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Father of man who drowned in Kenduskeag sues Bangor Police Department, officers

Gary Manuel, the father of Peter Manuel, 22, filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Bangor. In the lawsuit, Manuel alleges that his son faced “a pattern of harassment” from the Bangor Police Department, culminating in his death on March 2.

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-18 12:41:00

Maine resident charged in hit-and-run accident

HOPEWELL — An out-of-state resident is facing a felony charge related to a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian.Keir A. Grosse-Rhode, 30, of Brewer, Maine, was charged Aug. 17 by Ontario County Sheriff’s Office deputies with first-degree assault, a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years

FINGER LAKES TIMES - 2018-08-19 18:00:00

Maine Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes new members and legends of the game

Sunday, August 19th at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed 16 new members and six more legends of the game.

WABI.TV - 2018-08-19 19:59:00

Local gamers gather in Bangor to play popular video game

Shawn Bouchard, Owner of Next Level Gamers said, "There's a lot of negativity out there that kids can get themselves into trouble. This will actually bring them out give, them a little socialization, get to play with kids their own age. They'll be able to just have fun and do what they enjoy."

WABI.TV - 2018-08-18 21:48:00

Old-time Bangor basketball standout gets hall of fame nod

BDN file | BDNLeroy Patterson (22, center) poses with Bangor High School basketball teammates (from left) Bill Pidgeon, Dick Shaw, Harry Bridgham and Alvars Knuble prior to the start of the 1960-1962 season. Patterson, a two-time BDN All-Maine selection and a multisport star, will be inducted posthu

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-19 10:57:00

Yard sale to benefit Sarah's House returns to Bangor

Delores Landry, Executive Director of Sarah’s House said, "It's not only will we make money for the yard sale that will go a long way in supporting our mission but, we also raise awareness every time that we get out there and we get the community involved. It’s a good thing for us because we get mor


Maine ranks last in New England for internet access

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Census Bureau study ranks Maine last in New England for broadband internet access but finds the state is on par with national averages.The Bangor Daily Newsreportsthe study released Wednesday found that 80.7 percent of Maine households subscribed to broadband internet in

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-19 12:42:54

Marilyn Manson collapses during Houston show

According to a review from theHouston Chronicle, Manson’s manager escorted photographers from the pit just before the show started, claiming Manson did not want his picture taken due to feeling “very ill.”

ALTERNATIVE PRESS - 2018-08-20 00:40:48

Shroud of secrecy around Bangor psychiatric facility shuts out public accountability

This is a public project, funded by taxpayers to care for vulnerable adults who are in state custody. The LePage administration has chosen that this work, which has been done by the state, be turned over to a private contractor. This brings out an inherent conflict between private business interests


Central Maine man seriously injured after car cuts off motorcycle

Robert Dorrance, 57, of Plymouth was on his motorcycle when it was hit by a car driven by Allen Salley, 32, of Pittsfield after Salley pulled off the ramp in front of Dorrance, according to witnesses.

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-18 15:12:00

Possible computer data breach at EMCC could affect thousands of students, staff

School officials are notifying 42,000 current and former students, as well as employees, that certain computers on campus were recently infected with malware and may have been hacked.


Wayne's Wiffle for a Wish in Bangor Saturday

Harvey says, "We have been putting on Wiffle for a Wish for a number of years because it's a chance to help out so many different kids. With Make a Wish Maine, they don't just pick and choose one organization or like cancer or cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy. They help out every kid, every fam


Bangor hasn’t had a family shelter in more than a decade. This organization wants to open one.

Alex Acquisto | BDNDonald Lynch, assistant director of Families and Children Together, wants to turn the house behind him into a two-family emergency shelter.


Ex-UMaine worker admits stealing $250,000 in tuition, room and board payments

A former employee of the bursar’s office at the University of Maine pleaded guilty Friday at the Penobscot Judicial Center to stealing nearly $250,000 between Jan. 23, 2015, and Dec. 1, 2016.


Bangor adds more surveillance after thieves hit food trucks

"Hopefully it is an isolated incident. We've been very fortunate here on the waterfront that the incidents of vandalism have been minimal, if at all. So, hopefully this is isolated and we won't see anymore happen," said Willette.


Father of Bangor man who drowned while fleeing police sues department, 4 officers

Gary Manuel, representing himself, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. District Court following the March death of his 22-year-old son, Peter Manuel.


Maine news you need to know for Friday

Sharon Kiley Mack | BDNDrew Dorr, 9, from Bangor, dives into a blueberry pie at the annual Wild Blueberry Festival at Machias in 2011.


Maine State Police, Game Wardens searching for missing Hampden man

Cobb is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds with a white beard and shoulder length brown-gray hair, police said.


Local credit union warns folks about fake money

They say it's actually money used in films, and although it looks realistic, there are signs that clearly show it's fake.


Maine woman takes video of bobcat in her backyard

Griff Dill, from the UMaine Cooperative Extension, said based on the video, the animal looks healthy.