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Bangor Library Volunteer Admits to Stealing $31K Worth of Artifacts

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

 

A volunteer at the Bangor Public library admitted Tuesday to stealing $31,000 worth of war memorabilia.

28-year-old Russell Graves was ordered to spend six months in jail.

Prosecutors say he also pleaded guilty to theft and a drug charge.

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Brewer Woman to Prison for Trying to Smother Woman, Steal Medications

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

 

A woman from Brewer is going to prison for five years for robbing a 71-year-old woman of her medication, after putting a pillow over her face.

45-year-old Donna Dray was sentenced Tuesday for robbery.

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Kid’s K-9 Olympics in Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

Your dog can go for the gold in Bangor Saturday.

It’s the first ever K-9 Olympics at Carden Kennels in Bangor.

The event is for kids ages 5 through 16, and of course, their pups.

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5th Annual Holden Fall Frolic

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

You can welcome in fall this weekend with a day of fun for the whole family.

Saturday is the 5th Annual Holden Fall Frolic.

It begins at 7am with a pancake breakfast.

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Camden Rite Aid Robbery Highlights Troubling Trend For Law Enforcement

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days ago

According to the Department of Public Safety, pharmacy robberies are down in Maine after a record number in 2012. Despite that fact, last night’s robbery attempt at the Rite Aid in downtown Camden does have law enforcement more concerned than ever.

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Farmington Man in Jail Accused of Raping Juvenile

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A man from Farmington is in jail on $15,000 bail, accused of raping a juvenile.

27-year-old Josh Austin was arrested last week.

Police say they spent about a month investigating a complaint filed by the mother of the alleged victim.

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Deputies Say Orrington Crash Victim in Critical Condition

Updated 5 days ago

Authorities have released the names of the two people involved in a crash in  Orrington Saturday.

They say 59-year-old Robin Rie of Brewer was trying to make a turn off Route 15 when her SUV was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Marc Sparks of Bucksport.

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Winn Man Accused of Raping Woman, Attacking with Knife

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 days ago

A man from Winn accused of attacking a woman with a knife and raping her is in jail on $5, 000.

62-year-old Michael Burt made his first court appearance Monday.

Prosecutors say the attack took place last week in Winn.

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Hermon Man Arrested After Day Long Manhunt

Updated 5 days ago

A day long search for a Hermon man ended last night with his arrest.

Police say 21 year old Tyler Thomas got into a fight with his father Monday morning.

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Deal Reached To Pay For Proposed I-95 Interchange

Updated 6 days ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The city of Waterville, the state and a private developer have worked out to a deal to share the $6 million cost of a proposed new interchange off Interstate 95 in town.

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Maine Seeking Information About Hard-to-fill Jobs

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials want to know which jobs businesses have a hard time filling.

The Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research and Information is sending a survey to 3,500 Maine businesses this month. Officials hope the results will help the department tailor its worker training programs to ensure Mainers have the skills they need to get open jobs.

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Maine Makes Emergency Rule To Save Fishing Gear

Updated 6 days ago

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine regulators are implementing an emergency change to fishing rules off of Mount Desert Island to prevent gear conflict between herring fishermen and lobstermen.

The state Department of Marine Resources says the emergency rule creates a temporary exception to the department’s three lobster trap trawl limit. The rule went into effect on Sept. 12. Officials say the exception will apply to an area northeast of Mount Desert Rock where there is a high density of lobster gear.

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Panel To Examine State’s Learning Standards

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine panel that begins meeting this week is trying to improve the learning benchmarks for students.

The 24-member panel will hold its first meeting on Tuesday at the Cross Office Building in Augusta.

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Democrat Michaud Outlines Ideas Around Health Care

Updated 6 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gubernatorial hopeful Mike Michaud says Maine must take advantage of telemedicine and support preventative care services that can reduce health care costs down the road.

The Democrat’s 10-part health care plan released on Monday also includes expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, which he has pledged to put forward on his first day in office, if elected.

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Natural Gas Leak Procedure Discussion

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

The City of Bangor wants to get a better handle on natural gas safety.

The government operations committee met with management from Bangor Natural Gas Monday to review procedure in the event of a natural gas leak.

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Bangor Priest Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

Bangor Police say they arrested a man Monday in Bangor after getting complaints from a woman who said someone had been taking her picture without her knowledge.

Adam Metropoulos, 52, the priest of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Bangor is charged with violation of privacy and possession of sexually explicit material.

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One of Three Accused of Ellsworth Robbery Going to Prison

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

 

One of three people accused of a robbery in Ellsworth more than three years ago is going to prison.

23-year-old Dale Pollard of Orland was sentenced to two-and-a-half years behind bars.

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Two Men to Prison for $1 Million Bath Salts Operation in Bangor Area

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

Two men who admitted to taking part in a $1 million bath salts distribution ring in the Bangor area are going to prison.

51-year-old Arthur Coy of Texas was ordered to serve six years behind bars.

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Augusta Native Julia Clukey Begins Quest For 2018 Olympics

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

Winter olympian Julia Clukey’s road to a gold medal begins this week. For Julia Clukey, 2014 was a tough year. After she missed qualifying for the Sochi olympics by 0.013 seconds she contemplated retirement, but decided in June to take one more shot at that elusive gold medal.

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Waterville Woman Saves Home From Burning Car

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

A Waterville woman’s quick actions may have kept her home from going up in flames Monday. She was leaving her home on evergreen drive when her car burst into flames.

She backed the vehicle out of the garage and away from the home before getting out and calling for help. The building was saved but her car is a total loss. No one was hurt. Firefighters on the scene said they don’t know what sparked the fire.

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