February Vacation Helps to Boost Local Economy

MAINE - But the basketball tournament isn't the only driving force behind bustling restaurants and busy streets, February vacation has Mainers traveling to other areas of the state to take part in outdoor winter activities.

Snow Overload in Bangor

BANGOR - Saturday night's amount of snow, added to the already foot received Thursday, had crews working overnight yet again. However with at least an additional foot piled up Saturday night, the places to put more snow in the future is becoming a challenge. Karina Bolster has more from the city of Bangor on how it deals with it's overload of snow.

Bark for Life Holds Zumbathon

BANGOR - The Bangor Parks and Recreation building was full of people wagging their tails, all for a good cause.

Storm Cleanup

BANGOR - After the latest winter storm, the roads are clearing and the snow is thawing.

Heart Attack Signs and Early CPR

Last night we told you the story about heart attack survivor Edwin Rosengren.

Tonight, he pleads with you to take a C.P.R. course, because you never know who *you* can save.

Accused robber arraigned

The man accused of robbing a pair of banks in Bingham made his first court appearance today.

35 year old Travis Carrigan was ordered to be held on 250 thousand dollars cash bail.

He was arrested this week and charged with robbing the Camden National Bank last month and the Skowhegans Savings Bank this month.

In both cases, he allegedly used a hammer to threaten the tellers.

Somerset County District Attorney Meaghan Maloney say his arrest was the result of exceptional police work done by the sheriff's department.

Carrigan has reportedly confessed to carrying out both robberies.

King visits middle east

Maine Senator Angus King is among those who set out today on a week long trip to the middle east.

King, a member of the Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, will meet with leaders in both Israel and the West Bank.

He'll also meet with leaders in Egypt--including members of the opposition in that country.

The purpose of the trip is to gain a better understanding of the many issues impacting the region--including the civil war in Syria and the negotiations with Iran to end its nuclear weapons program.

Senator King tells us he also wants to ensure that Israel's security requirements are met--and to reinforce the importance of the peace process with both the Israeli's and Palestinians.

 

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