PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State police in Maine say a 50-year-old man died when he tried to refill a generator that was running after power went out during this week’s ice storm.
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Downed tree branches hampered fire fighters’ efforts in Northport Tuesday morning.
Crews were called to Shore Road just before 3 a.m.
The couple living in the cottage told authorities the fire started around the wood stove.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Widespread power outages caused by a two-day ice storm have prompted Gov. Paul LePage to shut down all state offices in Kennebec County, including Augusta.
LePage announced Tuesday that because of the power outages and hazardous driving conditions, state offices in Kennebec County and the town of Ellsworth will be closed.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Augusta woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the back and shoulder after he came home late and drunk has been held on $20,000 bail.
Ariana Lee Doherty appeared Monday in Kennebec County Superior Court on a charge of elevated aggravated assault. She remains in jail. The 27-year-old Doherty also agreed to stay away from her boyfriend, refrain from drug and alcohol use and adhere to a curfew.
Two people were taken to the hospital after fire broke out inside a home in Union Monday afternoon.
Fire fighters were called to Davis Road shortly after 4 p.m.
Crews from five towns battled the flames for several hours but were unable to save the home.
After being concentrated mostly in Hancock and Washington Counties yesterday, power outages have begun to crop up today in the Bangor area as well.
Bangor Hydro says all customers in their coverage area may not be fully restored until Friday.
Generators have been hard at work the past few days.
Emergency responders want to remind you to use them safely.
When the power goes out, and generators go on, remember the dangers of carbon monoxide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.