One person escaped their burning home in Bangor early Thursday morning.Fire fighters were called to Stillwater Avenue around 2:30am.We’re told two people lived in the home, but only one man was home at the time.He managed to get out of the burning house without injury.It was all hands on deck for Bangor fire fighters.When they arrived on scene, crews say they could already see lots of flames coming from a room in the back of the house.
Governor Paul LePage has named a deputy insurance regulator as Maine’s acting insurance superintendent.Eric Cioppa replaces superintendent Mila Kofman, who recently resigned.Cioppa now serves as deputy superintendent of the Bureau of Insurance, which ensures insurance companies are financially solvent and are able to pay claims.Cioppa joined the Bureau of Insurance in 1988.(The Associated Press)
With just two weeks to go in the legislative session, lawmakers in Augusta will soon be voting on a series of bills that could change the process for women seeking an abortion in Maine.This morning, a gathering that included religious leaders spoke out against the proposed pieces of legislation.The proposals being considered include a 24 hour waiting period and parental consent for minors before being allowed to have an abortion.The group greeted lawmakers on their way into session, urging them to vote against the bills.
A man from South Dakota accused of setting a homeless man on fire in Bangor in 2006 has waived extradition and will be returning to Maine to face a murder charge.The attorney general’s office tells TV5 Kenneth Bruning, 25, will be brought back to Maine the week of June 13th.Trevor Sprague’s body was discovered on fire underneath the Kenduskeag Stream bridge on Harlow Street in Bangor in March 2006.Two Bangor Police detectives will go to Rapid City, South Dakota to pick up Bruning and return him to Maine.Bruning was indicted on the murder charge back in November.
State investments in early care and education can actually boost the economy.That’s what some local business leaders want you to know.America’s Edge is a national organization made up of business leaders who speak out about the importance of high quality, early education.They just released a report with their findings.”There are really two economic bounces to high quality, early education.
A man from South Dakota accused of setting a man on fire in Bangor back in 2006 has waived extradition and will be returning to Maine to face a murder charge.The State Attorney General’s Office tells TV-5 that 25-year old Kenneth Bruning will be brought back to Maine the week of June 13th.Trevor Sprague’s body was discovered underneath the Kenduskeag Stream Bridge on Harlow Street in Bangor in March of 2006.Two Bangor Police detectives will go out to Rapid City, South Dakota to pick up Bruning and return him to Maine.
The electric bill for some Bangor Hydro customers may get more expensive.The company has had to adjust to changes in state and federal regulation costs.And starting Wednesday, June 1, some users may see about a 0.1 percent hike in their bill.The company says that means a residential customer with an average bill of eighty-six dollars will pay about nine cents more.The rate change for commercial, industrial and transmission customers will vary for each company.But Bangor Hyrdo says that all together, most customers will see almost no change.