The Bangor Fire Department has been fundraising for various nonprofits throughout the year....and tonight, they are spending some of those dollars on new toys for kids in need.

The fun will get underway at 5:30 tonight.

Members of the BFD will be at the Walmart in Bangor, searching for the latest and greatest gifts to donate to Toys for Tots.

This is an annual shopping trip for the men and women of the fire department, and it's one they look forward to year in and year out.

Monday, 10 December 2012 08:44

Wardens Warn Anglers On Thin Ice

Maine game wardens are warning anglers that they're on thin ice. 
BANGOR - Bangor city officials say, dumping grease down the sink or into the toilet is a recipe for trouble in the city's sewer lines. 
Monday, 10 December 2012 08:22

Organic Farming Pioneer Russell Libby Dies

MOUNT VERNON -  A lifelong crusader for organic farming in the state of Maine has passed away.  
Russell Libby was longtime director of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.  
Monday, 10 December 2012 06:03

School Closings and Delays, Updated

We're reporting a number of delays and closings including:
Union 107 - Closed
SAD 4 - Closed
EMCC - Opening and noon
Union 69 - 2 hour delay
SAD 49 - Closed
AOS 77 - Closed
SAD 54 - Closed
Skowhegan - Closed
MSAD 53 Including MCI - Closed
Machias Valley Christian - Closed
MSAD 45 Washburn - Closing at 12:30
RSU 26 Adult Education - Canceling all night classes.
The Family Fun Bowling Center in Bangor hosted a fundraiser, in an effort to raise money for Christine Johnson, the only survivor in last month's fatal Orrington house fire. Hundreds of people showed up to today's event.
A man is dead tonight and others are in critical condition. This comes after an early morning car accident in Old Town, on Main Street near Stillwater Avenue.
Authorities responded to the scene at 4:52 this morning. Upon arrival officers say they found a 2007 dodge caliber had struck a utility pole and rolled over, with driver, 23-year-old Jonathan Worster of Carmel ejected from the vehicle.  He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  
A 23-year-old-male from Brewer was found trapped in the vehicle and had to be rescued by old town fire.  Authorities say he is in critical condition.
A 24-year-old woman and 21-year-old man, both from Old Town, were also in the accident, and reported to have suffered some injuries.
The crash is currently under investigation and being reconstructed by old town police with the assistance of Maine state police.  Authorities do say speed seems to be a factor.
BANGOR- It's a lush, green symbol of the holiday season, often seen hanging on front doors and thousands of Christmas wreaths will decorate the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, all to honor america's fallen heroes.
Each year the Worcester family leads the Wreaths Across America convoy from their home in Herrington, stopping at Dysart's in Bangor, and continuing down the east coast, to Virginia.

In the 21 years they've been doing it, the support has only grown.

Maines first family, military officials and veterans, as well as several Gold Star family members are all part of the nearly 700-mile escort.

And more than 80 trucking companies and drivers have volunteered their time to make it all possible.


Saturday, 08 December 2012 19:47

Pharmacy Robberies Double in 2012

State police say Maine is averaging more than one pharmacy robbery per week. The latest at a Walgreens drugstore on Broadway in Bangor on Tuesday.
Saturday, 08 December 2012 19:16

1st Maine Christmas Angel Pageant

Today, Mainers of all ages dolled up and took center stage for the first ever "Maine Christmas Angel Pageant". Nearly three dozen beauty queens participated in today's event. 
ORONO- Several folks were out doing their Christmas shopping today, but for an alternative to the malls and stores, some people chose to purchase their gifts from Maine natives.
For 18 years now, four native american tribes from around the state have gathered at the Hudson Museum on the University of Maine campus to sell their products and spread culture.
Over 40 artists from Passamaquoddy, Micmac, Maliseet, and Penobscot tribes shared their music, dance, and crafts with the public.

Some products for sale included jewelry and carvings...but the hot item: baskets...and for these families, it's a knowledge that is passed down from generation to generation
Molly Neptune Parker has been making them for over 65 years, and it's a skill that she says is shared by the whole family.
BANGOR- Hundreds of children in the greater Bangor area will be receiving gifts this Christmas from generous community members.
Wal-Mart and the Salvation Army teamed up earlier today in attempt to "Fill the Truck" with brand new toys and coats for needy children.

The presents will be distributed to more than 500 hundred area youth, from newborns to teens, on December 15th.
A few of the brothers from Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the University of Maine volunteered handing out flyers to Wal-Mart shoppers, for a cause they also feel worthy about.
If you missed the "Fill the Truck" event you can still drop off a toy or coat at any Salvation Army bucket or help by making a donation.
Saturday, 08 December 2012 17:01

Dog Lovers Celebrate Opening of Bangor Park

BANGOR- One local group is  celebrating years of fundraising and planning, that will benefit area-dog lovers and their furry friends.
Located on Watchmaker Street, phase one of the Bangor Dog Park is now complete and open to the public.

The space, which has cost about $20,000, formed in conjunction from the Friends of the Bangor Dog Park and the Bangor Recreation and Parks Department.
Dog-owners are asked to respect the rules of the park, which is open year round, from dusk til dawn.