MDEA arrest 3 Conn. men for alleged drug trafficking

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After 18 months of investigating, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three Connecticut men for allegedly trafficking heroin and crack cocaine Wednesday.

The MDEA said agents conducted undercover investigation into the sale of heroin and crack cocaine from apartments at 69 Ohio St. in Bangor. Agents arrested Miguel Nonossi, 25, Ymmar Dockery, 30, and Marguis Hines, 26, all from New Haven Thursday. Shortly after their arrests, agents searched two apartment on Ohio Street and seized more than seven ounces of heroin, four ounces of crack cocaine, more than $15,000 in cash and three guns. The MDEA said the estimated street value of the drug was about $40,000.

Agents transport Nonossi, Dockery and Hines to Penobscot County Jail. They were charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs and bail was set at $100,00 cash each.

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Bangor Area Homeless shelter faces record cold winter

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- February 2015 was the coldest month on record in Maine. Most people have shelter from the dangerously low temperatures, but many of those who don't turned to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.

Executive Director Dennis Marble says the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter has enough space to accommodate the city's homeless population, but the demand for food at the shelter increased. He said that's cutting into the budget at a time when the shelter is losing United Way Funding. But Marble said people often seem to associate cold weather with homelessness, and donations increase this time of year.

Powerpoint causes delays in Dube trial

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Early morning delays caused a slow start to the seventh day of the trial of the man accused of using Facebook to lure a teenager to her death.

After just 15 minutes of witness testimony, the court had their first break and it was another 30 minutes before the trial resumed.

The delay appeared to be caused by disagreements between the prosecution and defense over a powerpoint presentation on cell phone towers. The slideshow was part of testimony from Maine State Police Detective Kyle Willette. The defense went page-by-page through some of the slideshow in front of the judge, saying information in the presentation was different from an earlier version they were shown. The state said that the format of the information changed, but the content is the same.

A hard-learned lesson about shingles

A hard-learned lesson about shingles

It was the beginning of a Labor Day weekend when Al felt a strange sensation on his right buttock, just underneath his back pocket where he carried his wallet. It was kind of sore and kind of itchy.

Although it wasn’t easy to do, he took a look and saw a red area. He figured his skin was irritated from rubbing against the corner of his wallet.

The red area got larger and the painful itch became more intense. Al hated to bother his doctor on a holiday weekend, so he waited three days to call for an appointment.

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Challenger Learning Center of Maine Announces 2015 Summer Camp Series

A Summer of Exploration is in store for students entering grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine!

Astronaut Academy provides students entering grades 6-8 with the opportunity to test their skills, as they train to live and work in space during the week of August 3-7. Challenger's astronaut cadets will practice agility, build shelters, conduct scientific experiments, work through emergencies, learn about launch systems, see how space suits work, and meet food intake requirements using only space-approved food. Their week-long training will prepare them to fly a space mission where they will work together as mission controllers and astronauts, using Challenger's mission control, spacecraft, and space lab simulators. Special NASA guest speakers and offsite trips help to create an out of this world experience for Challenger's 6-8 grade astronauts in training!

Dube trial continues for third day despite I-95 accident

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Despite a delay caused by Wednesday morning's accident, the murder trial of Kyle Dube continued for a shortened time in the afternoon.

Much of Wednesday's testimony focused on how police began collecting physical evidence after Cable disappeared.

Court actually began with Dube's mother, brother and father taking the stand without the jury present. They were asked about a pair of graphic images found on a laptop investigators took from the Dube's home. The images show young women, one bound with duct tape, who have been sexually assaulted. Dube's mother, father and brother all denied seeing these images before.

All other testimony happened with jurors in the room and focused on a shoe, sock and sweatshirt investigators said belonged to Cable. They were found in the area where she disappeared.

At least 75 vehicles involved in I-95 pileup

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- At least 75 vehicles were involved in a pileup on I-95 Tuesday morning that inured 17 people, said Maine State Police.

"I'm absolutely shocked we don't have any fatalities," said Maine State Police Lt. Hashey.

The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Carmel and shutdown both northbound lanes on the major highway. The crash involved many cars, a school bus and tractor trailers. None of the students in the school bus were injured. There was about three inches of fresh snow on the ground in the Bangor area Tuesday.