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First Winter Storm of Season Hits Maine

John Krinjak

Updated 11 months ago

The first major snowstorm of the season is here.

The white stuff began falling overnight and people around the region woke up to a blanket of snow.

Plow crews have been out in full force all day.

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State Troopers Believe an Armed and Dangerous Man is Heading to Bangor

Updated 11 months ago

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State Police are looking for a man they believe is Armed and Dangerous.

Troopers believe Jason Trickett, 42, stole a jeep and a loaded .45 caliber handgun and several hundred dollars from Machiasport Sunday morning.

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Wreaths Laid in Augusta

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 11 months ago

Across the nation Saturday people laid wreaths on the graves of America’s fallen heroes.

Those wreaths came from Columbia Falls, the home of Worcester Wreath Co., founders of Wreaths Across America.

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Maine First Lego League Championship

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 11 months ago

“Breathe, breathe, breathing helps the nervousness”

The words of five-time lego league competitor, Ben Andrews. He’s part of the “Bridgineers” a team from Farmington with storied Lego League awards.

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Bangor Woman Accused of Killing Husband Fit for Trial

Catherine Pegram

Updated 11 months ago

A judge says a woman from Bangor accused of brutally murdering her husband is fit to stand trial.

His ruling came Friday after a two-day competency hearing this week for 50-year-old Roxanne Jeskey.

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Apartment Building Significantly Damaged in Old Town Fire

Updated 11 months ago

A multi-unit apartment building in Old Town has significant damage after a morning fire.

Boyles Apartment on Main Street houses 4 units.

Chief Steve O’Malley says the fire probably started in the kitchen. 

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Lincoln Mill Meeting

Updated 11 months ago

“I think the biggest frustration was uncertainty. I think that is something we all certainly understand and we are trying to get to answers as quickly as we can.”

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Lincoln Residents React to Mill Layoffs

Updated 11 months ago

About half of the employees at the Lincoln Paper and Tissue Mill were told not to go to work on Thursday.

“It affects the whole region, it affects the whole town, so it’s devastating news,” said Bill Lawrence, Lincoln Town Manager.

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State Looking Into Mental Health and Concealed Weapons Permits

Updated 11 months ago

The state is looking into the process of concealed weapons permits and how it might be inconsistent across Maine.

While doing research on a bill to ensure the confidentiality of concealed weapons permit holder information, State Police Lieutenant Scott Ireland came across some troubling input. It happened when he got back surveys from those authorized to issue concealed permits.

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Waterville Firefighters Save Man’s Life

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

A Waterville man has two city firefighters to thank for saving his life. The Waterville Fire Department crews responded to a call to 1 Mount Pleasant Street in Waterville just before 7:00 last night.

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Waterville Police Looking For Toy Thief

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

Waterville Police are searching for a man accused of trying to take off with $450 worth of toys from K-Mart yesterday.

Police tell us he tried to leave the store with a cart full of toys without paying. Waterville Deputy Police Chief Charles Rumsey said store workers tried to stop the man when he tried to leave but he kept going.

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Gardiner Murder Victim’s Family Fears Killers Parole

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

The family of a West Gardiner woman who was murdered in 1973 are outraged that her killer could be released after serving just 22-years in prison. In 1973, the body of 18-year-old Debbie Dill was found in a remote wooded spot in Litchfield. She had been strangled and savagely beaten to death with a hammer. The crime went unsolved for nearly two decades.

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Judge Deciding if Bangor Woman to Stand Trial for Husband’s Murder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 11 months ago

Two experts say a woman from Bangor has the perfect storm of health problems and is not fit to stand trial for the murder of her husband.

A judge will now decide if that’s the case.

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UPDATE: Layoffs at Lincoln Mill

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 11 months ago

About 200 people lost their jobs Wednesday in Lincoln.

That’s more than half the workforce of the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, which is shutting down the pulp and paper part of their operation.

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Plans For New Maine National Guard HQ On Hold

Updated 11 months ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Plans for a new Maine Army National Guard headquarters building are on hold because the state does not own the property that officials plan to use to gain access to the site.

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Levant Man Arrested After Overnight Police Standoff

Joy Hollowell

Updated 11 months ago

A Levant man was arrested early Wednesday morning after a reported standoff at his home.

40-year old Gary Bouchard is charged with domestic violence criminal threatening, domestic violence terrorizing. criminal threatening and creating a police standoff.

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Temporary Road Closure in Orono

Updated 11 months ago

The Orono-Veazie Water District will be performing an emergency waterline repair in Orono Wednesday morning

Starting at 7 am, North Main Avenue from Pond Street to Hillside Road will be closed.

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Natural Gas Pipeline Almost Ready for Customers in Kennebec Valley

Updated 11 months ago

More than a hundred miles of natural gas pipeline has been installed in the Kennebec valley.

That announcement came Tuesday by Summit Natural Gas.

The company’s CEO said its first customers will be hooked up to gas service this month.

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LePage Answers Critics On Alexander Group

Rob Poindexter

Updated 11 months ago

Lawmakers are meeting in Augusta this afternoon to discuss the LePage administration’s decision to hire an outside consultant to review Maine’s Medicaid program. The Health and Human Services committee will consider the nearly $1 million no-bid contract for the Alexander Group. Early Tuesday morning at an event at Thomas College, LePage defended his decision not to send DHHS Commissioner Mary Mayhew or anyone else from his administration to the hearing.

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Orono Stabbing Suspect Arraigned

John Krinjak

Updated 11 months ago

The suspect in an Orono stabbing appeared in court Monday.

21-year-old Dorian Guerin was arraigned in Bangor via video conference on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

He’s accused of stabbing 50-year-old Mark Patrick Dow at a home on Park Street in Orono Sunday afternoon.

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