Several Winter Products Under Recall

Federal regulators are alerting consumers about four winter product recalls.

The most far-reaching: about 70,500 units of Big Lots' 1500-watt portable space heater, sold at Big Lots stores nationwide, between September 2010 and March 2012.

Regulators say the product can overheat and melt, posing a fire or shock hazard.

Impacted model numbers are #FH107A and #PTC-902T.

Consumers are advised to stop using the products immediately, and return them to Big Lots retail locations, for a full refund.  

Questions may be directed to Big Lots consumer relations at (866) 244-5687, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or at

Also under recall: approximately 68,000 units of "Harbor Breeze bath fans with heater and light," sold exclusively at Lowe's, between September 2010 and March 2012.

The suspect fans bear the model number 7109-01-L.

Consumers may contact Delta Electronics, the product manufacturer, at (855) 301-6578, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or at

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide and at from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $90. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bathroom exhaust fans immediately and contact Delta Electronics Dongguan to schedule a free repair by a trained service technician. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Delta Electronics Dongguan toll-free at (855) 301-6578 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

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Recent temperature fluctuations have caused ice and snow to melt and re-freeze....creating some dangerous road conditions.

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Inside the New Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

BANGOR - Its been under construction for over a year now, promising to bring thousand of people for all sorts of functions. We're talking about the new Cross Insurance Center right on Main Street.
From blue prints to reality, the new Bangor arena boldly stands over Main Street, changing the landscape of Downtown Bangor for decades to come.
Bathrooms and Concessions stands around every corner.  Bars and Luxury Suites, waiting to be filled by eager fans.
The  red cushioned seats make for a popular change from the old wooden ones at the current arena.  Promising a comfortable and perfect view of any event.
The building also houses a number of conference spaces, as well as a ballroom that can hold hundreds  for any function.   It's truly a space that will bring thousands of people together from all parts of the region.
Officials say the center could open as soon a September.  The old Bangor Arena is scheduled to hold its last event in May.

Maine Poet to be Featured at President's Inauguration

Bethel - As the First Family is preparing for another Inaugural Ball at the end of this month, President Obama has selected a Mainer to contribute his work at the event.
The White House has announced that poet Richard Blanco, of Bethel, will be featured at Barack Obama's 2013 Inauguration.

MDEA and Auburn Police Arrest Three in Connection with Cocaine Trafficking

AUBURN - Three people are facing drug charges after they were caught bringing over $7,000.00 worth of cocaine to Maine.
Early Wednesday morning, Maine Drug Enforcement Agents (MDEA) and Auburn police arrested 27 year-old Amanda Beth Rodriguez of auburn, Margoliz Julie Velazquez of Hartford, Connecticut, and 39 year-old Markevin Faucette of Lewiston.
Police stopped and searched their car after they exited the Maine Turnpike in Auburn.
Authorities say they were returning from Connecticut and were planning to sell the drugs in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
They are all being held at the Androscoggin County Jail on $75,000.00 bail each.
They're expected to appear in an Auburn courtroom, Friday.

Hollywood Casino Hosts Job Fair

BANGOR - Hollywood Casino is hanging up the job wanted sign, as they are gearing up to expand their table games.
The dice game Craps is a new addition to the casino floor, and Hollywood is looking to hire around 10 more Dealers to help manage the new tables. 
Job seekers have to take a math test, as well go through an interview process before being offered the job.  Once on board, they will take part in weeks of training to learn the rules of regulations of the table games the casino hosts.
It was in 2011 when Penobscot county voters approved the addition of table games.
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