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State Police Stepping-up Failure to Yield Enforcement in Bangor

State Police will be paying extra attention to drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way, after seeing an increase in infractions. Bangor's stretch of Interstate 95 can be chaos at times, made worse by drivers who don't understand what "yield" means. State Troopers plan to educate those who fail to yield when entering a roadway. That lesson could be a costly one.
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Brewer man with suspended license and arrest warrants crashes into garage

BANGOR — A Brewer man with a suspended license and outstanding arrest warrants crashed into a garage in Bangor Saturday night. According to a Maine State Police spokesperson, 19-year-old Preston Kay was found after he crashed into a garage on Randolph Street following a high speed chase. Police sais...
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Brewer man with warrants crashes into garage after high speed chase

BREWER, Maine (WABI) -A Brewer man is facing a number of charges after a high speed chase Saturday night. 19-year-old Preston Kay was arrested for eluding an officer, operating under the influence, operating after suspension, and criminal speed. Police say Kay was traveling from Hermon inbound towards Bangor on Route...

Maine State Police: Driver attempting to flee trooper crashes into garage

BANGOR, Maine — A man was found hiding inside a garage in Bangor after crashing into it, according to Maine State Police. The agency says Preston Kay, 19, of Brewer was arrested and faces charges including eluding an officer and operating under the influence. According to investigators, around 10...

Two people seriously injured in motorcycle crash in Crawford

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A Bucksport man and his passenger were seriously injured after a motorcycle crash in Crawford. It happened around 5 Saturday evening on Route 9. According to Maine State Police, 64-year old Brian Colby lost control of the bike. He and his passenger, 41-year old Brandi Rossell...

State approves 700-acre solar project in central Maine

UNITY, Maine (AP) - Maine’s Land Use Planning Commission has approved a 700-acre solar energy project billed as one of the largest in New England. Commissioners unanimously concluded that the Three Corners Solar Project in Benton, Clinton and Unity Township met regulatory requirements for the site but further regulatory approvals are needed.

Two seriously hurt after driver loses control of motorcycle

CRAWFORD, Maine — Maine State Police is investigating a single motorcycle crash that injured two people in Crawford Saturday evening. Brian Colby, 64, of Bucksport, was riding his motorcycle south on Route 9 around 5:00 p.m. when he suddenly lost control of his motorcycle, Maine Department of Public Safety Information Officer Shannon Moss said in a press release Sunday.

Brewer Vehicle Hits a Bangor Garage after 100 mph Police Pursuit

A Brewer man with outstanding warrants is facing new charges after a high-speed pursuit and crash into a Bangor garage. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the incident started when Maine State Police Sergeant Aaron Turcotte tried to stop a vehicle Saturday night, around 10:00. The Ford Fusion, driven by 19-year-old Preston Kay of Brewer, was traveling at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour from Hermon into Bangor on Route 222, also known as Union Street. Kay refused to stop for the officers and started making dangerous passes, and so Sergeant Turcotte decided to call off the pursuit, out of an abundance of caution. The suspect vehicle was found sometime later after it had crashed into a garage on Randolph Street in Bangor. The driver was not in the vehicle.

Center Theatre to host block party May 29

DOVER-FOXCROFT – The Center Theatre has announced that it is hosting its second annual New Neighbors Block Party from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 in the parking lot beside the Center Theatre at 20 East Main Street. The Block Party started in 2021 as a way to bring...

Mills to Maine Democrats: “We won’t go back”; GOP responds

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Maine Democratic Convention continued with its second day Saturday from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Governor Mills, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Congressman Adam Schiff of California were among the featured speakers. Focus points included the Mills’ administration’s work to...

Bowdoin man charged after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash

MADISON — A Bowdoin man was arrested Friday following an alleged hit-and-run. According to the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a two vehicle crash on Horsetail Hill Road in Madison. Following an investigation, deputies concluded that a Jeep Grand Cherokee had run a stop sign and...