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A male is loaded into an ambulance at the Kittredge Road entrance of the Bangor City Forest in Bangor Friday. Bangor Fire Rescue R1, Bangor Engine 5, Maine Warden Service, Bangor Parks and Recreation, and the Bangor Police were also present.

Searchers find missing 74-year-old in Bangor City Forest

By Danielle McLean on April 28, 2017, at 6:05 p.m.
The 74-year-old man was found near the City Forest shortly before 3 p.m. and was transported to a local hospital, according to Bangor Police.
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says four people were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a meth lab discovered inside the apartment house at 178 Brunswick Street in Old Town (shown here).

Man dead in Old Town meth lab explosion

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 28, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
A man involved in the making of meth at 178 Brunswick St. died of his injuries after the lab exploded and caught fire.
A camel snacks on some hay as setup for the 2017 Anah Shrine Circus was underway at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Thursday afternoon. The first show is on Friday at 3 p.m., with performances through the weekend.

Elephants remain major draw for thriving Anah Shrine Circus

By Dawn Gagnon on April 27, 2017, at 8:50 p.m.
In a time when animal rights protests over elephant and other animal acts have shut down large U.S. circuses, the Anah Shrine Circus has thrived in Bangor and Presque Isle.
Anthony Lord (right) enters a courtroom for his first appearance before Justice Ann Murray on Sept. 14, 2015, at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor.

2015 shooting rampage suspect appears in court through FaceTime, but refuses to talk

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 27, 2017, at 5:11 p.m.
“The FaceTime was not successful because the defendant would not participate,” Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said.
CULTURE SHOCK

5 Things To Do This Weekend, April 28-30: A little madness in the spring

on April 27, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.

Costume and Fabric Sale at Theatre Factory

on April 27, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.

Guest speaker at ostomy support group in Bangor

on April 27, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
WEST OF THE FIELDS

New music including The War On Drugs, Waxahatchee, MØ and The New Pornographers on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on April 26, 2017, at 8:57 p.m.
I debuted new tracks from The Courtneys, Sylvan Esso and Mew on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to the mid-2000s for a set of blog house (blog haus?) classics.

Mainer to tell Senate about crippling effects loneliness can have on elderly

By Nick McCrea on April 26, 2017, at 3:38 p.m.
A Mainer is urging D.C. lawmakers to support programs that help seniors stay social in order to stem the far-reaching effects of loneliness and isolation.
Young's MMA's Aaron Lacy (right) tries to land a punch on John Santos during their featherweight bout as part of the reality program "Dana White: Lookin' For A Fight" event at the Cross Insurance Center grand ballroom in Bangor, Aug. 5, 2016.

Mixed martial arts gym, after being displaced, sets up shop in former Bangor roller rink

By Ernie Clark on April 26, 2017, at 8:36 a.m.
Young’s was forced out of its home of the last 2½ years after Penobscot County agreed to purchase the former Bangor YMCA for $825,000 this month.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Search continues for fugitive wanted in Bangor shooting death

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Antoinne “Prince” Bethea, 40, of New Haven, Connecticut, is wanted in the April 16 fatal shooting of Terrance Durel Sr.

2,100 lose electricity after car crashes into pole in Orono

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.
More than 2,100 Emera Maine customers in seven towns lost power after a vehicle took out a utility pole in Orono.
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City workers Tony Young [left] and Jeremy Linscott pull from a manhole the remote controlled camera that they use to assess sewer lines on Friday.

Inside the fight to fix Bangor’s crumbling sewers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
With most of its infrastructure at least a century old, it’s not an exaggeration to say that sinkholes could occur along many roads or sidewalks in the Queen City.
BANGOR, Maine -- 042114 -- City workers Tony Young [left] and Jeremy Linscott pull from a manhole the remote controlled camera that they use to assess sewer lines on Friday. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Fixing Bangor’s crumbling sewers

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 25, 2017, at 3 p.m.
The Behavioral Health Center on Court Street in Bangor.

More than 4,000 patients at risk in hacking of Bangor psychiatric center

By Jackie Farwell on April 25, 2017, at 1:23 p.m.
A hacker stole personal information belonging to more than 4,000 patients of a local psychiatric practice, including medical details and Social Security numbers.
Christina McCarthy

Woman allegedly attacks ex with sword, gets banned from Brewer

By Dawn Gagnon on April 24, 2017, at 7:28 p.m.
“[Christina] McCarthy was uncooperative, unruly and combative with officers, resulting in their using a Taser to take her into custody.”
Cindy McVicar, 45, of Lincoln, was arrested Friday, April 21 for allegedly hindering the investigation into the Easter slaying of Terrance Durel, who was shot near 125 Ohio St.

Lincoln woman drove Bangor murder fugitive to Portland

By Nok-Noi Ricker on April 24, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said McVicar was charged with a felony because she “misled officers” about her drive to Portland and her whereabouts once there.
Cameron Croft (left), 14, and Donna Reitze (right), 17, move slabs of wood while Brian Fortie (second from left) holds a board so Alanna Thomas, 14, can screw it to the support to construct a raised garden bed for the Maple Street Community Garden in Brewer Saturday.

Brewer green thumbs soon will have a community garden where they can plant their vegetables

By Dawn Gagnon on April 23, 2017, at 3:15 p.m.
Would-be gardeners who lack the necessary space soon will be able to plant their tomatoes, string beans, lettuce and other food in a new community garden being built at Maple Street Park.
Hundreds turned out to Saturday's March for Science at the University of Maine as part of a global rally in opposition to President Donald Trump's questioning of climate change and deep cuts he is proposing for research.

March for Science draws hundreds across Maine

By Dawn Gagnon on April 22, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
A local version of the worldwide March for Science drew hundreds of scientists and those who support their work to the University of Maine campus on Saturday.
BANGOR, Maine -- 042117 -- Husson University student Briana Oliver [center] cracks up while tracking heat emissions from a controlled burn at the Bangor fire training center on Friday. Ten students participated in classroom exercises there. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Husson students get into fire investigation

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 21, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.