Trial of father charged in baby's death underway



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Dixie Chicks to make stop in Bangor as they launch US tour next summer

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The Dixie Chicks are ready to party in the U.S.A.

The Grammy-winning group will kick off its DCX MMXVI World Tour on June 1 in Cincinnati. It wraps up the tour Oct. 10 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

The group will visit more than 40 cities, including in Bangor at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion on June 16. Other stops include, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Dallas, and Toronto.

According to the Waterfront Concert website, tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. and range from $38.00 - $132.00.

The Dixie Chicks are Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire. Their last album, Taking the Long Way, was in 2006. It won the Grammy for album of the year. And its hit single, Not Ready to Make Nice, won song and record of the year Grammys.

Bangor public library to close for six weeks

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you visit the Bangor Public Library often, don't worry, it will be closing for a short time. yet, you’ll still have different ways to get access to books.  Beginning on Monday, November 16th the library will be closed for six weeks. It's to continue renovations and upgrades to the city's 101-year-old library.

The interior renovation of the Bangor Public Library is about to endure a drastic change. Soon there will be a grand staircase that will connect the original library with the 1997 add-on.

Librarians say the new staircase will be a focal point to draw the two buildings together. Officials said for the safety of others the library will be closed for six weeks, and it will reopen on January 4th.

Trial of Maine dad charged in baby's death getting underway

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A Bangor man charged in the death of his 3-month-old son is due to stand trial this week.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the manslaughter trial of Dustin Brown, who was 18 when his son died nearly three years ago.
The Bangor Police Department said it responded to the home for a baby that was not breathing on Nov. 25, 2012. The infant was taken the hospital, where he died.
Brown told police the baby went limp during a feeding. An autopsy indicates the infant, Xander Brown, died from trauma.
Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.

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Veterans day breakfast in Brewer


(NEWS CENTER) --  Wednesday morning at 7 AM marked the annual Veterans Day Breakfast in Brewer.

Veterans who attended got all-you-can-eat pancakes free of charge. Other adults who attended the event paid $7…money that was donated to charity.

The turnout was tremendous. Committee chairman Jay Muth said, “every year that we've had this event, attendance has grown. This year we're expecting somewhere between seven to eight hundred people. And about 250 to 275 of those will typically be veterans.”

The Rotary club took on this breakfast as a way of giving back to Veterans who have given this country so much. Muth said, “this is our way of our club saying thank you to all the veteran's for all that they've done and sacrificed for this country.”

Man faces several drug charges after jar of marijuana found in car

OLD TOWN, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man faces several drug charges after a police officer found almost $4000 in cash and a jar of marijuana in the vehicle.

Captain Lee Miller of the Old Town Police Department said 24-year-old Joshua Churchill was charged with aggravated traffic schedule drugs (Class B), unlawful possession of a scheduled drug (Class C), sale and use of drug paraphernalia (Civil), possession of a usable amount of marijuana (Civil), and criminal simulation.

Miller said Churchill was pulled over for a traffic violation when the officer found the marijuana in the back seat. The officer also uncovered $3870 in cash, drug paraphernalia, cocaine, oxycodone and a 9mm handgun during a more thorough search.

The serial number on the gun had a substance on it to attempt to conceal the serial number, said Miller.

Bangor Salvation Army launches angel tree

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The true impact of the Great Recession is tough to measure. Americans have lost money, jobs and homes. These same families who are struggling to meet the financial demands of day-to-day life question how they might provide a gift or two for their children on Christmas Day.

Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. But, that’s not always the case – so the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program in Bangor is hoping to help provide gifts for needy families.

Soon there will be an Angel Tree located in the Bangor mall at Macy’s Court. Angel Trees are decorated with angel tags with the first name, age and gender of a child in need of presents. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags.