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Five cars involved in chain reaction crash in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Five cars were involved in a chain reaction crash on Ohio Street in Bangor Friday afternoon. Police say two cars were stopped for a school bus and were struck from behind by the driver of a third car who was distracted by something. That car was then struck by two other vehic


Man indicted for attempted murder after stabbing homeowner

Jetton R. Whiting, 25, was staying with the homeowner at a Belmont residence Jan. 4, the night of the incident, due to severe winter weather at the time of the assault, according to court documents. The crime was reported after a female friend stopped by the home Jan. 5 in order to check the man's

PENBAYPILOT.COM - 2018-03-19 01:45:00

Paddy Murphy's offered folks some early morning specials

BANGOR, Maine. (WABI) - In Downtown Bangor local bars kicked off celebrations early for St. Patrick's Day. Paddy Murphy's open their doors at 6 this morning offering folks a few specials. "St. Paddy's Day. Irish Pub. We open up at 6 a.m. We have live music all day. Food specials, drink specials. It'

WABI.TV - 2018-03-18 02:00:00

Drunk driver hits Orono police cruiser, believes it's a snowbank

ORONO, Maine (WABI) - A drunk driver hit an Orono police cruiser and drove away, later telling an officer she thought she had hit a snowbank. An Orono police officer was on patrol Thursday night, when the woman hit his cruiser. The officer was able to track down the driver, and arrested her on an OU

WABI.TV - 2018-03-17 14:55:00

Husson students "Punching Out" Parkinson's disease

BANGOR, Maine. (WABI) - Husson university students are raising money to 'Punch Out" Parkinson's disease. The students held a pancake breakfast at Applebee's in Bangor. They are raising money to buy boxing equipment for the Fighting Eagles Boxing Club. But it's not your typical boxing club, this equi

WABI.TV - 2018-03-19 04:29:00

St. Patrick's Day events being held in Bangor Saturday

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - St. Patrick's Day is being celebrated all over Bangor. Geaghan's Pub is hosting an event Saturday for the whole family. There will be live music, food, and fun for all to enjoy including a special bagpipe performance from The Highland Pipe and Drum Band. "This Saturday night,


BWW Review: UGLY LIES THE BONE at Penobscot Theatre in Bangor, ME

Virtual reality is often thought of as just another video game. The Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor proved it to be anything but child's play their performances of "Ugly Lies the Bone." This drama ran from March 15th - April 1st as part of the Maine Science Festival held in Bangor the weekend of

BROADWAY WORLD - 2018-03-18 23:12:00

Longtime district attorney will not seek re-election

DISTRICT ATTORNEY WON'T SEEK REELECTION - Penobscot/Piscataquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy, D-Charleston has decided to not seek reelection. Almy withdrew nomination papers two days before the filing deadline when he learned that his assistant district attorney, Marianne Lynch, a R

TRCMAINE.ORG - 2018-03-19 02:59:07

Minor injuries suffered in Hermon Crash

HERMON, Maine (WABI) - Part of Route 2 in Hermon was closed Friday afternoon after a three car crash. It happened near Morgan Hill Event Center. Police say one car was pulling into the Morgan Hill Event Center parking lot and was struck head on by an oncoming car, a third car struck one of those two


Man linked to Augusta Walmart parking lot shooting convicted

BANGOR, Maine - A New York man charged in connection with a 2016 shootout at a Maine Walmart has been found guilty of federal gun and drug possession charges, but not guilty of firing his weapon. [Trial of man involved in Walmart shootout begins] WABI-TV reports that 39-year-old Reginald McBride was


Gifford's giving away free ice cream for opening day

SKOWHEGAN (WGME) - It's a sign that winter is coming to an end when Gifford's Ice Cream stands open for the season. To celebrate, the five stands in Skowhegan, Bangor, Waterville, Auburn and Farmington are giving out free small cones Friday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Gifford's Ice Cream stands will offer


A Holden man is going to prison for crash that killed passenger

HOLDEN, Maine (WABI) - A Holden man is going to prison for two-and-a-half years for a crash that killed his passenger. 55-year-old Phillip Tardiff pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Police say in 2015, Tardiff tampered with the accident scene on Copeland Hill Road in Holden to make it appear 49-year-


Bangor High School blocks coverage of student-led protest

Bangor police and staff usher away a car that tries to enter the high school campus during a 17 minute student-led walkout to protest gun violence on March 16. The press and outside visitors were blocked from covering the event, which took place on school property. Bangor High School officials block


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Bangor area schools continue walkouts to protest gun violence

Students in Greater Bangor on Friday morning formed the latest wave of young people to walk out of classes to protest gun violence. They joined thousands of other teens and teachers who, over the course of the week, congregated at 10 a.m. on the pavement outside of their schools for 17 minutes - one


Bangor mayor wants to allow councilors with conflicts to vote on budget

Bangor City Council Chairman Ben Sprague wants to change the city's code of ethics to allow councilors to vote on the municipal budget even if they have disclosed conflicts of interest. The tweak would still bar councilors from deliberating in specific budget items in which they have a financial or