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Threats directed at two Maine schools lead to extra precautions

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Two school systems in the region took precautions today after reports of threats. SAD 41 schools in Milo, Brownville and Lagrange closed for the day. The superintendent tells us a student was overheard by a teacher yesterday making a comment about another student and a possible threat to the school today.
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Popular Central Maine Ski Resort Newly on the Market

The downhill ski season might be over, but one little mountain in Central Maine is making some noise. That mountain is Hermon Mountain Ski Area. The quaint family-friendly resort located just outside of Bangor is a perfect little gem for the surrounding community. It has all the amenities, from a beautiful lodge to lesson programs. And this little perfect mountain is on the market.

Maine Police Seize Fentanyl, Coke, and Meth in 3 Drug Busts

It was a busy week for Maine law enforcement, with drug busts in three communities that netted seizures of meth, cocaine, fentanyl, and Xanax. On Wednesday, May 18, Deputy Seth Rolfe was on patrol in Bradford when he noticed a vehicle sitting on the side of the road that appeared to be broken down. He stopped to talk with the occupants and see if he could offer any assistance. During that conversation, Deputy Rolfe identified one of the people as Jennifer Kane, 37, of Corinth who was out on bail with several conditions. When he noticed some suspicious items in plain view, Rolfe conducted a search of the vehicle. As a result of that search, he seized cocaine and fentanyl.

City of Bangor Wants Residents’ Help Spending $20 Million

If there are this many different meetings, they must care about what residents think and the meetings must be important. The American Rescue Plan Act, ARPA, is sending approximately $20 million to Bangor. And the city of Bangor wants feedback. The Bangor City Council is looking for ideas on how...

Maine CDC warns of hepatitis A exposure at two locations

OAKLAND, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in two different locations in recent weeks.  Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can spread through contaminated food or water. 

Are You In Any Of These Old Local TV Commercials? [VIDEO]

Maybe it really was the good old days. Ok, to be fair, in this video, a couple of the commercials in here aren't for local businesses, but they were all posted by Tom Reed on YouTube, and the You Know You Grew Up In Bangor... Facebook page. Tom says in the post that he made all these commercials while he worked for WABI-TV5 back in the day.

Garth Brooks Surprises Fan After She Offers To Give Pick Back

A simple gesture from Garth Brooks made one woman’s dream come true at a concert in Massachusetts over the weekend (5/21). Garth read the woman’s sign in the audience, saying, “Bangor Maine 1992. I’ve saved your guitar pick for 30 years. Do you want it back?” Garth didn’t want it back, but he gave her another pick and then said, “Oh, and maybe one more thing,” he then handed her his guitar.

(Mix) Ryan Deelon | Hot Mix Nights 05.27.22

Hot Mix Nights is the soundtrack to your weekend!! We’re in the mix for 9 hours starting at 6pm every Friday and Saturday night. Listen on 104.7 Portland, 100.3 Lewiston, 102.9 Bangor, Tune-In Radio, or Hot Radio Maine on Apple Music. SIDE A. * Latto ft. Mariah Carey, DJ...
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Editorial Roundup: New England

Bangor Daily News. May 26, 2022. Editorial: An avoidable mistake will cost the University of Maine System, in terms of money and credibility. It’s human nature not to want to share bad news. However, it should also be well understood that bad news can’t be hidden forever. The...