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Another polar vortex is coming, but it’s not as scary as it sounds

on Dec. 10, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
Stay warm, folks.
A bank skimmer was found at the Bangor Savings Bank ATM on Router 3 in Belfast.

Skimmer discovered at Bangor Savings Bank in Belfast

By CBS 13 on Dec. 10, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.
If you have used this ATM recently, check your accounts and consider changing your PIN.
Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, speaks during the first session of the 128th Legislature on Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.

House speaker, LePage agree to cooperate on new mental health facility

By Michael Shepherd on Dec. 09, 2016, at 4:31 p.m.
Maine’s new House speaker emerged from a meeting with Gov. Paul LePage to say they agreed to a path for legislative leaders to approve a new, privately run mental health facility in Augusta by 2016’s end.

Despite higher prices, electricity resellers retain Maine customers

By Darren Fishell on Dec. 09, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Companies selling electricity directly to consumers have retained more than one in six Maine households as customers this year, despite charging generally higher prices.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on Dec. 09, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

Quarry Road Trails 2016-2017 Winter Season Kicks Off

on Dec. 09, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Richard Nickerson

Windham high school choral director and Houlton high school grad is a finalist for Grammy educator award

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 09, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
Richard Nickerson is one of 10 finalists up for the award, created by the Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation.
Clinton "Bill" Townsend

Bill Townsend, noted Maine lawyer and environmental advocate, dies at 89

By Bill Trotter on Dec. 09, 2016, at 2:50 p.m.
Clinton “Bill” Townsend was best known for his work with many of Maine’s most influential environmental advocacy organizations and regulatory authorities.
PINE TREE WEATHER

A Messy Monday Ahead For Maine

on Dec. 09, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
#MAINE

Here’s the route to follow to see the best Christmas lights in Maine

on Dec. 09, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.

Stonewall Kitchen issues voluntary recall on salmonella concerns

By Tony Reaves on Dec. 09, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
York-based Stonewall Kitchen has announced a recall of three pancake and waffle mixes because of concerns of salmonella contamination in the powdered buttermilk used in those products.
Portland's Gulf of Maine Research Institute has designed a trawl net that aims to target species that can still be profitable while avoiding cod.

New net aims to help Maine fishermen land fewer cod

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Dec. 09, 2016, at 8:13 a.m.
It’s the kind of innovation that has become prevalent over the last six years, as regulators have deployed a quota system that frequently changes its parameters as one species or another becomes more or less abundant.
Icicles hang from a swing in Hayford Park in Bangor, March 25, 2016.

The polar vortex is coming. Here’s how cold it could get.

By Angela Fritz, The Washington Post on Dec. 09, 2016, at 8:10 a.m.
Much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening cold the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014.

Father killed daughter, then self in Hebron, police say

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 09, 2016, at 7:44 a.m.
Police believe a 56-year-old man shot and killed his 27-year-old daughter at their home Thursday before turning the gun on himself.

Toddlers with ties to Houlton die in NYC when radiator bursts

By Laila Kearney, Reuters on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:29 a.m.
New York City’s use of private apartment buildings to house multiple homeless families came under fire on Thursday, a day after two children living in one of the “cluster sites” were killed in a radiator accident.
Hugh Kirkpatrick (right), Fred Page III (from left), Russell Plourde, Tim Ouellette and Sue Sands, employees of the Caribou Utilities District, celebrate with Kirsten Hebert (second from right), Maine Rural Water Association director, after winning the association's Best Tasting Water Contest on Thursday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Caribou Utilities District takes top honors in 30th annual tap water taste-off

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:39 p.m.
This year’s judges were Virginia Manuel, state director of USDA Rural Development, WABI TV weatherman Todd Simcox and retired Bangor police Lt. Paul Edwards.

Former Maine man charged in death of 2-year-old daughter

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Roger Joseph Dana, 43, is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death last month of his daughter.
Matthew Davis of Houlton waits for his double murder trial to resume at the Washington County Judicial Center. The trial was moved after a jury could not be seated in Houlton.

Witnesses testify about alleged crimes before, after Oakfield slayings

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 08, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
Prosecution witnesses on the third day of the Matthew Davis double murder trial testified about events police have said took place before and after Michael Kitchen, 51, and Heidi Pratt, 49, were killed in the early morning hours of Sept. 23, 2013, in the Oakfield home they shared.

Police: Bodies of man, woman found in Hebron house

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 5:05 p.m.
The bodies were discovered by a neighbor.
Legislators, lobbyists and other interested parties gather Feb. 2 under the dome at the State House in Augusta. The Maine Ethics Commission on Thursday unanimously endorsed stricter disclosure rules for out-of-state donors to Maine campaigns. The proposal will go to the Legislature.

Maine ethics panel recommends new disclosure rules for out-of-state donors

By Christopher Cousins on Dec. 08, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
The Maine Ethics Commission voted in favor of a proposal that would require groups that donate more than $100,000 to a campaign in Maine to disclose information about themselves.