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Bangor Man Charged For Waving Pellet Gun at Picketers

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 hour ago

A Bangor Man is facing charges after directing what appeared to be a firearm at picketers in Bangor earlier this week.

Police say 33-year-old Michael Meteer waved a pellet gun at picketers on the corner of State and Exchange Streets on Monday while passing by in a truck.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profiles: DHHS

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 hours ago

 

In another profile of the three candidates for governor, we asked: “Should the Department of Health and Human Services be broken up into smaller agencies, or can it run efficiently the way that is now?”

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: Nursing Homes

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 hours ago

In another profile of the three candidates for Maine governor, we asked them: “Several nursing homes have closed recently. Can state government do anything to help the remaining nursing homes improve their financial situations?”

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Rockland Church Hosting “Trunks For Treats”

Tania Morales

Updated 3 hours ago

Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland is hosting a “Trunks for Treats” Halloween party.

It’s tomorrow night from 5-7 P.M.

Organizers say it’s a safe, fun way to take the kids trick or treating.

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Day of the Dead Celebration in Stonington

Tania Morales

Updated 4 hours ago

If you’re looking for plans Saturday, you might want to head over to Stonington for their annual “Day of the Dead” celebration.

The Opera House Arts will be hosting the event, taking place from 4-7 p.m.

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Children’s Lantern Walk in Blue Hill

Tania Morales

Updated 5 hours ago

Blue Hill Heritage Trust is hosting a “Children’s Lantern Walk” November 2nd.

Bring your lanterns to Hayes Field at Blue Hill Mountain from 4-5 P.M.

Children should be supervised.

You can pre-register by calling Eileen at 374-5118.

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Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine, Goes For Bike Ride in Fort Kent

Updated 5 hours ago

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has left her home again.

Kaci Hickox, who stepped outside to meet briefly with reporters Wednesday night, followed through with her promise by leaving her home Thursday.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: Budget Shortfalls

Updated 2 hours ago

Time now for another profile of the three candidates for Maine governor – Independent Eliot Cutler, Republican Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud.

We asked all of them the same questions, including this one:

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Bear Trapping, Hounding Season Set To End

Updated 7 hours ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s potentially final season for hunting bears using dogs and traps is about to end.

The season for hunting bears via the two methods ends on Friday. Maine residents are voting on a ballot initiative this year that would outlaw both methods along with the use of bait. The election is Nov. 4.

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Obama Campaigning for Mike Michaud in Portland

Updated 6 hours ago

Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud is getting support from America’s top elected official.

President Obama will be in Portland Thursday afternoon.

The president has decided not to campaign in several senate races.

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United Way Of Mid-Maine Offering Variety Of Services

Rob Poindexter

Updated 18 hours ago

On the outside it looks like a relatively small building on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville. But inside the United Way of Mid-Maine, there’s a lot going on. Their service area covers 57 towns including areas in Somerset County and Waldo County from Jackman to Unity. Providing things like the 2-1-1 phone hotline, where by dialing 2-1-1 you can find services to help with rides to medical appointments, fuel assistance, substance abuse issues or just about any other human services referrals you may need.

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State Health Officials Seeking Court Order to Ensure Quarantine for Hickox

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 hours ago

The state’s highest ranking healthcare officials say they’re in the process of filing a court order to ensure Nurse Kaci Hickox obeys a 21 day in-home quarantine.

Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew made the announcement at a press conference in Augusta Wednesday afternoon.

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Dedham Teen Struck On 1A While Running In Traffic

Erica Stapleton

Updated 17 hours ago

A 19-year-old Dedham girl was taken to the hospital after she was struck by a car on 1A in Holden.

Police say Alyssa Libby was hit late Wednesday afternoon as she was running across the high way.

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Dexter Woman Charged in Car Crash that Seriously Injured Her, Passenger

Catherine Pegram

Updated 21 hours ago

A Dexter woman has been indicted for a car accident in Dexter last year that seriously injured her and a passenger.

22-year-old Chelsey Walker is charged with aggravated criminal OUI and driving to endanger.

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Two Indicted for Breaking Into Milford Storage Facility

Catherine Pegram

Updated 19 hours ago

The Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday indicted two people from Bangor for breaking into a Milford storage facility.

Charges against 22-year-old Brandon McPhail and 25-year-old Allison Meggison include burglary and theft.

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Milford Man Accused of Downloading Child Porn on Computer

Catherine Pegram

Updated 22 hours ago

A Milford man has been formally charged with possession of sexually explicit materials.

52-year-old Michael Kish was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury.

The Penobscot District Attorney’s Office says investigators searched Kish’s home in 2010.

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UTC Program “Revved” Up Over Donation

Tania Morales

Updated 18 hours ago

Students at the United Technologies Center in Bangor are getting revved up, after receiving a donation of 10 snowmobiles from Ski-Doo, worth $125,000.

They’re being put to good use in the Outdoor Power and Recreation classroom.

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Newburgh Man Indicted for Armed Robbery at Dysart’s Store

Catherine Pegram

Updated 19 hours ago

A Newburgh man has been formally charged for an armed robbery at Dysart’s Travel Stop in Newburgh.

22-year-old James Manning was indicted Wednesday by the Penobscot County grand jury on robbery and assault charges.

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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Skowhegan Rite Aid Robbery

Updated 5 hours ago

Skowhegan police arrested a local man in connection with a robbery at the Rite Aid pharmacy on Madison Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Police Chief Ted Blais says 32-year old Jason Walsh entered the store around 3 pm, handed employees a note and threatened them.

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Cutler Not dropping Out, Frees Supporters to Vote for Other Candidates

Updated 18 hours ago

Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler announced on Wednesday that his supporters are free to vote for other candidates if they don’t think he can win.

Cutler, who is trailing in third place to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud, said he was not standing down in the race for governor but told supporters to vote their conscience.

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