Maine man convicted in social media killing sentenced Friday


BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A Maine man convicted of using a fake Facebook profile to lure a 15-year-old girl to her death is set to be sentenced Friday.

A jury convicted 22-year-old Kyle Dube of the March 2013 kidnapping and murder of Nichole Cable. Police say Dube staged Nichole's kidnapping as part of a botched plot in which he planned to later rescue her and look like a hero. Nichole died of asphyxiation and was found after an eight-day search.

Dube is set for sentencing at 8:30 a.m. on Friday at Penobscot County Superior Courthouse in Bangor. Dube faces 25 years to life in prison for the murder conviction and up to 30 years for the kidnapping conviction. DNA evidence tied Dube to Nichole's disappearance.


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Country super star Reba McEntire to take the stage in Bangor


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Fancy! If you want to see the one and only Reba McEntire in concert, now's your chance!

The country super star will make a stop in Bangor, Maine this fall to promote her newly released album, "Love Somebody."

The County Music Hall of Fame member, Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and actress will grace the Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on Friday, August 21 as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 8th at 10 a.m. at www.waterfrontconcerts.com, and prices range from $29.75 to $89.75.



Maine Native Americans share stories of children taken away


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For more than 100 years, the U.S. government separated Native American families across the country in an effort to assimilate them into white American culture.

On Thursday Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or TRC, held a forum at Husson University and presented a documentary of two years worth of information and interviews done with people, both Native American and non-Native Americans, about their experiences growing up in a nation that wanted to wipe away the Native American culture.

The TRC wants to tell the story of what happened so history does not repeat itself and no subculture is abused in the future.

Husson students affected by Nepal earthquake




BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Two Husson University students are coping with the devastation of last week's earthquake from thousands of miles away.

Kemal Basnet has an uncle who is missing and Bebika Khadka's grandparents had their house collapse.

Khadka's family is from Kathmandu, one of Nepal's hardest hit areas. She said it's hard to look at pictures from there without crying, seeing the places she knows completely destroyed.

"I still get goose bumps every time I look through the pictures or see some of the videos because many of the places--I know those places and I've seen how they were before," she said.

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UMaine projects to help girl with one hand play the recorder


ORONO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - University of Maine students are preparing to unveil devices they've designed to help an 8-year-old girl with one hand to play the recorder.

Seven teams of UMaine Mechanical Engineering Technology students have been working on the projects for about six months. They will show them off on Wednesday in Bennett Hall.

The teacher of the girl, who was born without her left hand, proposed the idea last year. The girl gets to judge the winning projects, choose the winning device and take it home with her.

The device must allow the girl to use both arms to play nine Baroque notes and she must be able to put the device together and take it apart.


The Hollywood Casino in Bangor says it should have lower property taxes


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The affiliated companies that own the Hollywood Casino believe their real estate is worth about $30 million less than what the city thinks its worth.

The city's valuation is about $98.2 million, while the casino's is around $61.4 million. Although the city assessor has until May 9 to give his opinion on the request, he stands by the original valuation.

"From what I've reviewed and what the taxpayer has submitted as evidence of a different value, I would say the current assessment is fair and equitable," said Phil Drew.

The casino said it has a good relationship with the city and feels the two parties can work together once again.

Bangor Police investigating stabbing


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Bangor Police are investigating a stabbing that happened Thursday afternoon on Elizabeth Avenue in Bangor.

Just after 1:00 Thursday afternoon, police say they responded to a stabbing. Witnesses said the stabbing victim went to a home to call emergency personnel. The victim was taken to the hospital, but it appears to be a non-life threatening injury.

"There is no danger to the general public at all, so anyone that has concerns about being in that area, this isn't a random act. Until we get to the bottom of it, we really don't have much else to say except for that people don't need to be too concerned about it," said Sgt. Tim Cotton.

Cotton said two men were arrested on outstanding warrants, not related to the stabbing.

The case remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division.