Antoinne "Prince" Bethea

Man indicted for murder in Ohio Street shooting on Easter

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea was indicted Wednesday for murder by the Penobscot County grand jury in connection with a shooting outside a Highland Avenue apartment on Easter.
Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson (left) talks to his attorney Jeffrey Silverstein during the beginning of Ferguson's trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center following a site visit to 201 Center St., where shooting took place. The murder trial of Thomas "Ferg" Ferguson began at the Penobscot Judicial Center following a site visit to 201 Center St., where shooting took place. Robert "Rocco" Hansley, 28, and Ferguson, 38, both of Brooklyn, New York, were arrested Nov. 27, 2015. Earlier that morning, they allegedly shot and killed Robert Mark Kennedy, 38, of Bangor and wounded Barry Jenkins, 41, who was visiting from Brooklyn, New York. The survivor, Jenkins is expected to testify but not sure yet which day. Ferguson and Hansley are being tried separately after Ferguson opted to be tried by a judge.

Trial begins for man accused of fatal Bangor shooting

By Judy Harrison on May 24, 2017, at 1:13 p.m.
Thomas “Ferg” Ferguson was one of two men who burst into a Center Street apartment the day after Thanksgiving 2015 and started shooting, the prosecution said Wednesday in its opening statement.
Officers checking on an apartment that was supposed to be vacant found this eerie sight at the bottom of the basement stairs on Tuesday night.

Orono officers spooked by unusual find in apartment basement

By Nick McCrea on May 24, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.
“I’d be lying if I said that didn’t startle us slightly.”
Cintia Miranda (right), a Brazilian immigrant living in Bangor, spoke at a Bangor City Council meeting on May 22 with her daughter Isabel Kidwell, 13, in support of the city helping to fund the new Maine Multicultural Center.

Councilors propose Bangor pay $100K to help fund immigrant center

By Danielle McLean on May 24, 2017, at 1 a.m.
A number of immigrants and representatives from several hospitals, universities and businesses said that Bangor needs the multicultural center in order to attract and retain immigrants, so the region’s economy can grow.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Man wanted in Bangor murder waives extradition from Ohio

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 23, 2017, at 5:52 p.m.
Antoinne J. “Prince” Bethea, 40, formerly of New Haven, Connecticut, was ordered turned over to Penobscot County sheriffs during his appearance in the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Cathy Bradstreet

Brewer High graduate to be reunited with missing class ring after more than three decades

By Danielle McLean on May 23, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
A 1980 Brewer High School graduate will soon be reunited with her class ring after losing it more than three decades ago.

Former Penobscot Theatre actor among drag queens that performed with Katy Perry on SNL

on May 23, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
The exterior of 72 State St. in Bangor

Bangor condemns prominent State Street building

By Danielle McLean on May 23, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
“I did have a few incidents [with squatters] because it was unoccupied. But that’s common throughout the city.”
A class ring from Brewer High School was found in Glenholme, Nova Scotia.

Did you lose a Brewer High School 1980 class ring? This Nova Scotia man may have it.

By Danielle McLean on May 22, 2017, at 4:58 p.m.
At the urging of his girlfriend, Ward reached out to a Canadian TV station to help solve the mystery.

Bangor’s Penobscot Theatre presents: The Full Monty: June 15 – July 9

on May 22, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Emera Maine is starting a repair and maintenance project along a 100-mile stretch of an important transmission line using helicopters.
CREDIT: Contributed.

Emera Maine using helicopters as part of line repairs

on May 22, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.

Bridge Alliance Mixer in Bangor

By David Des Isles on May 22, 2017, at 10:25 a.m.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Man wanted in Bangor shooting on Easter arrested in Ohio

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
A suspect sought in connection with a shooting in Bangor last month that left one man dead was arrested Sunday in Ohio during a traffic stop, according to Bangor police.
Bonnie, a 9-year-old West Highland white terrier, has been the focus of a search since she ran off into a swampy wooded area while being taken to her groomer's.

Drone search for missing Maine dog suspended

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
The drone has been used in several missing person cases in the region, but until now it had not been used in an animal rescue.
Crowds of people arrive for the Jason Aldean Concert on Sunday evening at the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor.

Bangor, Waterfront Concerts still haven’t signed a new contract

By Danielle McLean on May 22, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Waterfront Concerts has been without a new contract with Bangor for at least seven months as the two sides negotiate issues around the volume of the music and the length of a new agreement.

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan honeymoon in rural Maine, with visits to Millinocket and Bangor

on May 21, 2017, at 10:20 a.m.
An empty chair and an accompanying display board featuring the names of Maine’s prisoners of war and soldiers declared missing in action were officially installed Saturday during a ceremony at Bangor International Airport.

Bangor memorial pays tribute to all Maine POWs, MIAs

By Dawn Gagnon on May 20, 2017, at 7 p.m.
The nearly 500 Mainers who never returned from war were remembered Saturday afternoon during a brief ceremony at Bangor International Airport.

Mark Zuckerberg vacationing in rural Maine; spotted dining Friday night in Bangor

on May 20, 2017, at 11:08 a.m.
The lot at 159 Hogan Road in Bangor is seen Wednesday.

LePage’s Bangor psychiatric facility would not be run by the state

By Nok-Noi Ricker on May 20, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The developer for the project should be selected by mid-August and construction is expected to begin in April 2018 with a March 2019 opening date.
ALTON, Maine -- 05/19/2017 - Emergency responders work to reconstruct the scene where a one-year old male was fatally hit by a vehicle at Alton Elementary School Friday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

1-year-old killed in car accident at Alton Elementary

By Ashley Conti on May 19, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.