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Expect Delays near Skowhegan’s Margaret Chase Smith Bridge

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Expect delays in Skowhegan the next few nights.

The Margaret Chase Smith Bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic from 10:00 p.m. Thursday until 6:00 a.m Friday.

The same thing will happen Friday night, into Saturday morning.

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Missouri Man Admits to Threatening to Kill Rockland Woman, Start “Bloodbath”

Catherine Pegram

Updated 6 days ago

 

A man from Missouri accused of threatening to kill a woman in Rockland, as well as her family, and start a bloodbath in America pleaded guilty Thursday.

42-year-old William McBroom-Stees is charged with interstate stalking

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Manna Ministries Asking For Help, Needs Replacement Hot Water Heater

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

Manna Ministries in Bangor is in hot water or rather needs it.

They are asking for your help.

Executive Director Bill Rae says he came to work Thursday morning and found a flood in the boiler room.

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Mainers Honored For Work In Suicide Prevention

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

People who have helped make a positive difference in suicide prevention were recognized in a Blaine House ceremony Thursday afternoon.

The following people were honored:

Sheriff Randy Liberty, Kennebec County
Through his own personal struggles with PTSD, has worked diligently providing other veterans the supports needed. His honesty and recognition of veterans’ needs has helped many soldiers struggling through similar difficult times.

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Murder Victims Remembered At Augusta Ceremony

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

Families of murder victims gathered in Augusta Thursday to remember their loved ones. The vent was hosted by the University of Maine at Augusta.

Thursday marked the seventh annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.

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National Banned Books Week: Southwest Harbor Public Library Celebrates Freedom to Read

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 6 days ago

It’s National Banned Books Week.

The Southwest Harbor Public Library is celebrating the freedom to read.

Out of the 30,000 books on their shelves, they’ve bound and displayed those that have been targeted for removal from shelves elsewhere in the US.

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Charles Black Gets 10 Years For Pushing Wife Off Cliff In Camden

Updated 6 days ago

Charles Black has been sentenced to 25 years in prison with all but 10 years suspended.  Additionally he will serve 6 years probation for attempted murder.  71 year old Black was convicted of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff in Camden.

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Fire Marshal: Candle Sparked Fire At Sidney Daycare

Rob Poindexter

Updated 6 days ago

Officials at the Maine State Fire Marshals office say a candle sparked a fire that destroyed a Sidney daycare Wednesday. Sergeant Tim York says the fire has been ruled accidental and they don’t know what caused the candle to tip over in the master bedroom.

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Maine State Prison Inmate Dies

Updated 6 days ago

An inmate found dead at the Maine State Prison died of natural causes.

That word from the state medical examiner.

Officials tell us 56-year-old Jerry Lydick was sentenced to twenty years in June of 2012 for gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.

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Cause of Dexter Fire Unknown

Updated 6 days ago

Investigators say they will never know what started a fire that left a Dexter family homeless.

The Silver Mills Road blaze was reported late Saturday afternoon.

The damages were so extensive that investigators could not pinpoint a cause.

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Bob Seger Coming to Bangor in November

Updated 6 days ago

Another big name musical act coming to Bangor.

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will play at the Cross Insurance Center, Saturday, November 22nd.

Tickets go on sale next Saturday, October 4th at 10 am.

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Charles Black To Be Sentenced Today

Updated 6 days ago

A man convicted of trying to kill his wife by pushing her off a cliff in Camden is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.

Charles Black, 71, was found guilty of attempted murder and various assaults in July. According to police, Black hit his wife, Lisa three years ago, in the head with a rock, then shoved her off a cliff.

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13 Businesses Busted In Portland Liquor Sting

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland police have issued summonses to 13 city businesses that allegedly sold alcohol to minors.

Portland police worked with underage volunteers from Southern Maine Community College who attempted to buy alcohol 143 times at businesses from Sept. 3 through the 17.

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Waterville Bowling Alley Being Sold To Church

Updated 7 days ago

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Waterville’s Sparetime Recreation bowling alley has been sold to a city church whose pastor says he wants to keep bowling alive in the community.

Sparetime owner Andy Couture said at age 66 it was time to sell.

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Bethel Rape Suspect Pleads Guilty, Avoids Prison

Updated 7 days ago

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man whose rape conviction was overturned by the state’s highest court has avoided additional prison time by pleading guilty before his retrial.

Spencer Glover was sentenced Wednesday in Androscoggin County Superior Court to 10 years in prison with all but 20 months suspended, but was given credit for the 20 months he has already served.

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Parsonfield Man Dies When Tractor Rolls, Pins Him

Updated 7 days ago

PARSONFIELD, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a Parsonfield man has died after the tractor he was operating rolled over and pinned him.

The York County sheriff’s office says 66-year-old John David was using the tractor to pull a tree stump from the ground when it rolled over just after noon on Wednesday.

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Maine First Lady, Veteran Speaking At Jobs Event

Updated 7 days ago

EDGECOMB, Maine (AP) — Maine First Lady Ann LePage and a veteran who lost four limbs while serving in Afghanistan are delivering remarks at a veterans’ job conference.

LePage’s remarks on Thursday will be followed by Travis Mills, a retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt., who was injured by an improvised explosive device during his third deployment.

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Speaker Boehner Heads To Maine To Support Poliquin

Updated 7 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner is heading to Maine to give a boost to Republican Bruce Poliquin’s bid for the 2nd Congressional District seat.

The fundraiser at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland kicks off with a VIP reception on Thursday at 6 p.m. Poliquin supporters will shell out at least $1,000 to get a photo with Boehner. Attendees can pay $250 for the general reception which begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Family Increases Reward For Missing Hiker

Updated 7 days ago

CARRABASSET VALLEY, Maine (AP) — The family of a Tennessee woman who disappeared while hiking more than a year ago in Maine is offering $25,000 to those who can help locate her.

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Report: Out-of-state Money Rises In Maine Races

Updated 7 days ago

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine group says there’s significantly more money entering the governor’s race from out-of-state donors than four years ago.

Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, which advocates for increased public funding for campaigns, said Wednesday that out-of-state donors have given nearly $1.5 million to the campaigns of Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler.

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