Brunswick Man Guilty in Crack Cocaine Trafficking



A Brunswick man pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking charges in U.S. District Court today.

46 year old Gary Collins was in possession of more than 28 grams of cocaine base.

On June 3, 2013 Collins and others packaged crack cocaine for distribution at a Portland hotel.  He was found by Portland police officers with crack cocaine and arrested the next day.

Gary Collins faces between 10 years and life in prison.

Watch: Verso Paper Mill in Bucksport to close

Bucksport - Devastating news coming out of the town of Bucksport.
 After year's of speculation about the Verso paper mill's future.. officials announcing Wednesday afternoon that facility will close later this year.

Officials Stress the Importance of Cleaning the Chimney

EDDINGTON - As the heating season quickly approaches, many are thinking of alternative ways to warm their homes. If you burn wood, you might want to check your chimney to keep your family safe this winter.

Verso paper mill closing

Bad news from Bucksport this afternoon. The Verso Paper Corp. held a press conference to announce the local mill be closed in December. They say it hasn't been profitable for years. This will come as a major blow to the almost 600 workers who will lose their jobs and all the businesses that relay on the mill for income. The town itself will also take a big hit. We'll have more details as they become available

Knife wielding shoplifter is sentenced

A woman who pulled a knife during a shoplifting incident in Bangor received her sentence today.

50- year old Kimberly Kenney was ordered to serve 2 years of a 5 year sentence.

Kenney was arrested in April after she was caught shoplifting at JC Penney in the Bangor Mall.

Police say she pulled out a knife when confronted by a security guard and injured herself when she fell on the blade during a scuffle.

Kenney fled the scene, but was later arrested and charged with robbery.

Along with serving two years in prison she'll also serve two years probation. 

Enterovirus arrives in Maine

The enterovirus that has sickened people in other parts of the nation has now arrived in Maine.

The Maine Center for Disease Control says it has received confirmation that a child from York County has tested positive for the enterovirus d68 infection.

The child was hospitalized, but has since been released and is doing fine.

The enterovirus d68 may appear to be  a common cold, but it can also causing breathing problems and wheezing.

Children and people with a history of respiratory illness are most at risk.

The Maine CDC says if a child experiences a significant change in his or her health or shows any of these known symptoms they should be taken to the hospital right away.

In the meantime, people should continue to do what they can to prevent the spread of this and other illnesses by washing their hands, covering coughs and people with cold-like symptoms should stay home.

Fatal Crash in Bangor

BANGOR - Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened early Wednesday morning. Bangor police say a pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic and swiped a police cruiser before continuing down a wrong way road, crashing over an embankment at the intersection of Hancock and Washington Streets.

Voters Sue Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

PORTLAND - Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting filing a lawsuit against the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Tuesday morning, saying it's illegally using taxpayer money to oppose Question One on the ballot.

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