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Collins and Bellows Square-off in Bangor Debate

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 hours ago

Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows shared the stage at Husson University in Bangor Wednesday for the second of 5 televised debates.

The candidates clashed over issues such as healthcare, the minimum wage, the war on terror, campaign finance, and responsible spending.

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Well Known Troop Greeter Passes Away

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 hours ago

The Maine Troop Greeters are mourning the death of one of their own.

According to a Facebook post, Joan Gaudet passed away Wednesday.

Joan was featured in the 2009 film The Way We Get By.

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Ill Hunter Gets “Big One” Thanks to Stacyville Guide

Tania Morales

Updated 10 hours ago

While on a bird hunt, sisters Tina Alton and Joyce Grandmason, began planning a moose hunting trip for Joyce’s husband, who’s battling cancer.

The trip wasn’t possible until they met a hunting guide from Stacyville.

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Firefighters Train for Chimney Fire Calls

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 hours ago

It’s the season for chimney fires — and firefighters in Orrington, Holden and Eddington are prepping for an increased number of calls.

“Chimney fire occurs with the build up of creosote,” says Firefighter Chad Bean. Creosote is a thick and highly flammable residue left behind by smoke.

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Rangers Caution Visitors of Dangerous Surf, Shore Conditions at Acadia

Erica Stapleton

Updated 10 hours ago

Rain is coming down and waves are crashing along the shore at Acadia National Park.

“Our number one concern is visitor safety and with the high seas washing up on the rocks, we’re concerned about people slipping and falling and potentially even going into the ocean,” explains Park Ranger Justin Flynn.

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Emera’s Storm Response Team Prepares for Possible Outages

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 10 hours ago

Emera Maine’s storm response team is preparing for possible power outages.

A company spokesperson says wind gusts could reach 45 miles-per-hour in coastal communities.

The team is readying trucks to respond to downed power lines.

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Switch To Biomass Paying Off At S.A.D. 54

Rob Poindexter

Updated 10 hours ago

In search of some financial relief and cost predictability, officials at S.A.D. 54 in Skowhegan made the decision to install a biomass heating system two years ago.

“We installed it because we knew that there had to be an alternative to oil and the consumption was very, very high and the costs were hard to control,” said Darrell Mitchell, the Business Administrator for the district.

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Storm Prep & Safety

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 hours ago

TV5 checked in with Bangor Public Works on storm preps.

We’re told most of the construction around the city has been put on hold until the storm is over.

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Support Ending Domestic Violence By Walking on Monday

Updated 10 hours ago

An awareness walk originally scheduled for tomorrow has been rescheduled due to the rainy forecast.

Bangor Walks to End Abuse will now take place next Monday, October 27th, right in the heart of downtown.

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Husson Student Vets Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 10 hours ago

The Student Veteran Association at Husson University is joining the fight against breast cancer.

Group President, Darren Ripley says he wanted student vets to support breast cancer awareness after a member of his family was diagnosed. Ripley says while breast cancer usually effects women ages 40 and up, it’s important to educate college students on ways to detect the disease.

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Husson Hosts Healthcare Workshop Focusing on Improving Patient Safety

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 hours ago

Communication is critical to patient safety.

Husson University in Bangor hosted healthcare professionals, hospital employees, as well as professors for a daylong discussion with that theme in mind.

The school has a government grant to teach collaborative practices.

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Bangor Day Care Closes, Under Investigation

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 10 hours ago

A Bangor day care has closed its doors and is under investigation.

The Department of Health and Human Services received a complaint about the “Almost Home Daycare” on Charles Street.

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Hampden Mayor: No Plans To Step Down After No-Confidence Vote

Updated 16 hours ago

Hampden’s Mayor says, she has no plans to step down after a vote of a no-confidence by the town council.

The council took that unanimous vote against Mayor Carol Duprey at their meeting on Monday.

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Nearly $200K to Maine to Study Violent Deaths, How to Prevent

Catherine Pegram

Updated 16 hours ago

Nearly $200,000 is coming to Maine to help the Attorney General’s Office take a closer look at violent deaths and how they can be prevented.

Among other things, the federal grant will help the state gather information about the relationship between domestic abuse and homicides and suicides.

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Distress Call From Boat Near Rockland, Local Crew Assists

Updated 17 hours ago

The Coast Guard responded to a boat in distress around 10:30 this morning.

Officials tell us three people were aboard the “Southern Skies” when they reported losing electric power with water coming in the boat’s windows.

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Corinna Man Accused of 2012 Guilford Pharmacy Robbery in Custody

Catherine Pegram

Updated 16 hours ago

A man from Corinna accused of robbing a pharmacy in Guilford more than two-and-half years ago will stay in federal custody for now.

26-year-old Michael Thompson appeared in federal court in Bangor Wednesday morning for the first time and waived his right to a detention hearing.

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SW Harbor PD: No Threat to Public, Suspicious Package Detonated

Updated 10 hours ago

Coast Guard officials have confirmed that the area near the Southwest Harbor town dock was evacuated this morning.

Officials tell us that around 7:30 this morning they took a report of a suspicious package.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profiles: Welfare

Updated 21 hours ago

We continue with our Gubernatorial candidate profiles with a question for all three men about an issue that’s been in the news a lot.

We asked:

“Welfare has been a big topic in this campaign. What changes, if any, would you make to the current welfare system?”

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Fed-Ex Truck Flips on I-95

Updated 21 hours ago

The rain is to blame for a Fed-Ex truck flipping over on the I-95 South Tuesday night in orono, according to state police.

Troopers say the driver was just past the Stillwater exit when the vehicle hydroplaned, and ended up in a ditch.

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Theft Charge For Ex-New Hampshire Chief From Maine

Updated 16 hours ago

FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) — The former fire chief in Farmington has been indicted on charges he stole at least $1,500 in town funds.

Fosters Daily Democrat reports that 48-year-old Richard Fowler of Skowhegan, Maine, was charged with taking the money between November 2009 and June of this year.

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