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Penobscot County Firefighter Academy

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Orchard Reports Apple Theft, Excellent Crop

John Krinjak

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Augusta Man Accused of Burning Down His Apartment Building Found Not Criminally Responsible

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Lowe’s Heroes Spruce Up Kenduskeag Stream Trail

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Trial Of Man Accused Of Raping 4-Year-Old Begins In Augusta

Rob Poindexter

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Acadia Administrators Invite Public Comment at Upcoming Meeting

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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Islesboro Crossing Raises 100-K

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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Hermon Home Under Construction Damaged by Fire

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Overheated Cord Started Apartment Building Fire

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Union Woman Admits Robbing Camden Pharmacy, Sentenced

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

 

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.

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Ordie Alley Responds to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

 

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.

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Newport Man Killed in Accident at Rumford Mill

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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Volunteer Program Works to Save Maine Lakes

Joy Hollowell

Updated 2 days ago

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.

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Two Central Maine Veterans Headed To D.C. With Honor Flight Program

Rob Poindexter

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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Brewer H.S. to Push Back First Day Due to Renovations

John Krinjak

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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Bear Hunting Season Begins As Referendum Looms

Wayne Harvey

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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Psych Exam for Bangor Man Accused of Attacking Pregnant Woman

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

 

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.

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Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Augusta Home Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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Construction Temporarily Closes Curb Side Service at BIA

Joy Hollowell

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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Dana Wilson Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 3 days ago

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.

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