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SW Harbor PD: No Threat to Public, Suspicious Package Detonated

Updated 3 days ago

Coast Guard officials have confirmed that the area near the Southwest Harbor town dock was evacuated this morning.

Officials tell us that around 7:30 this morning they took a report of a suspicious package.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Profiles: Welfare

Updated 3 days ago

We continue with our Gubernatorial candidate profiles with a question for all three men about an issue that’s been in the news a lot.

We asked:

“Welfare has been a big topic in this campaign. What changes, if any, would you make to the current welfare system?”

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Fed-Ex Truck Flips on I-95

Updated 3 days ago

The rain is to blame for a Fed-Ex truck flipping over on the I-95 South Tuesday night in orono, according to state police.

Troopers say the driver was just past the Stillwater exit when the vehicle hydroplaned, and ended up in a ditch.

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3 Whooping Cough Cases At Anson School

Updated 3 days ago

ANSON, Maine (AP) — Three cases of whooping cough have been confirmed at an Anson elementary school and district officials have organized a public meeting to discuss prevention and response measures.

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Gardiner Man Pleads Guilty To Robbing Pharmacy

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Gardiner man who robbed a Bridgton pharmacy of prescription painkillers on Thanksgiving Day last year has pleaded guilty.

Robert Richard pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland to a felony charge of interference with commerce by robbery.

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Sales Of Single-family Homes In Maine Up

Updated 3 days ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Home sales in Maine are bucking national and regional trends, as the number of existing single-family homes jumped by more than 6 percent in September when compared to the year-ago month.

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Theft Charge For Ex-New Hampshire Chief From Maine

Updated 3 days ago

FARMINGTON, N.H. (AP) — The former fire chief in Farmington has been indicted on charges he stole at least $1,500 in town funds.

Fosters Daily Democrat reports that 48-year-old Richard Fowler of Skowhegan, Maine, was charged with taking the money between November 2009 and June of this year.

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Feds Allege Sexual Harassment At Farm

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government has sued a Maine farm alleging that it allowed male workers to sexually harass women hired as seasonal harvesters.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in its lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland that female employees at County Fair Farm in Jefferson were subjected to unwanted sexual propositioning, groping, and that farm management ignored their complaints.

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Mill, Land Owner Files For Bankruptcy

Updated 3 days ago

EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine (AP) — The corporation that owns Great Northern Paper’s East Millinocket mill and the land beneath it is filing for bankruptcy.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the filing by GNP East Inc. follows a similar move by sister corporation GNP Maine Holdings Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in September. That corporation owns the mill’s paper-making equipment.

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Students Participating In Mock Election

Updated 3 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine students are casting their ballots for governor and representatives in Washington in a mock election.

Students from more than 125 schools are expected to participate in the “Rally and Tally” event at the Augusta Armory on Wednesday.

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Man Who Fired Shots With Kids Nearby Gets 18 Years

Updated 3 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man accused of chasing and firing at another man as children were preparing to catch their school bus is going to prison for 18 years for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

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Candidates Face-Off in Final Televised Gubernatorial Debate

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 3 days 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 3 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 4 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 4 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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