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Scary Fun: Halloween Safety Tips

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 days ago

Nothing like a scraped knee or trip to the emergency room to ruin a night of Trick or Treating.

Bangor Police have some tips to stay safe this Halloween:

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Belfast Woman Admits to Using Stolen Card to Give Inmate Money

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

A woman from Belfast is going to jail for 30 days for stealing money and giving it to an inmate at the Maine State Prison.

32-year-old Joanna Glidden pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of theft.

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Maine GOP Says Negative Ads Have Crossed The Line

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

Senate Republican leaders gathered in Augusta to chastise Democrats, who they say have spent more than $800,000 on negative campaign ads this year.

Negative campaigning in the form of commercials or mailers are nothing new but Augusta State Senator Roger Katz says what Democrats have done is nothing more than character assassination.

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Bangor to “Light Up” Downtown

Tania Morales

Updated 18 hours ago

More than 20,000 bulbs will light up downtown Bangor Saturday.

The public is invited to Kenduskeag Parkway where the ceremony will be starting at 5:45 P.M.

The display of lights will stay up throughout the winter.

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Brewer Businesses Address Workplace Violence

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

Members of Brewer’s business community got together today to discuss workplace violence.

The Brewer Police Department took part, touching on dealing with abuse in the workplace and how to prevent it.

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Sangerville Man Pleads Guilty to 2011 Pharmacy Robbery

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A Sangerville man who was supposed to go to trial Monday pleaded guilty to robbery of  controlled substances in Bangor’s federal court Thursday morning.

Court officials say 57-year-old James Stile admitted to stealing prescription drugs from a Bingham pharmacy in 2011 while he was armed.

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Madison Community Excited for “Trunk-or-Treat”

Tania Morales

Updated 18 hours ago

The community in Madison is turning to a safer way to trick-or-treat.

Nearly 20 people volunteered to pass out candy from decorated trunks, it’s called “Trunk-or-Treat.”

It takes place at the Madison Playground parking lot on Main Street from 6-8 P.M.

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Man in Handcuffs on the Run After Escaping Police Custody

Updated 2 days ago

A man in handcuffs escaped from state troopers last night in Chelsea…police would like help finding him.

34-year-old Jason Langdon was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 9 just before midnight.

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Dementia Insight/Management Forum Being Held

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

Insights and management strategies for dementia.

That’s the focus of a Community Health Forum at the Winter Harbor Public Library on Wednesday.

Amy Kennedy of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will lead the session.

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Monroe Couple Arrested After Employee Theft Investigation

Updated 2 days ago

A man from Monroe and his girlfriend are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment from Viking Lumber in Lincolnville.

32-year-old Ryan Weaver and 31-year-old Maranda McCafferty were arrested following an investigation started earlier this month.

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Bangor Man Charged For Waving Pellet Gun at Picketers

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A Bangor Man is facing charges after directing what appeared to be a firearm at picketers in Bangor earlier this week.

Police say 33-year-old Michael Meteer waved a pellet gun at picketers on the corner of State and Exchange Streets on Monday while passing by in a truck.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profiles: DHHS

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

 

In another profile of the three candidates for governor, we asked: “Should the Department of Health and Human Services be broken up into smaller agencies, or can it run efficiently the way that is now?”

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: Nursing Homes

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

In another profile of the three candidates for Maine governor, we asked them: “Several nursing homes have closed recently. Can state government do anything to help the remaining nursing homes improve their financial situations?”

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Rockland Church Hosting “Trunks For Treats”

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland is hosting a “Trunks for Treats” Halloween party.

It’s tomorrow night from 5-7 P.M.

Organizers say it’s a safe, fun way to take the kids trick or treating.

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Day of the Dead Celebration in Stonington

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

If you’re looking for plans Saturday, you might want to head over to Stonington for their annual “Day of the Dead” celebration.

The Opera House Arts will be hosting the event, taking place from 4-7 p.m.

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Children’s Lantern Walk in Blue Hill

Tania Morales

Updated 18 hours ago

Blue Hill Heritage Trust is hosting a “Children’s Lantern Walk” November 2nd.

Bring your lanterns to Hayes Field at Blue Hill Mountain from 4-5 P.M.

Children should be supervised.

You can pre-register by calling Eileen at 374-5118.

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Nurse Defies Ebola Quarantine, Goes For Bike Ride in Fort Kent

Updated 2 days ago

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) – A nurse who promised to defy Maine’s quarantine for health care workers who’ve treated Ebola patients has left her home again.

Kaci Hickox, who stepped outside to meet briefly with reporters Wednesday night, followed through with her promise by leaving her home Thursday.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profile: Budget Shortfalls

Updated 2 days ago

Time now for another profile of the three candidates for Maine governor – Independent Eliot Cutler, Republican Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud.

We asked all of them the same questions, including this one:

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Bear Trapping, Hounding Season Set To End

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s potentially final season for hunting bears using dogs and traps is about to end.

The season for hunting bears via the two methods ends on Friday. Maine residents are voting on a ballot initiative this year that would outlaw both methods along with the use of bait. The election is Nov. 4.

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Obama Campaigning for Mike Michaud in Portland

Updated 2 days ago

Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud is getting support from America’s top elected official.

President Obama will be in Portland Thursday afternoon.

The president has decided not to campaign in several senate races.

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