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At Least One Seriously Injured After Orrington Crash

Tania Morales

Updated 5 days ago

Authorities say two cars were involved in a crash Saturday afternoon near 421 River Road in Orrington.

The call came in at 11:24 A.M.

Both drivers were headed South on River Road when the 59-year-old driver of a black SUV was rear ended by a gold sedan.

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EqualityMaine Recognizes Bangor City Council

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

EqualityMaine is honoring leaders in Bangor.

The state’s largest LGBT advocacy group hosted their annual celebration banquet at the Cross Insurance Center.

The Bangor City Council was recognized for their leadership on gay rights issues.

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Man Admits to Illegally Owning Guns in Somerset County

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

A New Jersey man who, deputies say, was in illegal possession of several firearms, pleaded guilty in U.S district court in Portland Friday.

According to court documents, 46-year-old Kevin Anderson was living in Moose River, in Somerset County, in 2013, when deputies found the firearms during a probation check.

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Sen. Collins Comments on Hot Button Topics

Updated 6 days ago

Senator Susan Collins is sharing her thoughts on the President’s plan to combat ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria.

We caught up with her in Levant Friday afternoon.

She was part of a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing in Washington, D.C. Thursday.

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COA Students Head to Denmark

Updated 6 days ago

College of the Atlantic students are part of an excursion to the Danish Island Samso.

They’ll be looking at the island’s renewable energy systems.

The hope is for students to bring ideas from the experience back to Maine’s islands.

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Dechaine Appeal Based On DNA Evidence

Updated 6 days ago

The lawyer for a Maine man convicted of killing a 12-year-old girl in 1988 is appealing to the state’s highest court.

Dechaine’s lawyer says that’s he’s preparing an appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court after a Superior Court judge in April rejected his client’s request for a new trial.

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Saturday is Maine Seniors Day

Updated 6 days ago

Saturday is Maine Seniors Day, a day set aside every year in September to recognize the service and contributions of Maine seniors.

Folks at the Hammond St. Senior Center in Bangor celebrated a day early with a breakfast.

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Benefit Concert in Rockland to Support Family of Hope Elephants Founder

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A concert in Rockland next weekend will benefit the family of the man who brought two elephants to Maine.

Dr. James Laurita – the caretaker for Rosie and Opal – died this week when he fell in the elephants’ corral in Hope.

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State Official to Review Complaints Over Town Business in East Millinocket

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

A state official is reviewing complaints that selectman in East Millinocket may have conducted town business outside of selectmen’s meetings.

The state’s Public Access Ombudsman is trying to determine if the selectmen acted in compliance with the Freedom of Access Act.

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Art Walk in Downtown Bangor Friday Night

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

A night full of art and music is under way in Bangor.

The Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative is holding an art walk.

More than 40 artists are participating, many opening their studios to the public.

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First-Ever Edible Park Breaks Ground in Bangor

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Some community members in Bangor kickstarted an innovative initiative to tackle food insecurity in our area.

Friday the Bangor Edible Park Collaborative broke ground on the state’s first-ever fully-edible community park.

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United Way Holds Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

The United Way of Eastern Maine launched its 2014 fundraising campaign today.

The kickoff was held at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Hundreds of volunteers, as well as businesses and community members turned out as United Way shared past results and goals for the coming year.

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Skowhegan Landmark Restored to Glory

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

After 10 years of fundraising and restoration, a long-time Skowhegan landmark has returned to its original glory.

“Everyone’s got a story of the first time they saw the Indian or when they had family, they came and they showed them the Indian,” says Cory King, the Executive Director of the Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce.

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Brooks Couple Forges Energy Efficient Lifestyle

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 6 days ago

For city-slicker couple, Kimberly and George Callas, migrating to the Pine Tree State always seemed somewhere down the road.

“We had a five year plan, we had a three year plan, and we went on vacation and came back and put our house on the market and sold it and moved to Maine,” Kimberly says.

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State Relaxes Rules for Lobstermen off Hancock County

John Krinjak

Updated 6 days ago

Lobstermen in the deep waters off Hancock County will catch a bit of a break this fall, thanks to the Department of Marine Resources.

They’ve temporarily suspended the three-trap trawl limit in the area shown on the map on your screen.

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Riverview Implements New Safety Measured; Ready For Feds Inspection

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

Riverview Psychiatric Center in Augusta has had its share of controversy over the past year. Now with a new superintendent, officials at the facility say things have changed. They’re hoping the federal government agrees.

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Maine’s House Speaker Advancing Initiative To Help Maine Seniors

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

Maine’s Speaker of the House Mark Eves, a Democrat from Berwick, is moving forward with his plan to help struggling seniors. After a recently concluded trip to Washington D.C. Eves now has the members of the state’s congressional delegation in washington on board.

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Woman Who Stole From Daughter Sentenced to Jail

Updated 7 days ago

The mother of a car accident victim, who spent money on herself that was intended for her daughter’s care, is going to jail for two and half years.

48-year-old Jill Farnham of Bangor pleaded guilty to theft in July, she was sentenced today.

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Bath Bat Tests Positive For Rabies

Updated 7 days ago

BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath residents are being urged to make sure their pets’ vaccinations are up to date after a rabid bat was found in town.

Bath’s animal control officer Ann Hartford responded to a report a week ago of a bat on the ground, unable to fly

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Convicted Murderer Appeals To Maine’s High Court

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The lawyer for a Maine man convicted of killing a 12-year-old girl in 1988 is appealing to the state’s highest court.

Steven Peterson, who represents Dennis Dechaine, tells WGME-TV that’s he’s preparing an appeal to the Supreme Judicial Court after a Superior Court judge in April rejected his client’s request for a new trial.

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