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Posted Nov. 10, 2010, at 12 p.m.

The city of Bangor is considering privatizing more downtown parking. Already, a private firm manages the city’s many parking garages. If the price is right, city councilors could make it happen, ending the police department’s oversight of the spaces on the streets. Reporter: Eric Russell

Family members of a missing Bangor resident plan to search for him along the banks of the Penobscot River today. Police believe William Hilderbrand, 22, jumped off the Joshua Chamberlain Bridge last week. We’ll talk to his relatives about William, who had chosen to live his life dressed as a woman. Reporter: Nok-Noi Ricker

Rockland Middle School is hosting a special ceremony today to honor local veterans. Maine Adjutant General John W. Libby will attend the program which is part of the History Channel’s award-winning “Take a Veteran to School Day” program. Veterans’ stories will be recorded and archived at The Library of Congress. Reporter: Heather Steeves

Two years ago, the state granted Eastern Maine Medical Center permission for a $250 million expansion of its inpatient facilities. There’s been no visible movement on the project. Now, with a new hospital in the works for Augusta, we’ll get an update on the Bangor facility’s plans. Reporter: Meg Haskell

In a state Supreme Court hearing in Bangor today, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine will appeal the decision of a lower court to uphold the ruling by Maine Insurance Commissioner Mila Kofman that allowed the company a zero percent profit margin in its individual coverage line for 2009. Reporter: Meg Haskell

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

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