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Maine Students Cast Their Ballots In Mock Election

Rob Poindexter

Updated 9 hours ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine students are casting their ballots for governor and representatives in Washington in a mock election.

Students from more than 125 schools are expected to participate in the “Rally and Tally” event at the Augusta Armory on Wednesday.

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

Rob Poindexter

Updated 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 22 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 22 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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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Mill, Land Owner Files For Bankruptcy

Updated 1 day ago

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — The corporation that owns Great Northern Paper’s East Millinocket mill and the land beneath it is filing for bankruptcy.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the filing by GNP East Inc. follows a similar move by sister corporation GNP Maine Holdings Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in September. That corporation owns the mill’s paper-making equipment.

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Students Participating In Mock Election

Updated 1 day ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine students are casting their ballots for governor and representatives in Washington in a mock election.

Students from more than 125 schools are expected to participate in the “Rally and Tally” event at the Augusta Armory on Wednesday.

Read more on Students Participating In Mock Election…


Candidates Face-Off in Final Televised Gubernatorial Debate

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

All three candidates for Maine Governor faced off Tuesday in the third and final televised debate before election day.

WABI partnered with CNN and our sister station WMTW to bring you the debate from Auburn.

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Two Arrested in East Millinocket for Making Meth

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

A pair of suspected meth dealers from East Millinocket were arrested Tuesday.

Drug agents say Beau Pelletier, 31, and Cynthia Burley, 33, were taken into custody after East Millinocket Police Officers and MDEA agents searched their Main St. apartment.

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Bail Check Leads to Meth Arrest in Monticello

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

A suspected meth dealer from Monticello was arrested Tuesday.

MDEA agents believe Matthew Thibodeau, 27, was making the drug in his home on Lake Rd.

Aroostook County Deputies found several items used to make meth during a bail check.

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