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Couple found dead in Orrington home

Police are investigating the death of a couple in Penobscot County. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Swetts Pond Road in Orrington around 9 a.m. Wednesday. The homeowners, Russell and Lois Swanson, both 89 years old, were found dead. A family member discovered the bodies.
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Brewer Police say 2 School Threats were a Hoax, 1 Person Arrested

Brewer Police have arrested one person in connection with a pair of threats made against two local schools. According to Brewer Police, they've been investigating two threats made against two different schools in their district. As a result of that investigation, one person has been arrested, who they say is a student. The first threat was made in connection with Brewer High. School officials became aware of the threat on Wednesday after students had gone home for the day. Brewer Police say the communication suggested that there was going to be a school shooting on Thursday, October 6.
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One person found dead in Lamoine

BANGOR, Maine — A man was found dead Monday morning in a home on the Shore Road in Lamoine. The man was found by a friend who reportedly stopped by the house at about 10:15 a.m. and then called the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, according to a Wednesday news release issued by Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss.

Mainers nabbed with more than 2 pounds of fentanyl, authorities say

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office says two people were arrested after deputies found more than 2 pounds of fentanyl during a traffic stop. Deputies also say two young children were in car at the time. The vehicle operated by 34-year-old Roger Grego of Etna was pulled over around 7...

Convicted murderer in Corinth sentenced to six years in prison

CORINTH, Maine (WABI) - A convicted murderer living in Corinth was sentenced to six years in prison today for illegal possession of a firearm. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the FBI and Texas Police were looking for 73-year-old Francis Cahill, also known as Bruce Cossett, and learned he may have moved to Maine.

Woman taken to the hospital after single vehicle crash in Hermon

HERMON, Maine (WABI) - A woman was taken to the hospital after a crash in Hermon. It happened on the Coldbrook Road around 11 Tuesday morning. Police say the woman was driving in the direction of Dysart’s when she went off the road and rolled her car about five times.

Bangor TV Station Welcomes Back Veteran Newsman Craig Colson

A familiar face in the Bangor television news scene makes his return this week, after a 4-year hiatus. Bangor has missed Craig Colson's smiling face and distinctive voice on their television news. So I'm happy to report that he will be making his return to the anchor desk this week at both ABC 7 and FOX Bangor. Craig says he's excited to be back and that it's "like going home again." Especially since he's going to be working with his brother, Matt Colson, who was just hired as the station's assistant news director. I asked Matt how he feels about working with his brother Craig and he told me he couldn't be happier.

Woman missing since early September safely found

BANGOR– Nicole Tufo has been located and is safe. The Bangor Police Department is seeking help from the public to locate a missing person. Nicole Tufo was last heard from on September 8. She has not answered her cell phone and has not responded to friends or family on any social media platforms — which is uncharacteristic of her.

One person injured after car rollover in Carmel

CARMEL– Carmel fire department responded to a car that rolled off Route 69 Monday afternoon. Crews had to use the jaws of life to rescue the female driver who was pinned inside the car. Penobscot county sheriff’s department corporal Ryan Fitch says there were two occupants in the car...

Substantial Drug Bust After Cops Search Vehicle Transporting Children In Bangor

A man from Etna and a woman from Bangor are in custody authorities say, following a routine traffic stop Sunday that yielded almost $200,000 worth of drugs. According to the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, 37-year-old Monica Clark and 34-year-old Roger Grego have been charged with Aggravated Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs following a search of their vehicle on October 2.

Simcox leads Hawks to seventh straight victory, a 3-0 win over John Bapst

HERMON – The Hawks built a 2-0 lead over John Bapst early, with both goals coming from Molly Simcox, and they would ride that lead to a 3-0 victory over the Crusaders. The win marks Hermon’s seventh straight win since falling to Bangor on Sept. 13. The streak started with a 2-1, overtime victory over Old Town, who had been unbeaten at the time.

Man’s Body Found in Bangor; Death Not Considered Suspicious

The Bangor Police And Fire Departments spent the early hours, just around sunrise Monday, investigating the details surrounding a body that was found near 1576 Hammond Street, in Bangor. Someone called authorities around 6:30 AM to report that they'd found the man. Sergeant Jason McAmbley, Public Information Officer for the...

Hermon welcomes new fire chief

The town of Hermon has welcomed a new fire chief. Cody Sullivan, who had been serving as the assistant fire chief in Hermon, has now taken the helm as the department’s new chief. He takes over for Frank Roma, who retired last month after serving in the position for six years.

True Hero: Quick-Thinking Brave Mainer Saves Driver from a Fiery Car Crash

If you saw flames shooting out of a car and someone still inside, what would you do?. Would you be the kind of person to leap into action to help regardless of the danger?. Tryston Poulin of Burnham, Maine, certainly is that heroic person and was recently awarded a life-saving achievement certificate from the Waldo County Sheriff's Office, according to the sheriff's office Facebook post.
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Bucksport Police log week of October 6

BUCKSPORT — Officers provided an escort to Maine Department of Health and Human Services staff to a residence Sept. 28. Officer Robert Findlay went to handle a neighborhood dispute Sept. 30. The complaint was “neighbors not getting along.”. Arrests. Officer Kayla Brooks arrested Amanda Bowman, 42, of Bangor...