday to get the lights back on.

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Senator Collins gets Outage Update and Thanks Workers

Updated 10 months ago

Senator Susan Collins paid a visit to Bangor Hydro Friday afternoon.

She was briefed at their operations center on Union Street in Bangor.

Collins says the efforts under way show whenever there is a natural disaster, or any kind if crisis, the people of Maine pull together.

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Man Rescued From China House Fire

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 months ago

After being without power since Monday due to the ice storm, Neal Farrington left his home on Fire Road 14, just off the Neck Road in China, Friday morning to go buy a generator. When he returned he found his house on fire.

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Fire in China- Dramatic Rescue Saves One Man’s Life

Updated 10 months ago

Fire crews on the scene of a blaze in the town of China. It is on Fire Road 14, off the Neck Road. Three dogs were lost to the blaze, but a dramatic rescue by a brother-in-law saves one man’s life. The man has been taken by LifeFlight for smoke inhalation, but his brother-in-law tells us that he was coherent at the time the chopper left. Rob Poindexter will bring us more at TV5 at noon and then the full story, including an interview with the heroic relative, tonight on TV5 at 5 & 6.

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