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Orono Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

Updated 2 hours ago

Orono police arrested a man after being told he was seen leaving a home on Main Street.

The homeowner told police they heard someone flipping a light switch in their home around 4:30 Sunday morning then, shortly after, saw a man walking away from the home.

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Group Uses Duck to Push for Chemical Safety

Tania Morales

Updated 2 hours ago

A 25 foot inflatable duck was the backdrop for a group of protesters in Broadway Park today.

Nearly a dozen demonstrators with the “Prevent Harm” organization, as well as Maine moms and health advocates took a stand against dangerous chemicals being used in everyday household products.

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Pink Ink for Breast Cancer Supporters and Survivors

Tania Morales

Updated 2 hours ago

Some special people were chosen to be a canvas today at Diversified Ink in Bangor.

Complimentary pink ribbons were the inspiration, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Survivors of breast cancer and those who support them shared their touching stories.

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FairPoint Officials, Striking Workers Clash Over Impending Storm

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 hours ago

The forecast for the next few days calls for heavy rain and high winds.

FairPoint workers who’ve been on strike since last week say the rough weather could cause major issues for customers.

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Belfast to Implement Solar Panel on FD Roof

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 hours ago

The sun will soon bring added value to this roof.

Belfast plans to put a solar panel array on top of its fire house.

“It will offset the electricity needs of the fire house as well as some of the other city buildings in town,” explains Sadie Lloyd, Assistant Planner for the city.

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High Court Supports BEP Decision to Permit Passadumkeag Mountain Wind Farm

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 hours ago

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the Board of Environmental Protection’s decision to grant permission for a wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain in Grand Falls Township.

Last year, the BEP overturned a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection to reject the 14-turbine wind farm.

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Penobscot Man Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge

Erica Stapleton

Updated 4 hours ago

A Penobscot man could be sent to prison for up to ten years for having child porn.

52-year-old Kevin Ross was found guilty Tuesday in Bangor’s Federal Court.

Prosecutors say police found child porn on his computer during a 2011 investigation.

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Former Maine Drug Prosecutor Could Face More Time Behind Bars

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 hours ago

A federal judge has raised the recommended sentence in a case against a former Maine drug prosecutor.

Court papers say Judge John Woodcock initially considered a 22 to 27 year sentence for James Cameron for having child pornography.

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Salvation Army in Bangor to Sign Up Families for Angel Tree Help

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 hours ago

The Salvation Army in Bangor is looking for families who may need a little extra help this Christmas.

Organizers are getting ready to register children for the annual Angel Tree program.

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Players Gear Up for “Taylor Tip-Off” Tournament

John Krinjak

Updated 2 hours ago

Kids, teens, adults, and even the governor were at the Augusta Y to invite Mainers to shoot some hoops to help children affected by domestic violence.

“These young ladies behind me, they’re playing a game, they’re raising money for a cause, but they’re putting it up front against the most heinous crime in society,” said Governor Paul LePage.

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Two Snowmobile Clubs to Share $120K in Federal Grants

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 hours ago

 

Two local snowmobile clubs are sharing more than $120,000 in federal money to help grow the industry in Maine.

The USDA awarded Moosehead Riders in Greenville a $75,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant.

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Road Closed Following Head-On Collision in Blue Hill

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 4 hours ago

State Police are investigating a head-on collision in Blue Hill.

It happened around 1:30 pm Tuesday afternoon near Carleton Stream.

A portion of the road was closed to traffic.

Emergency responders from several agencies were called to the scene.

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Nurses Demand Stricter Ebola Protocols at Hospitals

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 hours ago

The highest protocol to protect healthcare workers and the public.

That’s what a handful of Maine nurses were demanding in Bangor Tuesday in response to the ebola crisis.

They are asking everyone to join them in signing a National Nurses United petition.

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Item Thought to Be a Grenade Was Only a Toy, Police Say

Updated 2 hours ago

The Maine State Police Bomb Squad was called to a Skowhegan motel following a report that a grenade was found.

The Towne Motel on Madison Avenue was evacuated just after 11 this morning.

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Accused Bridgton Pharmacy Robber Pleads Guilty

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 hours ago

A Gardiner man, accused of robbing a pharmacy on Thanksgiving Day, admitted to the crime in federal court Tuesday.

According to court documents, 26-year-old Robert Richard went into a Bridgton rite aid last November and handed a pharmacist a note demanding prescription pain killers.

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Bangor Police Arrest Man for Late Summer Crematorium Burglary

Updated 2 hours ago

Police say an arrest has been made in connection with a burglary at a Bangor crematorium over the summer.

In July, police were called to the Pine Grove Crematorium on outer Hammond Street.

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Nor’easter To Test FairPoint’s Replacement Workers

Updated 8 hours ago

Striking workers say a nor’easter is going to test FairPoint Communications’ replacement workforce in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

More than 1,700 FairPoint workers went on strike Friday, demanding that the company return to the bargaining table. The company is hiring temporary replacement workers to maintain the system.

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Police: Baby Found Dead in Bathtub of Lewiston Apartment

Updated 10 hours ago

The death of a baby in Lewiston is being investigated after police say it was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

State Police say 27-year-old Sean St. Amand placed his infant son in the tub with the boy’s two year old sister.

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Three Injured In Thomaston Crash

Updated 8 hours ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash this morning on Route 1 in Thomaston.

Police say a van carrying four people crossed the center line and struck a pole.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Tangle Over Taxes, The Economy

Updated 13 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The three candidates in a tight race for Maine governor have engaged in a fiery TV debate, quarreling over tax cuts, energy and Maine’s economic health.

Democrat Mike Michaud blasted Republican Gov. Paul LePage for tax cuts that benefited wealthy individuals and accused him of ignoring education in the budget. LePage countered that his tax overhaul removed more than 70,000 low-income residents from the tax rolls altogether.

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