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Local News – January 5, 2017

Macy’s Closing (Bangor) – 65-workers at Macy’s in Bangor will have to search for new jobs as the store will shut down in March. Macy’s says the closing is one of 68-chain wide that will eliminate 10-thousand jobs. The closing means more empty space in and around the Bangor Mall. K-Mart announced it’s shutting the […]

Local News – January 4, 2017

Slippery Roads (Undated) – Winter road crews have coated major roads with salt and sand overnight so cars will have traction on the way to work this morning. Freezing rain away from Maine’s shoreline left a glaze late last night, along with a layer of slush above the ice, making for extremely slippery travel. The […]

Autopsy results complete after man dies in Livermore Falls crash

From Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland: “State Police say the death of a Livermore Falls man early New Year’s morning in Livermore was a highway fatality.  An autopsy on 41 year old Shawn Berry by the State Medical Examiner’s Office determined he died from injuries from the crash, not from a medical issue.   Berry […]

Latest details on the Rockport fire this morning

“The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a Rockport man was critically injured early this morning when fire destroyed his mobile home on Vinal Street.   64 year old Bruce Fales suffered smoke inhalation and was initially taken to PenBay Medical Center in Rockport and later transferred to another medical facility, likely Maine Medical in Portland.  Fales […]

Hermon man fails to register as sex offender

From the office of United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II: “Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Charles Roberson, 44, of Hermon, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to five years probation for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  The defendant pled […]

Palermo man faces Domestic Violence Assault charge

From the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office: “On January 2, 2017 at 7:30 pm the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance on the Martin Woods Road in the Town of Palermo. Deputy Jon Shaw and Cpl. Greg Jones responded to the call. While in route to the residence Deputies were advised that Roger […]

MCMH announces the hospital’s first baby of the New Year

From Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth – “Irik Rea Tobin, son of Hilary Tobin and Martin Tobin of Brooklin, was the first baby born at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, in 2017. Irik was born at 12:39 PM on Sunday, January 1, 2017, weighing 8 pounds 6.8 ounces. Local businesses and organizations honoring the baby […]

Local News – January 3, 2017

Rockport, Searsmont fires (Rockport) – One person suffered injuries when a mobile home in Rockport went up in flames early this morning. WABI-TV reports the blaze broke out around 3:30 this morning on Vinal Street. By the time firefighters arrived a few minutes later the trailer was completely destroyed. The fire marshal’s office will look […]

Local News – January 2, 2017

Livermore Fatal (Livermore) – One person is dead following a car crash early New Year’s morning in Livermore, but it might not have been the crash that killed him. WABI-TV reports 41-year old Shawn Berry was experiencing a medical incident and a friend was driving him to the hospital and had pulled to the side […]