Olive Garden Helps EMMC Celebrate Labor Day

BANGOR - Labor day weekend has many families taking trips around the country and more importantly taking time off of work, but for some that simply isn't an option.

Labor day traffic

 Heavy traffic is reported on Maine's roads and highways this Labor day. It was backed up greatly for much of the day as drivers leave the MDI area. There was also a bad accident on the interstate in Hampden this afternoon when a driver suffered a medical emergency. His vehicle struck another in the southbound lanes and then traveled across the median where it collided with a northbound vehicle. Some injuries are reported. According to the Maine turnpike authority, drivers can expect heavy traffic volume as they head south on the interstate. Stop and go traffic is reported from the Kennebunk area to the New Hampshire border.

Scallop season

Public hearings will be held this week to help determine changes to the states scallop season.

The Department of Marine Resources is considering rules that would create three scallop zones along the coast.

It would set a 70 day fishing season for much of the coast, but just a 44 day season for the coast along Washington county.

The department also wants to set catch limits to help overharvested areas to recover.

The first public hearing will be held tomorrow in Wiscasset at 6:00 pm.

The other hearings will be held Wednesday at six at the University of Maine at Machias.

The final hearing will be held Thursday at six at Ellsworth city hall.

Woman Dies After Car Accident

BELFAST - A woman who was trapped inside of her car after an accident near route 1 in Belfast last night has died.

Buffalo Wild Wings Opens in Bangor

BANGOR - If you're looking to spice up your life look no further than Stillwater Avenue in Bangor. Buffalo Wild Wings officially opened its doors to the public Sunday, with dozens of people anxious to get a first bite.

Blue Hill Fair

BLUE HILL - It's a busy weekend for one coastal Maine town, as an age old, annual fair attracts big crowds.

Deaf Club Learns Values of ASL Interpreting

BREWER - The ability to hear is a gift that many of us are lucky to have, but a whole community exists who cannot hear.
A group dedicated to learning more about this culture met today. Our Erin Thomas reports.

Bangor Car Fire

BANGOR - A car fire on I-395 in Bangor this afternoon slowed down traffic, as crews worked to extinguish the blaze.

Backyard Gardener: Maine Harvest for Hunger

BANGOR - If you've been growing a garden this summer, you know that now, all that hard work is starting to pay off.  But maybe you have more yield than you know what to do with? Our Erin Thomas brings us the latest "Backyard Gardener."

Food Pantry Receives Door Donation

HERMON - One Piscataquis County food pantry will be able to better serve those in need,  thanks to a generous donation.

Moose Hits Olympic Gold Medalists Car

DALLAS PLANTATION - Olympic Gold medalist and Maine resident Seth Wescott is OK after a moose ran into his car before dawn Thursday. 

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