Six months have passed since TV 5 has visited with the Kingsbury family in Bangor.In May of 20-09, Jim Kingsbury has allowed our camera to capture his struggles with Lou Gehrig’s disease.Joy Hollowell sat down recently with Jim and his wife Lisa, for another personal look at ALS.=========”So this is my bed,” says Lisa Kingsbury, pointing to a recliner in the living room.Lisa Kingsbury takes the night shift in caring for her husband, Jim.
Police are investigating a homicide in Eastbrook.The state medical examiner’s office says Nicholas Richards, 23, of Machias died when he was shot in the chest Monday morning.State police spokesman Steve McCausland says troopers responded to two separate 9-1-1 calls around 2:00 a.m.
After nearly 24 hours the United States Coast Guard suspended their search for 38 year old David Mahonen the lobster fisherman from South Thomaston who fell overboard Sunday.The search covered nearly 400 square miles south of Rockland and Matinicus Island after Mahonen was reported overboard from the 77 foot lobster boat Timothy Michael.The Coast Guard used helicopters and a fixed wing Falcon aircraft, along with boats in the search of the 47 degree water, but the 30-to-40 knot winds and 11-to-18 foot seas, along with rain, fog and low visibility made it even more difficult.After meeting with the family and the next of kin the search was called off at 1:15 Monday afternoon.
The holiday season can be stressful, but there are ways to manage that stress and enjoy the festivities.Manna Outpatient Counseling Service is offering a free group called “Surviving Holiday Stress.”The one-time session will offer tips for beating holiday stress.It will be held Thursday night, December 16th from 6:00 to 7:30 at 629 Main Street in Bangor.The group is open to anyone, but you must register by calling 942-6387.
High winds and heavy rains pelted the region Sunday Night into Monday.Record high temperatures also played a role in this storm.Depending on your point of view, those temps were either a blessing or a curse.Susan Faloon of Bangor Hydro Electric thought it may have caused more problems “When the weather is warm like this, the ground’s not frozen so those poles can move just a little bit more too, just one more thing that can contribute to the number of outages.”Dana Wardwell, the Bangor Public Works Director thought it may have helped his crews “The snow was loose it wasn’t hard it wasn’t frozen so it disappeared fairly quickly and didn’t create too many issues for us.”There was some flooding in the early morning hours that did lead to a couple of road closures in Bangor, but the lack of snow and ice made cleanup easy, according to Wardwell.
About 24,000 Maine-made wreaths were placed on graves at Arlington National Cemetery over the weekend.This is the 19th year for the Wreaths Across America program.Worcester Wreath company provided 8,000 more wreaths than last year for the gravestones of those who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A hunter from Howland who was reported missing by his father Saturday night was located early Sunday morning.Twenty-three-year-old Josh Spaulding left his home Saturday to hunt for deer on the last day of muzzleloader season.When he didn’t return home, his father reported him missing.Wardens followed some tracks in the snow and were then able to make voice contact with him.Officials say Spaulding had crossed a stream that feeds into the now-flooded Penobscot River while chasing a deer.He became stranded but was able to make a fire to keep warm.Spaulding had to break the ice with his feet and hands and wade through waist-deep water to get to the hovercraft.He had no major injuries and no medical attention was needed.
A Hallowell man faces two felony forgery charges for allegedly passing off two counterfeit 50-dollar bills at supermarkets.Police say 31-year-old Edward Arbour was arrested Saturday for attempting to pass a bogus bill at a Hannaford Supermarket in Portland.During the investigation, two Hannaford stores in South Portland also reported that they too had received counterfeit 50-dollar bills.(AP)
Police in Bangor spent Saturday afternoon inspecting a suspicious package on a small private plane at the Bangor International Airport, in what turned out to be a false alarm.In a prepared statement, US Customs and Border Protection agents said the dog alerted agents to an area of the plane, but upon further inspection nothing of danger was found.(AP)
Coast Guard crews are searching for a Maine fisherman.They say 38-year-old David Mahonen fell overboard about 45-miles south of Rockland.The Coast Guard received the notification from the 77-foot lobster boat the Timothy Michael just before 12:30 Sunday.Sector Northern New England has requested the launch of every Coast Guard asset capable of withstanding high winds and seas.The search crews are battling 10 to 15 foot seas and winds in excess of 45 knots.They say the fog and rain are hindering their search efforts.
Hundreds of people paid their respects at a memorial service to celebrate the life of Katrina Windred, whose body was found alongside a road last month.Windred was remembered Saturday as a three-time cancer survivor, a competitive skier, horse trainer and devote mother.The service was held at the First Universalist Church in Rockland, where Windred had been a member at for three years.Thirty-five-year-old Arnold Diana has been charged with murder for allegedly strangling Windred.(AP)
Music is an important part of the holiday season.Today, John Bapst Memorial High School celebrated the sounds of the season with its annual holiday concert.Families and friends gathered at the John Bapst auditorium in Bangor for performances by the school’s choir, jazz band and concert band.The Head of School, Mel MacKay, says students started preparing for the show at the beginning of the school year.
The Maine Board of Environmental Protection has recommended that Calais LNG’s application to build a liquefied gas terminal in the community be returned to the company.The company has asked for an extension five times.IIn the fall an extension was granted after a major investor backed out.