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Patten Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – 30-year-old Kirby Williams Jr. was sentenced Friday to four years in prison with all but nine months suspended for sexual abuse of a minor.

Williams’ father, 54-year-old Kirby Williams Senior, also was charged with sexually abusing the same girl. But those charges were dropped after the elder Williams was convicted in January of sexually abusing a different female family member.

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Ellsworth Woman Sentenced

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – Dorothy Cook pleaded guilty to manslaughter back in March. She has now been sentenced in Hancock County Superior Court to 12 years in jail, with all but four years suspended.
In March of 2006, Cook rear-ended a car driven by Benedict &quot:Benny&quot: Starbuck of Ellsworth,who died at a hospital a few hours after the accident.

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Body of Sargeant Joel House Returns to Maine

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – Sargeant House, whose parents live in Lee, will be flown to Bangor International Airport Saturday morning.

The body will be escorted by fire and police to Lincoln. According the Lincoln Fire Chief, if anyone would like to pay their respects, he estimates that the precession will go through town sometime around 10:30 PM.

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Limestone Woman Appears in Court

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – 23-year-old Heather Fortin appeared via video from jail during the hearing in a Presque Isle courtroom. She’s being held with bail set at $50,000 cash or $200,000 in property.

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Firefighter Sentenced

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – 19-year-old Nathan Price pleaded guilty to two charges of arson and one charge each of attempted arson and criminal mischief.

Price was arrested in December for torching a car and an abandoned mobile home.

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No Nutcracker for Christmas

Updated 7 years ago

The money will pay for 500 tickets, which will go to disadvantaged families for the Magic of Christmas event in December.

The concerts will be held at the Bangor Auditorium will replace the traditional Nutcracker performances at the Maine Center for the Arts in Orono.

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Rain Storms Bring Fire

Updated 7 years ago

Fire fighters responded to a number of calls, including one on Getchell Street where a lightning strike is believed to have set a home on fire.

A woman and her six-year-old daughter were inside when the fire started: thankfully they made it out safely, though fire fighters say the first floor of the home is badly damaged.

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Limestone Infant Death

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – Steve McClausland, spokesman for the State Police, says the death of 20-month-old Teairra Leathers has been under investigation since she died at Eastern Maine Medical Center last week. An autopsy by the state medical examiner revealed that Leathers died of head trauma.

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UPDATE: Bus Accident

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI)- Officials say the Bangor Area Transit bus started moving yesterday after 82-year-old Ralph Scott of Bangor stepped out and shut the door.

They say he was unable to get back inside through the door so he tried to pop the hood to hit a buttom to stop the bus. That’s when he ended up getting pinned between the bus and another vehicle in the Bangor Wal-Mart parking lot.

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Bus Accident

Updated 7 years ago

That’s where the driver of a city bus was severely injured after getting pinned beneath a bus and another vehicle.

Bangor Police Lieutenant, Steve Hunt says the driver had just stepped off the bus around 7:45 this morning and apparently left the vehicle in gear.

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FCC Feedback

Updated 7 years ago

The FCC will be at Portland High School on Thursday to hear how Portland area broadcasters are fulfilling their public service responsibilities.

FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein plans to attend the event.

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Fatal Crash

Updated 7 years ago

(WABI) – Police have identified the victims as 31-year- old Kirk Sirois of Norridgewock and 31-year-old Sandra Shaw of Madison.

24-year-old Adam Tomkins of New Brunswick was driving a big rig and had struck and killed a moose. After which he pulled over into the breakdown lane.

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Human Skull Found

Updated 7 years ago

(AP) – Spokesman Stephen McCausland said the remains were found last week near a scenic lookout off Route Nine in Aurora. They belong to an adult male and are least two years old and possibly older.

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Spanish Company to Buy C.M.P.

Updated 7 years ago

The Iberdrola Corporation plans to buy Energy East, which owns Central Maine Power.

The $4,500,000,000 deal is expected to close next year.

Before that happens though, the deal has to be approved by federal and state regulators, as well as shareholders.

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Autopsy Shows Foley Shot

Updated 7 years ago

That’s what an autopsy on 58-year-old Kevin Foley has shown.

Police say Foley left his home in portland on Thursday night, saying he was going to the supermarket.

His wife reported him missing the next morning.

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Flags at Half Staff

Updated 7 years ago

The 26-year-old soldier was killed in action in Iraq earlier this month.

Parker was a member of the 152nd field artillery regiment from Waterville.

His funeral is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Mount Abram High School in Strong.

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Pro Wrestler Found Dead With Family

Updated 7 years ago

Wrestler Chris Benoit was found dead along with his wife and seven year old son in their home yesterday. They were discovered at 2:30pm on Monday after Chris failed to show up for a wrestling event due to &quot:personal reasons&quot:. A law enforcement official says the pro wrestler strangled his wife and smothered his son before hanging himself in his weight room in his Georgia home. The official went on to say that steroids are being investigated as a possible motivating factor. Toxicology lab results won’t be back for a few days so police will not know for sure until then.

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Costly Paper Mill Cleanup

Updated 7 years ago

Most of the former Eastern Fine paper mill in Brewer sits silent, as it has done for the last 3 years. There may be some changes coming in the near future though. Economic development director D’arcy Maine-Boyington says &quot:about mid-july we’ll start seeing a lot of activity here on the site that will continue on through the fall and probably around the first of november or somewhere in that time, we’ll begin to start seeing demolition of some of the buildings on site.&quot:. All that cleaning and clearing is to make way for a new module manufacturing facility for the Cianbro coproration. Along with the new buildingcomapny leaders are expectingabout 500 new jobs to become available.Main-Boyington feels that while the cleanup will be costly and time consuming she thinks that the new jobs are worth it.

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PROGRAMMING ALERT TV5 News at Noon

Updated 7 years ago

All other TV5 newscasts are scheduled to air at their normal times, and you may also check the latest news here at wabi.tv.

TV5 News at Noon will return to the schedule on Thursday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Maine Soldiers Recieve Warm Welcome Home

Updated 7 years ago

Security Force One spent the past year in Iraq.

They were honored at the Bangor Auditorium.

The ceremony was harder for some families than it was for otheres. A special award was handed out to the families of Staff Sergeant David Veverka and Dave Kelly Jr.

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