Suspected Robber Arrested

Updated 7 years ago

22-year-old Jessi Polchies of Houlton faces a number of charges including burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Houlton police say Polchies, her brother Joseph, and Joseph Toner broke into the home of Keith Suitter on June 9th.

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Mount Desert Arson

Updated 7 years ago

Police and fire crews were called to the Asticou Inn just after three o’clock, Monday morning.

Once there, they found a large party tent on fire, and a man with a gas can standing in front of it.

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Boy Shot

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – Spokesman Steve McCausland of the state Public Safety Department says Tyler Richard had been staying at his grandfather’s home when the shooting occurred.

The boy went into the road after the shooting, where he was picked up this morning by a passing motorist and taken to the Rumford Hospital, where he was stabilized.

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Williams Sentencing

Updated 7 years ago

Kirby Williams, Sr. was sentenced in Penobscot superior court Monday to 11 years in prison on a long list of sex charges.

Williams was convicted back in January of sexually assaulting a female minor.

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Body Found

Updated 7 years ago

New Brunswick authorities are on the scene. We also know from our Presque Isle affiliate WAGM that Fort Fairfield authorities have been notified.

It was back inApril that 3 year old Allie Wright disappeared after she was left unattended. Game wardens spent days searching for the little girl.

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Dog Returns Home

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – The dog, Molly, was presumed to have perished on Memorial Day when her owner, Doug Harmon of Scarborough, and another man drowned after their boat capsized on Chamberlain Lake.

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Rumford Electrocution

Updated 7 years ago

A 46-year-old man was electrocuted and his son seriously injured when a tree they were

cutting fell on power lines in Rumford.

Police say Joseph Mawhinney and his son were using a backhoe to cut down trees along Route 108 on Saturday

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Weekend Storm Damage

Updated 7 years ago

A family in Bangor was jolted during Sunday afternoon’s thunder storm…when a tree fell onto their house!

It happened just after 3 p.m. on Dartmouth Street.

A large tree was completely uprooted from the front yard of the Cochrane home…it landed right on the roof!

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Vets Gather in Bangor

Updated 7 years ago

Veterans from across the state converged on Bangor this weekend.

The 89-th annual American Legion state convention wrapped up Sunday at the civic center.

Hundreds of vets turned out from 172 posts across the state.

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Irwin Reunited with Dog

Updated 7 years ago

Bill Irwin is happily reunited with his seeing-eye dog.

Irwin is famous for being the only blind person to ever hike all 2100 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

He was camping out Friday night in a Walmart parking lot in Augusta with his wife and his dog, Colby…when they lost track of the dog.

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Brochu Funeral

Updated 7 years ago

A funeral service was held Saturday morning for the 50-year-old woman found slain a week ago at her home and business in New Portland.

Louise Brochu’s daughter, Emily Brochu of Stratton, urged attendees to wear red, which was her mother’s favorite color.

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Woman Injured in Crash

Updated 7 years ago

A woman from Veazie was hospitalized with head and neck injuries after a car crash Saturday morning.

It happened around 11 am.

Police say the woman…in her forties…was pulling her station wagon out on to State Street from River View Drive, when a car driven by a 70-year-old man from Madawaska, heading from Bangor to Veazie, rear-ended the wagon, smashing the back end completely.

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Waterville Vandalism

Updated 7 years ago

Police are investigating a vandalism outbreak at Waterville Senior High School.

It happened last week, just days before summer vacation.

Police say the vandals broke windows and trashed the cafeteria.

They also loaded pornography onto teachers’ computers.

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Author at Cole Museum

Updated 7 years ago

Local veterans turned out at the Cole Land Transportation Museum Saturday in support of a new book.

Former TV5 news anchor Don Colson is the author of &quot:Quiet Courage.&quot:

The book is a collection of stories from Mainers who’ve served our country, from World War II right up through the war in Iraq.

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Penn National Gaming

Updated 7 years ago

Two investment companies, fortress investment group and centerbridge partners, have agreed to pay 8-point-9 billion dollars for Penn National, which includes the assumption of almost 3-billion dollars in debt.

The all cash deal values Penn National at 67 dollars a share, which is about 30-percent above Thursday’s closing price. The deal is expected to be completed in 12 to 16 months.

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Starks Mills Trial

Updated 7 years ago

They’re the Hancock County couple accused of drugging and raping three women. During day four of the trial, jurors heard taped testimony from a nurse at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital who examined one of the alleged victims.

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Semi Forces Motorcycle off Interstate

Updated 7 years ago

Police say 31-year-old Peter Logiodice of Pittsfield was riding his bike in the passing lane, when the rig apparently veered over from the driving lane.

It happened near the Etna-Dixmont exit.

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Flag Day

Updated 7 years ago

People from throughout the area gathered to commemorate the stars and stripes.

Veterans from past wars talked about the flag, and the freedom it represents.

Some country singers, and the Carousel Cloggers joined in the celebration too.

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Hospitals Teaming up for Health

Updated 7 years ago

The leaders of Eastern Maine Healthcare, Saint Joseph Hospital, and Penobscot Community Health Center have signed an agreement to work together in the hopes of building a healthier community.

The new Memorandum of Understanding allows the three to collaborate on health issues facing folks in the greater Bangor area.

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Guard Member Dies

Updated 7 years ago

Sergeant Richard Parker was killed in action on Wednesday.

He was 26-years old and a member of Battery A, First Battalion with the 152nd Field Artillery Regiment based in Waterville.

Governor Baldacci says he has talked with Parker’s family to let them know they aren’t alone in their grief.

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