After Rain Delay, 165th Bangor State Fair Opens

BANGOR -- After Friday's wash-out, the Bangor State Fair finally opened today, with an official ribbon-cutting.


Saturday's fair-goers lined up all day to board their favorite rides.


Jared Pliner reports.

Detroit Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

SKOWHEGAN - The Palmyra man accused of beating a Detroit man to death last Thursday appeared before a Somerset County judge today for the very first time. Court documents are now unsealed and providing more details in the case.

Backyard Gardener Part 12: The Bangor Community Garden

BANGOR - If you've ever thought about growing your own garden but didn't have the space for one, there's still hope. This week our Erin Thomas takes us to another location, where others are using their green thumbs. Here's the latest in "Backyard Gardener."

Winslow bank robbery

An armed bank robbery this morning in Winslow. Police say two men walked into the Bangor Savings Bank on China Avenue shortly before eleven and demanded money. They then fled with an unknown amount of money. State police say one of the men was wearing a tan jumpsuit with a tan backpack. There is little information about the other robber. Police say they fled on foot.

Bangor fair delayed

The organizers of the Bangor state fair have decided to postpone the opening of this years fair. The rainy weather is simply too much to kick things off today. The fair will instead kick off on Saturday with a ribbon cutting at noon.


Game officials are investigating an apparent drowning on Green lake. Ellsworth police received a call shortly before midnight that 66 year old Frank Mroz hadn't returned to camp after going to repair a mooring in front of the camp. His body was later recovered about 30 feet from shore. Officials say Mroz was an experienced diver and they're not sure what happened. The investigation is ongoing.

Local Students Get Back-to-School Shopping Spree

BANGOR - Back-to-school shopping is an outing students look forward to each year. And Friday, 30 local students in need were awarded a target shopping spree for all their back to school needs.

"Daring Rescue at Sea"

SEARSPORT - The story of an incredible ocean rescue was the topic Thursday night at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport. Captain Skip Strong rehashed that historic rescue and salvage which happened almost twenty years ago.

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