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Trial set for man charged in 2018 killing in Bangor

Sep. 23, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The trial of a man charged with homicide is getting underway. F Daly, a Boston native who doesn't have a first name, is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 51-year-old Israel Lewis on Jan. 7, 2018, in Bangor. The jury was selected late last week, and opening statements begin...

Mon denies rubbing opioid on toddler's gums

Sep. 21, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman charged with endangering the welfare of her baby daughter is denying that she rubbed heroin on the child's gums to help her sleep. Kimberly Nelligan, of Bangor, tells WLBZ-TV that she "never rubbed anything, any type of heroin, fentanyl, whatever" on her daughter's gums....

Former Maine GOP congressman tapped by Trump for new post

Sep. 20, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A former congressman from Maine's taking on a new volunteer role as chairman of the Board of Securities Investor Protection Corporation following a nomination from President Donald Trump. Republican Bruce Poliquin announced via Twitter Friday that he is taking the new post. He says...

Documents: Mom allegedly rubbed heroin residue on kid's gums

Sep. 18, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Court documents say a Maine woman accused of endangering the welfare of her baby daughter allegedly rubbed heroin residue on the infant's gums to help her sleep. Police said 33-year-old Kimberly Nelligan, of Bangor, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the charge and misdemeanor drug...

Police: Fentanyl exposure caused baby's death, mom charged

Sep. 17, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The Bangor, Maine, Police Department says a baby's death nearly a year ago was caused by fentanyl, leading to charges against the mother. Police said 33-year-old Kimberly Nelligan, of Bangor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. She also faces a...

UMaine system moves toward systemwide accreditation

Sep. 17, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system is taking steps to switch to a single accreditation system for its seven schools. The University of Maine System's board of trustees on Monday approved a recommendation by Chancellor Dannel Malloy for a single, statewide accreditation for the...

Trial set for man without first name charged in 2018 killing

Sep. 16, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The trial of a man charged with homicide is set to begin in Maine. The Bangor Daily News reports that the man is accused of shooting to death 51-year-old Israel Lewis of Bangor on Jan. 7, 2018 in Bangor. The man doesn't have a first name and goes by F Daly. Court documents say that...

Mobile campaign geared at reality of youth opioid misuse

Sep. 15, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A mobile trailer staged as a typical teenager's bedroom is touring Maine to highlight the reality of warning signs of opioid misuse in young people. State government officials, lawmakers and community members have toured the trailer, which has made stops in Hallowell and Kennebunk. The...

Collins, Heinrich eye improvements to solar permitting

Sep. 14, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Two U.S. senators from opposing parties are working on a proposal to streamline the permitting process for energy technologies such as rooftop solar and battery storage. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico are calling their plan the...

Man who caused standoff sues police, alleging recklessness

Sep. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who caused a standoff that ended with him being shot three times and his home destroyed by a police explosive has sued law enforcement officials. Dixmont resident Michael Grendell, 62, sued Wednesday in federal court in Bangor, claiming police violated his constitutional...