We are sharing with online readers some of our coverage plans for the day. Beyond serving as coming attractions, this feature is an opportunity for you to comment on our coverage choices, suggest sources, ask questions or share your knowledge in order to help us keep everyone better informed.
We’re calling this “The Daily News Meeting” because the list is generated from the 10 a.m. planning meeting BDN editors conduct each weekday.
Keep in mind that due to the uncertainties of reaching sources and the need to cover breaking news every story listed may not be published today.
For Monday, Aug. 9:
A federal jury, which was selected this morning, is scheduled to hear testimony today that staff at the Penobscot County Jail illegally strip-searched a Bangor woman three years ago. Tina Oxley is suing the jail. She alleges that her Fourth Amendment rights were violated when jail personnel ordered her to undergo a strip search when she was brought in on a charge of operating after suspension of her driver’s license. The trial is expected to last several days. Reporter: Judy Harrison
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The City of Bangor has narrowed its search for a new city manager to three finalists who will be interviewed next week. We expect to report the names of the finalists and their professional histories. Reporter: Eric Russell
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Officials with the Acadian World Congress 2014 will unveil today the first visible reminder that Aroostook County will host the major event. A large sign along Route 1 in Cyr Plantation will inform drivers of the coming attraction. The event is big news for the region, which is sure to see economic benefits from the 50,000 people who usually attend the cultural celebration. Reporter: Jen Lynds
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Demolition crews are hard at work tearing down the old Archer Block in Brewer. The buildings were the first thing greeting drivers crossing the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge into Brewer. A scenic park will replace the structures. Reporter: Nok-Noi Ricker
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The annual Bangor State Fair ended Sunday after a 10-day run featuring exceptionally nice weather and some crowd-pleasing attractions. We’ll check the attendance and financial numbers. Reporter: Eric Russell