Today’s Top Stories

Bucksport Gets $10M in Federal Aid

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 11 months ago

Bucksport will soon be renovating its waste water treatment plant. The town is getting $10 million in USDA funding. The new grant aims to encourage economic growth in the Bucksport area as well as promote environmentally friendly practices. We’re told the plant will receive critical upgrades.

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Living Off Maine’s Coast Part One: Vinalhaven

Updated 11 months ago

As president of the Island Institute in Rockland, Rob Snyder knows all about island living.

“The remarkable thing about the Maine coast is, it’s found itself in the middle of the global real estate market, and so you see a place here where people are increasingly attracted, for lots of reasons. Not only is the environment stunning, but the culture is really remarkable, too,” said Snyder.

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Accused Killer Shea: Molestation Led Him To Kill

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

A Vassalboro man charged with murdering a family friend claims he was sexually molested by the victim when he was a child. That’s an allegation the family of the accused killer isn’t buying.

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Mobile Home Fire in Corinth

Joy Hollowell

Updated 11 months ago

Investigators say a house fire in Corinth Tuesday morning accidentally start on a stove.

Two dogs died in the fire.

Crews were called to Beans Mill Road a little before 7 a.m.

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Bangor City Council Approves Suboxone Moratorium

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 11 months ago

The expansion of suboxone treatment has been stalled in Bangor.

After a lengthy and heated discussion, the city council voted 7-2 in favor of a 180-day moratorium on new addiction treatment facilities.

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Attempted Robbery at Dexter Pharmacy

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 11 months ago

Police are looking for a man who, they say, tried to rob a pharmacy in Dexter Monday.

Witnesses say, around 5 pm, the man passed the pharmacist a note, saying he had a gun and wanted drugs.

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Vassalboro Man Charged With Murder

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

A Vassalboro man has been charged with murder in connection with a body found in that town Friday morning.

State police say Courtney Shea, 30, fatally stabbed Tom Namer, 69, of Waterville last Thursday.

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Search Ended – Man Found Safe in Abbot

Updated 11 months ago

Maine Wardens Service has announced that at approximately noon today searchers located Bernard Joseph Santerre.

He was found along the Howard Siding Road in Abbot after making a 911 call.

Mr. Santerre is in good condition.

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Tenants Harbor Man Found Guilty of Murder

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

Jurors in Rockland Friday found Andrew Kierstead guilty of murder.

The 41-year-old Tenants Harbor man shot and killed his friend and drug dealer, 48-year-old Richard Mills of Cushing, in September of last year.

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Community Remembers Husson University Student

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

Dozens of people gathered at Husson University to remember a special student whose life they say was taken way too soon.

21-year-old Brooke Locke was found strangled to death last week in her apartment in Bangor.

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Strong Winds Cause Power Outages Statewide

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

Many households across the state are without power Sunday afternoon.

Strong winds are to blame, bringing down power lines and causing outages.

The hardest hit areas are Penobscot and Somerset counties, with more than 4,000 outages each.

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Bangor Remembers JFK 50 Years Later

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 11 months ago

On this day 50 years ago, November 22nd, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. In a single moment, a nation and a generation was defined.

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Update On Vassalboro Suspicious Death

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

VASSALBORO, Maine (AP) – State police and the Kennebec Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death of a man whose body was found near the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

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Calais Man Found Guilty of Unlawful Sexual Contact

Updated 11 months ago

A Calais man has been found guilty of sex crimes against a young girl.

Clifford Thornton, 52, was accused of sexually abusing three girls starting in the 1990’s.

According to First Assistant District Attorney Paul Cavanaugh,  a jury found Thornton not guilty of crimes against two of the girls, but guilty of unlawful sexual contact against one girl. The jury began deliberating Thursday and returned verdicts on Friday.

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Man Arrested in Connection with Bangor Bomb Threat

Updated 11 months ago

Bangor police have arrested a man in connection with a bomb threat in Pickering Square.

Matthew Strout, 33, of Bangor is charged with Class C Felony Terrorizing.

Police arrested Strout Friday morning.

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State Police Investigating Suspicious Death in Vassalboro

Updated 11 months ago

Maine State Police are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found in Vassalboro.

Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman, Steve McCausland, sent a press release saying the body was found on property adjacent to the Maine Criminal Justice Academy along Route 201 in Vassalboro.

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Augusta Slaying Suspect Waives Bail Hearing

Updated 11 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An Augusta man charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend in their apartment earlier this month has waived his right to a bail hearing.

A lawyer for 38-year-old Justin Pillsbury filed the waiver in Kennebec County Superior Court and Justice Michaela Murphy approved it Thursday.

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50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination Part 2

Updated 11 months ago

50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Here at TV5, George Gonyar was on the streets within hours, getting local reaction.

Here’s exactly how it looked 50 years ago.

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50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination Part 1

Updated 11 months ago

50 years ago, President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

For the first time in its short history, television news was called upon to provide minute by minute live updates and to show the world indelible images that will never be forgotten.

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Update: Harrington Standoff Ends Peacefully

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

A standoff, that started as a family dispute, ended peacefully in Harrington Thursday, according to State Police.

After hours of negotiations, a father, Vernon Robinson Sr., and his son, Elliot Robinson, are under arrest.

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