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Friday | Bangor Daily News

Group aimed to address Maine's addiction problem to bring U.S. drug czar to Bangor

A group of area health care leaders, law enforcement officials, educators and politicians are forming a plan of attack to combat drug abuse and addiction in Bangor and, perhaps, across the state.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Case reopened against Winterport man charged in sex assault against teenage girl

A Winterport man charged recently with gross sexual assault against a 13-year-old girl from Searsport may be facing further charges, police said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Winterport, ME, Searsport, ME, Waldo County, ME, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Bangor Daily News

Judge rejects plea deal, calls Orono man's alleged crimes 'monstrous acts'

A Superior Court judge Thursday rejected the plea deal of an Orono man indicted on 135 charges in connection with the sexual abuse of five boys between 2004 and 2012.

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Related Topix: Orono, ME, Ellsworth, ME, Maine Correctional Center, State Prisons, Windham, ME, Prison

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Honeybees move into Deer Isle home

Historical homes are revered in New England, and not just by the people who restore and maintain them; sometimes critters can share the love.

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Related Topix: Deer-Isle, ME, Apiculture, Science, Stonington, ME, Life, Food, Honey

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Ex-Sangerville fire chief pleads guilty to using town money to fill...

The former Sangerville fire chief last week pleaded guilty to using town money to fill the gas tank in his personal vehicle, according to Christopher Almy, district attorney for Piscataquis and Penobscot counties.

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Related Topix: Sangerville, ME, Piscataquis County, ME, Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Hot peppers give zing to salsa

Welcome to the Farmers Market Corner. This is a great time of year for enjoying fresh, local produce, baked goods, dairy, meat and more at local farmers markets.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Brewer, ME

Bangor Daily News

Dana Wilson sentenced to 9 months in jail for possessing child pornography

Well known former disc jockey Dana Wilson was sentenced Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to 2A1 2 years in prison with all but nine months suspended for possessing child pornography.

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Related Topix: Penobscot, ME, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Nearly 5,000 without power in northern Penobscot County

Crews were patrolling the lines to determine the cause of an outage affecting customers in Millinocket, East Millinocket, Medway, Lincoln and Winn, according to company spokeswoman Susan Faloon.

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Related Topix: Millinocket, ME, East Millinocket, ME, Lincoln, ME

Bangor Daily News

19-year-old Lincoln man killed in car crash on Bagley Mountain Road

A police officer's memory and a mother's telephone call led officers to a teenager killed in a car crash late Saturday night on Bagley Mountain Road, officials said Sunday.

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Related Topix: Winn, ME

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Prosecutor wants Dana Wilson to spend a year in prison for possessing child pornography

The Penobscot County deputy district attorney will recommend Monday that Dana Wilson spend a year in prison for possessing child pornography.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Brewer, ME, Penobscot, ME

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Bangor man charged with abducting former girlfriend expected to...

A local man charged in connection with the abduction of a former girlfriend in October is scheduled Thursday afternoon to appear before a judge at the Penobscot Judicial Center, but whether he will be sentenced or withdraw his guilty pleas and proceed to trial probably won't be known until he's in court.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Brewer, ME

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Bail set at $100,000 for Bangor man accused of beating pregnant woman

A judge set bail at $100,000 cash for a local man accused of severely beating a 41-year-old pregnant woman who was staying at an Essex Street apartment .

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Penobscot County commissioners divided on whether national park would help faltering Katahdin region

Penobscot County's commissioners are divided on a proposal to establish a 150,000-acre national park and recreation area in the Katahdin region.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Millinocket, ME, East Millinocket, ME, Penobscot, ME

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Bangor woman involved in bath salts distribution ring gets time served

A local woman was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to a little more than a year in jail or time served for her role in a 2011 conspiracy to distribute the synthetic drug known as bath salts in Penobscot County.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Old Town, ME

Bangor Daily News

Community news

Bangor area television and press weather prognosticators are now free to take their weekends off because the Maine Air Museum is taking over for them on Saturdays and Sundays, said museum Chuck Byrum in a press release.

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Related Topix: Bangor, ME, Maine, Holden, ME, Windham, ME

Bangor Daily News

Deputies arrest man in Newburgh armed robbery

A local man has been arrested in connection with an Aug. 8 armed robbery at Dysart's Travel Stop , sheriff's deputies said Monday.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Millinocket property tax rate to decline slightly this year

The new mill rate, $29.60 per $1,000 of property valuation, represents a slight decline from last year's mill rate of $29.95, assessor Mike Noble told councilors.

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Related Topix: Millinocket, ME, Medway, ME

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Last defendant in Ohio Street crack cocaine ring guilty of drug conspiracy, not gun charge

Members of the MDEA, USDEA, Bangor Police Department, and the Bangor SRT execute search warrants in the area of 100 Ohio Street on Nov. 2, 2011, following several months of a drug investigation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Bangor, ME, Federal Prisons, Prison

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Penobscot County Sheriff's Office investigating armed robbery in Newburgh

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened Friday night at the Dysart's Travel Stop in Newburgh, Chief Deputy Troy Morton said Tuesday.

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Bangor Daily News

Old Town man involved in bath salts distribution ring not joining his son in federal prison

An Old Town man will not be joining his son in federal prison for being part of a bath salts distribution ring in 2011, a judge said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Old Town, ME, Federal Prisons

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