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Burglary at Bangor Downtown Restaurant

Joy Hollowell

Updated 5 days ago

A cleaning crew arrived at a downtown Bangor business Monday morning, only to discover it had been broken into.

Ann Marie Orr, the owner of 11 Central says the lights were on and the office door was open.

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Deputies Arrest Man Suspected of Newburgh Dysart’s Robbery

Updated 5 days ago

An arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery earlier this month at Dysart’s Travel Stop in Newburgh.

Penobscot County Chief Deputy Troy Morton says 22 year old James Manning was taken into custody Friday.

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Belfast Man to be Sentenced for Killing Woman

Updated 5 days ago

BELFAST, Maine (AP) – A 44-year-old Maine man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and seriously wounding her son in a late-night attack at the woman’s Belfast home is due to be sentenced this week.

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Maine Gas Prices Dropping

Updated 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen 7 cents per gallon in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.49 a gallon — down nearly 20 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Church-owned Park In China Vandalized

Updated 5 days ago

CHINA, Maine (AP) — Members of a 200-year-old church in China have been angered and saddened by vandalism to church property.

Parishioners at the China Baptist Church arriving for services Sunday morning found that the lawn of the church’s park on China Lake had been torn up by a vehicle, leaving muddy ruts, stripped of grass.

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2 Cabinet Members Visit Tribal School

Updated 5 days ago

PERRY, Maine (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are visiting Maine to talk about education reform for schools on tribal land.

The two members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet on Monday are visiting the Beatrice Rafferty School, located on the Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point reservation.

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Tea Party Label Irks 2nd District Hopeful Poliquin

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Two years ago, Bruce Poliquin kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign in Maine at a tea party event and courted voters within the ultraconservative movement.

Poliquin now hopes to become the first Republican in nearly two decades to fill the congressional seat in Maine’s 2nd district, and he rejects being labeled as a tea party candidate.

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Maine’s Night Coyote Hunt To End Soon

Updated 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s nighttime coyote hunt will close in two weeks.

Maine hunters can hunt the elusive wild dogs at night from Dec. 16 to Aug. 31 this season. The night hunt begins a half hour after sunset and ends a half hour before sunrise, and is closed from midnight Saturdays to 12:01 a.m. on Mondays.

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Maine Launches Website About Bear Hunt Ban

Updated 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is adding a new section to its website with information about an upcoming referendum that could ban three methods of bear hunting in the state.

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Mainers Hear About Proposed Missile Defense Site

Updated 5 days ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Creation of a missile defense site in western Maine would mean upgrading roads, construction of housing and a backup power plant, and 60 missiles located in silos.

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Woman in Hospital After Assault in Bangor

Updated 5 days ago

A Bangor man is in custody after police say he assaulted a woman, leaving her with serious head injuries.

Officers were called to an apartment complex on Essex Street early Monday morning.

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AP Source: King To Endorse Cutler For Governor

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A person familiar with the plans says Sen. Angus King will back fellow independent candidate Eliot Cutler in the three-person race for Maine governor.

The person tells The Associated Press that King will endorse Cutler on Monday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the endorsement had not yet been made public.

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Protesters in Bangor Show Solidarity for Ferguson

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Bangor was home to a peaceful protest in response to the shooting death of an unarmed teen by police in Missouri.

A small crowd of people gathered outside the Bangor Police Department to show solidarity with the protesters in Ferguson.

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Remembering Legendary Maine Baseball Coach John Winkin

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Family and friends, colleagues, players and fans turned out to remember a legendary figure in college baseball–Coach John Winkin.

The Maine Hall of Famer spent decades coaching baseball at U-Maine, Husson, and right here at Colby.

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$400K from NOAA to Help Penobscot Habitat

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 7 days ago

The federal government is giving $400,000 to conserve the fish habitat in the Penobscot River.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, selected the river as a focus area last May.

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Wiffleball Tournament Strikes Bangor for 6th Year

Updated 7 days ago

It may not be the Senior League World Series but it is the largest wiffle-ball tournament in the state of Maine.

Wayne Harvey’s Wiffle for a Wish happened this Saturday in Bangor.

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Hampden Celebrates Children’s Day

Updated 7 days ago

The town of Hampden said goodbye to summer on Saturday with the 35th annual Children’s Day.

Children’s Day is full of activities for kids and their families to enjoy together before the start of a new school year.

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‘Maine Day’ Could Boost Local Economies

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

A recent proclamation from Governor LePage deemed today, the third Saturday in August, Maine Day.

It’s a day to celebrate the Pine Tree state as a great place to live, visit and work.

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Visits Acadia

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 week ago

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior visited Downeast Maine Friday.

Sally Jewell delivered the keynote address at an event in Acadia National Park.

The Schoodic Institute is celebrating their partnership with the National Park Service.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Close to Hampden Family’s Heart

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

We’ve told you about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

It’s circulating in social media to raise awareness and money to find a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

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