• Maine June 7, 2022 12:32 am

    Bangor Police Looking for Man Who Walked Away From Psychiatric Center

    Police in Bangor, Maine, are looking for a 37-year-old man who is missing from a psychiatric center in the city. The Bangor Police Department issued a Silver Alert on Monday for Graham Lacher, of Norridgewock. Lacher was last seen around 4:40 p.m. Monday walking away from the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center, located on State Street in Bangor. According to police,…

  • Maine March 18, 2022 3:49 pm

    Car Swerving to Avoid Roadkill Leads to 9-Vehicle Pileup on Maine Turnpike

    A car swerving to avoid roadkill caused a 9-vehicle pileup on the Maine Turnpike Friday morning. Around 8:15 a.m., state police said the driver of a Dodge Caliber swerved to avoid roadkill, overcorrected, and then rolled their vehicle into a ditch near mile marker 185 northbound on Interstate 95 near the Broadway exit in Bangor. Minutes later, a second crash…

  • Maine March 5, 2022 2:36 pm

    Bangor to Host Cruise Ships for First Time In a Decade

    Bangor is hosting the first cruise ship in a decade following City Council approval of a lease on the riverfront. American Cruise Lines has started planning its summer schedule and anticipates bringing a cruise ship to Bangor in the next few months, CEO Charles Robertson told the Bangor Daily News. The City Council agreed to a 20-year lease with the…

  • Bangor December 7, 2021 7:35 pm

    Fatal Maine Fire Followed Removal of Encampment of Homeless People

    At least two of the three people who died in a fire in a condemned house in Bangor, Maine, had been moved with other homeless people from a riverfront encampment days before by city officials, a newspaper reported. Three people died and two people escaped the fire Sunday morning. Two of the dead had stayed at an encampment under an…

  • Bangor December 5, 2021 11:34 pm

    3 Men Killed in Maine House Fire

    The victims were identified as 28-year-old Tim Tuttle, 31-year-old Dylan Smith and 56-year-old Andrew Allen. All three were unhoused, officials said.

  • Acadia National Park September 18, 2021 8:57 pm

    Acadia National Park On Track For a Record Year

    Acadia National Park is on track for a record year as park officials see no signs of visitation slowing down this fall. The park’s busiest year on record was 2018, when there were 3.54 million visits. This year, the number could top 4 million, Kevin Schneider, park superintendent, told the Acadia Advisory Commission. Things have taken off since 2020, which…

  • Bangor August 23, 2021 7:51 pm

    Racist Car Vandalism in Maine Denounced, May Be Investigated as Hate Crime

    A Maine man is the target of what the state’s attorney general may end up investigating as a hate crime. Tahmoor Khan rushed outside his home in Bangor around 10 p.m. on Friday after a neighbor noticed people spray-painting racial slurs and profanity, including the n-word and “KKK,” all over his car, which was parked in his family’s driveway....

  • hate speech August 23, 2021 7:18 pm

    Maine Prosecutors Investigating Slurs Graffitied on Car in Bangor

    Racial slurs and profanity spray-painted on a man’s car in his Maine driveway are being investigated as a possible hate crime.

  • Maine August 10, 2021 11:00 am

    Some Maine School Districts Will Require Masks, Others Won't

    School districts in Maine are taking varied approaches to mask mandates for the coming school year. The superintendent of the Bangor School Department announced on Monday that all students and school employees will be required to wear masks while inside school buildings. Superintendent James Tager said the district felt the wise move was to follow U.S. Centers for Disease...

  • fatal car crash June 11, 2021 7:01 am

    Man Killed in Crash on 95 in Bangor, Maine

    A 39-year-old man from Old Town died in a car crash during the early hours of Friday morning on 1-95 in Bangor, Maine. Anthony Monroe was driving south near Broadway Street when he hit a guardrail near the Exit 185 off ramp around 3:37 a.m. Friday, according to Maine State Police. The car then traveled across the road and hit…

  • sugarloaf ski resort February 16, 2021 2:44 pm

    Girl Who Fell From Chairlift in Maine Released From Hospital

    An 8-year-old girl who fell from a chairlift at a Maine ski resort has been released from a hospital with minor injuries. The girl, who was wearing a ski helmet, fell 20 to 25 feet ( 6 to 7.6 meters) at the Sugarloaf ski resort on Wednesday. Rescuers were able to get into position underneath her with a mat. The…

  • Maine December 31, 2020 12:53 pm

    After Investigation Into Racism at Bangor High School, Officials Vow to Make Changes

    Officials in Bangor, Maine on Wednesday vowed to make changes following an investigation into complaints of racism filed by five Bangor High School students, according to News Center Maine. The months-long investigation was launched after the students shared their experiences with racism at the school with the Bangor Daily News in June. The Bangor Daily News obtained a partial report…

  • Maine October 25, 2020 6:30 pm

    Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Maine Apple Orchard After NH Rally

    President Donald Trump made a surprise stop in Maine on Sunday following his rally in New Hampshire in the afternoon, though it wasn’t clear what he was doing in the state until he arrived at his destination: an apple orchard. Trump arrived at the Treworgy Family Orchard in Levant at 3:34 p.m., according to a reporter who was with...

  • Bangor September 26, 2020 4:44 pm

    Bangor Driver Dies in Off-Ramp Accident: State Police

    A driver was killed in Bangor, Maine, this morning when his vehicle went off the road and struck a tree as he tried to exit the interstate, authorities said. The man had pulled onto the off-ramp from Interstate 95 toward Stillwater Avenue at 9:22 a.m. and didn’t make the curve, according to Maine State Police. The car travelled down into…

  • silver alert August 26, 2020 10:57 am

    Missing Bangor Man Located Following Silver Alert

    A 69-year-old man from Bangor, Maine who went missing early Wednesday has been located after a Silver Alert was issued, authorities said. Maine State Police said Jason Anderson was found in downtown Bangor after he was last seen Wednesday between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Fieldstone Road.

  • Maine December 20, 2019 7:55 pm

    Meet Bangor's First City Councilor Who Is an Immigrant and a Person of Color

    Local history has been made in Bangor, Maine. This year, the Pine Tree State’s third-largest city elected its first person of color and first immigrant city councilor, Angela Okafor. Okafor says it’s the latest in a series of challenges she’s undertaken, but among the least expected. “I’m not a political person,” said Okafor, “but if I keep waiting, it...

  • Maine December 20, 2019 7:16 pm

    Bangor Elects First Person of Color to City Council

    Angela Okafor has become the first immigrant and person of color to be a city councilor in Bangor, Maine.

  • New England November 13, 2019 6:43 pm

    Maine City Provides Bus Tickets for Homeless During Frigid Weather

    As a sudden cold blast grips New England, one Maine city is reviving a tool to help its homeless. Officials in Bangor say they’re once again buying bus tickets to send people with nowhere to live out of the city so they don’t succumb to the cold.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. November 13, 2019 6:41 pm

    Bus Tickets for Homeless People in Cold Weather

    With a stretch of cold weather, officials in Bangor are reviving a tool to help the homeless.

  • Attorney October 3, 2019 10:09 pm

    Stephen King and Wife Tabitha Plan Changes to Iconic Maine Home

    Stephen and Tabitha King are ready for the next chapter for their Victorian mansion that stands behind a wrought iron gate festooned with winged creatures and spiderwebs. The authors want to transform the home where they raised their children in Bangor, Maine, into the location for Stephen King’s personal archives. A guest house they own next door would host writers...

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