Bangor man sentenced for firearms charge


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A man has been sentenced to five years in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Perrin Oliver, 44, was arrested on July 4, 2013 after a stand-off at his Bangor apartment. Oliver, a convicted felon, fired multiple rounds of ammunition from his apartment. Court records show that after his arrest, officers found a Rossi .38 Special revolver in OIiver's waistband. Police also located a SIG Sauer .380 semi-automatic pistol and crack cocaine in a safe in his apartment.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bangor Police Department.


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Social network can influence meth activity


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officials are cracking down on meth labs and this year alone there have been 12 meth labs in Aroostook County. About 43 percent of the methamphetamine busts have happened in northern Maine.

On Tuesday, East Millinocket Police Department and the MDEA placed two people in custody following a meth lab raid in East Millinocket the first, in Penobscot County for this year. In 10 months, 28 meth labs have been raided with the majority of them centered in Aroostook County.

Acadia Hospital Psychologist, David Prescott said depressed areas with strong social communities have a higher chance of getting involved with drugs.

"Methamphetamine addiction tends to run a tight social network and the close social nature of our rural areas kinda lays the ground work to where these things can happen."

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2 new engines for Bangor Fire Department


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Bangor Fire Department has two new engines coming. Crew members said two trucks about 25-years-old are worn out and need to be replaced. The older the engines get, the department said the harder it is to find replacement parts. They tell us a typical life cycle for a fire engine is 18 to 20 years.

The two new trucks coming to Bangor will have updated technology including better pump capabilities and overall will be more reliable when responding to an emergency.

Bangor's Assistant Fire Chief, Anthony Ritano said the new fire trucks will be in town and be ready for use within the next two weeks.

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Woman drives car into Belfast harbor


BELFAST, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- A 92-year-old woman who accidentally drove down a boat ramp in Belfast and into the harbor is alive thanks to the quick thinking of two people.

Police say Eva Lenfest of Searsport drove down the ramp Thursday morning at the height of a rainstorm when visibility was limited.

Bryden Burleson, an employee at Belmont Boat Works, and assistant Harbormaster Howard Whitcomb jumped into a dinghy, got to Eva, who was about 90 feet from shore, and pulled her from her car, which was sinking fast..

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"The Way We Get By" Troop Greeter dies at 81


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- At the Bangor International Airport, the Maine Troop Greeters are more than acquainted with saying "welcome home." But on Thursday, they were saying goodbye to one of their own.

Joan Gaudet passed away Wednesday at the age of 81. She was one of the earliest members of the Maine Troop Greeters, joining in the early 1990's. Joan's story as a Troop Greeter was shown to the world in the 2009 documentary "The Way We Get By," a film made by her son and daughter-in-law Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. Her friend and fellow greeter, Jerry Mundy, remembers her spirit and dedication to the troops.

"You wanted to be around her, she was always smiling, and she had a beautiful smile. She was the first one there most of the time, and she was very, very touched by the troops. They all smiled. Joan was very generous with her hugs," said Mundy.