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Ordie Alley Responds to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days ago

 

We told you last week that legendary Jonesport-Beals Coach Ordie Alley was removed from the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inaugural class and from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

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Newport Man Killed in Accident at Rumford Mill

Updated 5 days ago

We now know the identity of the worker killed in a Rumford mill yesterday.

35-year-old Brant Munster of Newport was killed after he fell while working on a crane inside the New Page paper mill.

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Volunteer Program Works to Save Maine Lakes

Joy Hollowell

Updated 4 days ago

35 lakes and ponds in Maine are recipients of the LakeSmart award.

Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection started the conservation program in 2004.

Two years ago, volunteers with the Maine Lakes Society took over.

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

Rob Poindexter

Updated 5 days 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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Gas Prices Still Dropping In Maine

Updated 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Average gas prices in Maine have fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week.

The average price of a gallon of gas in Maine on Monday was $3.50 a gallon, down 16 cents from one month ago, according to gasbuddy.com.

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Man Killed In Accident At Paper Mill In Rumford

Updated 5 days ago

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — Officials say that a man has been killed in an accident at a paper mill in Rumford.

Tony Lyons, a spokesman for the NewPage mill, told the Lewiston Sun Journal ( ) that the accident occurred Monday afternoon and involved a contracted employee.

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Maine ACLU: Drug Testing Plan Is Unconstitutional

Updated 5 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine says a plan to require some welfare recipients to receive drug tests is unconstitutional.

At a public hearing Monday, Oamshri Amarasingham (ohm-SHRI’ AH-mahr-AH-sinhg-ham), the ACLU’s public policy council, said the government must have a warrant based on probable cause to get a drug test except in limited circumstances.

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Brewer H.S. to Push Back First Day Due to Renovations

John Krinjak

Updated 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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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Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Augusta Home Fire

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days 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 5 days 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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Body of Bar Harbor Man Found

Joy Hollowell

Updated 6 days ago

Wardens say they found the body of a Bar Harbor man who was presumed to have drowned in Donnell Pond in Franklin.
The body of 33-year old Ian MacDonnell was found around 10 a.m. Monday morning.
Wardens were first notified around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
They say MacDonnell jumped from a stopped motorboat to retrieve a water bottle that had fallen overboard. He went under the water and was having trouble swimming.  According to authorities,  his friends attempted to save MacDonnell by throwing him a rope but he was unable to hold on.
Wardens searched the 35-foot deep lake until dark but did not find MacDonnell’s body.

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Dana Wilson Sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 5 days 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 5 days 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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Activists Push Ban As Bear Hunting Season Begins

Updated 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days 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 5 days 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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