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New evidence found in search for Graham Lacher

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Another piece of evidence has been found nine weeks into the search for Graham Lacher. According to “Missing Graham Lacher,” a Facebook page run by his mother, a DEEMI volunteer found an orange hat on Monday with Lacher’s name written in it. The...
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Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

BANGOR- A man from New York has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with a death that happened in Bangor in 2020. Khalid Harris,27, entered the plea this morning. On December 10,2020 Bangor Police found Syrie Adams,28, of Brooklyn, New York dead at a residence at 1702 Union Street. The...
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Former Bangor Meteorologist Goes Viral After Live Reaction To Map

Many years ago, when I did a small stint as a television reporter for WABI TV 5, there was a guy I worked with named Greg Dutra. Hired straight out of college, "Dutra" as we affectionately called him, was definitely brand-spanking-new. His energy and enthusiasm for the job were palpable although he had yet to refine his on-air presence.

New York man sentenced for 2020 Bangor murder

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A New York man will spend more than eight years behind bars for a 2020 Bangor murder. Khalid Harris, 29, pleaded guilty on Monday to manslaughter for the murder of 28-year-old Syies Adams, also of New York. In December of 2020, police were called to a...

Mainely Tacos opens in Hampden

HAMPDEN, Maine (WABI) - Mainely Tacos food truck opened for business on Monday. They’re parked in the plaza on the Main Road across from the elementary and middle schools. Owner Chris Martin specializes in street tacos, freshly shaved carne asada and other Mexican favorites. Originally from Arizona, Martin says...

Bangor All Stars Advance to New England Finals, Beat Massachusetts 10-4

Playing on national TV (ESPN) the Bangor All-Stars beat Middleboro, Massachusetts Monday morning, August 8, 10-4 to advance to the Title Game on Thursday, August 11 at 5 p.m. Caden Karem threw 5.1 innings of 2-hit ball for Bangor. He allowed 2 runs, 1 earned while striking out 14 and walking just 1. Gavin Hughes closed out the game, allowing 2 runs on 3 hits while walking 1 in two-thirds of an inning.

The Brewer Public Pool Must Be Super Close… There’s Water.

Granted, the summer is almost over. Imagine growing up your whole life in the Brewer area and getting used to the presence of the Brewer Public Pool. It would be so easy to take it for granted. Of course, that's probably how the folks who live near the Dakin Pool in Bangor felt this year too. The Brewer pool has just been slowly getting some work done on it, but now there's action.

Craft chocolate bars made in Hampden

HAMPDEN, Maine (WABI) - Chocolate!. Chances are saying just that word has captured your attention. A Hampden man is tempting taste buds with his craft chocolate bars. “I told my wife, ‘Hey, I want to make chocolate in the basement.’ And she’s like, ‘What?’” said Justin Yarbrough.

Former Channel 5 Bangor Weather Guy Goes Viral With A Funny Video

An old friend of The Z Morning Show is blowing up on social media!. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of talking every morning with some great people from Channel 5. Todd Simcox has been a big part of The Z Morning Show for many years now, and he isn’t the only one that has been a part of the show.

Construction Begins on Third Brewer Riverwalk Extension

Work has begun ahead of schedule to extend the Brewer Riverwalk. Work is once again underway on Brewer Riverwalk. Construction crews have began the work to extend the paved trail along the Brewer side of the Penobscot River. The Maine Department of Transportation tells the Bangor Daily News, during the next phase of construction, the trail will be extended 900 feet. The new trail work begins at Hardy Street, near Mason's Brewing Company, south along the river, to South Main Street.

Former Bangor Weatherman Discovers Something New While On-Air

According to WABI TV, a former Bangor meteorologist has gone viral after he made an interesting discovery while on air. Greg Dutra, who worked at WABI between 2007 and 2009, recently made the leap to the ABC affiliate in Chicago. Several days ago, he found out, while he was on the air, that his weather map was touch sensitive.

UMaine Athletic Director Ken Ralph Leaving August 31

University of Maine Athletic Director Ken Ralph is leaving August 31st. He will become the Athletic Director of Southwestern University in Texas, a Division III school, effective September 15. In a press release, Ken Ralph said,. "It has been my honor to represent our students, faculty, staff and alumni in...

Bangor Historical Society To Host A Movie Night at Mt. Hope Cemetery

I hope beyond hope that it's a scary movie. I came across this post at the Bangor Historical Society Facebook page and got pretty excited. I enjoy having the crap scared out of me from time to time. At least in groups of people. Whenever I'm scared when I'm alone, I scream like a 10 year-old girl. Like, all high pitched and terrified. It usually just ends up being the de-humidifier.