A man rides a bike through the pouring rain on Marginal Way in Portland, Sept. 30, 2015.

Inland Maine under flash flood watch ahead of Monday’s thunderstorms

By Dawn Gagnon on June 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could cause flash floods.

Bucksport mother identified as woman found in burning car

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 16, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
Robin Davis has been identified by the Maine State Police as the woman whose body was found inside a burning car in a small stream off Swetts Pond Road.
Maine State Police Detective Christopher Crawford

Top state police detectives, troopers, Blaine teen honored at annual awards ceremony

By Dawn Gagnon on June 15, 2017, at 8:18 p.m.
Some of Maine’s top detectives and troopers — along with a 14-year-old Aroostook County boy — were recognized Thursday for bravery and going the extra mile during the Maine State Police annual awards ceremony.

New music including Susanne Sundfør, Liv, Zola Jesus and Death From Above 1979 on this week’s West Of The Fields podcast

on June 15, 2017, at 7:54 p.m.
I premiered new tracks from Lorde, Waxahatchee and Phoenix on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back to a crop of modern rock radio hits from the year 1990.
Blues singer Sister Monica Parker plays a gospel set on the Bangor Daily News Railroad Stage during the 2013 American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront.

Despite debts, American Folk Festival signs five-year contract with Bangor

By Danielle McLean on June 15, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The American Folk Festival has signed a new contract with Bangor, allowing the annual weekend-long event to keep returning to the waterfront.

Town of Bradley announces temporary summer 2017 hours

Bangor Daily News on June 15, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.

Stun gun lawsuit settled with Bangor police for $525,000

By Judy Harrison on June 15, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
The family of a Bangor man who died after being subdued by Bangor police using a stun gun has settled a lawsuit against the department for $525,000.

5 Things To Do This Weekend, June 16-18: Rockin’, rollin’, splishin’, splashin’

on June 15, 2017, at 1:02 p.m.

Queens of the Stone Age set for October concert at the State Theatre in Portland

on June 15, 2017, at 12:39 p.m.

Free Community Breakfast

By Patrick Callaway on June 15, 2017, at 11:24 a.m.
Passengers wait at the bus terminal in Pickering Square in downtown Bangor on Monday afternoon. Expanded service could happen in several years thanks to the arrival of new buses. 
Gabor Degre | BDN

Bangor’s new buses could be the first step in offering later routes

By Danielle McLean on June 15, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The city is replacing half of its aging, 22-bus fleet over the next five years, using a mix of federal, state and local funds — and could give the city-operated Community Connector transit service the inventory it needs to one day offer rides after 5:45 p.m.

Five more artists announced for 2017 American Folk Festival

on June 14, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
Fire departments respond to a blaze at the Penobscot Indian Nation finance building on Sarahs Spring Lane that was reported just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday June 14.

At least 7 fire departments battle blaze at Penobscot Indian Nation building

By Danielle McLean and Nok-Noi Ricker on June 14, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
Old Town, Orono, Milford, Bradley, Holden, Veazie and Bangor firefighters are at the scene of the fire assisting Penobscot Indian Nation crews. The fire was reported just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Two teams of two Mainers to appear on new season of “Alone” on History

on June 14, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.
Richard Lyons, superintendent of Regional School Unit 22

How Bangor-area voters cast their ballots in Tuesday’s election

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 14, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
The superintendent said the question school officials have to answer is why residents were displeased with the budget.
First responders at the scene of a fiery truck crash in Carmel Tuesday morning.

Emergency crews respond to fiery truck crash in Carmel

By Nick McCrea on June 13, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.
Carmel resident Jim Thorne said the truck left the road when the driver tried to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
This hole in the treeline near the bus stop on Swetts Pond Road in Orrington leads to the spot where the body of a local woman was found inside of a burned-out car early Sunday morning.

Woman found burned ‘beyond recognition’ in car in Orrington

By Dawn Gagnon on June 12, 2017, at 4:05 p.m.
The body of a local woman was found inside a burned out car in Orrington early Sunday morning, police said.
Summer Paddle with Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Penobscot River Exploration

By Gudrun Keszöcze on June 12, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
Pastor Terry Dinkins (right) listens during Mansion Church Bible study at the Bangor Public Library on Thursday. The Mansion Church, which primarily serves people who are addicted to drugs, homeless and ex-cons, is looking for a new home. Its proposed site was recently rejected by the city's planning board.

Bangor church that serves people struggling with addiction looking for new home

By Danielle McLean on June 12, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
Members of the planning board unanimously rejected the rezoning on Tuesday, saying the space lacked enough parking.
Sarah Lemery received her high school equivalency diploma after getting support from a jail program. Penobscot Count Jail has started a new pilot program to help female clients learn to read, get their high school diplomas, or parenting classes.

A new program teaches female inmates to tell their own stories

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
For high school dropout Sarah Lemery,, finding a reading and writing tutor behind bars changed her life.