Monday, 03 December 2012 08:16

Stephen King Novel Headed For CBS TV Series

Maine resident Stephen King will see one of his books turned into a CBS television
series. 
 
"Under the Dome" is about a New England town that suddenly finds itself
trapped under a large transparent dome with no way out. 
 
The 13 episodes are slated to run next summer.
Sunday, 02 December 2012 18:44

Sudanese Genocide Survivor Speaks at UMaine

The topic was human rights at a University of Maine lecture earlier today, the first in a internationally-focused lecture series.

CISV USA's Maine chapter welcomed El-Fadel Arbab, a survivor of the Sudanese genocide.

Arbab escaped from Darfur when he was 12.

He now lives in Portland, working there as an advocate to end the Sudanese atrocities.

CISV Maine's next UMaine lectue is scheduled for the 2013 Spring semester.

 

Sunday, 02 December 2012 15:56

Arundel Man Arrested on Drug Charges

An Arundel man is behind bars, after the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency found thousands of dollars worth of crack and heroine in his car and home, this weekend.
 
Drug agents and State Police arrested 30-year old Christopher Carbone for drug trafficking, after they stopped him in a Biddeford convenience store parking lot on Friday afternoon.

Upon searching his vehicle police found crack cocaine, and later both heroin and over $3,000 in cash in his home.

He is also being held for probation violation and a previous drug conviction.

Some of Bangor's historic homes were on display this weekend as part of the annual "Homes for the Holidays" Christmas tours.

Five homes located on West Broadway and Thomas Hill Road opened their doors to the public Saturday afternoon, with proceeds benefitting Saint John's Episcopal Church.

Decorative themes varied from house to house, reflecting homeowners' unique tastes.

Guests took in each home's architectural heritage, amid a seasonal atmosphere- enjoying  refreshments and festive music.

Saturday, 01 December 2012 19:42

MAINEiacs Get New Wing Commander

The Maine Air National Guard's 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor is now under new leadership.

Colonel Doug Farnham was installed as the wing's new Commander at a base ceremony this weekend. 

The wing also received a Meritorious Unit Award, Saturday, for its support of combat operations.

The first U.S. based Guard unit to receive the honor.

Farnham succeeds Colonel John D'errico who will become the Air Guard's next Chief of Staff, based in Augusta.

Farnham, who's been with the Guard for 21 years, is taking charge of nearly 900 people, and 16 units assigned to the 101st.

A few weeks ago, MaineGOP chairman Charlie Webster made controversial remarks, suggesting black voters committed voter fraud on November 6.
 
Now, the ACLU of Maine is calling for a federal investigation of Webster.
Friday, 30 November 2012 18:22

Newport Fire Department Gets New Tanker

Although the Newport Fire Department had their hands full with the morning's calls in Plymouth, they found time to celebrate, as a new addition to their fleet arrived today.
 
At almost ten feet tall, with the capacity to hold 2,500 gallons of water, tanker 694 comes as the result of a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Newport Fire Chief Jeff Chretien says this was the fourth time they applied for such a grant, and it was much-needed.
 
However, upon the tanker's arrival, firefighters realized the garage was too small to properly fit the vehcile. They are now busy brainstorming ways to accommodate this massive addition to the station.
A New Hampshire man had to be life-flighted to Eastern Maine Medical Center  following a late morning, two-vehicle crash in Plymouth that injured a second driver as well.
 
Rescue crews had to use the jaws-of-life to free 26-year-old Jayson Whitehouse, of Alton, New Hampshire, from his Honda Civic, before evacuating him by helicopter. Whitehouse was driving toward Newport on Rt. 7 in Plymouth when his sedan crossed the center line and struck an WUV, driven by 38-year-old Courtney Lacadie.
 
Paramedics also took Lacadie to EMMC with undisclosed injuries. Whitehouse's condition still unknown,  as investigators work to figure out exactly what happened.
 
Fire crews from multiple towns responded to the accident scene. Route 7 was closed off, in both directions, for more than 2 hours.
Friday, 30 November 2012 18:03

Hands of Hope Helps Children in Need

Hands of Hope is providing community members the opportunity to be a holiday angel to a child in need.
 
With the return of the Wish Tree program this year, the charity noticed children are asking for needs instead of wants, with bedding sets, clothing, boots and coats being popular choices.

Donors can pick an angel tag from trees located at local businesses and purchase the gift requested.
 
Hands of Hope is also in desperate need of used coats at their Bangor Thrift Store, located in the K-Mart building. they provide many people with warm winter clothing and donations are getting low this time of year.
Friday, 30 November 2012 17:54

Miller Drug Owner Retires After 55 Years

After 55 years of business and service to the area, a well-known local figure is taking off his white coat for a chance to put his feet up.
 
78-year-old Bill Miller, co-owner of Miller Drug with his wife, Gloria, has been a part of the family business ever since 1939.

Miller says he's retiring, so that he can spend more time with his family and visit his children and grandchildren all over the country.
 
Miller drug has five locations in the Bangor-Brewer area and will continue to serve its ever-growing client base.
 
 
After months of adopting out cats and dogs to good homes for a shot at a grand prize, the results of the ASPCA contest have been announced.
 
The Bangor Humane Society, which was one of three finalists, was met with some disappointment this afternoon when they learned they had not won the $25,000 Community Engagement award.

But they will still be receiving $7,000 for acheiving their goal...finding homes for over 1,200 pets.
 
The Humane Society celebrated the 1,209 adoptions in 91 days with cookies, door prizes, and guided tours.
Friday, 30 November 2012 17:51

Nelson Trial Heads Into Second Week

The murder trial of a Norridgewock man accused of shooting another man to death will go on to a second week.
 
Prosecutors originally said they expected the trial to wrap up by the end of this week, but that simply wasn't the case in somerset county superior court today.
 
41-year-old Robert Nelson is accused of killing Everett Cameron of North Anson on halloween three years ago.
 
Justice john nivison ordered the trial to resume monday which will allow the state to gather more evidence.
 
Nelson had previously waived his right to a jury trial, therefore justice Nivison is hearing the evidence and is expected to render a verdict sometime next week.
Friday, 30 November 2012 16:56

Salvation Army Bell Ringers are Back!

You can hear them in front of shopping stores throughout the country, ringing their iconic bells with a red basket hanging by their side.
 
The salvation army's red kettles are back, and they are raising funds to help out the less fortunate. What you may not have known is that these donations go beyond the holiday season.  
 
Organizers hope they can come up with enough money during this iconic fundraiser, to last throughout the year.
 
You can also donate online, by visiting www.RedKettle.org/BangorME.  That link will ensure your donation stays in the bangor area.