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Drying Out Overnight, Breeze Remains
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The FIRST ALERT has ended as the storm system that brought us heavy rainfall, snow & strong winds is now lifting to our northeast. Just a few light rain showers & snow showers remain across the north & east. Winds have now turned out of the WNW and will remain on the breezier side with gusts up to 25 mph. Lows will drop into the teens & 20s which will lead to the threat of any standing water turning into ice. The good news is most of us had a prolonged dry period this afternoon and has allowed many roads to dry, lowering the potential of black ice. Some patchy fog is also possible.
Waldo County closed cases
BELFAST — The following cases were closed in Waldo County Unified Court Dec. 1-7. Janessa Thomas, 33, of Farmington, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug in Unity June 8, 2021, $400 fine. Casey Rairdon, 33, of Littleton, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug in Liberty Sept. 23, 2021, six...
Orrington home destroyed in weekend fire
ORRINGTON, Maine (WABI) - An Orrington home was destroyed in a fire Sunday afternoon. According to Brewer Fire Department, they were called to a home on Swetts Pond Rd and found heavy smoke. The fire was under control after an hour and a half. Nobody was home at the time...
Kenduskeag Woman Faces Drug Charges After Carmel Traffic Stop
A Kenduskeag woman is facing charges after a traffic stop resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine. Ashley Dunroe, 23, of Kenduskeag was taken into custody after her vehicle was pulled over in Carmel. What Charges Does She Face?. It was just before 7:00 Sunday night when a Penobscot County Sheriff's...
Bangor residents experience flooding after significant rainfall
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - This weekend alone, State Police responded to 20 car crashes on I-95. After the region experienced a few inches of rain, more than a few spots have seen significant flooding, making road conditions no better. Local officials are urging drivers to be patient and safe on...
Black ice triggers nearly two dozen crashes on I-95 in Maine
Black ice led to nearly two dozen crashes and slide offs on I-95 in Maine over the weekend. Maine State Police say they responded to eight crashes and slide offs due to black ice on I-95 north of Waterville to the greater Bangor area on Saturday around 12:30 p.m. A...
Parking Lots Near Bangor’s Kenduskeag Stream Closed in Heavy Rain
The City of Bangor has closed parking areas near the Kenduskeag Stream today out of concern for potential flooding. Heavy rains predicted Sunday night into Monday prompted city officials to make the decision to err on the side of caution. A release was posted by the city on Sunday afternoon stating that some parking areas in the Downtown area of Bangor will be affected by temporary closures.
Subject barricaded with firearm in Old Town
OLD TOWN, Maine (WABI) - Police responded to an active situation in Old Town at Regency Trailer Park today where there was a subject barricaded with a firearm. The property borders the University of Maine Orono campus. According to an alert from the University of Maine, the situation was contained...
Big Concert News: Brett Michaels And Warrant Are Coming To Bangor
Anyone up for "Nothin' But A Good Time" in Bangor next summer?. In the last several years, Bangor has become a huge concert destination. Some of the biggest acts in music have come to town, and there are no signs of that slowing down anytime soon. We are already getting...
Belfast community swing dance is back
BELFAST — Belfast’s burgeoning community of swing dance enthusiasts is gearing up for another RUMPUS to dance the dark days of winter goodbye! Dancers of all ages, cultures, identifications, and […]
Precipitation Winds Down, Gradual Improvements This Afternoon
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Low pressure will move to our northeast this afternoon. Rain will continue to taper off from southwest to northeast across the state during the early to mid-afternoon hours. Even as the rain comes to an end... the potential for minor flooding along smaller rivers and streams as well as low-lying areas will remain a concern through the evening as runoff catches up. Snow across the north will taper to snow showers. Drier air moving in behind the departing storm may allow for some breaks of sunshine this afternoon too especially south of Greenville and Millinocket. As of noontime... there were some spots Downeast still in the 50s while much of the rest of the state is in the 30s and 40s. Temperatures are expected to fall to the 20s across the north and 30s elsewhere by late afternoon/early evening. Temperatures will continue to drop to the upper teens to mid-20s for the overnight tonight under clear to partly cloudy skies. Any lingering moisture on the roads tonight will likely refreeze and could lead to some icy driving conditions tonight and early Tuesday.
Former student who highlighted racism in Bangor schools receives national recognition
Amarachukwu "Amara" Ifeji, who was instrumental in uncovering racism in the Bangor school system, has been named a 2024 Marshall Scholarship recipient.
It’s The Final Weekend To ‘Ride The Santa Express’
The whole family can celebrate the Christmas holiday, on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad!. One last time this weekend, you can experience the fun of taking a ride with Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad, with the Santa Express. Santa and his helpers will transform the train and station into...
Here’s How to Score Tickets to Foreigner, Styx in Bangor
When it comes to classic rock shows, you know we're your concert connection. So, when Foreigner and Styx come to the Bangor waterfront on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024, we want our listeners at the show. Here's what to do if you want to score some tickets to the show. Listen...
Wreaths Across America Comes to Belfast (Video)
Remember, honor, teach. Those are three words that are the mission statement of Wreaths Across America, which began here in Maine in 2007. The first Wreaths Across America Day was held in 2008 on December 13th. This year, it’s this coming Wednesday. On Sunday, we decided to meet some...
Santa, Here Is Our 2024 Bangor Waterfront Concert Wish List
This is the time of year to ask for presents! We have our list, who would you like to see?. Never too early to start dreaming of those hot summer nights at Maine Savings Amphitheatre. In fact, show are already being lined up for next years concert list, so it's never too early to dream!
The Rise and Fall of Baseball Teams Based in Bangor
Believe it or not, our Queen City of the East has a long history of hosting baseball squads. Successful? Well, that’s another story. Firstly, Baseball-Reference is a widely used website that provides statistics for every player in Major League Baseball history. It is often utilized by major media organizations and baseball broadcasters as a reliable statistical source. This has been an extremely helpful resource for gathering data on these organizations.
Letter: Wind port would bring good jobs to the local economy
"By investing locally in a state-of-the-art port to support the assembly and maintenance of offshore wind turbines, we could reinvigorate local economies."
Winter Week 1 High School Athlete of the Week [VOTE]
The High School Athlete of the Week has returned. Thanks for everyone who submitted nominations for Week 1, December 4-9. Ruth White - Orono Cross Country. Ruth finished 6th in the National Foot Locker Nationals, held in San Diego, California on Saturday, December 9th. Her time was 17.43.1. Jordin Williams...
Maine nurses’ foundation organizing toy drive
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Nurses already do so much to help their community. Now, a group of local nurses is going above and beyond to make Christmas a little bit brighter for children. “I feel as though every kid should have something to unwrap on Christmas. I can’t imagine my...