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.

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Rare lobster found

A rare find in the waters off Stonington.

A fisherman got a surprise Saturday when he pulled up a lobster that looks like it was already cooked.

You normally dont see an orange lobster until after it comes out of the pot.

Now the crew of the Jerricho lll out of Stonington hopes to turn the lobster into a little green.

They've put the lobster up for sale on Ebay asking for one hundred dollars.

The ad says it's one of the rarest of species and the orange color happens one in every 30 million lobsters.

Senate rejects Governor's nomination

The Maine Senate today considered scores of nominations for various positions.

One person who was rejected today was Governor Lepage's selection to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees.

The Maine Senate today voted against the appointment of Susan Dench--just days after the Education Committee also rejected the nomination.

Dench is a conservative activist and leads a national group that champions conservative causes.

Some have voiced concerns that her views on issues could have a negative impact on the system.

Carmel library reaches goal

This is a very exciting time for the folks at a little library along the Plymouth Road in Carmel.

People at the Simpson Memorial Library have been working hard to raise money for renovations and an addition.

Today they announced they have topped their goal of more than $406 thousand dollars.

Much of it has come from the Nextgen Foundation which awarded the library with a $200 thousand dollar grant.

The rest came from grants from the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, the Davis Family

  Foundation and from people in the community.

The library hopes to begin construction on the new addition next spring.

They also plan to add running water and a bathroom which the library hasn't had since it was built in 1925.

Augusta robbery

The manhunt continues following an armed robbery in Mount vernon.

That's where a man walked into the local Cumberland Farms convenience store around 2:10 this morning and pulled out a gun.

He demanded money and once he got what he wanted he fled on foot.

Augusta police have released this surveillance photos of the suspect.

His face was covered with a bandana, but police believe he's a younger-looking man who weighs between 130 and 165 pounds.

He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, cargo pants and gloves.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Augusta Police Department.



Police called to Old town high school

A tense situation has been resolved at Old town high school. That's where a distraught student was apparently armed with a knife. Police say the incident ended without anyone getting hurt. We'll have more details as they become available

Man charged with assaulting pregnant woman indicted

A man accused of carrying out a brutal attack in Bangor has been indicted by a grand jury.

Police say 34 year old Joshua Cole is the person who assaulted a pregnant woman last month, leaving her permanently blind.

It happened in the hallway of an apartment building on Essex Street.

Neighbors say they tried to stop Cole from attacking the woman, but claim he also assaulted them when they intervened.

Police eventually managed to subdue Cole, but the woman was left badly injured.

He's now facing a list of charges including elevated aggravated assault on a pregnant person and aggravated assault.

Man indicted after child is burned

A grand jury in Penobscot County has indicted a man accused of putting a toddler into a working clothes dryer.

Police say 27 year old Adam Morton was caring for his girlfriend's 2 year old son in Bangor when the alleged incident took place.

The child was burned on his back and arms and police were called when the mother took the boy in for treatment.

Police say Morton eventually confessed when asked how the child was burned.

He's now charged with aggravated assault and assault on a child less than six years old.

Woman dies following crash

A Brewer woman has died following a crash that happened earlier this month.

59 year old Robin Rie passed away Friday after being taken off life support.

Officials say she had slowed to make a left hand turn in Orrington when she was struck from behind.

The other driver left the scene and was later found in Bucksport.

29 year old Marc Sparks isn't facing any charges at this point, but that could change as the investigation continues.

The Penobscot County Sheriff's department says it is working with the district attorney's office and the case may be presented to a grand jury.


Theft of cell services

A man from Milbridge is in hot water after racking up a very expensive cell phone bill.

35 year old Trenton Willey is accused of stealing almost $19 thousand dollars while working for U.S. Cellular.

Ellsworth police say he had set up numerous cell lines and credited his own account to cover the cost.

He was issued a summons for theft of services charges after officials discovered the alleged theft that took place over a six month period.

Willey faces up to 10 years in prison and a hefty fine if convicted.

GOP blasts controversial video

Congressman Michael Michauds campaign came under fire today following the release of a controversial video.

It was made by a multimedia company and included clips of the gubernatorial candidate and supporters while on the campaign trail.

The controversy erupted over a portion of the video that contained a rap song in which it declared Michaud the king of Maine and also made a rude comment about Senator Susan Collins performing a sexual act.

The Maine republican party released a statement calling the video appaling and inexcusable and demanded that Michaud publicly denounce it and cease promoting the video.

The video was made by a private multimedia company called Knack Factory and Michaud's staff says it had nothing to do with its production.

His campaign has also asked that it not be distributed and be taken down from media websites.


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