The Big Bang Demolition Derby drew a huge crowd to the Bangor State Fair.
Thousands squeezed into the stands at Hollywood Casino Raceway for the event, just a short walk from the fairgrounds.
Flames tore through a Mattawamkeag home, Thursday afternoon.
Crews were called to the scene along Depot Street sometime after 5 pm.
A dispatcher tells us the fire was still smoldering at 11 pm.
Hundreds of people who catch lobster for a living are netting money for two causes at the annual Lobster Festival in Rockland.
The Maine Lobster Union is made up of five hundred people.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate has unanimously confirmed Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s judicial nominees.
The Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Jeffery Hjelm (HELM) to the Maine Supreme Court and Deputy Attorney General William Stokes to Superior Court.
It’s the plane that targeted Hitler and Nazi Germany, and it’s made a stop along the coast.
“This is the B-17 Bomber of WWII. There were like 13,000 of these built for the war,” says Jim Dennison, the plane’s co-pilot.
This pile of smelly lobster waste is the beginning of an innovative process.
“Stage one, they come in from the processing plant, dump it on the ground, then we put the carbon source, soft wood and hardwood sawdust, in our recipe,” said Coast of Maine Plant Manager Jeff Moore.
A Waldo County tech teacher accused of having sex with a student pled not guilty to a second charge of gross sexual assault Thursday.
Waldo County District Attorney’s Office says 46-year-old Michael Gagnon is charged with the crime in Waldo, Kennebec and Penobscot Counties.
Folks in St. George are rallying around a local volunteer firefighter who’s dealing with some major medical challenges.
“If you have ever known Chris, he’s one of the best guys you’ll ever meet. He’s funny, and kind, and is just a wonderful person.”
Millinocket town officials say they’re expecting a fourth tax payment from Great Northern Paper by the end of the day.
Town Manager Peggy Daigle says if they get it, GNP will have paid about $530,000 toward its more than $1-million property tax bill.
Debate or not to debate. That seems to be the question this when it comes to the candidates vying for Maine governor and 2nd Congressional District.
Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud’s campaign says he won’t attend a debate that doesn’t include all three candidates. Incumbent Republican Governor Paul LePage and Independent candidate Eliot Cutler. Cutler has been challenging his opponents to take part in one debate per week until election day.
One million dollars is going to the Jackson Lab for a new research center.
The Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation has pledged the money for a new Neurobehavioral Biometry Center.
A Brewer Orthodontist challenged his patients to make loom bracelets for charity.
For every one brought in, Doctor Tony Libratore said he’d donate a dollar to charity.
He now has more than three thousand bracelets that he wears at work.
We all reach milestones in life. But few of us will ever reach one that compares to the one little Addilyn Davis will hit this weekend.
We first met Addilyn back in February of last year. At six months old, she was diagnosed with Krabbe disease, a rare condition that attacks the nervous system. At the time she was diagnosed, her parents were told she probably wouldn’t live past 13 months. This Saturday, with her 8-month-old sister Rilyn by her side, Addilyn will turn three. It’s a day her mother never thought she’d see.
It has the lights, it has the detail — but this isn’t your ordinary cop car. This ride is ready for the Bangor State Fair’s Demolition Derby.
“We took a lot from it,” explains Marty McCrea, who now works at Bouchard & Son’s Towing. “A lot of the crew did a lot of the painting; all the glass came out.”
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Senate President’s leadership political action committee will pay a $1,500 fine for a campaign finance violation.
The Maine Commission on Ethics and Governmental Practices commission fined Justin Alfond’s PAC on Thursday. The Democrat says that contributions and expenditures were inadvertently left off two quarterly reports.
Husson University gets another boost to their nursing program.
The school announced Thursday they received a grant worth more than $753,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Health Resources and Services Administration.
Another disappointment for KahBang fans.
Organizers cancelled the music portion of the arts festival Thursday.
In an open letter, director Joshua Gass told fans that several setbacks in planning, including the loss of sponsors, made it difficult to stage the acts.
A Bangor man is charged with domestic violence criminal threatening and cruelty to animals.
31-year-old Antonio Gordon is also charged with obstructing reporting of a crime.
Police say when they responded to a report of a family fight at a home on Hancock Street Wednesday, Gordon was with the female victim.
A Searsmont man was injured after crashing his motorcycle in Searsmont Thursday morning.
Waldo County Deputies say they received a phone call from 25-year-old Nicholas Light right before 9:30AM saying he had been in an accident.
A Bangor used car dealer accused of unfair and deceptive trade practices has been banned from doing business for 7 years.
That decision made by the Attorney General’s Office.