A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

A Healthy Winter Diet to Nourish the Body

Chinese dietary principles stress the importance of eating according to the seasons, as well as our individual constitutions. Catching Health with Diane Atwood has some tips for a beneficial diet for the winter season. Read more ...


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Camden National Bank Launches Statewide Program to Help Homeless

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Camden National Bank announced Thursday a statewide program to discuss the topic of homelessness in Maine and provide support to help the more than 7,500 individuals, children, and families in the state without a home.

In 2015, through the Hope@Home program, Camden National Bank will donate $100 for every new home it finances to a homeless shelter in the community of the new homeowner.

"Homelessness is a growing issue in our state, and we believe it is time to help our neighbors in need. A home provides a lot more than shelter; it provides dignity, purpose, and hope. At Camden National Bank, we wanted to find a way to support all of the great organizations in our state already working on this issue," said Dufour. "Hope@Home is just one way we can help."

Bangor woman gets six years for bath salt distribution

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A Bangor resident was sentenced Wednesday to 72 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the conspiracy to distribute MDPV or, "bath salts."

According to court records 31-year-old Gina Nelson illegally distributed bath salts in the Penobscot county and elsewhere and those who bought the drugs from Nelson, used and distributed the drugs in Bangor.

Nelson is one of 18 defendants who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Ryan Ellis and others.

Ellis previously pleaded guilty and currently waiting sentencing.

"We Are Bangor" explains city's pronunciation through song

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- "Just say it right," says a music video spoof where citizens of Bangor lament about the mispronunciation of the city's name. In the video, people decide to help explain and emphasize the correct pronunciation through an anthem.

Many well-known Bangor citizens appear in the video, including the Duck of Justice, Emily Cain and NEWS CENTER's Steve McKay.

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Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Turn Off the Blue Lights and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Do you take your cell phone to bed with you? If you do, you not only risk losing sleep, it may be affecting your health. Read more ...

Bangor woman gets 3-year sentence for selling drugs

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A Bangor woman has been sent to prison for more than three years for her role in the distribution of the drug known as bath salts.

Federal prosecutors say 26-year-old Elizabeth Mikotowicz was sentenced Tuesday to three years and one month in prison and three years of probation.

She pleaded guilty in May to a charge of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts, also known as MDPV.

According to court records, between April and December 2011, she distributed the drug in Penobscot County and elsewhere.

Mikotowicz is one of eighteen defendants who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Ryan Ellis to distribute the drug. Ellis previously pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

Judge denies motion to stop Bucksport mill sale

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A federal judge denied a motion to stop Verso's sale of the Bucksport paper mill to scrap metal company American Iron and Metal.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union sued Verso to stop the sale, alleging Verso deliberately sold to a scrap company to reduce competition in the paper market.

In an 80 page document, Federal Judge John Woodcock Jr. states the attorneys for the union did not prove they were likely to win the antitrust lawsuit against Verso.

In an addendum to the ruling he also says an option to reopen the mill exists involving but not within the court system.

Judge Woodcock referenced five letters sent to him about the lawsuit, including three from potential buyers who are interested in operating the mill.