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Fire Marshal's Office Says Arson Caused Fire that Destroyed South China Home

SOUTH CHINA, Maine (WABI) Arson was the cause of a fire that destroyed a home in South China on Monday. No one has been charged with the crime, according to the state Fire Marshal's Office. Firefighters from China, Winslow, and Vassalboro were called to the home on Lakeview Drive just before noon Mo

WABI.TV - 2017-09-19 23:01:00

Bangor councilors to consider moratorium on proposed forensic unit after heated public hearing

After a public hearing Monday night during which residents bashed Gov. Paul LePage's plan to build a 21-bed "step-down" forensic psychiatric facility on Hogan Road, Bangor city councilors directed staff to prepare a moratorium ordinance for consideration during their next regular meeting on Monday n

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:16:02

Future of Bangor Mall In Question After Reports in Financial Publications

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) The future of the Bangor Mall is in question after reports in financial publications about a potential loan default. The Commercial Observer, citing an alert from a credit rating agency, says the 80-million dollar loan has been transferred to INR partners, which will recommend t

WABI.TV - 2017-09-20 01:43:00

Walkability Forum Held In Bangor

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - People from across the state converged on Bangor Tuesday morning to discuss how to make their communities more friendly to walking. It was called a Walkability Forum. The goal was to raise awareness of the benefits of having more people walking in and around cities and towns

WABI.TV - 2017-09-19 21:51:00

Ice Cream Fundraiser in Downtown Bangor Wednesday

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Anyone in the mood for a sweet treat should make their way to Downtown Bangor Wednesday. Darling's Ice Cream for a Cause truck will be at West Market Square from noon to 2 to help raise money and collect candy donations for Pumpkins in the Park. Pumpkins in the Park is the la

WABI.TV - 2017-09-19 21:03:00

Bangor Land Trust Hosting Tree ID Walk

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Calling all tree lovers. There's an event for you this weekend. The Bangor Land Trust is holding a tree identification walk through a portion of the Walden-Parke Preserve on Saturday. It will be led by Steve Sader, a tree expert and UMaine professor. It begins at 10 in the mo

WABI.TV - 2017-09-19 20:59:00

Bangor Mall's owner at risk of default on $80 million loan

The primary owner of the Bangor Mall is at risk of defaulting on an $80 million loan that uses the mall as collateral, according to industry analysts. Simon Property Group of Indianapolis took out the loan in 2007 and has made only interest payments. In late August, with the 10-year loan's maturity

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 12:18:40

Summer like temperatures ahead for Maine, Maria should be monitored for next week

While the region deals with clouds, areas of fog, drizzle and breeze from Jose through Thursday, the weekend appears summer-like for the first full weekend of autumn. Fall arrives on Friday, and that appears to be when Jose drifts south enough to break up the clouds and bring back the sun. A ridge o

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 13:34:42

Bring a crane to take down Bowdoinham's Civil War monument

The Civil War monument in Bowdoinham incorporated a cannon known as a Rodman gun set on a granite base. Erecting the monument in the early 1900s took the work of two committees. (Brian F. Swartz Photo) If Mainers ever decide to tear down their own Civil War monuments, removing Bowdoinham's will take

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 12:00:55

Saco to cut kindergarten class

Saco school officials are working to eliminate a kindergarten class at Young School, a move the superintendent says will make the kindergarten class sizes at the school more equitable with those at Gov. John Fairfield School. The Young School literacy coach left the position at the end of summer, an

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 10:02:33

Ex-Mountie to be sentenced for role in narwhal tusk smuggling case

The former Mountie that federal prosecutors have called one of the "most prolific wildlife criminals ever prosecuted in this country" is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor for his role in a narwhal whale tusk smuggling conspiracy. A year ago, Gregory Robert Logan, 6

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 09:46:21

Health care revolution within reach (minus the revolution part)

Maine is so close. Despite the best efforts of Gov. Paul LePage, his Department of Health and Human Services and his acolytes in the Maine House of Representatives, a major achievement is within reach. While all political eyes last week were focused on the rollout of Medicare for All by Sen. Bernie

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 09:36:30

Death toll rises to 9 in South Florida nursing home that overheated

A ninth patient from a South Florida nursing home that overheated during power outages following Hurricane Irma died Tuesday, according to police. The death of Carlos Canal, the ninth patient, occurred nearly a week after the nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, became the focus of a criminal investi

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 09:25:24

Nations to sign nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

The first treaty to ban nuclear weapons was opened Wednesday for countries to sign, with the backing of over 100 nations but the opposition of nuclear-armed ones. "This treaty is an important milestone towards the universally held goal of a world free of nuclear weapons" at a time of increasing conc

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 09:12:16

Town extends moratorium on retail pot stores

The town of Dayton has extended a moratorium on retail marijuana establishments, stores and social clubs to allow more time to draft an ordinance regulating commercial establishments associated with marijuana. Maine voters legalized marijuana in the November 2016 election. Private marijuana use is l

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 09:06:00

Two NY Men Serving Prison Time for Selling Drugs in Augusta Hotel Room

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Two men from New York are spending the next two-and-a-half years in prison for dealing drugs in an Augusta hotel room. 19-year-old Sammy Virella and 20-year-old Stephon Sullivan of Manhatten pleaded guilty last month to selling heroin and cocaine. In June, authorities seiz

WABI.TV - 2017-09-19 20:59:00

Of thee they sing with feeling

I've been riding around the country on a bus for six weeks, doing a dog-and-pony show that, among many other things, included me walking into the crowd and humming a note and the audience singing, a cappella , "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty," and singing very well, sometimes awfull

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 08:28:35

Man Dies in Car Crash in Falmouth Tuesday

Falmouth, Maine (WMTW) A man was killed Tuesday night in a car crash in Falmouth. It happened along I-295. According to the State Police, the man's vehicle was hit from behind by a second car. He died at the scene. The other driver, a teenage girl, was not injured. No names have been released.

WABI.TV - 2017-09-20 14:16:00

Before the breach, Equifax sought to limit exposure to lawsuits

Before Equifax discovered a massive computer breach that exposed sensitive information about millions of Americans, the company lobbied Congress on legislation to limit how much it could be forced to pay if sued by consumers, and it pressed lawmakers to roll back the powers of its regulators. Since

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:49:34

Trump's lawyer to publicly testify in Senate next month

President Donald Trump's lawyer will return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after the Senate intelligence committee abruptly canceled a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning. Committee leaders said they called off the interview after Michael Cohen sent a public opening statemen

BANGOR DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 07:39:09