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Large wildfire in downeast Maine

Large wildfire in downeast Maine

Fire fighters are battling a large wildfire in downeast Maine. It’s burning in township 19 near Columbia falls and at last report was about 75 acres in size. Two helicopters are being used to drop water from above while ground crews attack it from below. There’s no immediate risk of the fire damaging buildings and … Read More

Speed limit increase

Speed limit increase

The Maine senate today gave final approval to a bill that calls for an increased speed limit on the interstate. It authorizes the department of transportation to raise the speed limit to 75 miles per hour in areas where it’s deemed appropriate. Officials will first have to study where it would be safe. During a … Read More

Special adoption fees

Special adoption fees

IT’S A VERY BUSY TIME OF YEAR FOR THE FOLKS AT THE BANGOR HUMANE SOCIETY. SPRING IS WHEN THE KITTEN POPULATION TENDS TO EXPLODE AND THE SOCIETY IS TRYING TO FIND HOMES FOR CATS ALREADY AT THE FACILITY. TO HELP MAKE THAT HAPPEN, THE SOCIETY IS OFFERING REDUCED ADOPTION RATES FOR BOTH CATS AND DOGS. STACEY CONVENTRY HOPES … Read More

Bangor murder

Bangor murder

A Bangor man was arrested Monday morning and charges with murder. 50 year old David Coon is accused of killing 49 year old Sherry Clifford last week. Police say they were called to a home on Jefferson street around 6:37 Friday. They were told a woman was having trouble breathing and discovered she was dead … Read More

New arena sign installed

New arena sign installed

You may have noticed a new addition to the Cross insurance center in Bangor Thursday. The first of four signs was installed on the front of the building. Folks gathered atop Hollywood casino to capture the latest milestone for the facility. Bass park director, Mike Dyer says his staff will be able to move into … Read More

Mayday hoax

Mayday hoax

The U.S. Coast guard is trying to find the man believed responsible for a number of bogus distress calls. officials say they’ve received more than a dozen hoax calls in recent years. Most recently on April 23rd and 25th. They believe they were made by someone in the area around Lincolnville and they think it was … Read More

Garage fire

Garage fire

A garage was destroyed during an early morning fire in Winterport. It was just before 5:30 when the owner awoke to the sound of popping sounds on the Souder station road. When he looked out the window he spotted flames shooting from his garage. Fire crews managed to snuff out the flames in about 15 … Read More

Legal marijuana

Legal marijuana

Some Maine sheriffs are among those against the effort to legalize the use of marijuana in Maine. Four of them say pot is a so called “gateway drug” and they fear it will damage communities. Sagadahoc county sheriff Joel Merry says marijuana also has a negative effect on a developing brain. They join some healthcare … Read More

Accused killer in court

Accused killer in court

A man wanted for a deadly stabbing in Bangor is appearing before a judge today. 23 year old Akeem Harris of New york was indicted this week on a murder charge. Police say he got into an argument with 30 year old Thomas Taylor on April ninth at an apartment complex on Ohio street. Taylor … Read More

Plane lands on interstate

Plane lands on interstate

Some drivers on the Maine turnpike received an unexpected surprise Friday morning. A warden service pilot was forced to put his small plane down on the highway after running out of gas. The Maine turnpike authority reports the plane landed in Litchfield shortly before 9 a.m.  No one was hurt. After refueling, the plane took … Read More

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