Update: Belfast Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

BELFAST - The man accused of murder in the shooting death of a 55 year old Garland woman made his first appearance in Waldo County Superior Court Thursday. 44 year-old Todd Gilday appeared before Justice Robert Murray in Waldo County Superior Court.

UPDATE: Initial Investigation Shows Brake Failure to Blame in Accident

HAMPDEN -Initial investigation by Maine State Police shows brake failure is to blame for Thursday's accident involving a dump truck and an MMA Railway freight train.


Joel Small of the Hampden Police department says 5 out of the 8 brakes on the dump truck Frederick Lindsay was driving did not pass inspection.


Lindsay is said to be in good condition. Small says looking at the vehicle it's incredible the accident had this sort of outcome, and it was "not his (Lindsay's) day to go."


Fire at Old Town Mill

OLD TOWN - Old Town fire officials are investigating what caused an early morning fire at the Old Town Fuel & Fiber Mill Thursday.


Bangor Animal Control Officer Retiring

BANGOR - A longtime Bangor public servant is one shift away from retirement. Pat Pinkham has served as the city's animal control officer for 3 decades.

Update: Bradford Fire Ruled Arson

BRADFORD - The Fire Marshal's Office says they are now investigating a fire at a vacant home in Bradford earlier this week as a case of arson.

Train crash

 We have a crew on the scene of a serious accident involving a dump truck and a train in Hampden. It's on Western avenue and happened late this morning. We're told the driver of the truck is seriously injured. Rescue crews had to pry him from the wreckage. A life flight helicopter was standing by ready to take him to the hospital. It involves a Maine Montreal and Atlantic train--the same railway involved in that deadly train crash in Quebec. At this point emergency crews are detouring traffic away from Western avenue. Stay tuned to ABC 7 and Fox Bangor for updates.

BREAKING: Belfast Murder Suspect in Custody

ROCKPORT - State Police have confirmed that 44-year-old Todd Gilday is in police custody. Gilday is accused of shooting and killing one woman and critically injuring another man.

YWCA of Mount Desert Island Honors MLK, Jr. Speech

BAR HARBOR - Mainers celebrated and remembered this historic day in various places across our state, with the YWCA of Mount Desert Island traveling back to 1963 to relive August 28th through images and newscasts from that historic day.

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