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People in Bangor Safely Recycle Electronics

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 hours ago

There was a steady flow of traffic heading into Challenger’s eWaste Day in Bangor.

People could bring their electronic waste to the center – this usually happens twice a year.

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Update: Crash Claims Life of 18-year-old in Vassalboro

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 23 hours ago

The South China community is mourning the loss of one of their own.

State Police say 18-year-old Aundria St. Amand of South China was killed in a car accident along Stone Road Friday afternoon.

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Bangor Car Fire Spreads to Home

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 24 hours ago

Investigators are trying to find out how a pickup truck caught fire in Bangor Friday afternoon.

It was parked outside of a home along Palm Street.

Responders say the truck was up in flames when they arrived, just after 4pm.

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Wild Turkey Crashes into Police Cruiser

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

A wild turkey caused some serious damage to a state police cruiser Friday.

Around 6 am, a trooper driving on I-95 in Plymouth noticed a flock of turkeys near the roadway.

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Canoe Safety Tips Just in Time for the Race

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

With the big Kenduskeag Stream Canoe race tomorrow – it’s important to touch on some safety tips if you plan to go out on the water this season.

Doctor Joseph Borer at St. Joseph’s Hospital says before you get in the water you should check your equipment, life vest and helmet.

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Cupcakes for a Cure in Bangor

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

Westgate in Bangor was filled with some decadent designs Friday afternoon — and all for Alzheimer’s Awareness.

“I’ve seen a lot of beautiful cupcakes; I’ve tasted a lot of them,” says Chief Deputy Troy Morton, a judge at the competition.  “You can probably get sugar high from this but it’s a lot of fun. There’s creativity to some and definitely some interesting things.”

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Exciting Programming Ahead for Deer Isle’s Haystack School

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 day ago

Imagine having this as your view from school.

“It’s an ideal place for people to work because they don’t have any distractions,”  says Stu Kestenbaum.  “They’re away from their regular day jobs or even their own studio and they can get to be maybe more of who they think they are and what they want to work on so it kind of frees them in that way.”

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Cell Phone Donations Support Spruce Run in Bangor

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 day ago

Verizon Wireless is offering customers the chance to help the environment and support Bangor’s domestic violence agency.

The company is recycling phones, batteries and accessories through their HopeLine program.

Some of the cell phones are given to Spruce Run to hand out to domestic violence victims.

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Texas Roadhouse Raising Money for Boston Marathon Victims

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 day ago

Texas Roadhouse restaurants throughout Maine are going Boston Strong and raising money in light of the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The money goes to the Greg Hill Foundation, which will distribute it to victims and their families.

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Business Expo in Bangor

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 1 day ago

Bangor-area businesses were on display at the Cross Insurance Center Friday.

The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Expo.

Nearly 80 businesses set up booths in the ballroom.

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Man Chokes on Coffee, Sends Washer & Dryer into Road

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 day ago

Police say a man was drinking coffee, it went down the wrong pipe, and that’s what caused an accident that backed up traffic on 395 in Brewer on Friday afternoon.

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Police Investigating Pair Of Fatal Crashes

Rob Poindexter

Updated 24 hours ago

The Maine State Police are investigating a pair of fatal crashes.

According to a release, a Massachusetts couple died in Waldoboro, after a head-on collision.

63-year-old Edward Bean of Waldoboro was headed south on Atlantic Highway, just north of Winks Garage, when his car crossed into the northbound lane. 

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Volunteers Honored In Augusta

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 day ago

The Spirit of America Foundation hosted a ceremony in the Hall of Flags to honor volunteers from 114 cities and towns across the state.

The foundation has been honoring volunteers in maine since 1991

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Hudson Woman Sentenced for Role in Bath Salts Operation

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

A Hudson woman will spend 3 years in prison for her role in a major bath salts operation.

21-year-old Alyssa Farrington was sentenced in federal court Friday on drug, money laundering, and firearm charges.

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Waterville Police Looking For Alleged Jewelry Store Thief

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 day ago

Waterville Police are asking for the public’s help to catch a man they say robbed a local jewelry store.

Police say a man stole a pair of wedding bands valued at $5,000 from the Tardif jewelry store on Main Street Tuesday.

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State to Add Photos to Welfare Benefits Cards

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 day ago

The state is stepping up efforts to curb welfare fraud by adding photos to electronic benefit cards.

The governor’s office says the process will start at the end of the month, beginning in Bangor.

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Former Passamaquoddy Tribe State Rep. Accused of Illegal Eel Fishing in NY

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

A former Passamaquoddy Tribe state representative is in legal trouble for illegal elver fishing in New York.

New York Department of Environmental Conservation authorities says 8 people, including Frederick Moore III, 53, of Perry, surrendered themselves over to officials.

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MDA Hop-A-Thon in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 day ago

Kids in Bangor had quite the spring in their step Friday morning.

It was the Parkside Children’s Learning Center’s Annual Hop-A-Thon, which helps raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Directors of the learning center say that through the event the older kids really understand the importance of helping other families and thought about them during the hop.

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Newport Family Battles MS

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 day ago

Multiple Sclerosis affects more than two million people worldwide, and one Newport family knows several of them just in their small community. Dad and husband Chris Dow is one of them.

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Second Round of Voting for New Cross Insurance Center Burger

Updated 1 day ago

The second round of voting is now underway to pick a name for the new burger at the Cross Insurance Center.

The half pound angus burger will be topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion, as well as poutine which is french fries smothered in gravy.

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