Two guys names Mike are doing their part to stock a local food pantry.Mike and Mike of Kiss 94.5 are kicking off their annual food drive next week.Mike Dow and Mike Elliot will be camping out in the parking lot of the Bangor Mall, starting early Monday morning.
A local store is working to put books in the hands of kids this holiday season.Bangor Bull Moose is holding a book drive until the end of the month.Shoppers can stop in and buy one of more than a dozen children’s books.The store will then donate your purchase to the drive’s sponsor, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor.Store manager, Freeman Saunders, believes the gift of reading is one of the best to give.”Literacy being just so important, I mean, the way the economy is now the gift of a book to a child, at Christmas especially, is just so important,” said Saunders.
”My father was a very good man, would help anyone in a time of need,” said Trask’s son, David Trask.David Trask is talking about his father, 71-year-old David Trask Senior of Hudson.He was found dead in his truck in Bradford last weekend.Police have arrested 48-year-old Peter Robinson in connection with his murder.”The state police have prepared a very substantial affidavit documenting what the probable cause is,” said Assistant Attorney General, Andrew Benson.Police believe Trask died from blunt force head injuries.Authorities say the two men knew each other and a dispute between them led to a physical confrontation Saturday.Several family members and friends were in the courtroom.”Obviously they’re very upset.
Bich Nga Burrill stopped by our studio in Friday, November 18th to show us some of the recipes that keep customers coming back to farmer’s markets throughout Eastern Maine.Her new book, “Food, Friendship and Memories of Farmer’s Markets,” is now available for purchase.
State Police say they have taken Juan Contreras, 27, of Waltham, Massachusetts into custody in connection with the death of an elderly Farmington woman in June of this year.According to State Police spokesman Steve McCausland, Contreras was arrested in Waltham and held as a fugitive from justice.
Big rigs in Maine can now hit the highways after a Bill is passed in the U.S.Senate.The 2012 Transportation Funding Bill was passed Thursday.In that Bill was a provision, written by Senator Susan Collins.Collins played an important role in this hard fought battle.She successfully negotiated a plan, under which the heaviest trucks will now be allowed to travel on federal interstates.
A burglary at a local charity has put a holiday tradition in jeopardy.Hands of Hope was broken into last month, and now they might not be able to afford gifts for more than a thousand kids relying on them.It’s why they’re asking the public to help with the priciest request, bicycles.The organization says last year more than 100 kids asked for a bike and they all got one.They don’t want this year to be any different.”This is an opportunity if someone’s been blessed and they want to help a child this year that’s requesting a bike.
The search of several Chinese food restaurants in Maine and a home in Brewer on Wednesday was part of an ongoing investigation by the Department of Homeland Security.Court documents say Homeland Security has been investigating Zi Qian Zhang and his wife Ai Hui Lu for five years.
Maine credit unions are teaming up to put turkeys on tables this Thanksgiving.The Maine Credit Unions’ campaign for ending hunger presented a check to the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Brewer.The money will be used to buy turkeys for food pantries across the state.The turkeys will be delivered by the food mobile.”It’s difficult times for everyone.