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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Cold case investigation

State Police were in Newport today investigating an unsolved murder that dates back to the 1970's.

State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says a team of 6 detectives returned to an area off Old County Road which is the area where the skeleton of Ellen Choate was found in a shallow grave in 1977.

Choate had gone missing in 1975.

McCausland said that the water levels in Sebasticook lake, where the body was found, are currently very low, allowing investigators an opportunity to look at things that are usually under water.

Choate, originally from Pennsylvania had been hired to work at a Bangor child care center, but on her way north got off a bus in Newport and was never seen again...

We'll continue to follow this story and get you the latest information as it comes available.

Ebola nurse court victory

A legal victory Friday for Kaci Hickox. She's the nurse who has been at the center of controversy since returning from Africa where she cared for patients stricken with the ebola virus. Hickox was supposed to abide by a 21 day quarantine imposed by the state in order to prevent the disease from spreading here. Hickox has maintained that she's perfectly healthy and took the matter to court. On Friday, a judge ruled the Maine Department of Health and Human Services failed to prove that limiting her movements was necessary to protect others. She will still be ordered to comply with regular monitoring by health officials and will also have to let the state know when she plans to travel. Hickox has remained holed up in a Fort Kent home for much of the week.

Cutler says he's still in it

Eliot Cutler says he's still very much in the race for Maine Governor and he hopes to get as many votes as possible when people head to the polls on Tuesday. Cutler, an independent candidate, has been under pressure to bow out of the race to allow Governor Paul Lepage and Congressman Mike Michaud to go head to head. He has also trailed in recent polls. Cutler told us today he never had any intention of dropping out of the race and plans to campaign until the last ballot has been cast. He acknowledged that some might've been confused when he called a press conference earlier this week to talk about the negative advertisements and gave his supporters his blessing if they felt they needed to vote for someone else. He's now trying to make it clear that he hopes those supporters will continue to stand behind him.

Robber pleads guilty

A Sangerville man pleaded guilty today robbing a pharmacy.

58 year old James Stile is accused of holding up the E.W. Moore and Sons Pharmacy in Bingham in September of 2011.

According to the U.S. Attorneys office, Stile pulled what appeared to be a sawed off shotgun from his pants and pointed it at the owner and three employees.

He then ordered them and a customer to the ground behind the counter.

Stile then told the owner to fill a bag of narcotics as he tied everyone else up.

Stile was eventually arrested and faces up to 25 years in prison and a $250 thousand dollar fine.

A sentencing date has not been set. 

 

Man indicted in fatal crash that killed well-known Bangor woman

An Anson man who was driving a car that slammed head-on into a car driven by a well-known Bangor couple last winter, has been indicted for manslaughter.

The February crash claimed the life of 67-year-old Ruth Souweine who was a passenger in the car driven by her husband, Bangor orthodontist Lee Souweine.

On Thursday a Somerset County Grand Jury indicted 24-year-old Mark Schobel for manslaughter. He was arrested at his Anson home Thursday night and released on bail Friday morning.

Schobel's passenger, 22-year-old Jennifer Nile also was killed in the crash.

Investigators say Schobel was passing another car when he struck the Souweine's car head-on. On Friday, Somerset County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said there were several different factors that prompted the indictment, but would not release specific details.

 

 

 

 

Man indicted in fatal crash that killed well-known Bangor woman

An Anson man who was driving a car that slammed head-on into a car driven by a well-known Bangor couple last winter, has been indicted for manslaughter.

The February crash claimed the life of 67-year-old Ruth Souweine who was a passenger in the car driven by her husband, Bangor orthodontist Lee Souweine.

On Thursday a Somerset County Grand Jury indicted 24-year-old Mark Schobel for manslaughter. He was arrested at his Anson home Thursday night and released on bail Friday morning.

Schobel's passenger, 22-year-old Jennifer Nile also was killed in the crash.

Investigators say Schobel was passing another car when he struck the Souweine's car head-on. On Friday, Somerset County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said there were several different factors that prompted the indictment, but would not release specific details.

 

 

 

 

Cutler ramping down campaign?

  Eliot Cutler appears to be ramping down his gubernatorial campaign.

The independent has pulled all but one of his television ads that were scheduled to run on our station and others.

His final ad will appear during Jeopardy on Monday night.

It was just yesterday that Cutler announced that he was staying in the race while conceding that he was trailing far behind the other two candidates.

In fact, according to the latest Bangor Daily/IPSOS  poll shows Governor Lepage and Congressman Michaud neck in neck with 42 percent of the vote with Cutler trailing with 13 percent.

Other recent polls have shown Lepage in the lead.

Michaud hopes to get a boost tonight when President Obama campaigns for him in Portland.

Man charged with threatening picketers

A man is facing several charges after he alleged waived a gun at picketers in downtown Bangor.

Police say 33 year old Michael Meeter showed what appeared to be a large handgun as he drove past the picketers on Monday.

Police caught up with the truck and pulled it over..

That's when they found two realistic looking pellet guns. 

Meeter was then arrested and is facing charges including terrorizing, reckless conduct and failing to provide his correct name.

Robbery arrest

Police have identified a man accused of holding up a pharmacy in Skowhegan.

They say it was 32 year old Jason Walsh who walked into the Rite Aid on Madison Avenue yesterday.

He passed a note to a pharmacist demanding drugs and threatening to use force if he didn't get it.

Police say Walsh fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later.

Surveillance video from the store helped identify him.

Walsh is now charged with robbery and stealing medications.

Sen King pulls support from Cutler

Senator Angus King, who had endorsed Eliot Cutler weeks ago, announced he is withdrawing his support and urging Mainer's to vote for Michaud.

King says Cutler would make a good governor, but " i too am a realist. after many months of considering the issues and getting to know the candidates, it is clear that the voters of Maine are not prepared to elect Eliot in 2014".

He goes on to say, "the good news is that we still have a chance to elect a governor who will represent the majority of maine people: my friend and colleague, Mike Michaud. and today, i'd like to offer him my support".

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