PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s utilities are reporting just a couple of dozen customers without power in the wake of a massive blizzard that left two feet or more of snow in its wake in some spots.
FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has charged a former Farmington man with sexually assaulting a child five years ago.
Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. says 39-year-old Shawn Flagg, of Stetson, was arrested Monday on a felony charge of gross sexual assault.
WHITEFIELD, Maine (AP) — Firefighters from five towns attacked a fire at a Whitefield home.
An emergency dispatcher for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the blaze was reported at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and the house was engulfed in flames by the time firefighting crews arrived.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine residents are facing frigid temperatures as they begin to dig out their homes and cars after a powerful snowstorm.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Gray say temperatures will be in the single digits for many Mainers on Wednesday. While the snow has tapered off, strong winds on the coast will make for drifting and blowing snow.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Traveling by land, air and sea will remain difficult in Maine because of the snowstorm.
Bangor International Airport officials say it’s unclear when scheduled flights will be able to depart on Wednesday. A spokesman says the airport anticipates “some flights resuming late morning,” but that is subject to change.
Nakell Williams was outside in Central Maine since the early morning hours Tuesday.
Waterville was hit really hard by the snow storm.
We talked to Mark Turner, the director of public works in Waterville, who says they’re working overtime.
Maine’s labor officials say the unemployment rate dropped slightly in December.
Maine Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette says the preliminary seasonally adjusted rate was 5.5 %, down from 5.7 % in November and 6.4 % in December 2013. The number of unemployed people dropped 6,700 over the course of the year to 38,400.
Game Wardens say two young adults are safe after nearly driving their truck off a snowmobile bridge in Morrill Tuesday morning.
They say the two people were driving on a snowmobile trail on their property when they crossed a bridge and it broke.
During Tuesday’s snow storm, TV-5’s Terry Stackhouse monitored conditions along Wilson Street in Brewer.
While all flights were cancelled Tuesday, a crew at Bangor International Airport kept the grounds clear for take-off, all led by the “Snow Boss.”
“Just another day in Maine to me,” says Marty Kelly. “It’s a blizzard, the winds, but it is what it is.”
Mother nature served up a blizzard in Bangor but that didn’t stop some businesses from opening their doors.
“We just had a guy call who bought some food to bring to his friend’s house. That part has surprisingly worked out. I have four-wheel-drive, which is getting me around. It’s better than people venturing out because it’s getting pretty nasty out there,” says Owner of Moe’s Original BBQ in Bangor, Dewey Hasbrouck.
Police say a New York man has been arrested in Searsport for selling oxycodone.
32-year-old Jason Jones is charged with aggravated trafficking of drugs.
Drug enforcement agents say for the past several months, they have been investigating the illegal distribution of prescription narcotics in the midcoast.
State police say a man shot his wife to death Monday in their Fryeburg home, then killed himself.
Police were called to the home by relatives and a stand-off lasted for hours.
Bangor officially has a new fire chief.
The appointment of Thomas Higgins of Bangor was confirmed at a city council meeting Monday.
Higgins was selected out of 26 candidates.
A non-profit, serving the needs of blind and visually impaired people in our area, is calling attention to National Braille Literacy Month.
Monday afternoon, a WABI TV 5 crew travelled to Dover-Foxcroft to learn more about Braille from a vision rehab therapist and one of her clients.
The University of Maine is now the first land grant institution in America to divest from coal.
Trustees unanimously voted to move away from investments in coal-mining companies.
After studying fossil fuel investments over the past year.
The safety advisory group Walk n’ Roll is working closely with the public, city staff, elected officials and businesses to find safer ways to get around town.
“What works and what doesn’t if you’re traveling by foot, by bike, or assisted mobility device like a wheelchair and get their ideas on how we can make it better. We’re trying to take ideas from other places where they do work and see if they apply here. If they don’t, what can we do to make things better for these folks,” says Community Relations Officers for Bangor Police Department, Jason McAmblay.
There are plenty of ways to inspire an athlete.
A welcoming parade….
A pep talk from an Olympic gold medalist…
Or the iconic lighting of the flame of hope, signaling the start of the Maine Special Olympics Winter Games.
A museum in Bar Harbor that highlights Maine’s Native American heritage is offering free admission for some of the winter this year.
It’s thanks to a partnership between The Abbe Museum and Machias Savings Bank.
Registered snowmobilers in Maine can cross state lines this weekend and ride for free.
Starting Friday, January 30th snowmobilers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont can go to any of three states and operate without being registered there.