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Candidates Face-Off in Final Televised Gubernatorial Debate

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 1 day ago

All three candidates for Maine Governor faced off Tuesday in the third and final televised debate before election day.

WABI partnered with CNN and our sister station WMTW to bring you the debate from Auburn.

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Two Arrested in East Millinocket for Making Meth

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

A pair of suspected meth dealers from East Millinocket were arrested Tuesday.

Drug agents say Beau Pelletier, 31, and Cynthia Burley, 33, were taken into custody after East Millinocket Police Officers and MDEA agents searched their Main St. apartment.

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Bail Check Leads to Meth Arrest in Monticello

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

A suspected meth dealer from Monticello was arrested Tuesday.

MDEA agents believe Matthew Thibodeau, 27, was making the drug in his home on Lake Rd.

Aroostook County Deputies found several items used to make meth during a bail check.

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Orono Police Arrest Burglary Suspect

Updated 2 days ago

Orono police arrested a man after being told he was seen leaving a home on Main Street.

The homeowner told police they heard someone flipping a light switch in their home around 4:30 Sunday morning then, shortly after, saw a man walking away from the home.

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Maine Unemployment Up Slightly In September

Updated 2 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say seasonally adjusted unemployment rose slightly in the state from August to September.

The state’s Department of Labor reports preliminary seasonally adjusted unemployment rose from 5.6 percent in August to 5.8 percent in September. The figure is down one percentage point from a year ago. Officials say the number of unemployed declined by 6,000 over the course of the year to 40,700.

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Group Uses Duck to Push for Chemical Safety

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

A 25 foot inflatable duck was the backdrop for a group of protesters in Broadway Park today.

Nearly a dozen demonstrators with the “Prevent Harm” organization, as well as Maine moms and health advocates took a stand against dangerous chemicals being used in everyday household products.

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Pink Ink for Breast Cancer Survivors and Supporters

Tania Morales

Updated 2 days ago

Some special people were chosen to be a canvas today at Diversified Ink in Bangor.

Complimentary pink ribbons were the inspiration, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Survivors of breast cancer and those who support them shared their touching stories.

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FairPoint Officials, Striking Workers Clash Over Impending Storm

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

The forecast for the next few days calls for heavy rain and high winds.

FairPoint workers who’ve been on strike since last week say the rough weather could cause major issues for customers.

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Belfast to Implement Solar Panel on FD Roof

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

The sun will soon bring added value to this roof.

Belfast plans to put a solar panel array on top of its fire house.

“It will offset the electricity needs of the fire house as well as some of the other city buildings in town,” explains Sadie Lloyd, Assistant Planner for the city.

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High Court Supports BEP Decision to Permit Passadumkeag Mountain Wind Farm

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the Board of Environmental Protection’s decision to grant permission for a wind farm on Passadumkeag Mountain in Grand Falls Township.

Last year, the BEP overturned a decision by the Department of Environmental Protection to reject the 14-turbine wind farm.

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Penobscot Man Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A Penobscot man could be sent to prison for up to ten years for having child porn.

52-year-old Kevin Ross was found guilty Tuesday in Bangor’s Federal Court.

Prosecutors say police found child porn on his computer during a 2011 investigation.

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Former Maine Drug Prosecutor Could Face More Time Behind Bars

Erica Stapleton

Updated 2 days ago

A federal judge has raised the recommended sentence in a case against a former Maine drug prosecutor.

Court papers say Judge John Woodcock initially considered a 22 to 27 year sentence for James Cameron for having child pornography.

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Salvation Army in Bangor to Sign Up Families for Angel Tree Help

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

The Salvation Army in Bangor is looking for families who may need a little extra help this Christmas.

Organizers are getting ready to register children for the annual Angel Tree program.

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Players Gear Up for “Taylor Tip-Off” Tournament

John Krinjak

Updated 2 days ago

Kids, teens, adults, and even the governor were at the Augusta Y to invite Mainers to shoot some hoops to help children affected by domestic violence.

“These young ladies behind me, they’re playing a game, they’re raising money for a cause, but they’re putting it up front against the most heinous crime in society,” said Governor Paul LePage.

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Two Snowmobile Clubs to Share $120K in Federal Grants

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 days ago

 

Two local snowmobile clubs are sharing more than $120,000 in federal money to help grow the industry in Maine.

The USDA awarded Moosehead Riders in Greenville a $75,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant.

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Update- Three Taken to Hospital after Crash in Blue Hill

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash in Blue Hill Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 1:30 on the Mines Road.

According to troopers, a vehicle driven by 49-year old Karin Sanborn of Deer Isle collided with a car driven by 70-year old Ann Flewelling of Sedgwick who was heading in the opposite direction.

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Nurses Demand Stricter Ebola Protocols at Hospitals

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 2 days ago

The highest protocol to protect healthcare workers and the public.

That’s what a handful of Maine nurses were demanding in Bangor Tuesday in response to the ebola crisis.

They are asking everyone to join them in signing a National Nurses United petition.

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Item Thought to Be a Grenade Was Only a Toy, Police Say

Updated 2 days ago

The Maine State Police Bomb Squad was called to a Skowhegan motel following a report that a grenade was found.

The Towne Motel on Madison Avenue was evacuated just after 11 this morning.

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Accused Bridgton Pharmacy Robber Pleads Guilty

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 2 days ago

A Gardiner man, accused of robbing a pharmacy on Thanksgiving Day, admitted to the crime in federal court Tuesday.

According to court documents, 26-year-old Robert Richard went into a Bridgton rite aid last November and handed a pharmacist a note demanding prescription pain killers.

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Bangor Police Arrest Man for Late Summer Crematorium Burglary

Updated 2 days ago

Police say an arrest has been made in connection with a burglary at a Bangor crematorium over the summer.

In July, police were called to the Pine Grove Crematorium on outer Hammond Street.

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