Bangor police are asking for your help identifying a person they say stole a woman’s purse and used her ATM card at a local bank.Police say the suspect used the ATM card at the TD Bank on Union Street in Bangor.A Bangor woman tells TV 5 she was inside her condo either showering or sleeping when someone came in and stole her purse.
The Burger King in Rockland was closed for a few hours after a car crashed into it early Thursday morning.Police say a Rockport teen drove into the restaurant around 12:30 a.m.You can see in this photo, the car jumped the curb and hit the wall, pushing it in a bit.The driver was not injured, and we’re told the damage to the building was minimal.The restaurant, on Camden Street, opened back up at eight this morning after passing inspection.
Maine’s Commissioner of Marine resources has resigned.60-year-old Norman Olsen of Cherryfield says LePage administration officials wanted him to appease his detractors and gave him a September 1st deadline to do that.But, he says they wouldn’t tell him the names of any of his critics.Olsen had held the job since January.Patrick Keliher will serve as acting commissioner during the search for a replacement.
Patriots fans might soon be able to proudly display their team pride on license plates.The State of Maine began taking pre-orders Wednesday.2,000 orders are needed to get the request for the plates before lawmakers for approval.The speciality license plates cost S35.00.Sales of the plates benefit the Patriots Charitable Foundation.
Lincoln is inviting everyone to come by and celebrate an annual event.Lincoln’s Homecoming Festival begins Thursday morning.It’s a four-day event featuring concerts, food and plenty to do.It’s a week that many folks in the area look forward to every year.Lincoln has been a town for 182 years now.For a full list of homecoming events visit lincolnmaine.org.
A Bangor landmark is open to the public Wednesday night to let you see wonderful views of the city.You’re invited to climb the 100-plus steps of the Thomas Hill Standpipe.The water tower opens to the public once each season.The Summer Sunset Tour is taking place right now.
Kids at a local summer camp got to see a different spin on the healthcare industry Wednesday afternoon.Kids taking part in Camp Survivor at EMCC got to meet with the Maine Wheelers.The Wheelers are a group of people with disabilities who get together to play sports.Campers got to take a test drive through an obstacle course in a wheelchair…and learned maneuvering through everyday life isn’t so easy.
The contrast was as clear as day.”Maine as a Vacation Land is gone,” said tourist, Rainer Egle.One group celebrating by barbeque.”It’s a good day,” said First Wind CEO, Paul Gaynor.The other protesting their success.”Yesterday our camp went up for sale and we came here for nature, not industry.
”People are just, they’re coming in, or they’ll call or they’ll see me on the street and they’ll ask Have the raspberries come in yet?,” says Bernadette Gaspar, the co-owner of Frank’s Bake Shop in downtown Bangor.Now fans of the bakery’s famous raspberry tarts no longer have to wonder.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says about sixty gallons of fuel spilled from a tanker truck onto route one from an accident last week in Northport.State Police say a vehicle pulled out in front of the truck, causing it to veer off the road and roll over in a ditch.No one was injured.The DEP’s investigation reveals twenty-five gallons of gasoline and thirty-five gallons of diesel leaked onto the road.Yesterday, they completed soil removal in the area and they continue to monitor local drinking water.
An extra sweet “welcome home” for some National Guard troops Wednesday afternoon.Members of the Iowa National Guard stopped at Bangor International Airport on the way home from serving seven months in Afghanistan.Folks from a local daycare and Girl Scouts were on hand for the arrival, giving out Girl Scout cookies as a way to say thank you.
Get ready for some whiffleball fun for a serious cause.For the third year in a row, TV 5’s Wayne Harvey will host “Wiffle for a Wish,” a tournament where grown ups play the popular kids game for kids.The money raised benefits the Make a Wish Foundation of Maine.To register for the tournament, you can send an e-mail to
It’s not just football fanatics hoping the NFL lockout ends soon, local business owners want players on the field this season too.The lockout has been going on for four months now, and with season kick off scheduled for September, some local restaurant owners are getting worried.
Bangor is getting more than 400-thousand dollars from the Federal Aviation Adminstration.The money will be used to replace airfield guidance signs at Bangor International Airport.It’s a move to enhance aircraft visual guidance and the safety of moving planes.