Today’s Top Stories

Police: Waterville Man Assaults Girlfriend – Threatens Neighbors

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

A Waterville man was arrested Monday night after police say he threw his girlfriend down a flight of stairs and threatened neighbors with a box cutter.

Police say Brian Pelletier, 33, waved the box cutter and threatened to slash neighbors who tried to intervene in the fight between Pelletier and his girlfriend.

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4 Sentenced In Farmington Woman’s Death

Updated 11 months ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Four people have been sentenced in connection with the morphine-related death of a Farmington woman last year.

Marilyn Rider died during a party last November.

The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death accidental and said it was caused by multiple chronic respiratory diseases aggravated by the morphine. The morphine had been injected at her request.

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Search Finds No Signs Of Missing Man In Maine

Updated 11 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine game wardens have suspended their search for a 67-year-old man from Quebec in a remote and snow-covered part of northern Maine.

Officials say 26 game wardens, including dog and dive teams as well as search team volunteers and five forest rangers searched for Renald Poulin of Quebec but found no signs of him by Tuesday evening.

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Police: Driver Charged With OUI After Crash

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 11 months ago

Two drivers were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash in Bangor.

It happened near the intersection of Finson Road and Broadway around 4:45 pm.

Both were still at Eastern Maine Medical Center as of 11:00 pm.

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New Details on Missing Hunters’ Survival

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 11 months ago

The Maine Warden Service is releasing new details about two missing hunters found Sunday in northern Piscataquis County.

Wardens say they became stranded while driving through an area east of Mud Pond.

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Local Veterans Send Holiday Cheer to Those Currently Serving

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

Since 2006, the American Red Cross has received and sent more than 6.5 million cards for American troops and their families, here in America and overseas.

Tuesday, residents at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor got involved in the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.

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Father of Boy Who Brought Gun To School Sentenced

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

A Madison man whose 4-year-old child brought a loaded gun to preschool has pleaded guilty to reckless conduct.

District Attorney Maeghan Maloney says Adam Keene, 31, put the loaded gun in his son’s bag temporarily while removing items from his vehicle, then forgot to take it out.

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Regulators Scrap Shrimp Season In Gulf Of Maine

Updated 11 months ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State regulators have voted to scrap the winter shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine.

The decision Tuesday by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission came after a harvest last winter that was the smallest since the last shrimp shutdown in 1978. And over the summer, a shrimp survey index indicated stocks were at their lowest since the survey began in 1984.

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Machine Shop Fire in Hermon

Updated 11 months ago

Fire broke out in a machine shop in Hermon Tuesday morning.

Crews were called to Pine Tree Machine on the Pine Tree Road around 7 a.m.

The shop is located near the Hermon and Levant town line.

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Search For Missing Man To Resume In Maine

Updated 11 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Game wardens and search teams will spend another day combing wooded areas and shorelines for a 67-year-old man who is missing.

Authorities say Renald Poulin of Quebec crossed into the U.S. on Thursday and was supposed to return a day later, but failed to do so. His car was found in the Chamberlain Lake region.

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Bangor Housing Redeveloping Parts of Downtown Area

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

Bangor Housing Development Corporation has some plans in the works to revamp residential and commercial property in downtown Bangor.

They gave Caitlin Burchill a sneak peak.

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The former Freese’s Department Store building holds many memories for people in Bangor.

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Red Barn Vows To Continue Fundraising Efforts

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

A popular Augusta restaurant was recently told by the state to stop raising money for charities.

The Red Barn has raised more than $635,000 for a variety of people and organizations in need since 2009.

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Icy Roads Cause Ambulance to Roll Over on I95

Joy Hollowell

Updated 11 months ago

Slippery roads kept police and ambulance drivers busy Monday.

But a crash on the interstate near Howland had emergency crews tending to their own.

Joy Hollowell takes us there.
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It started as a routine patient transport to the hospital. But an East Millinocket/Lincoln ambulance became an emergency call Monday went it went off the southbound side of Interstate 95 just south of Howland.

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Ambulance Rolls Over on I95- No Serious Injuries

Updated 11 months ago

a scary morning for an ambulance crew on the interstate…

An ambulance from East Millinocket was transporting a patient to Bangor when the emergency vehicle left the road just before 10 am.

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Police Searching Waterville For Evidence In Vassalboro Murder

Updated 11 months ago

The Maine State Police continue to gather evidence in a murder investigation that began in Vassalboro back on November 22.

This morning, the state police dive team is searching the waters near the Two-Cent Bridge in Waterville. State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland said investigators are gathering evidence related to the murder of 69-year-old Tom Namer of Waterville.

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Missing Hunters Found Alive by Border Patrol Agents

Updated 11 months ago

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The Maine Warden Service reports that two Millinocket men have been found alive.

Travis Hafford, 33, of East Millinocket and Ryan Stevens, 33, of Millinocket were last seen Friday morning.

They were hunting near Chamberlain and/or Clayton Lake and were due back Friday evening.

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Truckers Drive Home Wreaths Across America’s Message

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

 

December 14th is National Wreaths Across America Day.

A day where Wreaths Across America volunteers lay veterans’ remembrance wreaths at more than 900 locations nationally and more than 20 overseas, most notably at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Fatal Accident Sunday Morning on 95SB in T2R9

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

A man is dead after losing control of his car Sunday morning on Interstate 95 South Bound.

State Police say around 9am the driver, Norman Ayotte, 55, of Biddeford lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the median around mile marker 233 in T2R9 .

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While Searching for Hunters, Wardens Find Missing Canadian Man’s Vehicle

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

While searching for missing hunters from Millinocket, the Maine Warden Service  located a vehicle owned by a missing Canadian man.

They say authorities from Canada have also been looking for him.

Officials say Renald Poulin, 67,  of Quebec, crossed into the U.S. on November 26th and was to return November 27th.

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UPDATE: Wardens Still Looking For Missing Hunters

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

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The Maine Warden Service says the search continues for two men from Millinocket overdue from a hunting trip to northern Maine.

Travis Hafford, 33, of East Millinocket and Ryan Stevens, 33, of Millinocket have not been seen since Friday morning.

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