UMaine Recognizes Pulp and Paper Industry

ORONO - With recent mill layoffs, educational institutions are striving to put their best foot forward with pulp and paper here in Maine. This week hundreds of chemical engineers, professors, and students gathered to discuss what lies ahead for this crucial industry.

Pittsfield hearse crash

rescuers were greeted by a grim scene this afternoon in Pittsfield.

That's where a man was badly injured after a hearse crashed and rolled over on the interstate.

Authorities say 55 year old Michael Kelley was transporting a persons body around 3:30 when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel.

The hearse ended up crashing while he was traveling in the northbound lanes.

Police say Kelley's injuries, though serious, were not life threatening.

The hearse is owned by Jordan Fernald Funeral Home of Ellsworth.

The casket remained in the vehicle during the crash, but was transffered to another.

Fairfield meth lab

Police believe they've uncovered a methamphetamine lab in fairfield.

Authorities say they made the discovery Wednesday when local police were called to a home on Serenity Circle for an unrelated matter.

According to the Department of Public Safety, police found materials consistent with the manufacturing of the drug.

Maine drug agents were among those who responded to dismantle the lab and collect evidence.

No arrests have been made, but the investigation continues.

East End Overnight Burglaries

Bangor - Bangor Police have said during the overnight hours of April 8th into April 9th, there were several motor vehicle and residential burglaries.  The Criminal Investigation Division is investigating these burglaries that happened in various areas on the east side of Bangor.


Police state that the suspect(s) in most of the burglaries, entered the victims' homes and/or garages through unlocked doors. Once in the home they took items which were in sight near the door (money, wallets, and car keys). In several instances, they then used those car keys to access the cars in the victim’s garage or driveway and stole items from the car as well. In one case the suspect entered an unsecure garage and while there found a spare house key which was used to access the house.


It appears as though the person or persons involved were on foot in these neighborhoods going from house to house. Streets that were affected were Poplar St, Nowell Rd, Grant St, Judson Blvd, and Maple Street. Police believe that the crimes occurred after midnight. If you happened to observe any unusual activity, suspicious people, or suspicious vehicles in these areas that might be helpful to solving these cases, please call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7384. If you know who may have been involved in these burglaries and would like to remain anonymous, you can call our tip line at 947-7384 ext 6.


Chester Fatal Fire

Chester - The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the body of 78 year old Shirley Day, has been found in the rubble of her mobile home in Chester.  


The fire was discovered by her grandson, who also lives at the home on Loop Road.  He had left on an errand and found the mobile home on fire when he returned about 10 am.  State Police investigators have joined fire marshals at the scene to assist them with the investigation.

West Side Village Revitalization Project Draws Many Opinions

BANGOR - Several Bangor city departments have been working tirelessly over the past year to revamp the plans for the West Side Village Revitalization Project. Dozens of residents turned out Wednesday night for this meeting speaking their support for and against some items in this immense project.

Brewer School Board Discusses Possible Budget Cuts

BREWER - In the wake of several encounters of violence in schools across the country, many districts are choosing to implement resource officers. But one local community now fears their school system could be cutting these funds from the budget.

Whitewater Weekend

HAMPDEN - Look outside your window and you'll see the majority of the snow has melted away. That's music to many of our ears including anyone interested in Whitewater Weekend.

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