Six area Dunkin Donuts have been raising money to fight cancer throughout the year, and with one month left, you can still buy coffee for the cause.
 
Locations in Milo, Eddington, Holden, Orrington, and Brewer pledged to give one penny from every cup of coffee sold in 2012 to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Dunkin Donuts plans on donating $10,000, which will be kept for local cancer research.
 
So far this year Relay for Life has raised more than $200,000 for local cancer-related programs, research, education, and patient services.
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:18

UMaine Offers Peer Counseling Program

Orono - Some area high school students will now have the skills to counsel their peers through difficult situations.
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 10:37

Bangor One of Top 10 Places to Vacation

Bangor is one of the best places in the country for a winter vacation or getaway, according to livability.com, a website that spotlights the nation's best places to live and visit.
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:27

Breaking News: Fatal Shooting in Waterville

From the Waterville Police Department: 
 
A man was shot outside a bar along the Concourse about 11 p.m and later died at the hospital.
 
A second man is currently in custody.
 
We will learn more at a press conference that is scheduled to be held later on this morning.
 
Livermore Falls -  Central Maine Power Company has started work on a 17-million dollar expansion project at an electrical substation in Livermore Falls.  
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 05:53

Federal Heating Oil Funds Now Flowing In Maine

The federal government has opened the tap on money to help low-income Mainers heat their homes.  
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 17:39

EMCC Seeking Nominations for Cooking Challenge

The kitchen at Eastern Maine Community College will be heating up, as the school prepares for its annual cooking competition.
 
This will be the second year for EMMC's Maine Chef Challenge, where the state's culinary masters compete to win top honors.
 
And EMCC is asking for the public's help in nominating participants.
 
To nominate your favorite Banogr area chef, just log on to www.EMCC.edu/Nominations
 
The competition takes place March 22nd.
BANGOR - Police say it was 30 year-old Kevin Gray, a transient, who robbed a Bangor Walgreens pharmacy this afternoon.
 

Officers say the call came in at around 2:30 this afternoon. The male suspect, wearing all-black and a ball cap, approached a pharmacy technician and demanded drugs.

The man then fled on foot, in the direction of the Laundry Basket on Husson Avenue.

Officer Jason Linkletter and his K9 would later pick up a scent...trailing the suspect through Bradford Commons, and into the Bangor Gardens.

Fast forward to 3:00: a man fitting the suspect's description was seen running down Falvey Street, where an officer was positioned. That's when law enforcement moved in and made the arrest.

The holiday season often serves as a time to remember family and friends, whom we've lost.  Saint Joseph Hospital is holding a ceremony this week to pay tribute to loved ones who have passed on.
 
The annual Lights of Remembrance observance is slated for tomorrow night in the hospital's lobby.  A white tree, decorated in lights and ornaments, bears the names of those lost in 2012, and in years past.
 
All are invited to attend Wednesday night's ceremony.
With winter quickly approaching, and already seeing a few snow days, its important to pay some extra attention when on the road.
 
Officials say you should take a look at your car and make sure it is in good condition before the winter months come.  That way you can make repairs before driving conditions worsen. 
 
They also say its important to remember to drive slower in rough conditions, as well as learn what to do if your car skids on black ice.
 
James Bair of Bair's Driving School says you should steer in the direction of the skid, and make sure both feet are not on either the break or the gas. 
 
 

LISBON - Developing news tonight out of Lisbon, as state police say skeletal remains, found there this afternoon, may be those of a Lewiston woman who disappeared last year.

State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland says the remains may be those of 22 year-old Christiana Fesmire, who went missing in July of 2011.

McCausland says the remains were discovered at around 1:00 p.m. along a trail, not far from the intersection of Wagg and Ferry roads.

Just last month, a jury convicted Buddy Robinson of murdering Fesmire. The two had worked together at a Lewiston call center.

Meanwhile, the remains found today will be transported to the medical examiner's office in Augusta for identification.

BANGOR - Earlier today, Bangor Police utilized their K9 unit to apprehend a man who officials say robbed an area pharmacy, and subsequently fled the scene, late this afternoon.

The call came in at approximately 2:30 p.m. The suspect, described as a male wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, and black ball cap, approached the pharmacy inside Walgreens, demanding drugs.

The man fled the scene on foot, in the direction of the Laundry Basket on Husson Avenue. Bangor police officer Jason Linkletter and a department K9 picked up a trail through Bradford Commons, and into the Bangor Gardens.

Then, just before 3 p.m., a male suspect fitting the description of the robber was seen running down Falvey Street, where another officer was sitting watch. The man was taken into custody, and police were seen gathering evidence at the scene.

"We don't have an account or an amount, or even what it is exactly," says Sgt. Paul Kenison. "But initially the call stated that he did leave the store with some pills and pill bottles, and there were some of those recovered that were on his person."

Initial reports indicate there may have been a note passed to the pharmacist, that implied the threat of a weapon, although none was brandished.

 

A domestic dispute in Bangor yesterday resulted in the arrest of one man, and assaults on two officials.

24-year-old Anthony King of Bangor was arrested after the department's Bangor Housing Liaison received a report of domestic abuse.

When an officer and mental health liaison attempted to put him in handcuffs, he resisted and became violent.

King punched and kicked the officer and liaison several times, before finally succumbing to arrest after he was threatened with a tazer.

He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail and charged with a number of crimes including Felony Assault on a Police Officer.

An additional officer reported injuries during the arrest and transport of King.