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Bangor airport had record year in 2019

Jan. 19, 2020 8:22 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Bangor International Airport has set a record for passengers for the second year in a row. All told, nearly 606,000 travelers flew through the airport last year, Airport Director Tony Caruso said. He said he's thanks for the dedication and support of the local community. “It...

El Darwich scores 36 in Maine's OT win over UMass-Lowell

Jan. 15, 2020 11:02 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sergio El Darwich had a career-high 36 points with 10 assists and nine rebounds as Maine topped UMass Lowell 104-98 in overtime on Wednesday night. Precious Okoh and Andrew Fleming added 14 points each and Vilgot Larsson scored 12 for Maine (5-13, 1-3 America East Conference). El...

Man gets life in prison for setting truck afire, killing 2

Jan. 14, 2020 1:27 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A homeless man convicted of setting a delivery truck afire, killing two transients who had been sleeping inside, was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. John De St. Croix argued with one of the victims before the fire was set, and surveillance video placed him at the scene in March...

World's largest jetliner lands in Maine for medical problem

Jan. 13, 2020 1:56 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — One of the world's largest passenger jets made an unscheduled landing at Maine's Bangor International Airport because of a medical emergency involving a passenger, officials said. The fire department needed to use its aerial ladder to retrieve the patient from the second level of the...

Man who set fire that killed 2 transients to be sentenced

Jan. 12, 2020 2:07 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A homeless man convicted of setting a delivery truck afire, killing two transients sleeping inside, is due to be sentenced in the coming week. John De St. Croix argued with one of the victims before the fire was set, and surveillance video placed him at the scene. He was convicted last...

In this Jan. 7, 2020, photo, Husson University swimming coach Butch Babin fist-bumps with a student while coaching during a practice at Webber Pool in Bangor, Maine. After multiple medical procedures and amputation of part of his right leg, Babin, 57, returned to coaching on a part-time basis in October and then resumed as the head coach full time after Thanksgiving. (Natalie Williams/The Bangor Daily News via AP)

Maine swim coach on pool deck despite medical setbacks

Jan. 11, 2020 8:08 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A college swimming coach has endured a quadruple bypass after a heart attack, removal of cancerous tumors from his colon and wrists, and the amputation of part of his leg. But Husson University's Butch Babin is still on the pool deck. Babin, 57, returned to coaching at the Maine...

Maine gets more than $13M from feds to reduce homelessness

Jan. 10, 2020 1:00 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The federal government has awarded more than $13 million to Maine's state government, the city of Bangor and several organizations in the state to help reduce homelessness. The money was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Continuum of Care Program and...

Diocese investigates priest's actions before woman's killing

Jan. 9, 2020 11:51 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland is investigating the actions of a priest who got into a fight with a man hours before the man shot a woman 10 times. A Superior Court justice said this week that the Rev. Anthony Cipolle “inflamed” the course of events that led to...

Game warden pleads guilty to charge stemming from concert

Jan. 8, 2020 4:25 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine game warden pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of disorderly conduct stemming from his off-duty behavior at a concert in Bangor. Forty-one-year-old Jeremy Judd of Mechanic Falls had also been charged with assault and unlawful sexual touching, but those charges were...

Man sentenced in killing of sister-in-law

Jan. 7, 2020 4:45 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A judge imposed an 43-year sentence Tuesday on a man who shot his sister-in-law 10 times — pausing to reload. Philip Clark apologized before the sentence was imposed in the killing of Renee Henneberry Clark in Hampden. He was convicted of murder in November. “I’m...