Latest Bangor News

Maine county to redesign jail proposal after criticism

Feb. 20, 2020 1:10 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Plans for a new jail in Maine are on hold in the wake of criticism from the public about a plan for an eight-story, 250-bed facility that some feared would have altered the Bangor skyline. Commissioners in Penobscot County decided to pause the planning process after residents voiced...

Nothing to grouse about in Maine, where bird lures hunters

Feb. 16, 2020 2:39 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Some biologists and hunting enthusiasts in Maine believe the state's stable population of grouse could help tourism while other parts of the country see declines of the popular game birds. Grouse are ground-feeding birds that belong to the same order as turkeys and chickens. Maine...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 14, 2020 4:17 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Proposed ‘clean slate’ law deserves strong, but careful, consideration Hartford Courant Feb. 9 The principle behind “clean slate” laws is simple: Criminal convictions, including those for minor offenses, can follow someone their whole...

Wayfair layoff to put dozens of Mainers out of a job

Feb. 13, 2020 2:46 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A large downsizing of workers by online furnishings company Wayfair will put dozens of Maine residents out of a job. Wayfair will lay off 55 people from its contact center in Brunswick and one from a similar center in Bangor, the Bangor Daily News reported on Thursday. The company,...

Jail could spend up to $1M to board inmates at other jails

Feb. 10, 2020 2:57 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine jail could spend up to $1 million to board inmates at other jails due to overcrowding. The Penobscot County Jail cost the county over $537,000 in fees to pay for inmates to stay at other jails last year. The Maine Department of Corrections has told county officials the Bangor...

Man charged with murder after parking lot fight

Feb. 2, 2020 9:51 AM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Bangor man has been charged with murder after a fight in a parking lot. Bangor police said they got a report early Saturday morning about a man who had sustained life-threatening injuries in a parking lot altercation. Demetrius Snow, of 25, of Bangor, was taken to a hospital, where...

Schools ask Chinese students not to visit home amid outbreak

Jan. 31, 2020 6:24 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Private high schools in Maine have asked Chinese students to not travel home during the upcoming break amid concerns of a new virus. The schools' announcement comes as the World Health Organization declared the new virus an international health emergency Thursday. On Friday, American...

Maine schools go into lockdown after threat mentions Collins

Jan. 31, 2020 2:00 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Several schools in northern and eastern Maine went into lockdown mode on Friday after a local business received a threat that mentioned Sen. Susan Collins, school officials said. An Orono business received the threat on Friday morning in the form of a vague email message, Orono High...

Man pleads guilty in beating death caught on Facebook video

Jan. 30, 2020 8:33 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A man charged in the brutal beating death of a Maine musician that was captured on video pleaded guilty Thursday. Donna Galleck, 30, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter in the 2018 death of Jason Moody, the Bangor Daily News reported. Facebook Messenger video captured...

Man hurt in Maine car crash dies from injuries 8 days later

Jan. 23, 2020 12:58 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A pedestrian seriously hurt in a collision with a car in Bangor, Maine, has died from his injuries more than a week later, police said. Bangor police said Peter McIntosh, 61, of Bangor, was injured when he was hit by a car driven by Philip Perkins, 74, of Hampden. McIntosh was crossing...