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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Skowhegan Rite Aid Robbery

Updated 1 day ago

Skowhegan police arrested a local man in connection with a robbery at the Rite Aid pharmacy on Madison Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Police Chief Ted Blais says 32-year old Jason Walsh entered the store around 3 pm, handed employees a note and threatened them.

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Cutler Not dropping Out, Frees Supporters to Vote for Other Candidates

Updated 2 days ago

Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler announced on Wednesday that his supporters are free to vote for other candidates if they don’t think he can win.

Cutler, who is trailing in third place to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud, said he was not standing down in the race for governor but told supporters to vote their conscience.

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Newport Man Formally Charged with Setting Mother’s House on Fire

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

 

A Newport man accused of setting his mother’s house on fire in August has been formally charged with arson and cruelty to animals.

The Maine State Fire Marshal says 44-year-old Kenneth Goodrich set a fire that destroyed the home on Rutland Road in Newport.

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Testimony Continues in Norris Trial

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

The trial continues for Leanna Norris, who’s pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, for killing her daughter last year.

The psychiatric consultant who evaluated Norris after she admitted to killing her daughter and trying to kill herself testified.

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Michaud Comments on Maine’s Ebola Protocol

Updated 2 days ago

A court battle could be brewing in Maine over the state’s effort to isolate a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa. Kaci Hickox says she abided by the state’s voluntary quarantine by having no contact with people yesterday or today.

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Halloween Candy Buy Back in Orono, Candy Sent to Soldiers

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

An Orono dentist office hopes you can help make soldiers overseas smile.

Saturday, College Avenue Dental Associates is hosting a Halloween Candy Buy Back.

Kids will be given $1  for every pound of candy they bring in.

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Sign Up Now for WABI Stormwatch Notifications

Updated 2 days ago

With snow in the forecast, there’s no time like the present to sign up for our Stormwatch service.

With an all new website, the procedures have changed.

To be sure that our viewers are notified of weather related cancellations and delays from your school, business, or organization, please visit wabi.tv.

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Historic Stonington Opera House Breaks New Ground

Updated 2 days ago

The restoration of the historic Stonington Opera House reached another milestone at a groundbreaking last week.

Construction has begun on a new scene shop and lobby…the final components to the revival of the 1912 structure.

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Bangor Residents Encouraged to Go the Extra Mile

Updated 2 days ago

City officials in Bangor are participating in a national movement to promote positive change.

They’ve declared Saturday to be “Extra Mile Day.”

In connection with “Extra Mile America,” Bangor joins a movement that began in 2009 to celebrate those who make a difference in the lives of others.

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Local Foods to Mainers Feeding Mainers Program Thanks to Big Grant

Updated 2 days ago

Good Shepherd Food Bank gets a grant that will let it get more food to hungry Mainers.

The Sandy River Charitable Foundation has gifted $200,000 to the food bank to buy food for the Mainers Feeding Mainers program.

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Ten Million Dollar Grant to Help Belfast Shipyard

Updated 2 days ago

A coastal shipyard is receiving a $10,000,000 boost through a federal loan.

It will support boat construction and marina operations at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast.

The shipyard also has a production site in Bucksport and is the largest yacht facility north of Rhode Island.

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Power Outage on MDI Scheduled for Thursday

Updated 2 days ago

Folks in Mount Desert will be without electricity tomorrow morning.

Emera Maine will turn off power to Hall Quarry Road, Easy Street, Merchant Way, and Vacation Lane from 9 to noon.

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Orono Man Sentenced for Child Sex Crimes

John Krinjak

Updated 2 days ago

An Orono man who admitted to sex crimes against children learned his fate today.

40-year-old Wyatt Higgins-Tripp will spend 15 years behind bars, and faces 25 years probation.

He faced 135 charges that he sexually abused children, some under the age of 12.

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LePage Issues Statement About Fort Kent Nurse

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

Governor LePage said in a statement Wednesday morning that after learning the Fort Kent health care work  intends to defy state ebola protocols, state officials have been working together to seek legal authority to enforce the quarantine. The entire statement is below:

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Vandals Target Belfast Auto Shop, Police Seeking Information

Updated 2 days ago

A Belfast auto repair shop is faced with thousands of dollars in loss after vandals struck their yard on Sunday.

Police say that dozens of vehicles at Gibbs Auto and Muffler on the Back Belmont Road have smashed out windows.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Profile: Student Debt

Updated 2 days ago

 

We continue to profile the two candidates running for U.S. Senate, our question this time focuses on higher education.

We asked Collins and Bellows:

“Many students either can’t afford to go to college or graduate with mountains of debt.What, if anything can be done to help make college more affordable for Maine students?

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Husson Psychology Professor Breaks Down Political Ads

Updated 2 days ago

From signs, to mailers to TV ads, voters are being solicited in many ways with Election Day less than a week away. Area voters say they’re a bit overwhelmed.

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Michaud, LePage Tied in Dead Heat as Election Day Nears

Updated 2 days ago

A new poll out in the Maine governor’s race shows a dead heat between the top two candidates in the race.

The Pan Atlantic Poll has Governor LePage with a slight lead over Democrat Mike Michaud, with Eliot Cutler in third.

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Ex-Maine Tribal Official Sentenced To 18 Months

Updated 2 days ago

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The former finance director for Maine’s Passamaquoddy Tribe has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzling about $20,000 from the tribe.

Charles Fourcloud was also sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to three years of probation and ordered to pay full restitution.

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Marine Patrollers Save Urchin Dragger

Updated 2 days ago

LUBEC, Maine (AP) — Maine Marine Patrol members pulled an urchin dragger from Lubec Narrows shortly after his boat turned over.

The Maine Department of Marine Resources says Marine Patrol Specialist Russell Wright and Officer Brian Brodie heard someone yell that a person was in the water around 1 p.m. on Oct. 23. Wright says he saw dragger Bracy Ashby in the water, his boat overturned, holding onto the outboard motor.

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