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Maine Man Missing in Bangor is No Longer Wearing an Orange Hat

An orange hat that turned up in a Bangor neighborhood belongs to Graham Lacher, who's been missing for 9 weeks. The hat was discovered inside the treeline, off Juniper and Dartmouth Streets in Bangor. Juniper is just off Howard Street, near Stillwater Avenue. What exactly the discovery means about Lacher's well-being is not clear. Did he take the hat off, to make himself harder to spot? Or did he lose it in his travels?
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Unity man faces charges after incident in Montville

MONTVILLE, Maine (WABI) - A Unity man is facing numerous charges after an incident in Montville on Tuesday. Aaron Nickerson, 47, is charged with kidnapping, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, domestic violence terrorizing as well as other charges. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office was called to a...
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Ellsworth Police log week of August 11

ELLSWORTH — An eight-month joint investigation into a string of burglaries in Hancock County resulted in two arrests and the recovery of approximately $200,000 in stolen property, along with what may be evidence of a drug-dealing operation. Police recovered power tools, utility trailers, snowmobiles, snow plows, tires and a...

This Adorable Dog Has Been in a Maine Shelter for 395 Days and Needs a Forever Home

While adopting pets can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding experiences people can have, there always seems to be a handful of pets that fall through the cracks through the process. Everyone loves kittens and puppies, and even younger cats and dogs that show plenty of youthful exuberance. But often times, pets of a certain age are overlooked and left behind, stuck to live out their days in a shelter without a family to call their own here in Maine.

New York men convicted of Rangeley robbery conspiracy

BANGOR- A federal jury has convicted two New York men for a Rangeley robbery conspiracy after a 6 day trial in Bangor. According to court records and evidence presented at the trial, Andre Muller, 51 , Robert Holland, 42, and 3 other men developed a plan to steal controlled substances from a Rangeley home in July 2016.

Hilariously sarcastic police post details fake cop vs. man with hand in his pants

BANGOR, Maine (TND) — A Maine police department's "marginally world-famous" Facebook page is raising eyebrows and generating thousands of reactions on social media. Retired Lt. Tim Cotton, the social media manager for the Bangor Police Department, is the sole creator of the "Got Warrants?" column on the department's page.
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Hearing scheduled on Blue Hill dredging project

BLUE HILL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has planned a public hearing for Thursday, Aug. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the town office about proposed dredging of the Blue Hill Harbor. Blue Hill Selectman Butler Smythe said there will also be an overview of...

Police arrest Unity man following standoff

The Maine State Police Tactical Team was called in to respond to a standoff in Waldo County. Waldo County Chief Deputy Jason Trundy says dispatchers received a report of a domestic disturbance from a residence on Morse Road in Montville. The call came in around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Trundy says...

Unity man faces multiple charges following alleged standoff

BELFAST — Aaron Nickerson, 47, of Unity, made his initial appearance virtually in Waldo County Superior Court Wednesday. Nickerson was arrested early Tuesday morning following a confrontation with police. Judge Eric Walker presented Nickerson with a number of alleged offenses that he has been charged with in relation to...
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Large apartment complex proposed

ELLSWORTH — Developer Jonathan Bates is continuing his quest to build housing in Ellsworth. On Aug. 3, the Planning Board heard from Bates, along with engineer Andrew McCullough, regarding a proposal to build a maximum 75-unit multifamily dwelling, with parking for 113 vehicles, on a 2.6-acre lot located at 377 High St.
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Nomination papers available in Bucksport

BUCKSPORT — The terms of town councilors Ed Rankin and Kathy Downes expire in November. To that end, nomination papers for those seats are available from Bucksport Town Clerk Jacob Gran. Nomination papers may be obtained Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and must be returned...

Blue Hill library family event tonight

BLUE HILL – Today at 3:30 p.m. in Blue Hill, kids and families are invited to Wild Sun Catchers on the Blue Hill Library lawn for a fun and educational workshop. Hosted by Landere Naisbitt from Blue Hill Heritage Trust and Claire Malina from the library, the event will be focused on the flowering plant goldenrod and its wide range of uses.