Fallen Soldiers Honored at PJCC

BANGOR - Two fallen soldiers were remembered today, where they once attended school.
Penobscot Job Corps Center now honoring their own who served this country.

Wardens Warn Public of Uncertain Ice Conditions

      The Maine Warden Service wants to remind everyone that because of the last two weeks of warm weather, ice conditions around the state can be uncertain, and to use caution.

     Corporal John MacDonald says there are some waterways that have seen ice open up or become thin, and he urges caution. “It’s still a smart idea to check the ice as you go and watch out for currents that can undermine the conditions. Please – everyone – play it safe in spite of the cold weather returning.”

     Rivers and streams are of most concern, where water is constantly flowing and the warm weather has helped contribute to thin ice. And even with cold weather arriving this week it will be a while before ice conditions firm up on lakes as well, as thin spots have cropped up in some unusual places according to wardens in the field.

     In short, ice conditions remain questionable for much of the State of Maine and anyone venturing onto the ice, whether it be for snowmobiling, ice fishing, or just hiking or skating, is urged to use caution.

 

Howland crash

A bad crash in Howland shut down a portion of interstate 95 this morning. Police say it involved a tractor trailer truck and a passenger vehicle. There aren't many details available other than a helicopter was called to rush a victim to the hospital. The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed because of the crash, but one lane has since been reopened. We'll have more details as the day rolls along.  

Inmate death

Maine State Prison Inmate Death

The Department of Corrections today confirms the death of a prisoner of the Maine State Prison in Warren. The prisoner’s death occurred approximately 5:45 a.m., January 21, 2014 at the Maine State Prison. Consistent with the department policy and the Attorney General’s Office protocols, the State Police and the Medical Examiner were notified. Both are reviewing the death.

At the time of his death, Stephen Ray Gravel, age 53, had served approximately 5 years of a 16 year sentence for gross sexual assault.

 

2014 Country Megaticket Announced

BANGOR - Waterfront Concerts making a big announcement this morning; the chance to buy a season ticket good for 3 major country artist performances.

A Tribute Concert to Sandy Hook and MLK Jr.

HAMPDEN - The University of Maine School of Performing Arts has been extremely busy all month, and Monday night was no different as the Oratorio Society performed Ein deutsches Requiem.

UMaine Remembers MLK

ORONO -- Monday marked the nation's 28th observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrating the birth of the civil rights hero. Though it wasn't until the year 2000 that all fifty states recognized the occasion. Jared Pliner reports on how the University of Maine remembered Dr. King.

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