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

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Cole, Joshua 8-18-14


Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Augusta Home Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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UPDATE: Stabbing in Downtown Bangor

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

 

An arrest has been made in connection with a stabbing in downtown Bangor Monday morning.

19-year-old Devin Peirce of Bangor is charged with aggravated assault.

Police say there was an altercation outside Carolina’s bar around 1 a.m.

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Peirce, Devin 8-25-14


Activists Push Ban As Bear Hunting Season Begins

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s bear hunting season gets underway amid a drive from animal rights activists to ban three methods of hunting the animals.

State residents will vote in November on a proposal to ban hunting bears with bait, dogs or traps. The general bear hunting season begins Monday and closes Nov. 29.

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Head Of Planned Parenthood To Rally For Michaud

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The head of Planned Parenthood and its political arm is heading to Maine this week to support Democrat Mike Michaud,  for Maine governor.

Cecile Richards is hosting a “Women for Mike” rally outside of Portland City Hall on Wednesday.

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Three Injured after Dune Buggy Crash

Updated 1 week ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a dune buggy in Northern Maine.

State police were called to Route 1 in Monticello around 6:30 last night.

Troopers say 27-year old Josiah Nash of Blaine, and his passenger, 29-year old Adam Grant of Bridgewater, were in the dune buggy when they were struck by a car.

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Knife Attack in Downtown Bangor

Updated 1 week ago

A person was arrested after an incident in downtown Bangor early this morning that ended with a man with a knife wound.

Officers were called to the parking lot of nightclub around 1, for a report of disorderly conduct.

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Bar Harbor Man Drowns in Franklin Pond, Wardens Resume Search Mon. AM

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Maine Game Wardens say a man drowned in Donell Pond in Franklin Sunday afternoon and they have yet to recover his body.

We’re  told 33-year-old Ian MacDonnell of Bar Harbor was boating with friends when he went into the water to retrieve a water bottle that had blown off the boat. Wardens say MacDonnell was not a strong swimmer and went under the water. His friends attempted to help him by throwing a rope to him but he was unable to hold on.

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Donations Keep Folk Festival Alive

Updated 1 week ago

Music, food and fun are what people enjoy most about the American Folk Festival, but none of it would be possible without help from the public.

Each year the festival is free, with a suggested donation of ten dollars per person.

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Folk Festival Features Eats from Near and Far

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Tens of thousands flocked to this year’s American Folk Festival to catch some world-renowned acts.

“Just a range of people with a range of emotions and the energy here is so much fun,” said Julia Silvia of John’s Ice Cream.

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Power Restored to 5000 Emera Customers

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

Power is back on to more than 5,000 Emera Maine customers in Northern Penobscot County, Sunday night.

The outages affected customers in Lincoln, Winn, Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway.

 


American Folk Festival Wraps Up in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

The American Folk Festival wrapped up today in Bangor

Organizers estimate some one-hundred-thousand people turned out for the annual event, now in its 12th year.

Since Thursday people have been making their way through the Bangor Waterfront, taking in the sounds of folk artists from near and far.

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Police: Winslow Woman Accidentally Shot Husband

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

A man was sent to the hospital after his wife reportedly shot him by accident at their home in Winslow.

Officers tell us around 10:30 Saturday night they got a call from 53-year-old Jane Marie Aucoin-Labreque reporting that she accidentally shot her husband, 55-year-old Paul Labreque in the arm.

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19-Year-Old Lincoln Man Killed in Crash

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 week ago

A young man from Lincoln is dead after a car crash on Bagley Mountain Road Saturday night.  Lincoln Police Detective Mark Fucile says Nicholas Haynes was found dead near his mother’s Buick on the end of Bagely Mountain Rd.

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A Local Hospital Opens with Relaxation in Mind

Updated 1 week ago

A local hospital is making your next trip to the doctor’s office a stress free one.

Saint Joseph Healthcare has opened a new 22,000 square foot facility at 900 Broadway in Bangor.

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