April 22, 2018
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Stories we’re pursuing Friday

By Michael J. Dowd, BDN Staff

Are there wild mountain lions in Maine? Biologists consistently say no but the number of sightings by citizens continues to be reported regularly. We explore the topic thoroughly and include photos of two big cats living at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray. We also will publish pictures submitted by citizens that may, or may not, be mountain lions. Reporter: Kevin Miller

Although wind power projects located off Maine’s coast may be a few years away, students at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle are working to become the first wind power technicians educated in New England. Two new courses afford students the opportunity to earn certification in helicopter underwater egress training and surface vessel emergency operations, the latter of which is required by the U.S. Coast Guard for all workers on oil and natural gas platforms, and now for technicians working on offshore wind projects. Reporter: Jen Lynds

An Addison woman is scheduled to make her first appearance at 2 p.m. Friday in U.S. District Court for providing transportation to an illegal alien. Kathleen Brown Sanchez,32, allegedly picked her husband up two years ago in Massachusetts and drove him to Maine after he had been deported. Reporter: Judy Harrison

University College of Bangor is preparing to change the name of its campus and has sought public input in the process. Got any ideas? Reporter: Eric Russell

Outdoors columnist John Holyoke offers his annual Holiday Gift ideas for hunters, hikers, paddlers, and fishermen.

In Sports, we’ll cover the Hockey East contest between the University of Maine and Providence College tonight in Rhode Island.

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