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Washington County’s Outgoing Sheriff Talks About His Two Terms

Erica Stapleton

Updated 6 days ago

In January, Barry Curtis will be the new Sheriff in Washington County.

Outgoing Sheriff Donnie Smith has been in office for the past 8 years.

“Originally when I was growing up there was two things I wanted to be; I wanted to be a police officer and a long haul truck driver and fortunately enough I’ve been able to do both.”

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Official Date of Sale Set for Purchase of Old Town Mill

Updated 6 days ago

Great news for the Old Town region tonight.

A sale date has officially been set for Expera Specialty Solutions to purchase the Old Town Fuel and Fiber mill.

Today, the court granted motions to allow $1.5 million in operational funding from the Wisconsin based company to keep the mill warm and ready to go.

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Man Who Helped Rescue Baby Says He Isn’t A Hero

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

He doesn’t consider himself a hero, but Leo Moody of Kingman was one of two men that helped rescue a 3-month-old baby who was in a crash Monday in Kossuth.

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Police Investigate Death of Lobsterman Found in His Driveway

Updated 6 days ago

State police are investigating the death of a man on a Casco Bay island off Portland.

Police say two men found the body of 59-year-old Michael Hanson this morning on Long Island, in a driveway next to his home.

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Fatal Fire in St. Francis Likely Caused By Use of Accelerant

Updated 6 days ago

A man died in a house fire in northern Maine today.

Authorities say 74-year-old Patrick Deignan was found in the basement of his Main Street home near the woodstove.

They say it appears he was using gasoline to start the stove.

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Craft Fair & Dinner to Benefit 3-Year-Old Bristol

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Lots of creative people will be coming together to help a young child.

The benefit craft fair and dinner is November 29th at the Masonic Lodge on Route 2 in Hermon.

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Maine CDC Confirms Chickenpox Outbreak in Penobscot County

Updated 6 days ago

There’s been an outbreak of chickenpox in a Penobscot County school.

The Maine CDC is not identifying the school.

An outbreak is defined as three or more cases in one school.

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State Officials: Bangor Day Care Owner Neglected Children

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

The Department of Health and Human Services investigated the “Almost Home Daycare” on Charles Street after getting a complaint last month.

The agency says the provider, Tracy Rowe, surrendered her license and closed the daycare.

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Get Ready for the TV5 Turkey Telethon Thursday

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

We’re gearing up for a Thanksgiving tradition here at TV5.

Thursday, November 20th, is our annual Turkey Telethon.

We’ll spend part of our 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts collecting donated turkeys for Manna Ministries in Bangor.

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Nearly 6 Years in Prison for Bangor Man Involved in Bath Salts Ring

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A man from Bangor is going to prison for nearly six years for selling bath salts.

38-year-old Daniel Hines was sentenced in federal court in Bangor Wednesday.

Hine is one of 18 people who’ve pleaded guilty as part of a drug ring that operated in Penobscot, Aroostook and Knox Counties.

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Augusta Store Wins Court Battle Over Silver Bar

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bar of silver bullion weighing 100 troy ounces that was the subject of a police investigation has been returned to an Augusta pawn shop under a court agreement.

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Maine Senate To Decide Close District 25 Race

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate will decide the winner of a close race for one of the chamber’s seats.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says a recount of ballots Tuesday showed Republican Cathleen Manchester beat Democrat Catherine Breen by 11 votes in the race for Senate District 25, which covers part of Cumberland County. But unofficial results before the recount showed Breen beating Manchester by 32 votes.

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Panel Finds Religious Discrimination At Restaurant

Updated 6 days ago

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) — The Maine Human Rights Commission says a Waldoboro restaurant worker was right when she alleged that her employer discriminated against her on religious grounds after she began dating the son of the restaurant’s co-owner.

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Group To Unveil Marijuana Legalization Plan

Updated 6 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana use in Maine is set to present a draft of its plan at the Maine State House.

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Mother of Husson Student Killed in Domestic Violence Incident Speaks at Vigil

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

Husson University hosted a vigil in memory of Brooke Locke, Tuesday night.

On this day one year ago, police say, the 21-year-old was raped, kidnapped, and murdered by her boyfriend.

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Vachon Sworn in as Brewer Mayor

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 7 days ago

Brewer has a new Mayor.

Matthew Vachon was sworn in at Jeff’s Catering Tuesday during the Brewer City Council’s Annual Meeting.

He’s been on the council for two years.

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Z107.3 “Free The Z” Turkey Drive Starts Strong in Brewer

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 7 days ago

It’s time to talk turkey.

The Z107.3 radio team is helping collect Thanksgiving dinner for folks in need.

The radio crew is stationed in the Brewer Hannafords parking lot until they reach their goal, 2014 turkeys.

Read more on Z107.3 “Free The Z” Turkey Drive Starts Strong in Brewer…


United Way Looking For CA$H Coalition Volunteers

Erica Stapleton

Updated 7 days ago

United Way is looking for volunteers to help with it’s Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition.

Each year volunteers assist in free tax returns for people with low to moderate incomes.

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Franklin Veterans Club to Raise Money for Wounded Vets

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

The Franklin Veterans Club wants to help out wounded vets.

They’re putting on an auction to raise money for the Travis Mills Foundation.

Mills lost parts of both arms and legs when a bomb went off beneath him, while serving in Afghanistan.

Read more on Franklin Veterans Club to Raise Money for Wounded Vets…

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Maine Coast Mall Hosts Holiday Window Painting Contest for Kids

Catherine Pegram

Updated 7 days ago

The Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth is looking for some young artists to help shoppers get into the holiday spirit.

They’re putting on a window painting contest.

The theme is “Nautical Holiday”.

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