Student Artwork on Display

BANGOR - March is "Youth Art Month" and in celebration, the Bangor Mall is exhibiting the work of local students.

Schools Serving Healthier Meals

BREWER - In the United States, schools provide roughly 32 million government subsidized meals a day, and with the help of new guidelines, those meals are getting healthier.

Bear baiting issue moves ahead

The Secretary of State reports that enough valid signatures were submitted to prompt a vote that could change bear hunting in Maine.

The citizens initiative asks whether certain practices should be banned including baiting, the use of dogs and trapping.

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says more than 63 thousand signatures were submitted--which is more than six thousand more than was needed.

It's now up to the Legislature to approve the legislation.

If it doesnt, maine residents will consider the question when they head to the polls in November.


Bangor stabbing

Bangor police are investigating a stabbing that sent a woman to the hospital Tuesday night.

They were called to Deer Isle Road in the Capehart neighborhood just after 10:30.

That's when they discovered that a woman had suffered a stab wound.

She was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released for a non life threatening injury.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and they're not releasing additional details.

While on the scene, a man was arrested for an unrelated offense.

24 year old Brandon Kerr had an active warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear in court for a theft charge.

Mill fire

They're still tallying the losses following a big fire in Baileyville.

Flames erupted in a chip mill at the Fulghum Fibers mill on Tuesday.

By the time it was out, the mill was badly damaged.

Officials say the fire started when some workers were welding metal and the sparks ignited a wall.

The mill supplies wood chips to the nearby woodland pulp mill which will continue to run at full capacity despite the fire.

According to some reports, the damage may cost up to one million dollars.

Fatal crash

A man was killed this morning during a crash near the Maine border with New Hampshire.

Police say 38 year old Vivian Densmore was traveling on the Chadbourne road in Standish when she lost control on the snow and ice covered road.

Her Volkswagen ended up crossing the center line where it collided with a Pontiac coming from the opposite direction.

The driver of that vehicle, 53 year old David Fortin of West Baldwin was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed in the crash.

Densmore also suffered serious injuries and was transported to Maine Medical Center where her condition is unknown.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department reports that imprudent speed and the icy conditions were factors in the crash.

Gov. LePage: Democrats' "Raid" of Rainy Day Fund is "Irresponsible"

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage spoke in the Cabinet Room today to voice his opposition of a bill, which transfers $21 million from the Maine Budget Stabilization Fund, or the Rainy Day Fund, to replace some of the revenue sharing funds to Maine cities and towns.

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