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Governor LePage has declared Friday Donn Fendler Day

Updated 6 days ago

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of the day a young boy walked out of the Maine woods after spending 9-days lost atop Mount Katahdin.

Donn Fendler’s story of survival is now a part of state history and the topic of two books about his experience.

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Wardens Rescue Teen Hikers in Northern Maine

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

Wardens rescued two teenage hikers from the woods in Northern Maine, early Thursday morning.

Responders say a 46-year-old father from Gorham took his son and a friend camping in Deboullie Township.

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Augusta Woman Accused of Stealing Purses from Wal-Mart

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

An Augusta woman, accused of stealing purses from a nearby Wal-Mart, was arrested Wednesday.

37-year-old Audra Purington faces a slew of charges including robbery, misuse of credit identification, and violating conditions of release.

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US Cellular Doubles its Support for Teachers

Updated 6 days ago

Instead of 500-thousand dollars, the cell phone service provider will be donating a million dollars to its Calling All Teacher’s program.

The program funds teachers’ classroom projects.

Teachers K through 12 should post their plans on www.donorschoose.Org  if they want to be considered for funding.

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Husson University Gets a Boost to its Nursing Program

Updated 6 days ago

The US Department of Health and human Services is giving the school nearly 700-thousand dollars.

It will help full-time graduate students through tuition support and stipends over the next two years.

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Bangor Man Arrested After Leading Police on Search through Woods

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 5 days ago

The search for a man, wanted in connection with a car reported stolen Thursday afternoon, ended in a wooded area off the interstate in Old Town.

Police say 29-year-old Lucus Qualey of Bangor will be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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Orono Bog Boardwalk Opens with Celebration

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 6 days ago

Nature-lovers of all ages are celebrating completion of the first phase of reconstruction to the Orono Bog Boardwalk.

“It’s fun and it’s definitely something to celebrate because now that we have this better boardwalk it’s going to be more fun and cooler,” said 11-year-old Nick Baron.

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Health Equity Center Opens in Bangor

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 5 days ago

If you’re looking for the Eastern Maine Aids Network it’s located in a different place in Bangor.

It used to be on Harlow Street and now you’ll find it at 106 Pine Street in the Health Equity Center.

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It’s Raspberry Tart Season at Frank’s Bake Shop

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 6 days ago

It’s a sweet time of year for many around the Bangor area.

It’s tart season at Frank’s Bake Shop.

Local raspberries are in season and being used by the thousands for tarts at the bakery.

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St. John’s Church in Bangor Starts Summer Organ Concerts

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

You can head to a Bangor church tonight to hear some of the finest organ playing around.

St. John’s Catholic Church is kicking off their 22nd Annual Summer Organ Concert series.

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Safety Concerns for Children Force State to Order Bucksport Daycare to Close

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A daycare in Bucksport is temporarily closed – ordered by the state to shut down for ten days because of health and safety concerns for the children there.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services says Little People’s Daycare was told to close from July 17th to July 27th.

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New Proposals For Rail Safety Being Applauded By Local Officials

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

It’s been just over a year since a train carrying crude oil derailed in in Lac-Megantic, Quebec leaving 47 people dead.

Local officials in Maine are commending a new proposed set of regulations aimed at preventing a disaster like that from happening here in Maine.

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A New Space for Patients at the End of Life

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln is hoping to offer more comfort to patients at the end of life.

With a ribbon cutting, hospital officials opened a brand new comfort care suite.

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Public Vessel Tour in Castine

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

While you are in Castine, you can tour some big boats.

Maine Maritime Academy’s Bowdoin is one of four vessels you can board Saturday.

The Bowdoin is a national historic landmark and the official vessel of the State of Maine.

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Augusta Woman Faces Felony Sex Trafficking Charge

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

An Augusta woman accused of coercing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution faces an aggravated sex trafficking felony charge, according to the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office

They say a not guilty plea was entered on behalf of 51-year-old Gretchen Patrick in Augusta District Court to a misdemeanor charge.

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Franklin Lobster Feed to Support Veterans

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

A veterans club in Franklin is hosting a special meal this weekend to support wounded veterans.

The Franklin Veteran’s Club will have a Lobster Feed on Saturday, July 26th starting at 1 p.m.

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Litchfield Woman Faces Sex Trafficking Charge

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Litchfield woman faces a felony charge of aggravated sex trafficking for allegedly coercing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution.

Attorneys for 51-year-old Gretchen Patrick entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf in Augusta District Court on Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge alleging she promoted prostitution.

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Farmington Apartment Struck By Lightning

Updated 6 days ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say a lightning strike started a blaze at a Farmington apartment building that caused as much as $100,000 in damage.

Deputy Chief Clyde Ross says 13 people were displaced from the four-unit Blueberry Hill apartment building but there were no reports of injuries after the fire reported just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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Michaud Helps To Found Medicaid Expansion Caucus

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Mike Michaud has decried Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to forgo Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Now he’s a founding member of the State Medicaid Expansion Caucus.

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Quebec Police Try To Prevent Auction Of Locomotive

Updated 6 days ago

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec provincial police say they’ve taken steps to prevent the U.S. auction of the locomotive from the runaway oil train that derailed and exploded in the town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

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