Snowstorm Aftermath

BANGOR - Many locals are finding sanctuary in hopes of keeping warm.

Alleged home invader facing charges

A University of Maine student is now facing charges following an alleged home invasion in Old Town.

Police say a homeowner on Bennoch Road managed to prevent a masked man from entering his home early yesterday morning even thought the suspect was armed with a gun.

The intruder has since been identified as 21 year old Luke Cushman-Cole.

Police found his vehicle outside a dorm room at umaine and contacted him while he was barricaded inside his room.

The State Police swat team was also called because he was armed.

It ended when police forced their way into the dorm room because they say Cushman-Cole was trying to harm himself.

He was arrested and is now charged with burglary, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and criminal mischief.

At laste report bail had been set at $25 thousand dollars cash.


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EAST MILLINOCKET - Noah Tibbetts started his battle against bacterial meningitis when he was just three weeks old.

Bangor offers warming centers


Bangor Police Department      

         Public Service Announcement


November 3, 2014

City of Bangor emergency crews are continuing to work around the city to clean up the damage caused by our first snow storm of the year.

The City has been in contact with Officials from Emera of Maine, and at this time they are still working non-stop in their efforts to restore power and ask for your patience.  Most customers should have power restored by Wednesday but some outlying areas could be on Thursday or Friday at the latest.

City Officials have also been in contact with the Penobscot County Emergency Management Agency in order to assess the need for further emergency shelter necessities. In the event overnight shelters are needed we will update you with a location.

In the meantime, if you are without power and need immediate assistance, the City of Bangor Parks and Recreation building at 647 Main Street will be open today, providing hot beverages, snacks and basic phone access. Transportation will be provided to Bangor residents without access to a vehicle or public transportation. Please call 947-7382 if you need a ride to the shelter and 911 for any emergency.

Further updates will follow as necessary.

Lieutenant Paul Edwards

207-947-7384 ext. 9, 5704

Weather on Business

BANGOR - A heavy November snowfall kept some Mainers at home, instead of filling up Bangor restaurants on Sunday.

Cold case investigation

State Police were in Newport today investigating an unsolved murder that dates back to the 1970's.

State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says a team of 6 detectives returned to an area off Old County Road which is the area where the skeleton of Ellen Choate was found in a shallow grave in 1977.

Choate had gone missing in 1975.

McCausland said that the water levels in Sebasticook lake, where the body was found, are currently very low, allowing investigators an opportunity to look at things that are usually under water.

Choate, originally from Pennsylvania had been hired to work at a Bangor child care center, but on her way north got off a bus in Newport and was never seen again...

We'll continue to follow this story and get you the latest information as it comes available.

Ebola nurse court victory

A legal victory Friday for Kaci Hickox. She's the nurse who has been at the center of controversy since returning from Africa where she cared for patients stricken with the ebola virus. Hickox was supposed to abide by a 21 day quarantine imposed by the state in order to prevent the disease from spreading here. Hickox has maintained that she's perfectly healthy and took the matter to court. On Friday, a judge ruled the Maine Department of Health and Human Services failed to prove that limiting her movements was necessary to protect others. She will still be ordered to comply with regular monitoring by health officials and will also have to let the state know when she plans to travel. Hickox has remained holed up in a Fort Kent home for much of the week.

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