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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Jackson Lab Theft

LTRENTON - A Trenton woman is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the Jackson Laboratory.

43-year old Billie Jo Cunningham is accused of using the labs credit card to rack up more than $24 thousand dollars in charges.

Old Town Mill Fire

OLD TOWN - A fire in Old Town created a lot of smoke, but no major damage. It was around 10:30 this morning when crews were called to the Expera Mill when flames erupted near the number four turbine.

Free solar workshop

BANGOR - Helping people harness the power of the sun will be the topic of a special workshop in Bangor.

Ellsworth arson arrest

A homeless man has been charged with arson for an Ellsworth fire set a year ago. 31 year old Christopher Kidder was arrested over the weekend and accused of starting the fire at the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary on April 2, 2014. The fire erupted in a home on the property which is now used as a museum. Authorities say Kidder was arrested after an extensive investigation that involved the State Fire Marsh's office, Ellsworth police and fire departments. In addition to arson, Kidder is also charged with burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, reckless conduct and two counts of assault. Some of the charges were filed because Ellsworth firefighter Robert Dorr was seriously injured when he fell through a floor while fighting the fire. Kidder was arrested Saturday night after turning himself in to Waterville police. He's now being held at the Kennebec County Jail. 

Waterville layoffs

Lower fuel prices have turned out to be a bad thing for scores of Maine employees.

Midstate Berkshire, a company that provides prescision components to the oil industry and others is now laying off 250 employees here in Maine.

The company says it has seen a 30 percent drop in demand for its products over the last year.

70 employees have already been laid off and a total of 250 will lose their jobs by the time the Waterville facility closes by years end.

It plans to consolidate the Waterville operation with its facilities in Winslow.

The company hopes to rehire some of those workers once the market conditions improve. 

Fee Increase at Acadia National Park

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND - It will cost more for people to visit Acadia National Park this year.  It's part of a system wide effort to help pay for maintenance and other costs at national parks throughout the country.

Man intentionally cuts off own hand

A horrible scene greeted rescuers in the town of Whitefield this week.

That's where a man used a table saw to cut off his own hand.

Authorities say they were called to the home of the 85 year old man on the East River Road on Tuesday night.

The man, who has a history of mental illness resisted the deputies who tried to help him.

They eventually restrained him and applied a tourniquet to slow the bleeding until rescuers arrived.

The Morning Sentinel reports he was taken to a local hospital before being transfered to Boston where doctors would try to reattach his hand.

No word on his condition today.

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