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Bangor Man Arrested After Leading Police on Search through Woods

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 6 days ago

The search for a man, wanted in connection with a car reported stolen Thursday afternoon, ended in a wooded area off the interstate in Old Town.

Police say 29-year-old Lucus Qualey of Bangor will be charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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Orono Bog Boardwalk Opens with Celebration

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 1 week ago

Nature-lovers of all ages are celebrating completion of the first phase of reconstruction to the Orono Bog Boardwalk.

“It’s fun and it’s definitely something to celebrate because now that we have this better boardwalk it’s going to be more fun and cooler,” said 11-year-old Nick Baron.

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Health Equity Center Opens in Bangor

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 6 days ago

If you’re looking for the Eastern Maine Aids Network it’s located in a different place in Bangor.

It used to be on Harlow Street and now you’ll find it at 106 Pine Street in the Health Equity Center.

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It’s Raspberry Tart Season at Frank’s Bake Shop

Morgan Sturdivant

Updated 1 week ago

It’s a sweet time of year for many around the Bangor area.

It’s tart season at Frank’s Bake Shop.

Local raspberries are in season and being used by the thousands for tarts at the bakery.

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Bangor State Fair Keeps Traditions, Adds Some New Flair

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

Rides are up and food is frying — Bangor’s 166th State Fair is soon to be underway.

“This is the part of summer that everybody gets really, really excited about – the fair’s in town,” says Gibran Graham, Bangor City Councilor.

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St. John’s Church in Bangor Starts Summer Organ Concerts

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

You can head to a Bangor church tonight to hear some of the finest organ playing around.

St. John’s Catholic Church is kicking off their 22nd Annual Summer Organ Concert series.

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Safety Concerns for Children Force State to Order Bucksport Daycare to Close

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 week ago

A daycare in Bucksport is temporarily closed – ordered by the state to shut down for ten days because of health and safety concerns for the children there.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services says Little People’s Daycare was told to close from July 17th to July 27th.

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New Proposals For Rail Safety Being Applauded By Local Officials

Rob Poindexter

Updated 1 week ago

It’s been just over a year since a train carrying crude oil derailed in in Lac-Megantic, Quebec leaving 47 people dead.

Local officials in Maine are commending a new proposed set of regulations aimed at preventing a disaster like that from happening here in Maine.

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A New Space for Patients at the End of Life

John Krinjak

Updated 1 week ago

Penobscot Valley Hospital in Lincoln is hoping to offer more comfort to patients at the end of life.

With a ribbon cutting, hospital officials opened a brand new comfort care suite.

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Public Vessel Tour in Castine

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

While you are in Castine, you can tour some big boats.

Maine Maritime Academy’s Bowdoin is one of four vessels you can board Saturday.

The Bowdoin is a national historic landmark and the official vessel of the State of Maine.

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Augusta Woman Faces Felony Sex Trafficking Charge

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 week ago

An Augusta woman accused of coercing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution faces an aggravated sex trafficking felony charge, according to the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office

They say a not guilty plea was entered on behalf of 51-year-old Gretchen Patrick in Augusta District Court to a misdemeanor charge.

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Franklin Lobster Feed to Support Veterans

Erica Stapleton

Updated 1 week ago

A veterans club in Franklin is hosting a special meal this weekend to support wounded veterans.

The Franklin Veteran’s Club will have a Lobster Feed on Saturday, July 26th starting at 1 p.m.

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Litchfield Woman Faces Sex Trafficking Charge

Updated 1 week ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Litchfield woman faces a felony charge of aggravated sex trafficking for allegedly coercing a 17-year-old girl into prostitution.

Attorneys for 51-year-old Gretchen Patrick entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf in Augusta District Court on Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge alleging she promoted prostitution.

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Farmington Apartment Struck By Lightning

Updated 1 week ago

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Fire officials say a lightning strike started a blaze at a Farmington apartment building that caused as much as $100,000 in damage.

Deputy Chief Clyde Ross says 13 people were displaced from the four-unit Blueberry Hill apartment building but there were no reports of injuries after the fire reported just before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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Westbrook Woman Found Guilty Of Child Sex Assault

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Westbrook woman who’d been accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a teenage female relative has been convicted of four of the six counts she faced.

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Marijuana Advocates Await Vote In South Portland

Updated 1 week ago

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Marijuana advocates say they’ve collected enough signatures to send the measure to voters in South Portland.

The South Portland City Council will consider whether to enact the measure on Aug. 4. If they reject the measure, then it’ll automatically go to voters on the November ballot.

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Michaud Helps To Found Medicaid Expansion Caucus

Updated 1 week ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Mike Michaud has decried Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to forgo Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Now he’s a founding member of the State Medicaid Expansion Caucus.

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Train And Logging Truck Collide

Updated 1 week ago

LIVERMORE FALLS, Maine (AP) — A train and a logging truck have collided in Livermore Falls, injuring the truck driver and spilling logs over a busy road.

WGME-TV reports that the accident happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday on Route 17 when the logging truck was hit by a Pan Am Railways train. The truck driver is being treated at a local hospital. His injuries weren’t immediately known.

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Quebec Police Try To Prevent Auction Of Locomotive

Updated 1 week ago

MONTREAL (AP) — Quebec provincial police say they’ve taken steps to prevent the U.S. auction of the locomotive from the runaway oil train that derailed and exploded in the town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.

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1 Dead after Downeast Train Hits Pedestrian in Southern Maine

Updated 1 week ago

The following information comes from WMTW reporter David Charns:

The North Berwick Police Department has responded to a fatality involving the  Amtrak Downeaster and a pedestrian.

The deceased man’s name was Paul Voisine of North Berwick, police said.

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