Tuesday, 11 December 2012 18:04

Greenhouse Producing Campus' Greens

There is snow on the ground, but inside this 96 by 26 foot hoop-house, nearly 400 feet of leafy greens are flourishing. Earlier this year, the greenhouse was constructed, and just last month, they produced their first harvest.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 16:37

Zachary Carr Murder Conviction Affirmed

Portland - The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has affirmed the murder conviction of Zachary Carr.
 
After a week long trial in March of 2011, a jury found the 21 year-old Bangor man guilty in the shooting death of 19 year-old John 'Bobby' Surles during a gang related fight in 2010. Carr is currently serving a 35 year sentence, but in May of 2011, his lawyers asked for a new trial and testimony from Assistant Attorney General, Andrew Benson, who they say withheld evidence.
 
In a court document, Justice Ellen Gorman states, "We are persuaded that Carr did receive a fair trial in this matter," up-holding the original decision.
A Biddeford man is now in police custody for selling his own prescription medication.
 
46 year old Michael McKeown was charged Monday with aggravated trafficking.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) says McKeown sold his drugs to an under-cover agent. 
 
Authorities say his charges were increased because his home is across the street from an athletic field, which has been dubbed a safe zone by the City of Biddeford. 
 
McKeown is also on the Maine sex offender registry, and police say they are looking into reports of him having teenage boys smoke marijuana in his home. 
 
He was taken to the York County Jail in lieu of 75-thousand dollars bail.  He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 16:27

December Declared Operation Tribute Month

AUGUSTA -- A program out of Gorham is receiving high remarks from Governor LePage for their work helping children of military families.
 
In honor of the effort, governor lepage has proclaimed this month to be Operation Tribute month.
 
Operation Tribute is a program that provides holiday gifts to children of Maine's military families.  Governor LePage says the sacrifices made by our armed forces must always be recognized but that we should also be mindful of the challenges faced by military families.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 16:07

Bangor Fire Department Helps Out Toys For Tots

BANGOR -- The Holiday Season, for many, is the time of giving, and that is just what the Bangor Fire Department did Monday night, as they helped out a charity, that makes a big difference.
 
The BFD was hard at work Monday night, but there were no fires in need of being put out.  Instead they made a trip to Walmart, but its all for a good cause.  They came here to help Toys For Tots.
 
For years now the BFD has been donating gifts to Toys for Tots, hoping they can make someone's Christmas just a little more memorable.
 
The money is collected at an annual baseball game with the Boston Red Sox Alumni and they donate the funds raised year round.
 
Over the years, the event has become a family affair, and what better way to figure out what toys are cool and which aren't, by bringing their little ones. but even these kids know the holiday season is more than about the gifts they receive.
 
After all of the toys were collected, the BFD made its way down the aisles and headed to what would become one busy cash register.  From there they filled up their truck and headed over to the toys for tots collection site in brewer.  but they say they could have never have done this alone. They say the could not have done this, without help from the Community.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 11:57

Mapleton Man Found Dead

A Mapleton hunter (far right) who went missing on Saturday is believed to be dead, according to our sources.
$1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief programs become available for Hispanic and women farmers, or ranchers, who have been denied farm loans between the years 1981 to 2000.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:40

Maine Forest Service Tracking Winter Moth

AUGUSTA -  The increasing spread of an insect known as the winter moth has officials with the Maine Forest Service on edge. 
Lawmakers, caregivers and patients are supporting legislation that would give Maine's doctors more freedom in prescribing medical marijuana. 
 
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:23

Roxanne Quimby Buys More Forest Land

MILLINOCKET -  Conservationist Roxanne Quimby has bought another eight-thousand acres of Maine wilderness. 
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:20

Tracker Standoff Continues

AUGUSTA -  Governor LePage and Democratic lawmakers are still at a stalemate over the use of a so-called tracker. 
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:18

Nasty Bacteria Targets IV Drug Users

Users of the illegal drug known as bath salts had better beware. 
 
Maine health officials are seeing a cluster of serious bacterial illness among those who inject the drug. 
Monday, 10 December 2012 17:24

Bangor Man Sentenced for Carjacking

Bangor - A Bangor transient who admitted to a summer carjacking that resulted in a high-speed chase will spend seven years in prison.