Area Power Outage Affecting 1,000 Customers

BANGOR -  Bangor Hydro is reporting a number of power outages this evening.
 
They tell us due to high winds and heavy snow over the past couple of days, 1,000 customers are without electricity.
 
The affected ares are Charleston, Bradford, Corinth, and Hudson; along with a few coastal areas. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible.
 
The electric company does say continued high winds and poor travel conditions from the earlier storms may cause some additional outages.
 
Bangor Hydro wants to remind customers if they ever see any fallen lines to never approach them, and contact the electric company or authorities as quickly as possible.

Landlord in Custody After Two Found Shot and Killed Inside Biddeford Apartment

Biddeford - A Biddeford man is behind bars in connection with the shooting deaths of two people Saturday night at the building he owned.
 
74-year-old James Pak has been charged with two counts of murder after police found two bodies inside the apartment unit he owns at 17 Sokokis Road in Biddeford following a nearly three hour standoff with police. 
 
Detectives say those killed are 19-year-old Derrick Thompson and his 18-year-old girlfriend Alivia Welch.  Another woman, 44-year-old Susan Johnson-- Thompson's mother, is being treated for gunshot wounds at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  Johnson's 6-year-old son, Brayden, was rescued from the home and was not injured.
 
Johson called 911 to report the shootings just after 7 p.m. and Biddeford police officers entered the apartment and removed her and her son, transporting them to safety.  Pak surrendered after talking to Biddeford and State Police negotiators at around 10 p.m.
 
Investigators say they are looking into whether a landlord-tenant issue had any connection with the violence.  Johnson and her family moved into the apartment in October. 

Pak remains at the York County Jail and will likely appear in court either Monday or Wednesday.  The two bodies were transported Sunday morning to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta for autopsies.
 
 
 

Bangor Bomb Squad Responds to Local Apartment

BANGOR - Authorities are now saying that an explosives threat that had them up and arms was not what they initially thought it may have been.
 
Bangor Police responded to the Kenduskeag Terraces on Court Street at around noon on Saturday to investigate a mental health issue.  However, upon arrival officers became weary of what they suspected to be potential explosives.  
 
The department's bomb squad was called to the scene, removed the items from the home, and destroyed them.
 
Authorities say the items collected can sometimes be used to make a home made bomb but, that after further investigation, that was not the tenants intent.
 
At this time no charges have been filed.

Bangor Stabbing Leaves One Person Dead

BANGOR -  Police are investigation a stabbing in Bangor that has left one person dead. 
 
Around 2:30 a.m. officers arrived at 80 Elm street in Bangor after it was reported that a man had been stabbed.  That man was then transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center where he later died. 
 
Authorities are investigating the case, and an autopsy is being done to determine the cause of death.  Police say this was not a random act, and that the people involved have all been identified and know each other. They also say no arrest have been made, and that the public is not in danger.  

Brewer Women Tie the Knot as Same-Sex Couples Around the State Get Married

BrewerIt was a historic morning for many Maine couples, as city halls and town offices across the state opened their doors to grant same-sex marriage licenses for the first time.
 
Erin Thomas was at Brewer City Hall where one couple was able to finally legalize their relationship.

Police Still Searching for Missing Man, Despite High Speed Chase

Bangor - Police are still looking for a missing Ellsworth man, despite the fact that he was involved in a high speed chase in Bangor yesterday afternoon.
 
Police say 28-year-old Jonathan Spinney was the driver of the car in a dangerous chase that started at around 1 p.m. on Friday.  Several agencies tried to stop the blue Pontiac as it raced out Broadway, and police even deployed spike strips by the car kept going.
 
Authorities broke off the chase because they were worried it would cause an accident.  The car was later found on Downeast Circle in Bangor's Capehart neighborhood.  Spinney was last seen on the morning of Christmas Eve on Broadway in Bangor.
 
If you know him or have any information, contact Ellsworth Police at 667-2168.

Maine Wardens Say Use Caution Around Open Water

Dedham - It may feel like winter with snow now blanketing the ground, but game wardens want Mainers to use caution when going near what look like frozen bodies of water.
 

Snowmobilers, skiiers, and others heading outdoors need to beware of open water that remains.  The Maine Warden Service says due to recent weather, not all lakes and ponds are frozen, making it very easy for anyone to get disoriented and end up on thin ice...or realize that there is no ice at all.

They recommend carrying a set of ice picks with you, which can be purchased at sporting goods stores...if you're venturing out on thin ice.

Same Sex Couples to Marry in Maine on Saturday

Brewer - Tomorrow will be a historic day for marriage equality in Maine, as several same-sex couples head out to town offices and city halls to be wed.  Erin Thomas reports from Brewer.

 

 

Clear Snow for Emergency Responders

Orrington - You may have shoveled enough room in your driveway for your vehicle....but could you fit an emergency response vehicle in that area?

Manna Ministries Looks for New Building

Bangor - Manna Ministries in downtown Bangor wants to assure Mainers that they aren't closing their doors...they're just looking for some new ones.
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