June 25, 2018
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By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

Hundreds of people are expected to come out later today to take part in or view the motorcade as the body of Marine First Lt. James Zimmerman is transported from Bangor to Houlton. Zimmerman was killed in Afghanistan on Nov. 2. The town of Smyrna is asking people to follow the hearse carrying the body and line the streets as the procession goes through Smyrna, Island Falls, Dyer Brook and ends at the Houlton funeral home handling the arrangements. Reporter: Jen Lynds

The deadline has passed for requesting a recount, which means the narrow approval of Question 1 last week will stand. What happens next for the Oxford Casino lies in legislative hands. Meanwhile, Hollywood Slots General Manager John Osborne will be keeping a close eye on developments in hopes that table games could be coming Bangor’s way when the chips fall. Reporter: Eric Russell

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court convenes today at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor to hear oral arguments. Cases to be heard include a personal injury case from Penobscot County, a Hancock County dispute between employees and county commissioners about overtime pay and an Aroostook County land use case. Reporter: Judy Harrison

The search to replace outgoing Orono town manager Cathy Conlow is officially on. Conlow, who will take over as Bangor city manager Nov. 29, is staying on for the next three weeks to ease the transition as assistant town manager Maria Weinberger gets up to speed as the interim town manager. Reporter: Andrew Neff

In Sports, we’ll continue to cover the candlepin bowling world championships taking place in Brewer .

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