Craig Colson

Craig Colson

News Director/Producer/Anchor
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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.

Monday, 04 February 2013 16:55

Vehicles crash through ice

GAME OFFICIALS ARE WARNING PEOPLE TO BE CAREFUL WHILE VENTURING ONTO THE ICE.

THEY RESPONDED TO EIGHT INCIDENTS OVER THE WEEKEND IN WHICH PEOPLE AND VEHICLES ENDED UP GOING THROUGH.

FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS INJURED.

THE INCIDENTS INCLUDED AN ATV THAT CRASHED THROUGH THE ICE ON MOOSEHEAD LAKE, A SNOWMOBILE THAT BROKE THROUGH ON GREEN LAKE AND A PICKUP TRUCK THAT WENT THROUGH THE ICE THIS MORNING ON LONG POND NEAR SOUTHWEST HARBOR.

THE TWO OCCUPANTS MANAGED TO GET TO SAFETY, BUT THE TRUCK IS STILL IN THE WATER--WHICH IS ALSO THE TOWNS PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY.

IT WILL SOON BE REMOVED.

WARDENS ARE URGING PEOPLE TO USE GOOD JUDGMENT AND TO ALWAYS LET SOMEONE KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING BEFORE VENTURING ONTO THE ICE.

Two big announcements today concerning the waterfront concert series in Bangor.

The organizers announced that Darling's auto dealership is throwing its support behind the series and has acquired naming rights to the new waterfront pavilion.

During a news conference Monday afternoon, company president Jay Darling said the concerts have been a great addition to the region and he's looking forward to a partnership that will last for years to come.

The new stage will be moved and turned 90 degrees this season to help alliviate noise complaints and will be called "Darling's waterfront pavilion".

The organizers also announced that one of the first performers on the new stage will be country singer, Darious Rucker.

He'll perform on June 21st.

 

 

Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:13

Accused killer pleads not guilty

A man accused of killing a woman back in 1976 says he's not guilty.
 
That was the plea entered this morning by Gary Raub during an appearance in Kennebec county superior court.
 
He's accused in the stabbing death of 70 year old Blanche Kimball.
 
Police say they used dna taken from Raub's chewing gum to tie him to the crime.
 
He's now being held without bail.
Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:37

Powerful storm hammers the area

A powerful storm is now sweeping across the state.
 
It's bringing down trees and powerlines and has created hundreds of power outages.
 
Some schools are also closing early because of the loss of power.
 
Along with power outages, there's also some damage reported.
 
One business in Old town had its roof peeled away by the wind and some trees have also fallen onto homes.
 
People should prepare for outages if they aren't already experiencing them and as always, stay away from downed power lines.

BANGOR - A man who was once the treasurer for the Bangor breakfast Kiwanis club and the greater Bangor fourth of July corporation has been indicted by a grand jury.

Monday, 28 January 2013 14:50

Maine Democrats pick party leader

Ben Grant has been re-elected to lead maine's Democratic party.

He was at the helm when the democrats retook control of the house and senate during the November election.

He was unopposed when party officers were selected yesterday.

Pam Fenrich of Falmouth will serve as vice chair.

Monday, 28 January 2013 14:40

Accused killer returned to Maine

A man accused of killing a maine woman back in 1976 has been returned to the state to face charges.

64 year old Gary Raub was arrested in Seattle, Washington in October for the stabbing of 70 year old Blanche Kimble.

The Augusta woman was murdered in her home, but Raub remained free until dna evidence was used to tie him to the crime.

Raub was returned to maine on Friday and will appear in a Kennebec county courtroom on Thursday.

Monday, 28 January 2013 14:40

Accused killer returned to Maine

A man accused of killing a maine woman back in 1976 has been returned to the state to face charges.

64 year old Gary Raub was arrested in Seattle, Washington in October for the stabbing of 70 year old Blanche Kimble.

The Augusta woman was murdered in her home, but Raub remained free until dna evidence was used to tie him to the crime.

Raub was returned to maine on Friday and will appear in a Kennebec county courtroom on Thursday.

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