Out-of-state drugs traveling to Queen City


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It was Bangor's triple homicide case last year that gave Maine Drug Enforcement agents some added perspective into the region's growing drug problem.

"This first significant event that caused us to pause and was sort of indicative of what we are seeing now with out-of-state drug traffickers coming into the state of Maine. These out-of-state drug traffickers bring a different level of violence," said Peter Arno, MDEA Commander.

It's a problem that is very much prevalent, and on March 11, MDEA and Bangor Police arrested three men from New Haven, Connecticut and charged them with selling heroin and crack cocaine. After an 18-month investigation, police arrested 25-year-old Miguel Nonossi, 30-year-old Ymmar Dockery and 26-year-old Marguis Hines on aggravated drug trafficking charges.

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How to relieve a killer hangover

How to relieve a killer hangover

I'm guessing that a few people were hung over after celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Do you have a tried and true hangover cure? We've got a few. Check out this slideshow on the Catching Health Blog.

Former priest convicted of child sexual assault charges


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – A former Greek Orthodox priest from Bangor has been convicted of four counts of sexually abusing a minor.

A judge delivered the verdict Tuesday against 52-year-old Adam Metropoulos. Metropoulos had already pleaded guilty to child pornography charges and violation of privacy involving the secret video taping of a woman while she was showering in September.

The trial began Monday with testimony from a former altar boy at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. The man, now 23 years old, said he had been sexually assaulted by Metropoulos when he slept at the priest's home as a teenager. The man said he often pretended to be asleep during the assaults and did not come forward as a young teen for fear that he would "shatter people's lives."

Former priest charged with sexual abuse begins trial


BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The indefinitely suspended Greek Orthodox priest from Bangor who was arrested in September pleaded guilty Monday to child pornography charges and to secretly videotaping a woman showering in his bathroom.

However, Adam Metropoulos pleaded not guilty to other sexual assault charges. Police allege that he sexually abused two boys who stayed at his home.

Metropoulos faced one of his alleged sexual abuse victims Monday as the former 15-year-old altar boy, now 23, took the stand and described what he said happened between him and the former priest.

According to the witness, Metropoulos began sexually abusing him at age 15 when the alleged victim would sleep at the priest's house. The man said that the abuse went on for a year.

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Old Town-Orono YMCA Relay for Life Team Hosts 4th Annual BAZIP Party

The Old Town-Orono YMCA Relay for Life team will be hosting the 4th Annual BAZIP Party (Bangor Area Zumba Instructor & Participants’ Party) this year.  This is a charity Zumba party event for the American Cancer Society that will be held on April 24th from 7-9pm at the Old Town-Orono YMCA.  100% of the proceeds will aid the YMCA’s Relay for Life team in their fundraising goals this year for the Penobscot Relay Event in May that goes directly to the American Cancer Society.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

For the first time: Cholesterol, yes. Juicy steak, no.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a new report that has big implications for the health status of Americans. Read some of the recommendations and tell us what you think! PS It's not to eat more red meat.

Mercy Awarded Lung Cancer Screening Program Grant

Mercy Awarded Lung Cancer Screening Program Grant

Mercy’s Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program is based on The National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Lung Association Screening Guidelines