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Use Caution While Driving, Troopers Say, After Four Crashes on I-395

Updated 3 days ago

Troopers are urging drivers to use caution in this weather after a one-vehicle crash turned into four wrecks on I-395 this morning.

Troopers say that a vehicle traveling east near Exit 2 lost control on the wet road, hit the guard rail and rolled onto its roof.

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8,000th Whale

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 days ago

A big milestone for staff at Allied Whale.

They just entered an image of a humpback whale into their North Atlantic Whale Catalog.

The 8,000th one to date.

The program at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor uses these photos showing the markings and patterns of the mammals, to identify and track them.

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2nd Congressional District Profiles: Technology

Updated 3 days ago

Technology is the topic we tackle next in our 2nd Congressional District Candidate Profile series.

Here’s what we asked both Democrat Emily Cain and Republican Bruce Poliquin, the major contenders in Maine’s race for second congressional district:

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Cutler To Appear At Governor Debate Alone

Updated 3 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The debates in the tight race for Maine governor aren’t over yet. Not technically, at least.

The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is set to air a statewide debate on Thursday at 8 p.m., but independent Eliot Cutler is the only candidate who has agreed to participate.

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DIW Allowed to Campaign for Question One

Updated 3 days ago

A Superior Court Justice ruled members of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife may appear in campaign commercials about referendum Question 1.

According to court documents the group ‘Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting’ argued the Department was using illegal campaign activity against Question 1.

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Former President Bush Backs LePage For Governor

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush are endorsing Maine Gov. Paul LePage in his re-election bid.

In a statement Wednesday, the Bushes called LePage a “get-it-done-leader” who’s committed to solving Maine’s problems.

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Collins and Bellows Square-off in Bangor Debate

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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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Maine Students Cast Their Ballots In Mock Election

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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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