Tonight, you can see a special screening of “Blood into Wine,” a documentary that chronicles the life of rocker Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of the band Tool.The film also includes cameos by Milla jovovich and Patton Oswald.The film is playing at the Bangor Mall Cinemas at 11 o’clock.
The winner of “Survivor Gabon,” Bob Crowley will be the celebrity host for the third annual Dance for a Cure for Diabetes.Crowley is a high school teacher who lives in Portland.The event is on Saturday, September 11th, beginning at 6 at Jeff’s Catering Banquet and Convention Center in Brewer.Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and under.
A 40-year-old Gardiner man is being held on half-a-million dollars bail for allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the stomach.According to police, Kenneth Sirmans is charged with aggravated assault and elevated aggravated conduct for allegedly shooting 40-year-old Allison Wainwright.Sirmans and Wainwright were sharing an apartment on Washington Avenue in Gardiner when the shooting happened.Wainwright was transported by helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, where police say she is recovering after undergoing surgery.Sirmans is due in court this afternoon.
Wildlife biologists are using extracted teeth from black bears to monitor Maine’s bear population and determine how best to manage it.The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is asking bear hunters to give up a bear tooth in the name of science.In the past two years, over 2,000 hunters have donated bear teeth.Biologists can establish a bear’s age by cutting a cross-section of the tooth and counting the rings under a microscope.By determining the ages of the bears that are killed during each year’s hunt, biologists can better estimate how many bears there are in the state and how old they are.This year’s hunt began last week and continues through November 27th.
Secretary of state Matt Dunlap says Maine leads the nation in the percentage of eligible citizens who are registered to vote, but says there’s still room for improvement.Governor Baldacci is proclaiming September as national voter registration month, so Dunlap is working with Maine’s local election administrators to make eligible voters aware of registration deadlines and requirements for this year’s general election.In November, Mainers will elect a new governor, along with other state officials and two members of congress.Mainers can register to vote in person for the November 2 election at their town office, or city hall.
Labor Day is the unofficial end of the tourist season in Bar Harbor.The beautiful weather this holiday weekend brought lots of folks to the coastal town.Store owners say the entire season has been wonderful in Bar Harbor.Folks say business will stay upbeat in the area for a while longer.
Three tons of lobster have gone up in smoke after a fire consumed a storage building in Rockland Sunday afternoon.Firefighters battled the blaze for about two hours before extinguishing it.The industrial park warehouse was being used by a lobster company owned by Linda Bean, the granddaughter of L.L.
A Belfast man had luck on his side Monday.Forty-eight-year-old Gerald Grindle was traveling on the Back Searsport Road around noon when he heard some unusual sounds coming from the hood of his truck.According to police, Grindle pulled over to see what was wrong, at which time flames started coming from the hood.Grindle was able to exit the vehicle without sustaining any injuries.
We want to send out a big thank you.To all those who donated during this year’s Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon.TV-5 once again teamed up with the MDA to raise money for Jerry’s kids during the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon.Locally, your pledges raised more than 250-thousand dollars.The money pays for research and treatment for more than 40 neuromuscular diseases.Nationally the telethon raised more than 50-million dollars this year.Again, thank you to those who donated.