Students from the Penobscot County Firefighter Academy are working on new skills that will make their communities a little safer. EMT’s, firefighters, and paramedics from Penobscot and Hancock Counties are working together in Old Town to finish the Firefighter 1 and 2 program.
Michael Parsons of Conant’s Orchard was gathering apples for cider Monday when he saw something odd.
“There was a bushel of Empires on the wagon. I said why did you pick these. He said I didn’t, I found it right underneath that tree right there,” said Parsons.
An Augusta man accused of burning down his apartment building last year has been found not criminally responsible.
The Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office says 58-year-old Stephen Cormier will be staying indefinitely at Riverview Psychiatric Hospital’s forensic unit.
One of Bangor’s more scenic pathways is getting back into ship shape.
Volunteer group Lowe’s Heroes is revamping part of the Kenduskeag Stream Trail.
They’re cleaning up the area from Franklin St. to Court St.
The trial of a Sidney man accused of raping a 4-year-old girl and recording it on his cell phone began in Augusta Tuesday.
24-year-old Eric Bard is charged with 21 counts, most of them rape and sexual exploitation of a minor. He’s pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Acadia National Park leaders want to hear from you at a meeting next month.
The park’s Advisory Commission is hosting an info session on September 2nd at the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor.
The 2nd Annual Islesboro Crossing was held Saturday.
60 swimmers, accompanied by personal kayak escorts and several safety boats, made the 3.1 mile journey across the channel from Lincolnville to Islesboro.
A Hermon home under construction was damaged by flames Tuesday.
Responders were called to the building along Sam’s Way just after 2 pm.
Nobody was home at the time.
Investigators say an overheated extension cord sparked a fire that destroyed an apartment building in Augusta yesterday.
They say the cord was pinched under a couch on the first floor of the two-unit building on State Street.
A Union woman accused of robbing a pharmacy in Camden will spend a year and a half in jail.
The Knox County District Attorney’s Office tells us that 24-year-old Hillary Johnson pleaded guilty Monday.
We told you last week that legendary Jonesport-Beals Coach Ordie Alley was removed from the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inaugural class and from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.
We now know the identity of the worker killed in a Rumford mill yesterday.
35-year-old Brant Munster of Newport was killed after he fell while working on a crane inside the New Page paper mill.
35 lakes and ponds in Maine are recipients of the LakeSmart award.
Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection started the conservation program in 2004.
Two years ago, volunteers with the Maine Lakes Society took over.
A pair of World War II veterans from central Maine got a heroes sendoff on their way to Washington D.C. Monday morning in Pittsfield.
You would be hard pressed to find two veterans who are more proud of their service than Earle Honey and Frank Scott, both served in the second world war and Scott was right in the middle of the Battle of the Bulge.
Renovations are almost done at Brewer High School, but school officials say they’ll need a few extra days to wrap things up.
So they’re pushing back the first day of school to next Tuesday, September 2nd.
Maine is the only state in the nation where it is legal to use bait to hunt bears as well as dogs and traps.
A question on this November’s ballot, if passed, would ban all three of those practices.
A Bangor man accused of attacking a pregnant woman last week and leaving her with serious head injuries will undergo a psychological evaluation, according to his lawyer.
Authorities say 34-year-old Joshua Cole suffers from mental illness and was being treated for it.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a home in Augusta Monday morning.
Our sister station WMTW was on scene.
Fire Officials tell them that no one was hurt in the fire on State Street, but the residents lost all of their belongings.
If you’re hoping to pick up or drop someone off at the Bangor airport this week, curb side service is out.
Work on Godfrey Boulevard is now directly in front of the airport terminal.
A former local DJ and ex-Maine Sports Hall of Famer convicted on child porn charges was sentenced today.
63-year-old Dana Wilson of Brewer was found guilty last month of having child porn on his laptop.