Less mail could spell fewer part time holiday jobs with U.S. Postal Service

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Changing times have meant tougher times for the United States Postal Service. The state of the economy as well as the growth of e-mail has caused the workforce for the U.S.P.S. to drop more than 30 percent over the last 12 years. Now officials say the lack of people sending mail the old fashioned way could mean fewer part time workers will be needed for the holidays.

In 2000 the U.S. Postal Service employed about 800,000 people, which included clerks, carriers and mail handlers. At present day, there are now only about 540,000 workers working for the postal service nationwide. Officials say less mail has resulted in a leaner staff nationally and they expect that to also be the case during the holidays, when traditional mail service peaks.

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Bangor triple homicide suspect arrested in Mass.

...Update 11:55 AM... In a media release, Sgt. Paul Edwards with the Bangor Police Department says Bangor Detectives traveled to New Bedford and interviewed Daluz for hours. Sgt. Edwards says he was cooperative.

Edwards says Daluz was arrested without incident Tuesday.

NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts (NEWS CENTER) - One of two men indicted for the deaths of three people in Bangor in August has been arrested in Massachusetts.

New Bedford police say they have arrested Randall Daluz. They did not release the circumstances of his arrest, nor did they say whether he is locked up at this time.

Daluz and Nicholas Sexton, of Warwick, RI, are facing three counts of murder and one count of arson each in the deaths of Daniel Borders, Nicole Lugdon and Lucas Tuscano.

Their bodies were found in a flaming car in Bangor in August. Police say the medical examiners report showed they were killed by gunfire.

For parities or pies, Maine should have no shortage of pumpkins

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Mainers who like to carve up or cook pumpkins in the fall are in store for some good news. Researchers at the University of Maine say they expect there will be plenty of pumpkins to go around in the next few months.

There was just enough rain in July to produce an average crop yield of pumpkins this year. About 900 acres of farm land in the state is used to grow pumpkins each year, producing close to 11,000 tons of them.


October is Car Care Month: Let AAA Help You Get Ready for Winter!

Free AAA Car Care Clinics coming to a location near you

During October Car Care Month AAA Northern New England will be hosting free car care clinics open to the general public. AAA automotive professionals will be touring the State of Maine during the month of October performing pre-winter vehicle check-ups (including checking tires, fluid levels, windshield wipers, battery, charging system, brakes, lights, belts, and hoses).
Too often vehicle maintenance falls through the cracks of daily and monthly routines.   “Properly preparing your vehicle for upcoming winter weather is essential for safe driving and will greatly decrease the chances of your vehicle leaving you stranded in the cold,” said Tom Giasson, AAA Approved Auto Repair and Auto Buying Services.

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SplashFest event to raise awareness about breast cancer

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- October is breast cancer awareness month, and to celebrate the month of pink one Bangor group is holding an event to raise money and awareness about the cancer that effects the lives of so many.

Caring Connections is a cooperative women's health program with the Bangor YMCA and Eastern Maine Medical Center. Women enrolled receive breast and cervical health education services, along with advocacy and transportation assistance. Caring Connections also provides community education and support regarding breast and cervical health.

On October 14th the group will be holding it's first annual SplashFest event at the Bangor YMCA from 7:00am-1:30pm. The fundraiser is for serious and novice swimmers a like. Those who participate can swim anywhere from 50 yards up to a mile.

Vikings just want to have fun

Vikings just want to have fun

If you ask Uhtred of Bebbanburg, Vikings really know how to party.

I'm willing to bet that every time you read about the Vikings in school, they were always the "bad guys."  Bernard Cornwell's Last Kingdom, the first in his (thus far) six-book Saxon Stories, turns that on its head.

It's 866. Bebbanburg Castle is taken by the Danes.

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