Amber alert cancelled after 11-year-old child found safe
Maine (WABI) - The Maine State Police have cancelled a statewide Amber alert for 11-year-old Jaiden Morrison. We’re told Jaiden was taken by her non-custodial mother, 29-year-old Danielle Dyer, during a supervised visit in Topsham. A statewide Amber alert went out around 10:45 Sunday night at the request of...
Dem congressman shreds Biden admin for green energy hypocrisy: 'Pisses me off'
A Democratic congressman criticized the Biden administration for unfairly treating lobstermen in his state through cumbersome eco regulations compared to green energy companies.
Cases of tick-borne babesiosis increase significantly in New England
The disease is now considered endemic in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. New research shows that the tick-borne disease babesiosis is becoming much more common in some New England states. Research conducted from 2011 through 2019 shows that cases of babesiosis “significantly increased” in northeastern states, according to a recently...
Maine medical examiners face challenges amid need for autopsies
Amid an uptick in homicides and a spike in drug overdose fatalities, the Maine medical examiner’s staff is slowly ramping up the number of autopsies it conducts after years of lagging behind national averages. Annual autopsy rates in the state consistently hovered at well under 20 percent of death...
The Week Ahead: A jump start to mud season across southern Maine
Not often does Mother Nature sync up with the calendar, but on Monday that is exactly the case — winter in the morning and early spring in the afternoon. The dress code stepping out the door will need to feature gloves, hats and many layers as wind chills fall into the single digits and teens. This is thanks to a stiff breeze gusting to 25 mph at times, not as windy as Sunday but still noticeable into the day Monday.
Mitchell Center welcomes Penobscot tribal historian James Eric Francis Sr. for seminar
Tribal historian James Eric Francis Sr. held a talk on Feb. 27 at the Mitchell Center titled “Penobscot Sense of Place: an Exploration of Indigenous landscapes in the Dawnland.”. Francis is the Penobscot Nation’s Director of the Office of Cultural and Historic Preservation as well as chair of the...
Wabanaki Nations Seek Tribal Sovereignty from Maine
Leaders of the Wabanaki Nations are asking Maine lawmakers to recognize tribal sovereignty and help ensure a better economic future for their youth. Research shows the five Wabanaki tribes could be an economic engine for large parts of rural Maine, but restrictions set in the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 ensure the tribes are governed under state law.
Amber Alert Issued Then Cancelled For Maine Child Taken By Mother
Anyone with a phone in Maine last night was probably a little startled when that initial AMBER alert went off at around 10:45 pm. The alert was intended to notify all Mainers that an 11-year-old had been illegally taken by their mother and their immediate location was unknown. The alert...
Maine Leaders Discuss Whether Public Broadband Investments Should Support National Private Providers
Over the past three months, I’ve asked hundreds of shoppers, walkers, community leaders, and business owners across rural Maine one question: “Do you know if your town has fiber-optic broadband?”. Women often answered with a question, “Are you looking for yarn?”. A man in a former mill...
“Half Full In Maine” shows us an optimistic outlook
Willem Meiners’ book “Half Full in Maine: The History and Bright Future of 10,000 years of Optimism Down East and Everywhere Else” is a detailed look into Maine’s optimistic vision, which has shaped the state’s progression and continues to influence its future. Born in Amsterdam,...
Spring in Maine – What’s Going To Happen?
First day of spring, yes the day we have been waiting for. The day and the night are pretty close in time length now. It also means free ice cream from Dairy Queen today at participating locations. It's a free small vanilla soft serve ice cream cone while supplies last and if you purchase the dip for a dollar your contribution benefits local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
(5TYNTK) Monday, March 20, 2023
1. Former reality TV show host Donald Trump is expecting to be arrested tomorrow, stemming from felony charges related to his alleged payments to Stormy Daniels. Trump would be the first president to face criminal charges after leaving office. (JN) 2. Maine State Police issued an Amber Alert for an...
How Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby became a legendary outdoorswoman and the first Maine Registered Guide
To mark Women's History Month, we are re-broadcasting this show; the original air date was Feb 15, 2023. No calls will be taken. Back in the late 1800s, Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby was widely recognized for her fly fishing and her writing. She promoted outdoor activities in Maine and was the first Registered Maine Guide. Her contributions will be honored with a statue at the state Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife headquarters this month. We’ll discuss the unconventional life and lasting impact of Maine’s pioneering outdoorswoman.
Spring begins with a mild afternoon
How’s the weather looking for your Monday? Get the latest Maine’s Total Weather video forecast from Meteorologist Radek Przygodzki.
Business Leaders: Dana Connors has been a tireless champion for Maine’s economy
Dana Connors is public service personified. After graduating from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in public management in 1965, the Easton native went on to serve 16 years as Presque Isle’s city manager, followed by 11 years as commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation, and then 30 years as president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.
Maine is Officially The Nation’s Second Coldest State in The Spring
Happy first day of Spring Mainers! Normally, around the nation people are celebrating by preparing their flower boxes, wearing their crocs without socks, and starting to shave their legs. But here in Maine, we can't. Well, not yet. According to Current Results, Maine is the 2nd coldest state in the...
One Of The Best Amphitheaters In America Is In Central Maine
Despite the state’s sparse population, Maine has always been lucky enough to host at least a few major touring musical acts each year. Over the last decade, or so, this has really ramped up. While we may not see all that many top 40 or hip hop acts, we get a visit from nearly every major country and rock tour each year.
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