Nit-Noi Ricker

Nit-Noi Ricker

Reporter
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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, where she learned every skill needed to produce a small newspaper and earned the Excellence in Journalism Award in 2001 from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Maine, however, kept calling her name and she and her son, Zak, returned home in 2003. She covered sports for the Belfast Republican Journal for a short time before landing a job at the Bangor Daily News, where for nearly 15 years she covered breaking news, town meetings and the issues people were talking about all over Maine. In that time, she also married a Bangor native and had a second son, Darby, and along with her craft beer-making husband, Cory, started a brewery. Nit-Noi joined the WVII team in February 2018.

You can email her at [email protected].

BANGOR - It's been more than 24 years since the brutal beating death of 8-month-old Aisha Dickson -- one of only three unsolved homicides in Bangor -- but it's still raw for the couple listed in the baby's obituary as her "adopted grandparents."

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:34

Soupman: 'It's just my mission'

BANGOR - Millinocket native Peter Kelleher lost his son, Travis, in a 2016 drug overdose in Bangor, and since then has been working to help those who live on the streets.

WATERVILLE - A local transient was arrested on Tuesday and charged him with robbing the Bangor Savings Bank after he literately fell right in front of an alert law enforcement officer.

STATEWIDE - There is good news on the horizon for veterans who have to travel long distances for healthcare.

Monday, 11 February 2019 18:43

The Soupman to visit Bangor, Millinocket

BANGOR - A Millinocket native who now lives in Massachusetts and is known as "The Soupman" is back in Maine to give out backpacks filled with items for the homeless.

BANGOR - A North Carolina man is behind bars charged with assaulting a 6-month-old boy from Orono.

Friday, 08 February 2019 17:58

Etna armed robbery suspects behind bars

ETNA - Two of the three Bangor teens charged in the armed robbery of the Etna Village Variety Store are now behind bars.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 18:06

Mom of teen who overdosed: 'Please seek help'

BANGOR - Friends and family members of a Millinocket teenager who reportedly overdosed on drugs in Bangor will gather this weekend to remember his life, and to send a message to other users.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 18:05

Bangor baby death still unsolved after 24 years

BANGOR - Twenty four years ago, 8-month-old Aisha Mariah Dickson was tortured to death in an apartment on Bald Mountain Drive.

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 18:11

Bangor food stamps emergency meeting

BANGOR - Food stamp recipients were given their February checks in January, just in case the federal shutdown continued, and now some have run out of food.

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