Santa Claus is getting an early start on delivering some Christmas presents.
He’s coming to Charleston on Saturday, December 20th.
But not by sleigh – by fire truck.
Local firefighters tell us they’ll be escorting Santa all throughout town starting at 10 a.m.
A performance of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol will take to the stage in Winter Harbor Saturday, December 20th.
All the actors involved will have less than a day to prepare for it.
It’s not for lack of effort that 300 children are still on the Toys for Tots list, anxiously waiting to know if Santa will come this year.
Brayden Mott, a 4th grader from Orrington who collects donations for the foundation says, “We really are low on donations. There are many families calling in. It’s a record low this year in donations.”
A Skowhegan man has been arrested on drug charges.
36-year-old Darryel Wright is charged with aggravated trafficking of drugs, possesion of drugs, and violating conditions of release.
We’re told he was on bail for a non-drug related crime.
Bucksport residents gathered outside the main gate of the Verso Paper mill Wednesday afternoon to cheer and support workers leaving their last shift.
“When I first came through the mill in ’87, they had a sign above the number one and two paper machine doors that said, through these doors walk the best paper makers in the world, and they were,” said Roger Doyen, 27 year veteran of the mill.
State police say part of the Pushaw Road in Glenburn is closed following a fatal car-pedestrian crash.
Police tell us a middle aged woman died instantly when hit by a car around 4:30 this afternoon.
A Frankfort business is digging into the fight against cancer and today there’s something to show for it.
Mt. Waldo Plastics temporarily replaced their signature blue and gold shovels with pink and white shovels in an effort to raise funds for fighting cancer.
An Ellsworth man involved in a standoff with state police earlier this year was in federal court in Bangor today.
Jeffrey Barnard pleaded not guilty to felony possession of a firearm.
Last month, a woman from Bangor received a letter about her SNAP benefit from the Department of Health and Human Services.
“I believe it was November 13th, saying it was gonna drop me from $111 to $16 a month starting this December.”
Pickering Square in Bangor will be filled with the sound of music Friday night.
The group Maine Street Outreach is hosting Caroling in the Square on December 19th.
The community sing-along will feature Christmas songs and other seasonal music.
The Department of Labor is reminding Mainers who need to file for unemployment to go online to make a claim.
Officials say the first week of the year is usually the busiest for unemployment claims when post-seasonal layoffs take place.
A tractor trailer truck hauling lumber has overturned in Patten, police say Route 11 will be closed for some time.
We are told traffic is being re-routed at the Route 212 intersection.
Former Assistant Attorney General James Cameron will spend 15 years and nine months in a federal prison for charges of transportation of child pornography and criminal contempt.
After being convicted in 2010 on charges he viewed sexual images of children and chatted online about sex with minors, he was released on bail pending an appeal.
A seventeen year old girl was struck by a car while walking on the Main Road in Milford this morning.
Deputies say they’d received several calls the girl was wandering into traffic.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former criminal defense attorney and sports agent from Maine has been sentenced to two years in prison for laundering nearly $200,000 of a business partner’s illicit drug profits.
FRYEBURG, Maine (AP) — Police say a second person has died of injuries sustained in a traffic crash in Fryeburg earlier this month.
Paul Cundiff, the driver of a pickup truck that struck a tree late in the morning of Dec. 9, died Tuesday at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are using a computer model to re-create the conditions of an apartment fire that killed six people in Portland in November.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The certification process for Maine medical marijuana patients is moving online.
The Maine Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services says providers will be required to use a new online tool to certify patients.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s congressional delegation has joined the governor in calling for FairPoint Communications to negotiate to end the two-month-old strike by about 1,700 workers.
U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch sent a letter to FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu Tuesday saying failure to reach a fair agreement with workers is not only hurting them but it is negatively affecting customers and the services it’s required to provide.
WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — Schools in a Maine town will remain closed for a third day in the wake of receiving threatening emails.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network reports there will be no school in Regional School Unit 14 on Wednesday. The district serves about 3,300 students Windham and Raymond. The district released all of its students on Monday as police investigated the emailed threat.